Celebration Radio KAMB

90 East 16th Street, Merced CA 95340

Office: (209) 723-1015   •   1-800-692-5777   •   Fax: (209) 723-1945   •   kamb@celebrationradio.com

Studio / Contest Line: 1-877-664-1015

Studio Text Line: 1-209-441-8856

KAMB Board Directory

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people..." Ephesians 6:7

Chris Grant


Christian radio has an expanding multi-media approach that literally meets people where they are to tune their hearts and minds towards the call and cause of Christ. For this reason, KAMB / Celebration Radio has a special place in the community and I count it a privilege to serve this ministry.

I am married to Valerie and we have two children that are growing up way too fast. I have been involved in investments and finance, sales and management, as well as radio broadcasting. Free time allows us to walk our border collie, Shasta. She considers herself the little sister of the family and lives up to it in many ways. When she is feeling regal, I call her "Shasta of the Highlands" (bagpipes optional).

Drek Beardsley

Vice President

“In love He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ.” (Eph 1:5). I have believed this truth for years but only recently have I come to embrace it! To imagine that God created us to have everlasting fellowship with Him, and to enjoy His creation forever just boggles my mind. I am grateful that He rescued me out of this darkness into His blessed kingdom. I will spend the rest of my life seeking first His kingdom, proclaiming this wonderful good news wherever I go.

I believe KAMB does a powerful work delivering this message of encouragement to the believer and of hope to the lost. KAMB did just that for Donna and I when we moved our family to Merced 20 years ago; for we found KAMB on the radio and it was just the kind of encouragement we needed getting a fresh start in our new community.

I am an outside salesman calling on the construction industry in the Central Valley, and I have been on numerous boards involved in Christian ministry throughout the years. I will pour my energy into this Board as we continue to advance the Gospel through this fruitful and innovative ministry that has now expanded its reach to the South Bay area as well.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt 24:14)

Jack Mobley


I am glad to be Treasurer of the board of KAMB. I first starting listening to KAMB when I was going through training in the Air Force at Castle AFB in 1981. KAMB was my first exposure to Christian radio and it was such a blessing to hear uplifting music over the radio. When I left Castle I missed being able to hear Christ centered programming. In 1986 I came back to Castle AFB as an instructor and was very glad to be able to tune my radio again to Good News Radio.

After leaving the Active Duty Air Force I did another 16 years in the Reserves while being a banker and then owning a business in Merced for 30 years. I was blessed to find my wife Sandra 33 years ago, a God fearing woman who has been able to see past my faults and put up with me.

I look forward to being a part of this ministry, a real pioneer in the industry.

Jerry Shewey


Our family has been listening to KAMB for over 30 years. We also have it on all the time in our office. We often have comments from people that recognize the music that is playing.

I have been involved in our family business most of my adult life, and took over as the owner from my father in 2012. I have been married to my wife, Vicki for 37 years. We have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. I am actively involved in our local church.

I have enjoyed listening/watching as KAMB has grown and changed and continued to stay relevant to today's world without compromising and always encourging listeners toward God and the truth of His Word.

William Barnett


My life’s phrase is “Love Never Fails”. Hopefully that guides my responses.

I love dogs… cats not so much. I love cooking and of course, eating. I love hats and ball caps are not hats.

I have three granddaughters that are my bundles of blessings.

I enjoy playing the guitar and singing when no one is around.

I have been in ministry for forty-five years and I have seen and experienced the impact of music.

Music is powerful. Music can change moods. Music can motivate. The message of the music can build you up or it can be destructive.

Why listen to KAMB?

It is uplifting. It is positive. It focuses on praising our God. It is about sharing the new life that can only be found in a relationship with the Lord Jesus.

It is listening to the life-changing truth of God’s Word.

KAMB becomes family!

It is a blessing to serve on the Board for KAMB.

Our desire and our prayer is for KAMB to be used to encourage and change lives.

KAMB Board

Celebration Radio has Openings on its Board of Directors

If you would like additional information about the possibility of serving on KAMB’s Board of Directors, contact General Manager Chris Grant at 1(800)692-5777 during weekday office hours or send an e-mail to kamb@celebrationradio.com.

KAMB Board Members:

  • Determine the ministry’s mission and purpose.
  • Select the Chief Executive.
  • Support the Chief Executive and assess his performance.
  • Ensure effective organizational planning.
  • Ensure adequate resources.
  • Manage resources effectively.
  • Determine, monitor and strengthen the ministry’s services.
  • Enhance the ministry’s public standing.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.
  • Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance.