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

KAMB Staff Directory

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord..." Colossians 3:23

Chris Grant

General Manager

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).

Contact Chris for strategic planning, ministry opportunities, or any other issues that should come to the attention of management.

209-723-1015 Ext 170

Lynne Gregory

Director of Administration

I am the Director of Administration at KAMB. I started as the Database Coordinator and Receptionist in 2008.

I love Christian music and am so blessed to be working for the Lord at KAMB!

I live in Merced with my husband of 40+ years, Loren Gregory. We have two adult sons. Jacob lives in San Diego and Jonathan lives in Las Vegas.

You can contact me for any accounting, purchasing, or general office matters.

209-723-1015 Ext 120

Lindsay Soares

Administrative Assistant

Hi! My name is Lindsay Soares and I am a God fearing, Husband loving, Daughter raising, Blessed child of the King!

I have been married for 7 years to my Best friend Edgar, and together we have two daughters, Tiffany and Peighton! Our beautiful, big hearted, sassy, smart, Jesus loving, and crazy girls keep us on our toes daily! Life may get busy but our hearts are sure full!

I have been blessed to be the Administrative Assistant here at Celebration Radio for over a year now! I am extremely excited to continue to serve our community and help spread the good news here at KAMB!

Contact me with any questions regarding donations and I would be happy to assist you! Have a blessed day!

209-723-1015 Ext 100

Dave Benton

Music/Program Director

Dave started at KAMB in 1996 and is currently the Program and Music Director.

Dave and his wife Teresa have been married for 37 years and have two adult children: Jonathan and Taylor. Dave is also the Minister of Worship at the Winton First Southern Baptist Church with Teresa serving as pianist.

Among Dave’s interests are playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Dave for questions regarding the music we play, news, public affairs, or the programs we air.

209-723-1015 Ext 130

Brandon Kyle

Morning Host

I am so very excited to be a part of this ministry! I felt a call on my life into ministry in 1992 when Jesus became “Real” to me at the young age of 12 years old. At that age I wasn’t really sure how that call would direct my steps, but I knew that I wanted to answer it with a resounding “YES, Lord!”

Growing up in a small town (a couple hours south of St. Louis, MO.) shaped me in many ways; my grandfather was a pastor for 40 years and my parents were very dedicated believers in Christ. I was born prematurely and grew up dealing with the effects of Cerebral Palsy; making certain tasks a bit more challenging for me, but God has used each challenge to mold me into who he wants me to be today.

God gave me my wife (Tracie) in 2004); we have lived “most” of our years together in Northern California. I do have some stories that come along with that “most”... but they will be for another day.

We have four children and three “Grand” kiddos. What a blessing they have been “most” of their lives! There is that word again... and yes, I have more stories that come with that “most” as well.

I look forward to getting to know you and our community as I keep you company in the morning. Maybe I’ll get to a few of those stories on the road.

Make the "Most” of your day today!

You can hear Brandon on Weekdays from 6am-10am.

209-723-1015 Ext 140

Deb Millin

Mid-Day Host

I've been a big fan of Christian music since I was about 9 years old or so. I would record Christian Rock radio shows on cassette tapes from a distant radio station that I could only hear clearly on dark, cloudy nights.

I was raised in a Christian home and became a follower of Jesus in elementary school. Once I was in college at a Christian school I chose to rededicate my life to Him and pursue broadcasting media as a ministry and a career.

Now as a mom of three young children that are just a few years apart, my life is busy and my heart is full. My husband Brent and I also have two dogs we enjoy rough-housing around with and two cats that love to cuddle. Aside from that I enjoy DJ'ing at church events, shopping online, playing vinyl records, collecting vintage clothes and retro accessories, and spending all sorts of time with our children.

I look forward to joining you each weekday from 10am-3pm here on KAMB!

Mark Murdock

Production Coordinator/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 Weekdays and Saturday from 3pm-8pm.

209-723-1015 Ext 160

Andy Fox

Weekend Host

Since 1988 I have traveled throughout the country working at various sports broadcast venues. I accepted the Lord in 1992 at a little non-denominational church in Cincinnati. I knew then that God wanted me to use my skills to glorify Him!

I enjoy attending Christian concerts and volunteering where needed. Since having my own production company I get to minister with music and assist Christian start-up groups with a video or music recording for free to get them started in ministry.

I started in radio with Easy Listening Music (Elevator Music) and after falling asleep on air in the middle of Frank Sinatra's, "Strangers in the Night," I was determined to play Christian music. Working at both secular and Christian stations gives me the outreach I could not do in person: blessing people around the world with God's Word in a song.

After listening to Celebration Radio over the internet I knew I had to be a part of that. Calling KAMB and volunteering to host a shift, and getting the Weekend Morning Drive has been the biggest blessing to date. This old Boston boy just has to remember how to pronounce Merced!

You can hear Andy on the Weekends from 6am-10am.

Heather Simmons

Saturday Host

Heather is the Saturday Mid-day Host.

Heather loves to spend time with her parents, siblings, and friends, and loves being involved in the community. She serves as an administrative assistant at Alpha Pregnancy Help Center and has acted in local theatre productions with Playhouse Merced, Merced Shakespearefest, and Merced College.

Heather also loves to laugh, read, search for treasures at thrift stores, drink coffee, and spend time with her cat.

She is excited for the opportunity to share and rejoice in the goodness of God on KAMB!

You can hear Heather on Saturdays from 10am-3pm.

Michele Uribe

Sunday Host

Michele is the Sunday Mid-day Host.

Michele loves to spend time with her family and church family, and loves being involved in the community. She serves as a campus liaison at a local high school.

Michele loves her school, the kids, her co-workers and her community.

She loves the opportunity to be on the air every Sunday and share the Good News of Christ and His salvation with KAMB listeners!

You can hear Michele on Sundays from 10am-3pm.