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Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

President

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.


Tricia Gallenbeck

Tricia Gallenbeck

Vice President, General Manager

Tricia Gallenbeck is a veteran Las Vegas broadcaster who also founded two successful small businesses. Gallenbeck’s father was a career Air Force NCO so she grew up in places like Taiwan, England, France, Spain and Denmark. She graduated from Las Vegas High School and attended UNLV.

Gallenbeck began her broadcast career as a sales account executive for Beasley Broadcast Group in Las Vegas, later was promoted to General Sales Manager and Director of New Business and Events, and then transferred to Beasley’s radio cluster in Fayetteville, NC, as Director of Sales. She has served on the steering committee for the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Show and as a panelist and speaker at NAB conventions.

Tricia and her husband, Tony, have three daughters – Elyssa, Ashley and Jordan – and one young grandson, Braxton.


Bill Schulz

Bill Schulz

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.


Tracy White

Tracy White

Controller

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!


Kara Brown

General Sales Manager

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

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.


Angela White

Angela White

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Angela White is a seasoned professional with more than twenty years experience in marketing and communications, advertising, special events, branding and more. Her previous experiences include Director of Marketing & Communications at the Regional Transportation Commission and Alumni Program Manager at the University of Nevada. She is very active in the community, especially with non-profit organizations. White is Vice Chairman of the Board for the Reno Philharmonic and serves on the planning committee for the University of Nevada's Blue Tie Ball. She's an avid Wolf Pack fan and loves a variety of sports. Most importantly, she is a wife and mom to her three daughters


Frank Bonari

Frank Bonari

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

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!


Douglas Groover

Douglas Groover

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Doug brings over 20 years of diverse advertising experience to Reno Media Group. Most recently, he worked in Texas as an Integrated Sales Manager leading a team in Local and Digital advertising sales. He also was a Digital/Advertising trainer with the same company. He has a passion for helping clients strategically grow their business. He received his Marketing/Advertising degree from Georgia Southern University.

During his spare time he enjoys martial arts, working out and going to movies. He is married and has two sons.


Liz Solis

Liz Solis

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

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.


Michelle Jolicoeur

Michelle Jolicoeur

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

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/snow shoeing 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.



Dan Fritz

Dan Fritz

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!


Mike Bushey

Mike Bushey

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.


Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan

On Air Personality

Jeff Ryan wakes you up every weekday morning on KRNO/106.9 MoreFM with the perfect mix of music, information, traffic updates and fun prizes. At 8am, he kicks off the More Music workday with nonstop, Feel-Good songs that play for 30 minutes at a time.

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.


Panama

Panama

On Air Personality

After radio jobs in Houston, St. Louis, Las Vegas, San Jose, Stockton and Sacramento, Panama finally got smart. He moved to Reno! He now hosts the morning show on KODS/103.7 The River, along with co-host Mike Leach, where they put on a fast-paced, entertaining, live and local talk program. Whether it's an issue close to Northern Nevada or at the Super Bowl, they're talking about it and you can share your opinion.

Panama looks at things a bit differently than most normal humans, so there's never a lack of attitude. Interviews are always an adventure because no subject or question is off limits. Panama figures that the only other thing he's qualified to do is work on a carnival ride yelling, "Do you wanna go faster?" So, come along for the ride after he wakes you up on "The River"!


Mike Leach

Mike Leach

On Air Personality

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.


Amy Foxx

Amy Foxx

On Air Personality

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.


Tony Tone

Tony Tone

On Air Personality

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!


Deanna Marie

Deanna Marie

On Air Personality

Deanna is a New Jersey native along with her husband Jacob. They moved to the west coast in 2014 and spent their first 2.5 years in the Bay Area before relocating and becoming residents of Reno.

Deanna holds a Bachelor of the Arts from Montclair State University and spent the majority of her life in theater. She has 10+ years experience fronting wedding and cover bands. She toured as a backup singer with the established Bob Seger tribute, Hollywood Nights. She has since graced local tv stations in commercials for businesses in the Philadelphia & Reno/Tahoe area and has appeared in music videos.

