Z88.3 FM: Safe For The Little Ears®

Carol Ellingson

Promotions Director/ Social Media Director/TEAM 88.3 Director


Carol started her adventure at Z88.3 as an intern in the promotions department. She left for a short break to attend Florida State University (Go Seminoles!). During her time in Tallahassee, she also had the opportunity to help launch a new Christian radio station, WAYT, which was part of the WAY-FM radio network. She returned to Z88.3 after college as their first, full time Promotions Director.

She has also helped Z88.3 grow socially and now, along with promotions, heads up the social media and TEAM 88.3 (donor love) departments for Z88.3, Hot 95.9, G106.3 and 103.7 The Rock. Her team is behind all the on air and web campaigns, station events, station volunteers, social media and TEAM 88.3 communication and events. In May of 2015, she celebrated her 10 year anniversary at Z88.3.

Her work in promotions was recognized by Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) with the very first Echo Award for Promotions Director of the Year in 2009. Carol has been featured in several industry magazine and web articles, and she has had the honor of speaking about promotions and social media at several industry conferences. She also headed up work on the entries that have won Z88.3 several Gospel Music Association (GMA) and CMB Station of the Year awards as well as being named a finalist twice for Religious Station of the Year for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

She is passionate about helping Christian radio across the country, so Carol also serves on CMB’s Momentum conference planning committee and is actively involved in working with other stations to help share ideas in the promotions and social media world.

Carol married her wonderful, amazing husband, Andrew Ellingson in 2010, which was also a Z event with logos and all. In her free time, Carol loves to cook and plan events, which is why she is also known as the official Z88.3 resident foodie and station cruise director!