Beasley Media Group has announced that Sherri Powers has been promoted to the position of Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM and 105.The Bounce.
Powers, who celebrated her 22nd Anniversary in April at the stations, most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer of the radio cluster.
The veteran broadcast engineer began her career at WCSX-FM and WHND-AM in 1991, where 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 doing remotes for WRIF-FM, before landing her first full-time job with WOW-FM 99.5. After the station flipped to WYCD-FM (country format), she was named Assistant Engineer from 1993 – 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.
“It’s been incredible working in radio over the past 29 years,” Powers 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. I’d like to thank Mac Edwards and the incredible people I work with every day for their support!”
“We’re so fortunate to have Sherri Powers as an integral member of the Beasley-Detroit Team,” said Vice President and Market Manager Mac Edwards. ”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.”
“Sherri has proven herself time and time again and is respected and adored by the staff,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Technology Officer Mike Cooney. “I could not be happier that she has accepted the Chief position.”
Powers is a graduate of the Broadcast Electronics Program at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Detroit, Michigan.