Salem Names Gary Vaile as New KDIS GM

Salem Communications of Camarillo, Calif., has named Gary Vaile as general manager for the company’s soon-to-be acquired KDIS-FM, 99.5, a former Radio Disney station in Little Rock.

According to a Salem news release, Vaile is a veteran of Christian-themed radio in Arkansas. He most recently was general manager for three of American Family Radio’s Arkansas stations.

“Gary brings the whole package to us for this market,” said David Santrella, president of Salem’s radio division, in the release. “He’s a local guy with many years in radio management and ownership and he has vast experience in formats similar to our core formats. We look at Gary as a perfect fit for this new acquisition.”

Vaile began his tenure with Salem in late January, but the station has not yet begun broadcasting.

Salem, a publicly traded broadcaster of Christian content, filed late last year with the Federal Communications Commission to purchase KDIS and KRDY-AM, 1160, of San Antonio, for $2 million. KDIS represents the company’s first station in Arkansas.