Rockcastle Media Networks launched in April 2016, the brainchild of broadcast and network veteran Will Sterrett. The network’s first offering Think Fast! debuted in May 2016 on just a handful of affiliates, including KWIX/Moberly, MO, where Sterrett was first heard twenty years prior. Think Fast! quickly grew as did the opportunities for Rockcastle Media Networks, with the following month’s syndication launch of Neon Beat with John Christopher. The network added accomplished broadcaster Karen “Trixie” Emerick as VP/Affiliate Relations, providing key support to existing stations as well as presenting offerings to prospective affiliates.
Will Sterrett, President/CEO, is a 20-year broadcast veteran with extensive experience in markets of all sizes and with multiple networks. His experience includes on-air roles at KRLD/Dallas-Fort Worth, KTRH/Houston, WLW/Cincinnati, as well as the CNN Radio Network, Waitt Radio Networks and Texas State Networks. Sterrett’s time at Waitt Radio Networks included multiple programming roles, including Program Director of the “Oldies Plus” 24/7 satellite format. The winner of several prestigious broadcast awards, Sterrett was lead anchor for the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Large Market Radio Newscast Of The Year.
Karen “Trixie” Emerick, VP/Affiliate Relations, shares the vision of Rockcastle Media Networks and is focused on providing a top-notch experience for network affiliates and advertising partners. Her award-winning broadcast career includes on-air roles and operational duties, most recently at affiliates KXXX-KRDQ/Colby, KS.