45 North Media has announced that Mark Sandstedt has been appointed Market Manager of the company’s WMTE-FM (Manistee). Sandstedt, who got his start in radio at WMTE-AM/WRRK-FM in Manistee, worked on-air and behind the scenes at several stations in Grand Rapids including WOOD-AM, WLAV-FM and WGRD-FM.
Sandstedt co-founded MS Creative Services which his wife Karen, which will continue to operate.
“Mark is tailor-made for this position,” said 45 North President/CEO Bryan Hollenbaugh. “His passion and understanding for all forms of media, combined with his commitment to community makes his hiring a no-brainer. It’s an exciting time for the radio station, business community and our listeners alike. Mark’s presence and ability to lead our team in Manistee will no doubt take the station to new heights.”
“This brings my career full circle and I am excited to get started,” said Sandstedt. “I believe the station is poised to grow, evolve and prosper while making a difference in the Manistee community.”