NGS Media Group

Tim Livingston, Executive Director NGS Media/Diamondmill Music

Tim Livingston

Executive Director NGS Media Group and Diamond Mill Music:

In 1979 Tim began his career in Radio Broadcasting at age 15 as a DJ at a local Southern Gospel Radio station WGIC.  1981, he moved to WGNZ where he remains active on air today, serving also as President of the corporation and parent of WGNZ Radio in Dayton. Tim has been recognized and honored over the last thirty years as a Broadcaster and Southern Gospel Radio on air personality. And was awarded the Large Market DJ of the Year in Southern Gospel Radio. Tim has been very active in taking the WGNZ programming beyond the footprint of the over the air coverage in the Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati Ohio area to the digital space.  WGNZ was one of the first Christian Radio Stations to stream live online in 1996. And today, WGNZ has launched the latest platform for listeners by creating Mobile Applications. In all smartphone markets around the world WGNZ can be heard.

Prime Video Productions a company that Tim operated from 1982-2002 produced hundreds of Live and Concept Videos for many award winning Southern Gospel artists. Tim worked for Windchime Records of Nashville in the early 80’s as Artist/Radio Director. Licensed/Ordained Minister-Pastor at Greenview Calvary Tabernacle in Dayton, Ohio since 1982. Serving as Sr Pastor since 2001. Tim was a professor at a Bible College from 2000-2004 and earned a B.A. M.A. and Ph.D in Theology from Life Christian University.  Tim also is Executive Director of NGS Media Group, a company started in 2011 that produces and develops local artists in the tri-state region.

Born, raised and residing in the Dayton, Ohio area. Today Tim remains very active in Music and Pulpit ministry along with special singing and speaking ministry opportunities at concerts, campmeetings, & special events.  And continues on his Father’s Gospel Promotion legacy.

Ron Short, Project Coordinator NGS Media/Diamondmill Music

Ron Short

Project Coordinator NGS Media Group and Diamond Mill Music:

Ron Short got his start in music on the drums at age 5. By the time he gave his heart to the Lord at age 13, he had added guitar, bass and piano to his list of talents. Ron began traveling with his first part time group, The Bread of Life, at age 14, and then teamed up with his cousins and an uncle to form The Freedom Band. In the late 90’s Ron joined the regionally known Lighthouse Express. This lineup, later known as Heartfelt Ministries, enjoyed national chart success and won regional awards. Ron later met Denny and Marie Riddell while playing studio sessions and began to assist them in their Singing Ministry. This Ministry continued to grow and eventually became, and still is, full-time. Ron has been blessed to experience the many facets involved in Gospel Music and has worked along side some of the most talented and anointed players and singers.

“I have learned so much from all of the people I have worked for and with. I am thankful to have been involved with Gospel Music for 30 years. I have been a roadie; played drums, piano, bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, organ, banjo, and saxophone on stage at one point or another; been a sound tech., sound man, motor home driver/mechanic, navigator, and road mgr.; been a session player, session leader, assistant engineer, songwriter, music composer,arranger, project coordinator, and producer; been a Sunday School Teacher, Preacher, Evangelist, Minister of Music, and an Assistant Pastor. Now, with all of this life experience, my goal is to help Music Ministries in the OH, KY, and IN region develop into what God wants them to be.”