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Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

President

A Los Angeles native and graduate of Northwestern University, Tom began his broadcast career as a 15-year-old news assistant for a Los Angeles radio station owned by singing cowboy star Gene Autry. After college he worked in television in Sacramento and for ABC radio in Chicago and Los Angeles. Tom took a break from broadcasting to manage his friend Jerry Brown’s winning campaigns for secretary of state and then governor of California. He later served as chairman of the California Air Resources Board, Secretary of Environmental Quality and as a member of the governing board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Tom founded several successful companies before starting Americom Broadcasting 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 four 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.


Teresa Estabrook

Teresa Estabrook

Director of Events and Promotions

Teresa was born and raised in Chester/Lake Almanor, CA and moved to Reno in 1995. After working for many years as an office administrator, in sales support and as head of customer service, Teresa joined Reno Media Group as an account executive. She was promoted to sales manager and is excited to bring her experience, motivation and expertise to help Northern Nevada businesses.

Teresa is married, with three wonderful boys (and a dog), and enjoys 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 13 years of dedication including a past President of Reno Pop Warner football and cheerleading youth organization and currently an active member of the McQueen High School Football Boosters. And a proud supporter of Wolfpack football!


Douglas Groover

Douglas Groover

General Sales Manager

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.


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!


Jill Gover

Jill Gover

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Jill was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton, with a degree in Communications/Advertising. She began her broadcast career at CBS Radio Representitives in Los Angeles, and relocated to Northern Nevada in 1989. Her broadcast career continued in the Reno Market and for over 27 years, Jill has been assisting local clients with their marketing needs.

Jill is married and has two sons and three dogs. In her off-time, Jill enjoys spending time with her family and freinds.


Elyssa Gallenbeck

Elyssa Gallenbeck

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Elyssa was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and graduated from Silverado High School. After high school, she moved to North Carolina and attended college in Fayetteville, NC. She worked in the service industry for 6 years and loved the constant interaction with new people. After moving back to Nevada in 2016, she wanted a more stable career, so she joined Reno Media Group as the Sales Assistant. She has one amazing four year old son Braxton, and the two love to be active, creative, and laugh together!


Andrew Avery

Andrew Avery

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Andrew was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved to the Northern NV area 3 years ago with his wife, and currently resides in Carson City. He finally found his dream job doing a little bit of both of his career passions:,being an Account Executive and working close in the radio/music industry. He enjoys spending his time off with his new baby boy, snowboarding, boating, exercising and working on his house. He's also a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders.


Alex Higginson

Alex Higginson

Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Alex was born and raised in the Central Valley. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Marketing. Go Bulldogs! Alex moved to Reno in early 2017 to further her career in sales and account management. She joined Reno Media Group as an Account Executive and is looking forward to helping business owners grow their market share.

Alex is currently working on getting her Personal Training Certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She enjoys working out, reading, snowboarding, exploring Northern Nevada and spending time with her family & friends.


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.


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.


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 “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! Dan is also in charge of the programming on KBZZ 96.1 FM and 1270AM.


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, Ten Country @ 97.3 and 96.9 The Rodeo. 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. In addition to his programming responsibilities, Mike also supervises our station Website operations.


Rudy Palominos

Rudy Palominos

Program Director, On Air Personality

R.J. Palominos is your morning traffic guy, and one third of the Alice 96.5 Morning Show with Bill. He's also Rude Boy, on Swag 104.9 from 10am-3pm. Originally from Modesto, CA, Rudy has been in radio since 1999, and he moved to Reno in 2004. He loves Hip-Hop Music and The Hip-Hop culture. He's happily married, and a huge Transformers fan and collector.


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 is a devoted wife, and she and her husband Steve love watching their son Matthew play football and baseball at McQueen High School.


Tina Dextraze

Tina Dextraze

Traffic Director

Tina originally hails from Baltimore but spread her wings across Europe. While enjoying a brief stint in Hungary she met her husband and together they made the trek to Las Vegas. Ten years later they made their way to Reno, where they enjoy the wide variety and beauty of Northern Nevada. Tina and her husband Seth have a beautiful little girl, Teagan.


Jessica Young

Jessica Young

Traffic Director, Sales Assistant

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 an infant, after all.


Stephanie Farmer

Stephanie Farmer

Receptionist

Stephanie is from California, born and raised. Her mom and dad are her closest family, and have always supported her in all her goals and dreams. She graduated high school as a junior and has been in and out of college/vocational college consistently ever since. She has held a wide variety of licenses, certificatations, and jobs, which she feels have all been awesome learning experiences that have prepared her for anything!

Stephanie is also a part time care giver for the elderly. She has an 9 year old son who keeps her life full of excitement and energy! She loves all animals, and currently has 2 dogs and a snake at her house and her parents keep 4 dogs and 2 cats at their house for her son. Her favorite thing since she moved to Nevada is Lake Tahoe and in her spare time, Stephanie goes hiking/exploring with her family and dogs, and attends as many events/festivals as possible.


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.


Rudy Michaels

Rudy Michaels

On Air Personality

A Northern Nevada native, Rudy hosts morning on KOLC/Ten Country @ 97.3 and also pulls an afternoon shift on sister station KRNO/106.9 MoreFM. He’s worked in law enforcement and he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their three children. Rudy also rides his motorcycle, fly fishes and skis. He has a passion for raising awareness for children’s cancer and volunteers his time with The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.


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 every weekend 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!


Jen Grant

Jen Grant

On Air Personality

Jen was born in Lajolla, CA and raised in the small town of Sonora, CA. She moved to Reno in 2011- where she worked in radio before moving into the medical field. She has had her EMT for 11 years and worked at a local Emergency Room before moving back to Radio.

Jen loves to sing! She has had the honor to sing at NBA games, NHRA Races, and perform for Governors and Presidents in the past. She is the daughter of a fallen officer and holds the position of President for the Northern Nevada Chapter of Concerns Of Police Survivors, a non profit organization that raises funds for police survivors.

Her favorite baseball team is the San Francisco Giants. She LOVES fast cars, motorcycles, animals, dancing, laughing and having a good time with friends and family. She is deathly afraid of heights, snakes and spiders. Jen is married to her husband, Adam, and has two children, Cruz and Isabel.


Laura Calzada

Laura Calzada

On Air Personality, Account Executive

Certified Radio Marketing Consultant
Certified Digital Marketing Consultant

Laura is a long time journalist, she is a pioneer who started the local news in Spanish in Northern Nevada, with the affiliate UNIVISION back in 1998. She later joined UNIVISION 19 in Sacramento as a TV Reporter/Producer. But then returned back to Reno to anchor and lead the launch of the first news cast in Spanish inside of a mall in Reno. Laura Calzada is well known within the Hispanic community, she has been a master of ceremonies in many local events. Laura also produced and hosted news segments for several radio stations across the nation with Red1 News.

She graduated with a Bachelors Degree on Radio and Television Broadcasting Journalism from California State University in Los Angeles where she started doing news, she also worked as a sports production assistant for the Los Angeles school district TV station and news production assistant for KWHY-22 a local Spanish news cast in LA. Laura loves to dance as she is also a Zumba instructor.


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.


Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Raised in nearby Gardnerville, Michelle Eaton is our web developer and graphic designer. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and has worked in computer system administration, technical support, bug and beta testing, graphic design, web design and development, and computer training.

Michelle also has a wide range of hobbies including gaming, sewing, costuming, and making custom costumes and props. She and her husband Michael live in Reno with their cats, Zuli and Zelda. Michelle loves creating websites, graphics, print and digital media, and promotional materials for Reno Media Group and our clients.