Behind the Scenes

Kate Isner

A native of Hinton, Kate Isner serves as the Production Coordinator for both WMTD-AM 1380 and FM affiliate ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket. Kate was hired in her position in December 2013. She enjoys the creative nature of her job, but likes to say, “I just push the buttons.” Along with her many duties at the two stations, Kate is also a student at Concord University, with a double-major in Graphic Design-Advertising/English. Kate resides in Hinton with her daughter Kayley (4).

Dave Morrison

Dave Morrison is the newest member of the AM 1380 family, hired in September 2014 as a traffic coordinator. Dave will also work in sports with AM 1380’s FM affiliate, ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket. Dave grew up Montgomery in Fayette County and attended Valley High and WVU Tech and also is a veteran of the United States Martine Corps. A long-time West Virginia Sports Writer, Dave worked at the Beckley Register-Herald, the Martinsburg Journal and the Wheeling Intelligencer. While at those papers, Dave served as a two-time president of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, chairman of the football and girls basketball all-state committees and was a long-time member of the boys’ basketball all-state committee. He covered both Marshall and West Virginia football and basketball, Mountain State University basketball and local high schools in different parts of the state. Dave was honored as a two-time West Virginia Press Association columnist of the year as well as winning several feature and page design awards.

Mike Craft

Raised in Hinton, Radio Consultant Mike Craft began his broadcasting career in the 1960s and continued to peruse the Music Industry involving electronics and technology with a passion.  After working with Lonnie Mullins at WMTD-AM 1380 in Hinton, Mike served as DJ at a Bluefield station and in Clifton Forge, VA, as chief engineer at a local Richwood, WV radio station, and as Music /Program Director in Winston-Salem, NC.  At that time Mike became involved in the Record Industry and served as representative of United Artists Records, Polydor Records, Casablanca, and RCA Records. Serving as being part owner in a publishing and production company in Atlanta, Mike helped establish the Music Business Institute.  His career expanded into marketing Consumer Electronics throughout the United States and later in video movie distribution based in Hollywood.  He returned to the broadcasting industry in Florida where he became active in buying and selling radio stations.  After finishing a 12 year consulting career in Springfield, MO, Mike has undertaken the challenge to assist his cousin Ken Allman in the build out of his Hometown radio station WMTD-AM 1380.

Career Opportunities

Overview

MountainPlex Properties is a privately owned company that was founded in 2007 as a property

management and development company. The primary objective is to contribute to the economic

redevelopment of the Hinton Historic District through preservation of the community’s history,

architecture and culture, while serving the needs of local citizens, guests, and visitors.

We are seeking an Account Executive for MountainPlex Media II, LLC. to be a part of a growing

company. This position will be an integral member of our media team, and will interact regularly with

team members, local citizens, guests, visitors, and vendors.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant would be responsible for identifying and selling new business. This position is also responsible for:

• Servicing and growing existing accounts

• Developing proposals which will work with client needs &/or opportunities

• Work with clients based on their market, platform, or station information to get them the best placement

• Ensure client satisfaction through continual communication and follow-up

• Communicate and assist with rate negotiations consistent with operating goals and budgets

• Ensure prompt payment on accounts

• Work with all resources available in marketing, operations, and sales to present company assets

in the best light

Qualifications

• Self-motivated and able to communicate product value

• Excellent negotiation skills

• Excellent presentation and computer skills

• Ability to exercise judgment and operated independently

• Ability to read, draft, and comprehend complex and persuasive business correspondence and

creative proposals

• Media sales experience and knowledge of market demographics highly desirable

• Associates degree or higher in related field preferred

Humble, hungry, and smart! At MountainPlex Properties, those are the most important things we look

for in an employee. Our culture is built around teamwork, collaboration, and customer service; where

everything we do, enhance, and innovate must create value for the guest. We are looking for a

results-driven, teammate who will help foster company success, while being courteous to customers

and colleagues, having a positive attitude and service-oriented outlook.

MountainPlex Properties offers team members excellent growth and development opportunities, 401k

with employer match, and health benefits including dental and vision coverage.

Please respond to:

Melissa Wickline, Director of Human Resources & Staff Development,

jobs@mountainplex.com, 415 2nd Avenue, Hinton, WV 25951.

MountainPlex Properties is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

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