When she's not on Alice in the Morning she is volunteering at Reno Little Theater as a Board Member, rehearsing for a stage production, or spending time with her husband and their three fur babies Ivan, Leota and Rad. Deanna loves everything Reno has to offer and can be found exploring festivals and taste testing at new eateries around town.


Juan Manuel

Juan Manuel

On Air Personality

Juan Manuel was born in Mexico City on March 25, 1987. He began his radio career in July 2019 at Juan 101.7 where his mission is to create a link with the Reno community through his voice and interact with the public to inform, entertain and disseminate the most important issues of our society.

Respect, commitment and professionalism are 3 values that structure his personality. His experience in more than 10 years as a conductor of various programs, festivals, expos and private events make Juan the perfect person to work in this radio station and transmit with his charisma every day the topics of interest to all our public.


Nena Godinez

Nena Godinez

On Air Personality

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.


Landon Miller

Landon Miller

On Air Personality

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.


Sara Miller

Sara Miller

Digital Manager

Sara comes to Reno Media Group with an extensive digital marketing background. Prior to joining the team, Sara's work focused on SEO, SEM, display advertising and robust marketing campaigns for clients including Visit Newport Beach, Walmart eCommerce, Yosemite, and The Hartford. Sara specializes in developing targeted marketing solutions and exceptional digital strategies that give clients a competitive advantage. Following her time at the University of Nevada, Reno, Sara spent 6 years in Washington, D.C. working for the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, editing for PR Newswire, and later moved back to Reno to take on the role of Director of Marketing for a SaaS company. Outside of work, Sara enjoys hiking, traveling, attending barre classes, volunteering, photography and spending time outside with Toby, her soft-coated wheaten terrier.


Lori Songe

Lori Songe

Internet Content Manager

Lori was born and raised in Los Angeles but moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with a degree in psychology. After graduation she came to Reno and joined Reno Media Group, first in sales and then as traffic director, where she coordinated all commercials on the stations' logs.

Seven years later she joined the National/Regional sales department, and then assumed responsibility for content of the station websites, her current job. She also updates social media. She and her husband Wayne have one daughter, Kennedy, and live in northwest Reno.


Jessica Young

Jessica Young

Traffic Director

Born and raised in San Diego, Jessica and her husband, Chris, moved to Reno in 2014 so she could be closer to her identical twin sister, Sara. Upon arriving in Northern NV, Jessica stumbled upon Reno Media Group, and decided to give radio a shot. She loved it! She and her husband have a sweet baby girl, Alice. And plenty of fur babies. Dogmeat, their German Shepard puppy and 3 kitties-- Kali, Trogdor and Special Agent Princess Jack Bauer. In Jessica's extremely limited free time, you can find her napping. A lot. She does have a toddler, after all.


Jaime Sneed

Jaime Sneed

Traffic Director

Born and raised in Redding CA, Jaime moved to the Reno area when she was 17 and fell in love with all Reno had to offer. She attends TMCC and will graduate with her Bachelors' in Graphic Design. She joined Reno Media Group in 2018 to further her love for radio.

Outside of work, you can usually catch Jaime enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys hiking all over Reno and being with her family. Jaime has a daughter, Mackenzie, whom she adores with all her heart and has been married to the love of her life, Chris for 11 years.


Yeraldi Rico-Hernandez

Yeraldi Rico-Hernandez

Reception

Born and raised in Reno , Yeraldi Rico graduated from the CTE program of Communications, Arts, and Media from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology. Ever since the age of 6 she's had an interest in media and learning what goes on behind the scenes. Studying Graphic Design and motion tracking at TMCC she is ready to expand her horizons and get herself involved in the media world. In her free time you'll probably find her working on a script or going on new adventures with friends.