Who We Are



Thom Callahan

President

Prior to joining SCBA, Thom was president of Callahan Communications, a firm focused on growing its clients' business, strategic planning for brand awareness, and new market development. Previously, he was Director of Sales for Radiate Media, based in Los Angeles. With over 30 years of broadcast and digital platform experience in sales, sales management, research, content, new product development, and emerging markets, Thom has held senior management positions with The Associated Press, CBS Radio, Metro Networks, and Anheuser-Busch. Twice nominated as Radio Network News Executive of the Year, Callahan has been a guest speaker and moderator for NAB sponsored events on a variety of topics to the radio industry over the past 11 years. He has served as a member of the AP Radio advisory board, and has served on the advisory boards of the Ad Clubs in three cities. Check out Thom's Blog, "Listening For Radio" at http://scbaradio.com/.

SCBA Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 Term



Terry Fahy

Western Region Vice President
Salem Media Group

Terry Fahy began his broadcasting career with Antares Broadcasting in Santa Barbara. Since 1982 Terry has served in a variety of roles with Salem Media Group: Ventura/Oxnard (GM), LA (GSM, GM) and currently is the Western Region Vice President for Salem Media Group and oversees Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Ventura and San Diego. He currently serves as Board Chair for the California Broadcasters Association as well as the executive board of the Southern California Broadcasting Association. Terry Fahy is married with two adult sons who are attorneys in Southern California and twin grandsons.
Treasurer of the SCBA Board



Melissa Forrest
President for iHeartMedia
San Diego/Riverside Region

In the past 15 years, her career path has taken her from: Clear Channel Detroit as Director of Sales; Entercom Seattle as VP/General Manager; Entercom Austin as VP/Market Manager; Clear Channel Atlanta as Market President; iHeartMedia San Diego as Market President; to iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside Region as President. Melissa holds the following honors: Radio Ink's 100 Most Influential Women in Radio 2015, 2016, and 2017; The San Diego Business Journal's San Diego 500 Influential Business Leaders 2016; and Radio Ink's Best Managers in Radio 2014 and 2016. Currently, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation and is an Officer on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Broadcasters Association and Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Melissa holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, Management from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
At Large Officer of the SCBA board



Sabina Widmann-Hernandez
Vice President and Regional General Manager of Radio
Univision Communications Inc.

Sabina Widmann-Hernandez oversees operations of Univision Communication Inc.'s radio stations in Las Vegas, San Diego and McAllen. Widmann-Hernandez first joined Univision in 2005 as an Account Executive, and her trajectory within the Company led her to be a National Account Manager, Director of Sales and Vice President, General Manager for Univision San Diego. Widmann-Hernandez currently is the VP, Regional General Manager over San Diego, Las Vegas and McAllen. In addition to the SCBA executive board position, Widmann-Hernandez represents Univision as a Board member of the Radio Advertising Bureau and was recently named one of 2017's Best Managers by Radio Ink. She holds a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs & Fishery Management from the University of Washington as well as Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College. Sabina Widmann-Hernandez is married with two daughters.
At Large Officer of the SCBA board



Jaime Jimenez
Senior Vice President Integrated Marketing Solutions
Entravision Communications, Inc. Los Angeles, California

Jaime Jimenez has over 20 years in senior management roles in Radio and Television and is currently Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions at Entravision Communications. In addition to serving as Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the Southern California Broadcasting Association, Jaime is currently a Board Member, California Broadcast Association, and an Executive Member of the Promesa Advisory Board for St. Jude's Research Hospital. Jaime also serves as a Board Member of the Loyola Marymount Latino Alumni Association. He is married with three children.
At Large Officer of the SCBA board



Dan Kearney
Senior Vice President / Market Manager
CBS Radio Los Angeles

Dan began his Radio career in 1986 with progressively more responsible roles with Southern California Radio in both programming and then sales and sales management. He then joined Cox Radio in 1998 as the Local Sales Manager for KFI-AM. After the sale of Cox Radio's Los Angeles stations he transferred to Cox Radio Atlanta as the General Sales Manager for WSB-AM in 1999.With Cox Media Group, Dan filled multiple management positions in Atlanta before being appointed Vice President/Market Manager in 2009. In 2012 his career path relocated Dan to South Florida to become the Vice President/Market Manager for Cox Media Group's Miami properties. Wanting to return to Southern California, Dan is now Senior Vice President for CBS Radio, overseeing all LA Radio stations. Dan holds a BS in Broadcasting from Southern Illinois and is married with two children.
Immediate Past Chair of the SCBA board