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Noalmark Broadcasting Names New GM for South Arkansas

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Noalmark Broadcasting Corp. of El Dorado has a new general manager for its 10 radio stations in south Arkansas, and he comes with a familiar name.

Patrick Nolan, an El Dorado native, will take over leadership of the company’s properties in El Dorado and Magnolia next week at Noalmark’s El Dorado headquarters. A former pharmaceutical sales rep, Nolan shares a last name with Noalmark co-founder William C. Nolan Jr. and with company President Trey Nolan. But he isn’t a member of the immediate family, Senior Vice President Anna Canterbury told Arkansas Business on Wednesday. 

“He’s not an immediate relation, but more like a longtime family friend,” she said.

Noalmark has a virtual monopoly in the El Dorado commercial radio market, where it owns eight stations — KAGL-FM, KMRX-FM, KMLK-FM, KIXB-FM, KELD-AM, KELD-FM, KDMS-AM and KLBQ-FM. Noalmark has two stations, KVMA-AM and KVMZ-FM, about 25 miles away in Magnolia, and several properties in the Roswell and Hobbs markets in New Mexico. The stations run the gamut from classic rock and urban contemporary to sports and news talk.

Patrick Nolan is a University of Arkansas graduate with pharmaceutical experience at Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic and Globus Medical, according to a Noalmark news release. Nolan and his family are moving from Hot Springs.

“We are honored to welcome Patrick and his family back to El Dorado,” Trey Nolan said in a statement. “Finding a strong leader with a deep understanding of and commitment to our South Arkansas listeners, advertisers and community was a priority for us.” 

He called Patrick Nolan the right choice as Noalmark affirms its “commitment to promoting the economic growth and development of our thriving communities by offering entertaining programming for our listeners and effective advertising solutions for our clients.”

Patrick Nolan said he was excited to be coming home, and to be joining an “exceptional organization of dedicated and talented” people. 

“Ever since I can remember, our stations have been a vital source of news and entertainment across south Arkansas,” he said. “I look forward to the opportunity to strengthen our local radio presence and community relationships.”

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