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Abel adds Damian Rintelmann as chief digital officer; WRNR in Annapolis is sold to Christian ministry

by | Dec 8, 2022

Abel Communications in Baltimore hired Damian Rintelmann as chief digital officer and creative director. In his new role, Rintelmann is leading the growing firm’s creative and digital offerings and teams, while occupying a leadership role with the firm’s executive team.

“Damian’s arrival marks a new era for Abel Communications as we fully commit to a model of client service that will incorporate creative and digital services as a core part of our offerings,” said founder and CEO Greg Abel. “We have always focused on the goal of connecting our client’s messages with their audiences in the most effective ways possible. Having someone with Damian’s skills, background, and marketing expertise immediately expands our ability to do so in new and exciting ways.”

Rintelmann is an award-winning creative technologist and brand strategist with over 20 years of experience in the technology, marketing and operations industries. He has held positions at numerous prominent companies including Weber Shandwick, Delucchi Plus, and Webbmason Marketing. Most recently, Rintelmann served as the builder-in-residence for Olive Ventures creating forward thinking technology solutions in healthcare.

Baltimore-based Peter and John Fellowship Inc. is buying WRNR 103.1 FM for $1.54 million, according to Federal Communications Commission filings. The sale was made radio programmer turned WRNR owner Steve Kingston. According to a report in Inside Radio, the Peter and John Fellowship has filed a $1.54 million deal to buy the 6,000-watt Class A licensed to Grasonville, MD from Kingston’s Empire Broadcasting System. The sale includes the station and frequency, with EBS retaining the intellectual property, including the format and call letters.

Inside Radio reports the Peter and John Radio Fellowship already owns contemporary Christian “Bright FM” WRBS (95.1) in the Baltimore market and a format flip is almost certain, signaling the end of one of the few remaining independently owned commercial adult alternative stations in the country.

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.


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