Carter Broadcast Group
Michael Carter is the President/General Manager of the Carter Broadcast Group, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. The Carter Broadcast Group owns and operates KPRS-FM and KPRT-AM.
Historically, KPRS is the oldest existing African American owned and operated radio station in the United States, founded in 1950 by Michael’s grandfather, Andrew “Skip” Carter. Since 1995, KPRS has been consistently a top rated station in Kansas City. Growing up in the family radio business Michael made his DJ debut at the age of eight! As an adult he worked for several years as the vice president, and was named president in 1987 by his grandfather.
Mike has been consistently active in the community. He currently serves on the board of the Police Athletic League of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Vice President of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters and advisory member for Wayside Waifs. He is a past board member of the following organizations: Urban League, Swope Parkway Health Center, KCPT-19, Boys & Girls Clubs, the YMCA, the American Red Cross, the Kansas City Art Institute, Starlight Theater, the United Minority Media Association, Carondelet Health, Jewish Community Relations Bureau, Negro League Baseball Museum, Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts of America, KC Friends of Alvin Ailey, Reviving Baseball in the Inner City, Association of Caring Entrepreneurs, KC Sports Commission & Foundation, and the National Youth Information Network. He is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio Advertising Bureau, Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Grandview Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Commerce.
Mike has been named for the past eight years as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in Kansas City by the Globe Newspaper. Radio Ink Magazine has twice named Mike among the 25 Most Successful African Americans in radio today. In 2000, he was awarded the Whitney M. Young Service Award from the Boy Scouts-Heart of America Council. In May 2001 he was awarded a Small Business Philanthropist of the Year Award.
His radio company has been recognized as a Top 10 Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. Carter Broadcast Group, Inc. was inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame in 2000, for their countless work in the community. The Radio Music Awards Academy awarded KPRS the 2000 Urban Station of the Year Award. KPRS won their first Crystal Radio Award in 1995! KPRS has also won a 2001 Omni Award for advertising, a first for the station. September 2001, KPRS was awarded a NAB Marconi Award for Urban Station of the Year! Spring 2003, Mike and his staff won their second Crystal Award for Community Service. September 2004, KPRS was awarded a NAB Marconi Award for Urban Station of the Year!
Mike has realistic plans to buy more radio stations and dreams of playing on the senior pro-golf tour. In his free time Mike enjoys being with his wife, Monica, and their children Michael Andrew, Robinson, Alexander, and Caroline.