Meet the Team
Local marketing experts partner with your business…
Your business is different from every other business. Why would your marketing plan be the same as anyone else?
You will be paired with a highly experienced Media Marketing Consultant that crafts a marketing plan specifically for your business using a unique mix of on air, online, and on site marketing solutions. To get started, contact us today.
Our consultants come from a variety of backgrounds and have different specialties, but they all share two things: an intense desire to help local businesses thrive, and an amazing amount of knowledge on how to do that here in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
Katie has been in radio for more than two decades. she started in sales and worked her way up to her current position at the helm of 5 Star Radio Group. She joined Saga Communications in 2007 as the General Manager in Clarksville. In April of 2010, she spear-headed the creation of ClarksvilleNow.com, 5 Star’s hyper-local community news website.
Katie thrives on watching 5 Star help local businesses and the community through its myriad of products. She lends her time to several volunteer boards, including as chairman of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Summer Jackson is Sales Manager for 5 Star Radio and has decades of sales experience as well as business development, marketing and public relations.
Summer is passionate about identifying new trends in broadcast and digital marketing and helping company’s develop the right message to drive sales and grow new business.
She’s also an active volunteer on behalf of Army families at Fort Campbell and the USO.
Director of Digital Sales
Sande started in radio in 2000 in her hometown of Natchez, Miss. She flourished there and her abilities were recognized and recruited by Citadel Broadcasting in Baton Rouge, La., and then Clear Channel Communications in New Orleans.
Hurricane Katrina sent her to Clarksville, where she started with 5 Star Radio as a Marketing Consultant in 2005. She stepped up to the position of NTR/Event/Promotions Manager in 2006 and in 2009 became the General Sales Manager.
She has experience serving as an advertising agency for local and regional clients, event planning and was a partner in WCKV – Ctv, Clarksville’s Channel 9.
Sande volunteers in many ways, including sitting on the Board of Directors of Manna Café; serving as a New Business Development Committee Member for the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce; and being a Clarksville Parks and Recreation Green Home Tour Committee Member. She also volunteers with the March of Dimes, Best of Clarksville committee and Clarksville High School football and baseball booster clubs among other groups.
She truly believes in the power of radio and celebrates success when clients decide to hand all of their advertising responsibilities to 5 Star Radio because they see that our efforts are paying off.
“I enjoy setting goals and drawing a map for clients to follow to reach those goals,” she says. “I really like analyzing what they’re trying to achieve and helping them do it.”
Sande is a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant (CRMC), a Certified Digital Marketing Consultant (CDMC) and a Radio Marketing Professional (RMP).
Sande Cox in six words or less: “Lover of broadcast and digital marketing.”
Senior Media Marketing Consultant, C.R.M.C.
Dave Parker has been a member of the 5 Star Radio Group team since October 2003. Since then he has helped dozens of businesses in the Clarksville /Hopkinsville area grow their business. Dave’s experience in Radio and marketing spans 25 years.
Dave became a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant (CRMC) in 1986. The certification program is overseen by the Radio Advertising Bureau. Graduates of the program display excellent skills and knowledge not only about the Radio industry, but how to make other media work best for advertisers in general.
“Nothing pleases me more than to see one of our advertising partners realize the success a solid Radio marketing plan can deliver for their business,” he said.
Dave’s veteran status allows him to offer his advertising partners unique insights, and ideas on how to make their advertising work better for them. Additionally, his knowledge of how to integrate Radio advertising with on-line and on-site promotions helps his advertising partners realize even greater growth.
Are you ready to grow your business?
Call or email Dave Parker today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Senior Media Marketing Consultant
Amy Kelly has been a member of the 5 Star Radio Group team since July 2005. Amy greatly believes in the future growth of Clarksville and its local businesses. She is highly involved in Clarksville’s Chamber of Commerce. Along with being on the Chamber Membership Committee she is also the 5 Star Radio Group’s Chamber Ambassador.
What drives Amy Kelly? “When you believe in what you do, it makes it easy to get up in the morning and lay your head down at night. My position allows me to work with local businesses and help them grow. I believe in radio and online advertising and know they deliver results! Our radio stations and www.clarksvillenow.com gives local business owners the opportunity to stand out above their competition and reach their own personal goals. Radio and clarksvillenow.com is constantly changing and improves every year with better ways to help our clients grow. Through our schedules, our promotions and our various websites we do deliver results! I take my job very personally and consider myself a “partner” with my clients. When they are successful–I am successful.”
Call or email Amy Kelly today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Senior Media Marketing Consultant
Mike has been in Clarksville his entire life. He likes seeing businesses grow and knowing his marketing plan helped that happen. You might not recognize him without his guitar and the rest of The Mike Robinson Band, which he led for about 10 years. Mike joined 5 Star Radio because he saw an opportunity to start a new career – and start helping businesses in the Clarksville area.
Mike likes people, and he likes drawing plans to make them successful.
“I truly believe in building a relationship and becoming a partner with the client,” he says.
Mike Robinson in six words or less: “Persistent, confident, humorous, dependable, honest, caring.”
Call or email Mike Robinson today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Wilburn “Willie” Wilson
Marketing Consultant, C.R.M.C.
Office: 931-648-7720 ext 537
Willie’s history and experience in radio could barely fit on this page. He’s an area native, a Navy veteran and the definition of spry ole guy. He has done almost every job one could do in radio – news director, on air, producer, general manager, sales manager and most recently, Marketing Consultant.
“I’ve spent years doing on air personality performance, news gathering and writing, commercial sales and production, play by play sports broadcasting, management and public relations.”
Willie is extremely active in his church, Cerulean Baptist, and various civic organizations in Cadiz and Trigg County.
He possesses a “desire to serve others and accomplish worthwhile goals beyond the norm.”
Credentials: CRMC, BTDT, GTTS, OETKB
Willie Wilson in six words or less: “Have faith and keep on trucking!”
Call or email Wille Wilson today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Media Marketing Consultant
Mandy Kelly graduated from Austin Peay State University. She has an extensive background in design and takes a personal interest in her clients and their success.
In her spare time, Mandy spends time with her daughter and fiance and going to live shows.
Call or email Mandy Kelly today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Media Marketing Consultant
Marin Alaniz is originally from Texas, but enjoys calling Tennessee his home now. He joined the Army after high school and was stationed at Fort Campbell before getting out of the service. After a few years in South Carolina he moved back to Clarksville to be close to family.
Marin lends his creative mind and out-of-the-box ideas to all his clients. If you’re looking for something more than the same-old same-old, Marin is your media specialist.
Call or email Marin Alaniz today to set up your free consultation on how to market your business and start seeing results!
Office: 931-648-7720 x506
Kris has spent most of her life in San Jose, CA, but moved to Tennessee in 1999 when her husband, then a soldier in the US Army, was transferred to Ft Campbell, KY. She brings to us a strong administrative/sales background. Kris started working for 5 Star Radio in December 2012 as a receptionist in our front office. She then stepped into the Marketing Coordinator position to replace Chris Harris who was promoted to Promotions Director. Since then she has grown to “love” all aspects of radio and appreciates how valuable this form of advertising is to our clients and the Clarksville area.
Kris and her husband Tim have 3 grown daughters and 2 granddaughters “whom are the light of their lives”. They round out their family with three cats: Sandy, Danny and Josie.
Kris Lee in six words or less: Nurturing, sensitive, loyal, determined, go-getter…