WWU Graduate Named General Manager

Paul Richardson to Lead Positive Life Radio Network

By: Rosa Jimenez

Paul Richardson

Walla Walla University has named Paul Richardson the new general manager for Positive Life Radio Network and KGTS 91.3. Richardson will begin his management duties in early September.  

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Positive Life Radio Network,” says Richardson. “Over the past five decades our previous general managers have led this ministry to its place of prominence in the Inland Northwest, and our current PLR staff are amazing media professionals. Together, we can continue programming that presents a winsome view of God and encourages enduring friendships at home and around the world.”

As the general manager of WWU’s Christian radio station, Richardson will continue his professional work as a ministry leader.

For the past 19 years, Paul Richardson has been the reconnecting ministries coordinator for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Through Richardson’s interviews with missing members he has gained insights into ways to reconnect with them and prepare congregations to receive former members effectively.

Richardson is also the director of the Center for Creative Ministry. The center has conducted research, developed Web content, hosted television programs, produced videos and print material and has also provided seminars across Bermuda, Canada and the United States for the past 25 years.

Richardson will serve as the radio station’s fourth general manager in the 50 years it has been in operation. KGTS 91.3 was founded as a training ground for students in communications and other academic areas. From a single local station, it has grown into a regional radio network with 120,000 listeners. Stations in the Positive Life Radio network are based in 15 cities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Richardson is a 1984 communication, religion, and sociology graduate of WWU.  He and his wife, Teri, live in College Place.

Published Aug. 28, 2013

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