Hi, I’m Chuck Finney. The truth is that I can’t remember a time in my life when radio wasn’t playing either in my head as I hummed or on a nearby device. My dad was in radio in Cincinnati, so you could even say I began loving the whole enterprise as a little kid. Then right out of college I led a station team that began doing radio research—and we were successful in using that research bringing in bigger and bigger audiences. So when I tell you that today Finney Media helps radio stations grow audience and deepen relationships with listeners, it’s a life-long conviction, born of experience. You may have told me that I’m pretty passionate, but I know that to be true.
I spent a lot of time in AC, news/talk, sports, country and even classical radio—but came to Christian radio with Salem’s KLTY in Dallas, where as Program Director, I led a team that brought the station in Dallas to record audience levels. I even had the privilege of serving as National Program Director for Salem’s Fish CCM stations. We won a lot of awards, including NRB Music Station of the Year, the CMB Major Market Station of the Year and even NAB Religious Station of the Year.
Along the way I married Lynda, and we had two wonderful daughters, now both adults. We lived in places across the United States—places like Buffalo, NY, and Michigan, but more recently we settled into the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
I also had the distinct pleasure of serving as Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters and right now am on the Radio Committee of the NRB. And recently, I was deeply moved to receive the Scott Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from Christian Music Broadcasters.
Every day I still get out of bed and say to myself, to God and now to you, “I really get to do this for a living?!” Finney Media is not a job for me—it’s part of who I am. This lifelong business of being in radio is why I’m so passionate about you and about helping you.
Read more about Chuck Finney in an His-Air.net Interview HERE.