WQME 98.7 FM recently announced that well-known Anderson radio personality and salesperson Leland Franklin will join the station on Jan. 4 in the role of account executive. Franklin is replacing Gerald Longenbaugh who is retiring after many years of service. In his role, Franklin will work in the area of advertising and remote promotions.
“Leland and I have been great friends for many years, said Matt Rust, program director for WQME. I’m very excited to welcome him to our team here at WQME and look forward to working with him.”
“Leland brings so much to WQME; he’s professional, talented, and extremely motivated,” said Jill Blevins-O'Malia, senior marketing consultant for WQME and Covenant Productions®. “I am so excited for the opportunity to work with Leland. He will enhance our already strong WQME team.”
“Leland brings a strong reputation and a wealth of experiences which will complement our great staff and benefit the station tremendously,” said Donald Boggs, general manager of WQME and Covenant Productions®.
Franklin comes to WQME from his work at WERK/WHBU in Anderson as both an on-air personality and program director. Prior to his service with WERK/WHBU, Franklin served in a variety of settings as both a community relations manager and a communications director. Most notably, he served as communications director for the Indiana State Fairgrounds and as a news director for Indiana Radio Partners.
Throughout his career, Franklin has gained experience as an on-air personality, advertising director, marketing manager, remote coordinator, and production director. Franklin and his wife, Angie, are longtime residents of the Anderson area and attend Wesley Free Methodist Church.
WQME is owned and operated by Anderson University.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.