KAMB Staff Directory

  • Tim Land - General Manager
  • Roger Wibbels - Office Manager
  • Lynne Gregory - Database Coordinator and Receptionist
  • Elaine Clark - Promotions and Marketing Assistant
  • Tim Cardascia - Morning Show Host and Director of Development
  • Melony McKaye - Mid-Day Host
  • Dave Benton - Music/Program Director and Weekday Afternoon Host
  • Ken Thompson - Weekend Morning Host
  • Mark Murdock - Production/IT Coordinator and Weekend Host
  • John Bailey - Weekend Afternoon Host
  • Dave Smith - Weekend Evening Host
Tim Land - General Manager

Tim Land

General Manager

Tim started working at KAMB as a volunteer in 1981 and over the years has served here as Announcer, Operations Director, Program Director and became the General Manager in 1994. He came to know Christ personally at age 20, after being invited to church by a friend.

He’s married to Debbie and they celebrated their 32nd anniversary last August. Debbie is an R.N. and is a clinical instructor at a local college. They have two grown sons: Zack is an Air Force pilot and lives in New Mexico with his wife Kelly; Jeremy is a graduate of Westmont College.

Tim’s interests, hobbies and tastes include: long walks with Deb, Bible study, serving as an elder in his church, swimming, spreadsheets, Big Band music, Hermeneutics, prime rib, baked potatoes, almost any dessert (especially key lime pie). His great, great, great, great grandfather Anthony J. Showalter wrote the music to “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”.

Contact Tim for strategic planning, ministry opportunities, or any other issues that should come to the attention of management.
209-723-1015 Ext 11
Roger Wibbels - Office Manager

Roger Wibbels

Office Manager

Roger retired from the Air Force in 1989 and felt a call to work in local Christian Ministry. He began by serving as Treasurer for Evergreen Christian Center in Winton where he still serves and eventually came to work for KAMB as a Program Producer and as a Board Member. After several years working in the title Insurance business he returned to KAMB as the Office Manager in 2008.

Roger and his wife, Gina, have been married for 45 years. They have 3 grown children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. His hobby is building experimental aircraft and flying.

Contact Roger for accounting, purchasing and general office matters.
209-723-1015 Ext 14
Lynne Gregory - Database Coordinator and Receptionist

Lynne Gregory

Database Coordinator and Receptionist

Lynne became the KAMB Database Coordinator and Receptionist in 2008.

Lynne lives in Merced with her husband of 33 years, Loren Gregory, and her two boys, Jacob (17) and Jonathan (15). Loren is the Pastor of the First Church of God in Merced where Lynne leads Worship and plays the Bass guitar, Jacob plays electric guitar, and Jonathan plays the drums.

Contact Lynne with any questions regarding donations to Celebration Radio.
209-723-1015 Ext 10
Elaine Clark - Promotions and Marketing Assistant

Elaine Clark

Promotions and Marketing Assistant

Elaine is our Promotions and Community Development Coordinator.

Elaine lives in Ripon with her husband of 13 years, Will Clark, and their four children, Savannah (10), Issac (8), Jaden (7) and Xzavier (5). They are very active in their church, Ripona Christian Fellowship. She is also the promotions agent for the local band, Mars Hill Revisited (played on KAMB), of which her husband is a member.

Contact Elaine with any questions regarding our events and promotions or marketing.
209-723-1015 Ext 17
Tim Cardascia - Morning Show Host and Director of Development

Tim Cardascia

Morning Show Host and Director of Development

Tim comes to KAMB from Ephrata, PA. He accepted the Lord at the age of 7 and began his radio career in 1984. He has traveled to some amazing places over the years working with 11 radio stations and a few ministries.

Tim is married to Gayle and has three children, Tori (13), Matthew (6), and Andrew (5).

Contact Tim if your business or ministry wishes to become an Impact Sponsor with KAMB.
209-723-1015 Ext 18
Melony McKaye - Mid-Day Host

Melony McKaye

Mid-Day Host

I was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and began my radio career in 1985. My father is still amazed that I’ve taken my "gift of gab" and made a paying career out of it.

I accepted Christ while in college and my heart’s desire is that everyone would know His love, mercy and grace and the freedom, hope and joy it brings. After college, my first full-time radio job was a promotions director and midday announcer.

I’ve since worked as a music director, promotions director and program director working with all types of formats including lite rock, country, oldies, news/talk and my personal favorite, Contemporary Christian Music.

My husband David and I are enjoying the growing family God has blessed us with. We affectionately call ourselves the McKaye 3-ring circus, as all three kids were born within 4 years! If you see them at events, you'll know Abigail because she thinks she's the mommy, Micheala, will charm your socks off and Christian will try to engage you in a game of Duck, Duck, Goose just so he can run. All together, they give me lots to talk about!

You can hear Melony on the air weekdays from 10am-3pm.
209-723-1015
Dave Benton - Music/Program Director and Weekday Afternoon Host

Dave Benton

Music/Program Director and Weekday Afternoon Host

Dave started at KAMB in 1996. He is a Host, the News and Public Affairs Director, and the Music and Program Director.

Dave and his wife Teresa have been married for 29 years and have two children: Jonathan, 25; and Taylor, 13. Dave’s oldest son Ryan is 34 and is a police officer with the city of Stockton. Dave is also the Minister of Worship at the Winton First Southern Baptist Church with his wife serving as pianist.

Among Dave’s interests are playing golf and doing home improvement.

Contact Dave for questions regarding the music we play, news, public affairs, or the programs we air.
209-723-1015 Ext 13
Ken Thompson - Weekend Morning Host

Ken Thompson

Weekend Morning Host

I have lived in this area most of my life and was stationed at Castle AFB as an air traffic controller and am currently employed as an airline pilot.

My wife Shirley and I have been married 21 years and we attend Yosemite Church in Merced.

My other interests include attending Oakland A's baseball games, golfing, and riding bicycles with my wife.

The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, and one of those blessings is to be part of the great staff and ministry here at KAMB.

You can hear Ken on the weekends from 6am-10am.
209-723-1015
Mark Murdock - Production/IT Coordinator and Weekend Host

Mark Murdock

Production/IT Coordinator and Weekend Host

Mark has been with KAMB since 1980. He is a Host and our Production and IT coordinator.

Mark is married to Elisse and they have a son, Ian and a daughter, Emily, both of whom "are growing up too fast."

He enjoys teaching an adult Sunday school class in his church, woodcarving, photography and especially spending time with his family.

Contact Mark regarding production or technical questions.

You can hear Mark on the weekends from 10am-2pm.
209-723-1015 Ext 16
John Bailey - Weekend Afternoon Host

John Bailey

Weekend Afternoon Host

God has blessed me with Andrea, my wife of 10 plus years and our two rowdy boys, Jacob and Caleb. We were blessed to be foster parents for several years and now have the honor of raising these precious boys as our own.

My hobbies are music and NASCAR, not necessarily in that order.

I am excited to be part of the KAMB family. God is good…all the time!

You can hear John weekends from 2pm-5pm.
209-723-1015
Dave Smith - Weekend Evening Host

Dave Smith

Weekend Evening Host

I have previous radio experience in Nebraska, Ohio and Guam. I’ve also been a Public Address announcer at the HHH Metrodome in Minnesota and served for one Season as the Public Address announcer for the Modesto Nuts Minor League baseball team.

In addition to hosting at KAMB, I also work at a pool supply store and serve part-time as a pastor at the Delhi Southern Baptist Church.

I was active in high school and college choir and I’ve even had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York. I’m married to Jennie and we have one son, Timothy.

You can hear Dave Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.
209-723-1015