Make.Shift is proud to announce KZAX Station Manager Katie Gray has been promoted to Executive Director on January 2nd 2018. After being appointed station manager in March 2017, Gray quickly became an integral part of rebranding Make.Shift’s community radio station KZAX 94.9 FM overseeing programming, budgeting, and staffing which helped the station expand its reach to an estimated 1000 listeners everyday through broadcasting and online streaming.
An active member of the arts scene in Bellingham as a performer, event coordinator, and volunteer since 2011, Gray has been part of the Make.Shift community for three years, creating and organizing an annual music festival MiniHam, taking on event management at several Make.Shift shows, and performing with The Katie Gray Band on the Make.Shift stage. She began her career in radio in 2013 at Western Washington University where she served as a maintenance engineer for the university station KUGS 89.3 FM while completing a BA in music and minor in Audio Technology. Gray went on to secure a position at local commercial station KAFE 104.1 & KGMI AM790 where she worked for 2 years as a producer and on air personality reaching tens of thousands of listeners each day.
Now as Executive Director, Gray will oversee staff and volunteers while coordinating monthly events, working with Make.Shift’s Board of Directors on long-term projects, goals, and budgeting, and heading the organization’s day to day operations. Given Gray’s proven track record of excellence and determination, Make.Shift is excited for future success under her guidance and influence.