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The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the new General Sales Manager at the Miller Media Group, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Chris Bullock of Mt. Zion joined the Miller Media Group in June, with some 30 years of radio experience on air, in radio advertising sales, and management.

Bullock, who is originally from Byron, Illinois near Rockford, shared how he got into the radio business as an overnight board operator for a Rockford station.  He enrolled in Millikin University in Decatur because it had a student-run radio station, which later in his career he managed on a part-time basis for some 10 years.

Bullock interned at a Decatur radio station, then was hired when WEJT went on the air in Decatur in 1990.  Bullock went up the ranks there, first on-air, then as program director, and later as general manager for what became a group of stations in Decatur.

Bullock told the Kiwanis Club that he's enjoyed doing local radio over the years, because the people on the air live and know the community.

He added he enjoys building relationships with local businesses, in his new role as General Sales Manager for the Miller Media Group.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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