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radio station executive , sales executive

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


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


Bachelor in Speech, Northwest Missouri State University, 1973.


Account executive, Station WMKC Radio, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1973-1974;account executive, Station KHAK Radio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1974-1977;account executive, Station KARN Radio, Little Rock, 1977-1979;sales manager, Station KARN Radio, Little Rock, 1979-1980;account executive, Station KCKN Radio, Kansas City, Kansas, 1980-1981;account executive, Station KMJQ Radio, Houston, 1981-1985;sales manager, Station KMJQ Radio, Houston, 1985-1986;general sales manager, Station KMJQ Radio, Houston, 1986-1988;broadcast sales consultant, Merrigan Enterprises, Houston, 1988-1989;vice president, general manager, Station KKSS Radio, Albuquerque, since 1989;general manager, Station KRQS Radio, since 1998;general manager, Station KDZZ Radio, since 1998. Board directors, West Corporation, 1993-1997. Part-owner SignPro of New Mexico, since 1995, Great Locations, since 1996.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, reading, needlepoint.


James Robert Merrigan

Coletta Marie (Seipel) Merrigan