For 22 years, she’s been a steady presence in the engineering department of four Beasley Media Group stations, continuing on with the FMs following their acquisition from the former Greater Media.
Now, the cluster is “powering up” this veteran to the Chief Engineer post.
Rising from Asst. Chief Engineer is Sherri Powers, giving her the top engineering role for Active Rock WRIF-FM, Classic Rock WCSX-FM, Urban AC WDMK-FM “105.9 Kiss FM” and Classic Hip-Hop WMGC-FM “105.1 The Bounce.”
Powers has been associated with one of those stations — WCSX-FM — since 1991, when she spent the summer making cables and building a production room, as well as setting up remotes. Powers eventually went on to work part-time for Greater Media, doing remotes for WRIF-FM before landing her first full-time job with what had been “WOW-FM 99.5” (today WYCD-FM).
After the station evolved to WYCD-FM, she was named Asst. Engineer from 1993 to 1998. Powers eventually contracted with Greater Media to build all new studios for WCSX-FM & WRIF-FM, before being hired full-time at the stations in 1998.
Beasley/Detroit VP/Market Manager Mac Edwards commented, ”Not only is Sherri highly respected by her colleagues, she epitomizes dedication to her craft and devotion to getting the job done right. Sherri has taken the lead on many significant projects in her storied career here. We look forward to watching her continue to lead as our new Chief Engineer.”
Powers is a graduate of the Broadcast Electronics Program at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Detroit, Michigan.
“It’s been incredible working in radio over the past 29 years,” she said. “I’ve had the great fortune and privilege of spending a great majority of my career with the incredible Beasley Media Group stations in the Motor City.”