Air Talent

  • Tim Cardascia - Morning Show Host
  • Melony McKaye - Mid-Day Host
  • Dave Benton - Dave in the Afternoon
  • Ken Thompson - Weekend Morning Host
  • Mark Murdock - Weekend Mid-Day Host
  • John Bailey - Weekend Afternoon Host
  • Dave Smith - Weekend Evening Host
Tim Cardascia - Morning Show Host

Tim Cardascia

Morning Show Host

I recently moved from Ephrata, PA to Merced to host the KAMB Morning Show.

I accepted the Lord at the age of 7 and began my radio career at 13. I have traveled to some amazing places over the years working with 11 radio stations and a few ministries.

After 35 years of being single, the Lord blessed me with a beautiful wife. Gayle and I married on September 4, 2004. We are blessed with three children, Tori (13), Matthew (6), and Andrew (5).

Listen to The Morning Show weekdays from 6am-10am.
1-877-664-1015
Melony McKaye - Mid-Day Host

Melony McKaye

Mid-Day Host

I was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and began my radio career in 1985. My father is still amazed that I’ve taken my "gift of gab" and made a paying career out of it.

I accepted Christ while in college and my heart’s desire is that everyone would know His love, mercy and grace and the freedom, hope and joy it brings. After college, my first full-time radio job was a promotions director and midday announcer.

I’ve since worked as a music director, promotions director and program director working with all types of formats including lite rock, country, oldies, news/talk and my personal favorite, Contemporary Christian Music.

My husband David and I are enjoying the growing family God has blessed us with. We affectionately call ourselves the McKaye 3-ring circus, as all three kids were born within 4 years! If you see them at events, you'll know Abigail because she thinks she's the mommy, Micheala, will charm your socks off and Christian will try to engage you in a game of Duck, Duck, Goose just so he can run. All together, they give me lots to talk about!

You can hear Melony weekdays from 10am-3pm.
Dave Benton - Dave in the Afternoon

Dave Benton

Dave in the Afternoon

Dave serves as Program and Music Director of Celebration Radio. He’s been with Celebration Radio since August 1996.

He and his wife Teresa have been married for 29 years and have two children: Jonathan, 25; and Taylor, 13. Dave’s oldest son Ryan is 34 and is a police officer with the city of Stockton.

Dave is also the Minister of Worship at the Winton First Southern Baptist Church with his wife serving as pianist. Among Dave’s interests are playing golf and doing home improvement.

You can hear Dave weekdays from 3pm - 8pm.
1-877-664-1015
Ken Thompson - Weekend Morning Host

Ken Thompson

Weekend Morning Host

I have lived in this area most of my life and was stationed at Castle AFB as an air traffic controller and am currently employed as an airline pilot.

My wife Shirley and I have been married over 22 years and we attend Yosemite Church in Merced.

My other interests include attending Oakland A's baseball games, golfing, and riding bicycles with my wife.

The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, and one of those blessings is to be part of the great staff and ministry here at KAMB.

You can hear Ken on the weekends from 6am-10am.
Mark Murdock - Weekend Mid-Day Host

Mark Murdock Mark

Weekend Mid-Day Host

I have been here at KAMB since 1980, so I guess I’m somewhat of a fixture around the place. Initially, I was working the "graveyard" overnight shift, but now they allow me to be here during the day. You'll hear me hosting weekends between 10 am and to 2 pm.

In addition to my on-air duties, I am also the "computer geek" here, and try to take care of our needs in that area. I am married to Elisse and we have two adult children, our son, Ian and our daughter, Emily.

I also enjoy teaching an adult Sunday school class in my church, woodcarving, photography and especially spending time with my family.
I consider it a true privilege to share with listeners on a daily basis here at KAMB.

You can hear Mark on the weekends from 10am -2pm.
John Bailey - Weekend Afternoon Host

John Bailey

Weekend Afternoon Host

God has blessed me with Andrea, my wife of 10 plus years and our two rowdy boys, Jacob and Caleb. We were blessed to be foster parents for several years and now have the honor of raising these precious boys as our own.

My hobbies are music and NASCAR, not necessarily in that order.

I am excited to be part of the KAMB family. God is good…all the time!

You can hear John on the weekends from 2pm-5pm.
Dave Smith - Weekend Evening Host

Dave Smith

Weekend Evening Host

I have previous radio experience in Nebraska, Ohio and Guam. I’ve also been a Public Address announcer at the HHH Metrodome in Minnesota and served for one Season as the Public Address announcer for the Modesto Nuts Minor League baseball team.

In addition to hosting at KAMB, I also serve as the pastor at the Delhi Southern Baptist Church.

I was active in high school and college choir and I’ve even had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York. I’m married to Jennie and we have one son, Timothy.

You can hear Dave on the Weekends from 5pm-8pm.