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Mary Ellen Merrigan

Mary Ellen Merrigan, American sales executive, radio station executive. Named Volunteer of Year, Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association Board, 1992.

Background

  • Merrigan, Mary Ellen was born on July 7, 1951 in Maryville, Missouri, United States. Daughter of James Robert and Coletta Marie (Seipel) Merrigan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Speech, Northwest Missouri State University, 1973.

    Career

    • Account executive Station WMKC Radio, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1973-1974, Station KHAK Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1974-1977, Station KARN Radio, Little Rock, 1977-1979, sales manager, 1979-1980. Account executive Station KCKN Radio, Kansas City, Kansas, 1980-1981, Station KMJQ Radio, Houston, 1981-1985, sales manager, 1985-1986, general sales manager, 1986-1988. Broadcast sales consultant Merrigan Enterprises, 1988-1989.

      Vice president, general manager Station KKSS Radio, Albuquerque, 1989-1999. General manager Station KRQS Radio, 1998-1999, Station KDZZ Radio, since 1998, KRZY AM/FM, since 2000. Board directors, West Corporation, 1993-1997.

      Part-owner SignPro of New Mexico, since 1995, Great Locations, since 1996.

    Membership

    Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, 1990-1994. Hostess Leukemia Society Celebrity Waiters Luncheon, 1991, 92. Vice chair Young Men’s Christian Association, 1994.

    Member NAT, New Mexico Museum Natural History, Albuquerque Radio Broadcasters Association (chair), New Mexico Broadcasters Association (president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Bicycling, reading, needlepoint.

    Connections

    • father: James Robert Merrigan
    • mother: Coletta Marie (Seipel) Merrigan
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    Born July 7, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Northwest Missouri State University
    • 1973 - 1974
      Account executive, Station WMKC Radio
      Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      Account executive, Station WMKC Radio
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      Account executive, Station WMKC Radio
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      account executive, Station KCKN Radio
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      account executive, Station KCKN Radio
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1988 - 1989
      broadcast sales consultant, Merrigan Enterprises
    • 1989 - 1999
      vice president, Station KKSS Radio
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1989 - 1999
      general manager, Station KKSS Radio
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1998 - 1999
      general manager, Station KRQS Radio
    • 1998
      general manager, Station KRQS Radio
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