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




Kevin LeGrett
Los Angeles Region President
Southwest Division President, iHeart Media

Kevin currently oversees Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin as Southwest President of I Heart Media. He also leads the marketing team for all iHeart Media special events and oversees the iHeart Media Theater in Burbank. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Kevin was Senior Vice President- Operations and was responsible for 46 regional markets for then Clear Channel Radio as well as a previous management role as Market Manager for CCR in Rochester, NY. Prior to joining iHeart Media, Kevin served as President of Citadel Broadcasting from 2003-2010 and was also Vice President/Market Manager for Infinity Broadcasting from 1998-2003. Kevin currently serves as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Southern California Broadcasting Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees at McQuaid Jesuit High school. Kevin is married and has three children.
Vice Chair of the SCBA board