RENO MEDIA GROUP - Key Persons
Amy has a busy life - wife, mom and college professor, but she somehow manages to serve as on-air host on KRNO/106.9 MoreFM. She lives in Sparks and teaches at both University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College. Amy and her husband have two daughters, ages six and two. When she's not broadcasting or teaching, she loves playing, reading, gardening and baking with her girls.
- Director of Programming and Operations, on Air Personality
Bill Schulz is a Wisconsin native who now calls Northern Nevada home. Yes, he's a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. CHEESE HEAD! Bill also enjoys meeting new people in the community, enjoys the outdoors, the Wolf Pack, can often be found eating ribs at the Nugget Rib Cook off and LOVES everything Nevada.
- Program Director, on Air Personality
A long-time Californian, Dan worked for broadcast stations in Palm Springs, Monterey and Sacramento before moving to Reno 17 years ago to program KRNO, then known as "Sunny 106.9". Under his direction, KRNO, now called "106.9 More FM" has continually been the most popular and highest-rated station in Northern Nevada. It's the longest winning streak in Nevada broadcast history!
Dan wants to help your workday fly by, no matter where you work or what you do. He selects music that keeps you up and feeling good, and he hopes you'll sometimes sing along. That's what Dan does, and it's a good thing the microphone isn't on!
A native Nevadan who graduated from Reno High School, Frank has been the baseball coach there for the last 12 years. In his spare time he also serves as coach of the Reno Knights Summer Baseball Program.
Frank is an avid chukar hunter with his two golden retrievers, and he enjoys all sports and spending time with friends and family. He's also a regular at Burning Man. The Reno Media Group staff believes that Frank knows more people in Northern Nevada than anyone else and the only reason he's not governor or mayor is that he prefers radio!
A Reno radio veteran, Jeff was an announcer and program director of the old K-Wins in the mid-80's before moving to Southern California, where he also worked as a radio program director and DJ. He returned to Reno 15 years ago to head up the KRNO morning show, and several years ago he also became Reno Media Group's production director, where he oversees creation of commercials for our clients. Jeff is married and has one daughter.
- Advertising Executive
- Digital Marketing Manager / Advertising Executive
Jenna brings seven years of diverse work experience in digital content creation, communications, and marketing to the team. She graduated cum laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and English, Writing. Native to the Carson City area, Jenna loves investing time in Northern Nevada communities and helping businesses flourish. Previously she worked as Marketing Specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Digital Content Coordinator for Nevada Momentum, and Information Management Officer for the Carson City Library.
Off the clock, Jenna enjoys traveling as much as possible, spending quality time with her husband and Goldendoodle Kevin, eating sushi, learning about personality types (especially Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram), and practicing aerial arts. Her personal motto is to "try everything once" - so there's rarely a dull moment! At any given time you can find Jenna pursuing new experiences, checking items off her bucket list, and exploring opportunities for growth.
Jill brings over 33 years of advertising, marketing and special event experience to Reno Media Group. After graduating with a degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, Jill began her career with CBS Radio Representatives in Los Angeles. With the exception of a five year stop as Local Sales Manager with Charter Media, the bulk of her media career has been in radio as an Account Executive, Local Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Director of Sales.
Jill and her husband moved to Reno in 1989, where they raised two sons and spent many hours volunteering for various local activities in the community.
- General Manager
- Vice President
Kara brings 25 years of advertising and marketing experience to Reno Media Group. After graduating from the University of Montana, Kara started her advertising career in television working for CBS in Montana, before moving to Reno and transferring to the local CBS affiliate. After a few years she made the leap to radio where she has been working passionately in the industry for over 20 years. Kara worked her way through the radio ranks from Sales Executive to General Manager, and then spent the last 4 years as a Corporate Executive where she oversaw the radio and digital portion of a national media company and then as COO for an advertising agency, but eventually she missed the fun and creativity of radio. "I have always had a deep passion for radio and the success that comes along with the medium. The fact that Reno Media Group is continually enhancing their radio product to ensure client success, as well as adding digital to their portfolio, is very exciting to me. I feel like I am back home." When not working you will find Kara playing at Lake Tahoe with her family.
Landon was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and is proud to call the area his home. A Wooster High School and International Baccalaureate Program graduate, Landon went on to the University of Nevada, Reno to pursue his major in journalism with a Spanish minor. He spent six years at KTVN 2 News, where he held a number of roles including a main news anchor position, where he anchored the evening newscasts. He is currently getting a Masters Degree in Spanish from the UNR and works for Reno Media Group on Alice 96.5.
Landon is passionate about meeting people from all walks of life… whether it's in Northern Nevada, or Sochi, Russia. Yes, Landon has been to Russia. In fact, Landon has visited the capital cities of Russia, Estonia, Spain, Mexico, Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica yet has never been to Washington D.C. Landon loves traveling the world as much as possible. He likes getting lost, getting found, and learning more about the world.
Landon enjoys listening to new music and trying new coffee shops. So if you ever see him in one, be sure to pull up a chair, say ‘hi,' and have a cup of coffee with him… or two. Oh - Real quickly… just because we know you have these two questions: He is 6' 7" and only plays basketball on Tuesdays.
