- Zipporah Mondy
Zipporah Mondy, a Chicago native, is the Executive Gofer at her family’s radio broadcasting company. Whatever is needed, she will “go-fer it”. The family radio stations, KJIW-FM 94.5 in Helena, Arkansas and KCAT 1340 AM in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, are owned and managed by her parents, Elijah and Belinda Mondy.
Zipporah received radio training from her dad, a former program traffic coordinator and engineer of 29 years at NBC WMAQ-TV (Chicago). She has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience in a variety of areas including on-air talent, production, sales, marketing, traffic, programming, promotions, digital media, computer IT, and some broadcast engineering.
She has over 15 years of experience in youth outreach, summer youth camps, and youth leadership training. She obtained her associate degree at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production and a minor in marketing from Arkansas State University. She is a member of the National Leadership Society and was a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Radio Student Scholar for four consecutive years. In 2018 Zipporah focused more on engineering through her acceptance and completion of the Technology Apprenticeship Program from the NAB Leadership Foundation. She is a founding member of the newly formed Society of Broadcast Engineers’ Arkansas Chapter (2019).
She is the second oldest of nine. Her faith and family are most important to her. Outside of radio she enjoys volleyball, studying Spanish, drawing, playing piano or guitar, cooking, traveling, and dancing when no one is looking. She aspires to grow the family radio business, obtain a helicopter pilot’s license, launch an after-school media and technology program for underserved youth, embark on overseas missions, and start her own production company.