A familiar voice is returning to Manhattan Broadcasting.
Matt Walters will take over Monday as the new general manager of the company which owns News Radio KMAN, as well as FM stations 101.5 K-Rock, B104.7, Sunny 102.5 and Z96.3.
Walters says radio is in his blood, having graduated from Kansas State University in 1992 with a broadcast journalism degree. He spent 20 years with Manhattan Broadcasting after graduating, before taking a post at Commerce Bank.
Walters replaces Corey Reeves, who departed Manhattan Broadcasting in August.
Going forward, Walters says he intends to get more people in the community and region engaged with the five radio stations, including KMAN.
Walters is a native of Russell and says it was there he first learned the importance of local radio. That has continued, he says with the opportunity the Seaton family has provided in Manhattan.
Walters will continue to be heard on the K-State Sports Network broadcasts, including his upcoming 30th season providing play by play for K-State baseball.
Manhattan Broadcasting is owned by members of the Seaton family. The Manhattan Mercury is owned by a separate company with many of the same shareholders.