Big Island Team

Executives :

Chuck Bergson

President & CEOCHUCK BERGSON, age 45, is currently serving as Director, President and CEO of Pacific Media Group, Inc. and has done so since March of 1990. PMG currently owns and operates 14 radio stations. KPOA FM, KLHI FM, KNUI AM/FM and KMVI AM/FM on Maui, and 4 stations in Hilo and 4 in Kona Hawaii. Bergson also serves as Director and President of Island Airwaves, Inc. Island Airwaves principle business is the development of communications sites commonly known as “antenna farms”, where telecommunications companies lease space to hang their antennas and house their transmitting equipment.

Chuck began his career in broadcasting with The American Broadcasting Company (ABC-TV), New York, NY. in 1983 as an Associate Account Executive in Affiliate Relations. In 1985 he accepted a position as an Account Executive with Retlaw Broadcasting, KMST-TV a CBS affiliate, Monterey, California. In 1987, he was awarded the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) “Entrepreneur” of the Year Award and was promoted to Sales Manager where he remained until his move to Maui in March of 1990.

Chuck, an active member of the Maui Community currently serves as a Past President for the Rotary Club of Lahaina, Director for the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Director for Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Director for the Pacific Cancer Foundation and Trustee for the Maui Preparatory Academy and as an advisor to numerous other community groups.

Chuck is married to Gail and has 2 children Danielle (6) and Rachel (4).

L E "Eddie" Johnson Jr

Chairman & CFOEddie received his B.S. in Business Administration from Fresno State University in 1968 where he was voted outstanding student in the field of insurance. Eddie joined his father's insurance brokerage in the following year passing exams for his property & casualty as well as life insurance licenses. In addition he passed the NASD broker dealer exam in order to enable him to sell securities. In 1970 Eddie ventured out on his own forming a corporation, Monterey Bay Area Media, for the purpose of applying for a Carmel, California FM radio license. The corporation successfully secured the license putting KLRB on the air in 1971 operating successfully until selling very profitably in 1977. That year Eddie joined a group forming Carmel Food & Beverage Co which created The Fabulous Toots Lagoon restaurant. Eddie became President in 1981 and operated very successfully for over 20 years while also starting a second restaurant Club Jalapeno. Eddie sold his interest in the company in 2001 to concentrate on his endeavors in Hawaii which began in 1983 when he became a principal of Lahaina Broadcasting Co which put KPOA-FM on the air on Maui.

In the mid 1990's Eddie along with partners Chuck Bergson and Bob Van Dine changed LBC to Pacific Radio Group purchasing a second FM on Maui, KLHI then acquiring two additional FM's and two AM's with the purchase of Maui Radio Group. A few years later they also acquired six FM licenses and 2 AM's on the Big Island and continue to operate all stations on both islands. The company also operates the very popular news and information web sites Mauinow.com and Bigislandnow.com.

In 1996 Eddie, Chuck, and Bob formed a separate corporation, Island Airwaves, for the purpose of building out Maui's premier tower facility which not only provided superior signals for their radio group but became a landlord to other broadcasters as well as cellular operators. IA expanded its facilities to the Big Island with the radio group's expansion in to that market. In the last three years IA sold its tower facilities to American Tower Co and has shifted its investment focus to real estate operations.

Jack Dugan

COO and Director of DigitalResponsible for the alignment and advancement of all Pacific Media Group teams and products. Pacific Media Group is a Hawaii-based media company. PMG owns and operates (14) radio stations, MauiNow.com, BigIslandNow.com and multiple website, app & digital radio products.

Mobile App Development Studio, Owner & Manager 2010-Current vThirtyFive is a small app development studio, with offices located in Downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. More than (30) apps developed. App development services performed for media companies, wineries, restaurants, hotels, Cessna/Textron.

Dugan Kinetics Aerospace Startup, Partner/Sales & Marketing Director 2007-2012 Partner in aerospace STC startup. Company provides patented fuel-saving aircraft modifications for MD-80 type aircraft. High-level meetings and deals worked with American Airlines, SAS, 1Time Airlines, Delta, Allegiant. $5.5MM investment capital solicited & funded.

Regional Magazine, Publisher/Owner 2002-2008 (3) Regional monthly magazines started and sold over the course of 6 years. Millions of dollars of advertising contracts executed with advertisers including: National Guard, Progressive Insurance, Bill Graham Presents, Clear Channel, Red Bull, Suzuki Motorcycles and more. Up to 60,000 copies per month printed and distributed throughout California and West Coast cities.

Media News Group, Advertising Account Executive 2001-2002 Managed advertising campaigns with large national companies, advertising agencies and other businesses. Helped to design and sell new print products in multiple California markets.

Management :

Ilene Alford

Vice President of AdministrationIlene has been with Pacific Media Group since 1998. She started out as a traffic manager for two stations. Her career grew with the company and today Ilene is Business Manager/Director for the entire family of Pacific Media Group stations, including our 6 Maui Radio Stations and 8 Radio Stations on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Aileen Antoque

Director of Promotions, Big IslandAileen attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an education major and worked in retail management for 15 years before finding radio in 1998. She has embraced the radio industry as a means to assist the Big Island community in many signature events. With roots on Oahu and San Francisco, Aileen has found the Big Island to be her true calling. Aileen is a member of Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association and sits on the committee for Hospice of Hilo’s Lights of Remembrance.

Marketing :

Rodney Pacheco

Marketing Executive, Big IslandRodney brings 25 years of radio experience to the table. The “local Big Island Boy” began his career as an on-air dj, slash sports reporter, turn news director and now has found his niche serving businesses in his hometown community. Rodney believes in his clients success and happiness and takes an easy, fun-going approach when building new business relationships.

Administrative :

Keith Vashon

Production Director, Big IslandKeith has been in the radio industry for over 15 years, and is proud to have been with Pacific Media Group since 2007. As Production Director, Keith is committed to building your commercial to sound great and be effective to get the listener’s attention to drive results for you and your business. As co-host of the Wake Up & Drive Show, and Assistant Program Director of KBIG-FM, Keith is committed to delivering the best Morning Show possible, and the most effective station to frame around your commercials.

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