Ed Lenane Rises To EMF VP/Programming Operations

Educational Media Foundation K-Love Air1 WTA GroupEducational Media Foundation has promoted Ed Lenane to Vice President of Programming Operations.

Lenane joined EMF in 1997 as Director of News Operations. In 2011, he moved to the company’s former Indianapolis studios as Director of National Events and Indianapolis Operations, before moving to their Rocklin CA offices in 2017 in Programming Operations where he had been overseeing the news, regional public affairs, audio production, board operations and traffic teams for their “K-Love” and “Air 1” brands.

He also held multiple on-air and programming roles in secular radio dating to the late 1970s.

Educational Media Foundation (EMF) announces the promotion of Ed Lenane to vice president of programming operations, effective immediately.

Having served EMF in multiple roles throughout the past 25 years, Ed now oversees the news, regional public affairs, audio production, board operations and traffic teams for the K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks, reaching 18 million listeners weekly.

Ed’s career in radio spans four decades and includes operations, programming and on-air roles in music and news formats in top markets, including New York and Atlanta.

“Ed’s broadcast and programming knowledge are critical to our success, and his kindness, deep faith, dependability and humility make him a pleasure to work alongside,” said Mandy Young, EMF radio group program director.  

Mandy and Ed will both continue to report to Jim Houser, chief content officer at EMF. “Ed was one of the early pioneers that launched the format of Christian hit music on radio,” said Jim.  “We’re fortunate to learn from his extensive experience in the industry.”  

Ed joined EMF as local program manager in 1997 and helped oversee the Northern California-based air staff.  He then went on to launch the news department and deliver news on-air during the morning drive.  

In 2010, Ed relocated from Rocklin, Calif., to Indianapolis to run operations and assist in programming.  He became national promotions director, leading promotions teams in multiple states across the country before returning to Rocklin in 2017 to direct programming operations, the department for which he now serves as vice president.

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com