Dick Jenkins was appointed CEO of EMF Broadcasting in September of 2007 after serving as its President since 1986. As CEO, Jenkins now serves as an ambassador for EMF at conferences and speaking engagements and meets with key donors throughout the United States on a regular basis.
As the founder of the ministry, Jenkins has seen EMF Broadcasting grow in the past 21 years from just one radio station in Santa Rosa, CA, to a network of more than 260 stations and 340FM translator (repeater) signals reaching into 46 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. In 1999, he coordinated the merger of the Air 1 Radio Network with the K-LOVE Radio Network into EMF Broadcasting.
Jenkins is also a member of the board of Spirit Radio, Ireland?s first national Christian radio network, which is expected to begin broadcasting inearly 2009.
His background in radio broadcasting spans a total of 33 years. Prior to taking the helm at EMF, Jenkins held positions at various radio stations in Oregon, Washington and Georgia. He also holds a First Class FCC Engineering License.
In addition to his experience in radio broadcast operations, Jenkins has a solid background in business and marketing. Previous to joining EMF, he served for 10 years as a lobbyist for the pleasure boating industry, a boat show promoter, and for a time was the Director of Sales and Operations for the International Gourmet Food and Wine Show in San Francisco, CA. Jenkins has also served twice as an interim pastor. He and his wife, Gail, also have three adult children.
In addition to serving as CEO of EMF, Jenkins is a founding member of the Christian Music Broadcasters Association, serves on the COLRAM Arbitron oversight committee of the National Association of Broadcasters, and is a two-term board member of the National Religious Broadcasters