Kelly Ford and Rider Content Producer
Lincoln Financial Media
Delivering written, audio and text content for on-air presentation and online @ www.kygo.com. The KYGO morning show is one of the most consistent morning shows 25-54 in the Denver market.
Outside of having my work desires met, I enjoy being outside! I try to spend the most of personal time keeping my mind and body exercised.
I enjoy giving back to my community by volunteering.
Having 13 years of intense media experience in major radio markets, writing for, planning and producing some of the best morning shows in the country music format, I am ready for a fresh start rolling down a new career path in marketing, communications, branding, advertising or related fields. Confident that I will contribute a high level of excellence to companies looking for help in branding, marketing, customer service, intense follow-through, social media, idea generation and more, I will seize the opportunity to lead a critical function for you. Organization skills are one of my key abilities, and my ability to multi-task and follow through in an environment that is fast paced and under deadline pressure, makes me a producer. Having a sense of humor, a cooperative attitude and the required skills and background to stay ahead of the competition helps put a softer edge on my can-do nature! Having the desire to be mentored and also being willing to mentor others makes me perfect for a collaborative and knowledge building organization. I accept and use criticism(s) to succeed and grow. Creative environments where leadership is required as well as ones where good relationships with employees, customers and shareholders are ideal would be a great place for someone with my traits and abilities. Connecting with people and making connections that last are important in the difficult economic environment we operate in today. I am a person that will bring these important skills and traits to your enterprise so that the loyalty and growth profile of your organization is enhanced and thrives.
Write, produce and host on-air and online @ www.melissaandbobblog.blogspot.com. Show focuses on lifestyle, relationship and self-help content.Since my addition to the show, the show went from not being in the top ten 25-54 to being #3 women 25-54 beating the heritage country morning show in the Spokane market.
With Country Music Association award winning Kelly Ford, responsibilities included but were not limited to: show planning, creating and implementing of ideas on-air and off-air, acting as manager and liaison between talent and station management, booking guests to give the show national exposure, spearheading the show's involvement in non-profit community activities, maintaining and updating www.kygo.com/morningshow and providing audio editing. I provided the younger point of view for our female demographic.
With Country Music Association award winning Skip Mahaffey, responsibilities included but were not limited to: show planning, creating and implementing of ideas on-air and off-air, acting as manager and liaison between talent and station management, booking guests to give the show national exposure, spearheading the show's involvement in non-profit community activities, maintaining and updating www.skipshow.com and providing audio editing. Other duties included writing press releases, coordinating events with local television, and selling our show product.
A Few Career Highlights with WFUS-FM
* The Skip Show’s “Postcards From Home” campaign. Thousands of postcards were gathered through on-air solicitations and word of mouth and sent overseas to servicemen and women who couldn’t be home with loved ones for the holidays.
* Fundraising radiothons to help children’s hospitals and research in Denver, San Diego, Loma Linda, Tampa and Memphis. In Tampa, we raised money for All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
* The 20th anniversary of the US Military’s Special Operations Command. I was one of three chosen to tandem jump with the US Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team, which is incredibly prestigious and was a total honor. To read more on this honor from the official website of the Air Force, click here.
With Academy of Country Music Association award-winning Tony and Kris in the Morning, responsibilities included but were not limited to: show planning, creating and implementing ideas, liaison between talent and station management, guest booking, and leading the shows involvement in non-profit community activities. Additional duties included writing press releases, coordinating events with local television, and selling the Tony and Kris show product.
A Few Career Highlights with KUSS-FM
* Facilitated and arranged for US 95.7’s Tony and Kris to broadcast live from Iraq in 2004 as the first FM morning show to do so in these wartimes. The live broadcast originated in Kuwait, Iraq and embedded with local troops from San Diego.
* Implemented Operation: Valentine, where thousands of handmade valentines were made by caring San Diegans and sent over to deserving servicemen and women overseas.
* In 2005, reunited a father with a daughter he had not seen since birth. Tracked her down on the east coast, flew her out to San Diego and introduced a father to his daughter who herself was now married with a young child.
With award-winning Tony and Kris in the Morning, responsibilities included but were not limited to: show planning, creating and implementing ideas, acting as manager and liaison between talent and station management, guest booking, and involving the show in non-profit community activities. Additional duties included writing press releases, coordinating events with local television, and selling our show product.
A Few Career Highlights with KSON-FM
* Participated in many radiothons to help children’s hospitals and research in Denver, San Diego, Loma Linda, Tampa and Memphis. At KSON, the radiothon raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
* Held a bake sale selling baked goods from many San Diego dignitaries and country music artists to help the state of California balance its budget. We raised a couple hundred dollars.
With Scott and Bo in the Morning, duties included customer service, show writing, executing ideas created in planning meetings, coordinating events through sales and management, and providing information of interest to the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County listening area.
A Few Career Highlights with KFRG-FM
* Participated in a radiothon to raise money for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, California.
* Participated in the Country Music Awards broadcast in 2002.
With CMA-winning Kelly and Jonathan in the Morning, on and off air responsibilities included: board work, creating bits and ideas, acting as a liaison between the show members and other station personnel, and creating show material necessary to keep the show at the top of the market. Work also included producing audio necessary to image a morning show, and coordinating events with local media. Also used basic html to make daily text, audio and image updates for www.kygo.com.
A Few Career Highlights with KYGO-FM
* Produced a special Columbine mix of Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance," to help raise money to rebuild the library at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The mix of the song was played nationwide, and donations as a result helped to raise approximately $1 million for Hope Columbine. Hope Columbine was the foundation responsible for spearheading the rebuild of the library.
* Participated in many radiothons to help children’s hospitals and research in Denver, San Diego, Loma Linda, Tampa and Memphis. At KYGO, the radiothon raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Duties with this morning radio target prep service included writing stories, bits, and ideas that were used by paying subscribers. Clients included Country Music Television, After Midnite with Blair Garner and the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Katie and I have been friends for almost three years and she can speak of my genuine nature.
Kelly and I worked together at KYGO. I started as her intern and over the years, we have grown to be close friends.
I have known Skip for over ten years and worked with him since 2006. Skip can speak of my imagination, my attention to detail, my organization, my creativity and my aspirations to dream big.
Undergrad work began at the University of Colorado in Boulder three months after my graduation from high school. Course study was general education requirements necessary for admission to the journalism school. I stayed at CU-Boulder for two years before transferring to a college closer to the radio station where I was interning in Denver, Colorado.