Key Networks, a next-generation radio syndication company, announces that it has appointed Melissa Rapp as Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales, for the company. Rapp, a 36-year veteran of radio and media services sales, will be based in Dallas, TX, and reports to Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks.
Rapp joins Key Networks from SDS, where she was Vice President, Sales. Prior to that, Rapp was Vice President, Sales, for vCreative for almost nine years. She has also held sales leadership positions for MediaSpan Online Services and FirstCom Music. Rapp started her media sales career in radio, with 15 years’ experience as an Account Executive and/or Sales Manager for stations including: KLIF-AM in Dallas, TX; WEZB-FM in New Orleans, LA; WQID-FM in Biloxi, MS; and WHNN-FM in Saginaw, MI.
Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, said: “As we continue to build a best-in-class organization at Key Networks, we are delighted to welcome Melissa Rapp to lead our affiliation efforts. Melissa has extensive contacts in the industry, understands broadcasters’ needs and has the confidence from affiliates that she will deliver best-in-class products and services for their stations.”
Melissa Rapp commented: “I’ve known Key Networks’ CEO Rob Koblasz and COO Dennis Green for many years, and I’m thrilled to finally have the opportunity to work with them. My passion has always been to help stations be more efficient and serve their communities with the best possible product. It’s a great time to be in radio and a grand time to represent the premium talent and programming at Key Networks!”