On Tuesday, Beasley Media Group announced that Chris Leonard has been promoted to operations manager at WJBR-FM in Wilmington, Delaware.
A Wilmington native, Leonard joined the station as a part-time promotions assistant and fill-in talent. He was later promoted to promotions and events director in 2017, and then assistant program director in 2020.
In his new role, Leonard will continue to handle promotions and event marketing for the station, including overseeing the annual Bridal Expo and the Help Our Kids Radiothon.
“Chris is truly one of those people who can “do it all,” and do it all well,” said Beasley Media Group Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell. “His promotion to operations manager for WJBR is huge for the station’s continued growth!”
Program Director Eric Johnson said Leonard is a talented, “unstoppable force.”
“Plus, he cares deeply about this community and our radio station,” said Johnson. “There really is no one more qualified for this position.”
In the company press release announcing his promotion, Leonard shared his feelings on the new role.
“I love that I get to work with a company that believes in me,” he said. “Working for the Beasley family is an honor and I am beyond excited to collaborate with the team to continue the incredible growth of Mix 99.5 WJBR.”