PARSONS, Kan. -- Brandon Nivens has officially been named general manager for SKIL Media, effective June 1, it was recently announced by SKIL Resource Center's director of development & special projects Dave Sorrick.
Nivens was appointed interim GM in mid-March. He oversees the operation of KSEK Radio in Pittsburg, KLKC Radio in Parsons plus print and internet services.
He has a bachelor of arts in mass communication from Missouri Southern and is a professional Graphic Designer, proficient in web design/administration, video and audio editing, computer technology, and other forms of media development and research. He also is a musician and performer.
Nivens joined the original radio team when SKIL purchased KSEK in 2004. In 2009 he traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of a delegation supporting the Independent Living Movement. That same year, Nivens produced and performed with Billy Altom on the recording of the Justin Dart rendition “Lead On."
In 2010, he made a presentation on SKIL Media before the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) annual national convention in Overland Park, Kansas.
Nivens said, “(He) believes that with a good balance of modern technology, combined with traditional grass root advocacy efforts, that Americans with disabilities can have an effective voice in the digital world.”
Recent activities have centered around plans to move the KSEK-AM/FM radio stations and the Pittsburg branch office of SKIL into new facilities at 1403 North Broadway from the current location at Meadowbrook Mall in Pittsburg. The transition should be complete prior to July 31.