Mar 28, 2020 11:00 AM

Eagle Communications: Drouhard named regional mgr.

Posted Mar 28, 2020 11:00 AM
<b>Eagle Radio's Terry Drouhard.</b>
Eagle Radio's Terry Drouhard.

Eagle Communications announced this week that longtime radio veteran Terry Drouhard, has been named regional manager, overseeing both the Salina and Hutchinson markets.

Drouhard has been with Eagle since 1989, and his career has included on-air broadcasting, sales and sales management. For the past year, he has served as general manager of Eagle Radio of Hutchinson.

“I’m thankful to work alongside our great staff in Hutchinson. Having this new opportunity to work with the great staff in Salina is a privilege for me. I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish together in each Eagle market,” Drouhard said.

Drouhard replaces interim general manager Mark Trotman, who will retire March 31 after 32 years with Eagle.

“Terry’s attention to detail and long term look at business will now be implemented in Salina, continuing the work we started in Hutchinson,” Trotman said. “Thank you to all of the employee-owners of Eagle Communications who have worked with me, mentored me, and grown with me through my 32 years with the company.”

“I am excited for Eagle and our central Kansas region,” said President and CEO of Eagle Communications, Kurt David. “The Salina and Hutchinson markets allow Eagle to cover the state of Kansas from near border to border. Under Terry’s leadership, our employee-owned company will continue to create even better experiences for our clients, listeners, viewers and communities. And to Mark Trotman, congratulations on a successful and rewarding career. Thank you, Mark, for your service and dedication to Eagle.”

Eagle Radio of Salina operates KSKG 99.9FM, KG Prime 94.5FM, KINA 910AM/107.5FM, and SalinaPost.com. Eagle Radio of Hutchinson operates KWBW 1450AM/98.5FM, KHUT 102.9FM, KHMY 93.1FM, and HutchPost.com.

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UPDATE: SM Hanson cancels Heartland Bluegrass Festival

UPDATE: SM Hanson Music has canceled this year's Heartland Bluegrass festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rick Hanson, CEO and president of SM Hanson Music.

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The Temple in Salina. Salina Post photo

SM Hanson Music is bringing back bluegrass! A bluegrass festival, that is.

The SM Hanson Heartland Bluegrass Festival 2020 is scheduled for April 26. The event is scheduled at The Temple, 336 South Santa Fe Avenue, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. This venue is handicap accessible.

"The SM Hanson Heartland Bluegrass Festival 2020 will include several bluegrass bands from around the state, some general playing and picking sessions, an Instrument Petting Zoo (for kids and adults), open mic stage time, a few instrument vendors, and local food trucks," said Rick Hanson, CEO and president of SM Hanson Music, Inc. "Attendees are encouraged to bring their instrument to join in the music community during the day."

Admission to the event will be by a suggested cash donation or canned food donation for the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, Hanson said.

"This will be our first bluegrass festival since the mid 1970s. We held several events in the '70s at Memorial Hall with bluegrass bands coming from Oklahoma and Arkansas," Hanson explained.

This year, however, the festival will be at The Temple.

"We will use the Grand Entrance on Santa Fe (big bronze doors)," Hanson noted. "The steps can be a place to begin picking if the weather is nice. The foyer and second floor space will provide adequate room for performances, picking areas, petting zoo and vendors."

The schedule of performers will be released closer to the date of the event, Hanson said.

The Kansas Bluegrass Association also plans to participate in the festival, he said.

Additionally, The Temple will have volunteers on hand to discuss the beautiful and historic facility that is being used for so many events.

"This will be a great opportunity for the public to see The Temple and listen/participate in the bluegrass music event," Hanson said.

According to Hanson, the festival is sponsored in part by Salina Arts & Humanities.