Liz Solis Heredia was born and raised in Colima, Mexico. She graduated from University of Colima with a degree in Social Communications and Marketing. She started her broadcast career at Radio Visa Corp 830am in Los Angeles 16 years ago, and her broadcast career continues in the Reno Market.
Liz is passionate about singing, she was part of her University's choir. She is married and has one daughter, Alexa Castro. She enjoys spending time with her family and her girlfriends.
- Account Executive
- Advertising Executive
Born and raised in Monterey County, Michelle moved to the Reno area when she was 15 and fell in love with all Reno had to offer. She attended the University of Nevada Reno and graduated with her Bachelors' in Business Management with a minor in Economics. Michelle jumped right into sales out of college and truly enjoys meeting new people and making those lasting relationships! She joined Reno Media Group in 2018 to further her career in sales and marketing.
Outside of work, you can usually catch Michelle enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys hiking/snowshoeing all over Reno and Graeagle with her husband and pups, Aurora and Harper. Michelle also enjoys kickboxing, yoga and volleyball. She's our silly hippie but we love her.
- Program Director, on Air Personality
Mike's a Boston native who's lived in the West most of his adult life. On his first trip across the Mississippi, he paid a visit to Reno and this is the second time he's called the "Biggest Little City" home.
Mike has programmed radio stations in Portland, ME, Fresno and San Diego. He was part-owner of bars and restaurants in Palm Springs and Phoenix, and he now programs three of our radio stations: KODS/103.7 The River and Ten Country @ 97.3. A graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, he's been in radio ever since he first walked into the school's student-run FM radio station.
Mike has been lucky enough to work in the Reno radio market since the late 1990's! He started off running the old "Don & Mike Show", graduating to mornings on 103.7 The River (KODS). He continues to work with Panama on 103.7 The River. Mike grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from college at Chico State University. He's a big sports fan and loves living in the Reno/Tahoe area, especially with legal sports betting in Nevada. Never shy to express his opinion, He loves working in radio and enjoys interacting with our great listening audience.
Nena Godinez is from Reno, and although she was born in this country, she proudly embraces her Jaliscoan roots and shares her culture with her audience. At 16, she began recording spots for radio. Upon leaving High School, becoming a public figure went beyond her expectations.
After more than 5 years in the world of entertainment and broadcasting, she has arrived at Juan 101.7 FM to share her talent and charisma to the public of Northern Nevada. She would like to dedicate her success to her dear parents and younger brother. She hopes to accomplish many projects over the next few years. The most important thing to Nena is to raise awareness and be a reliable voice for the Hispanic community.
Teresa was born and raised in Chester/Lake Almanor, CA, and moved to Reno in 1995. After a brief time away, Teresa brings over 11 years of advertising, marketing, and special events planning experience at Reno Media Group and is one of the original promoters and producers of Divas' Day Out! Teresa has successfully worked her way through the radio world from Sales Executive, Local Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Director of Promotions/Special Events, to now Director of Sales. Teresa is excited to bring back her experience, excitement, motivation, and expertise to help Northern Nevada businesses once again.
Teresa and her husband, Matt, have been married for over 22 years and have three amazing boys, Jarred (graduate of McQueen), Casey (graduate of McQueen), and Jace (attends Truckee High School). Matt, her boys (and their dog Champ) are her absolute pride and joy and the light of her life. When not working she enjoys boating, watching, and playing all types of sports, most importantly when it involves spending time with her family. She is an avid community volunteer with over 20 years of support and dedication in various organizations throughout the area, including a past President of Reno Pop Warner football and cheerleading youth organization, past Renown Children's Hospital Business Council member, and an active proud supporter of Truckee High School Athletics and of course the UNR Wolfpack!
A Los Angeles native and graduate of Northwestern University, Tom's first broadcast job was as a 15-year-old news assistant and traffic reporter at a Los Angeles radio station owned by singing cowboy star Gene Autry. After college he was a TV reporter in Sacramento and worked for ABC in Chicago and Los Angeles before founding his first company, a local news service in Southern California. He took a break from broadcasting to serve as campaign manager for his friend Jerry Brown's winning race for governor of California. Tom later served as chairman of the California Air Resources Board, Secretary of Environmental Quality for California and as a member of the governing board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. He started Americom Broadcasting, now called Reno Media Group, in Reno in 1982. The company later operated stations in Las Vegas and Fresno before selling those to concentrate in Northern Nevada. A Reno resident, Tom is married with three children, two step-children and five grandchildren.
Tony is what you would consider a "music head." He literally lives, breathes and sleeps music, and it's been like that for as long as he can remember.
Born in Reno but raised in Los Angeles until he was 13, he returned home and has lived in the Biggest Little City ever since. He now hosts the afternoon show on Swag 104.9. In his spare time, Tony writes, produces and researches music in hopes of becoming a music engineer one day. He plans to always give his folks in Reno the best music they deserve!
Except for a brief interruption to join her husband's contracting company, Tracy has been in charge of our business office for 20 years. A native of Carlin, NV, she moved to Reno to attend UNR, and she now oversees many of the crucial pieces that glue our crew together. From brightening our day with checks on Pay Day, to ensuring our health is looked after by the best, she effortlessly juggles the important paperwork that keeps things running smoothly while always keeping our best interests at heart.
Tracy and her husband, Steve, have been married for over 25 years and are very proud parents of their son, Matt, who now attends SDSU in San Diego!