Sales Team

Radio is one of the most effective forms of advertising, with a proven ROI. We can help any business, regardless of size, reach their audiences with creative, engaging and fun solutions.

Interested in advertising with The Bridge? Contact our Sales Manager, Paul Smith, to see how we can help you!

Meet some of our savvy sales staff:

Paul Smith

General Manager/Sales Manager

Paul Smith

Bio coming soon.










Katie Redfearn

Marketing Consultant/Entertainment Coordinator

Katie RedfearnA true Carolina girl, Katie grew up in Hickory, NC. After vacationing for many years with her family in Charleston, SC, she decided to make a move and call Charleston home!

Katie graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. With more than 13 years of experience in media advertising and B2B sales, it’s her mission to help local business owners get results. Along with helping businesses market their brand, Katie also works with many local, regional, and national promoters to support many of the concerts and events in Charleston.

In addition, Katie co-hosts a specialty show, “The Jam,” on 105.5 The Bridge on Sunday evenings, which features an eclectic mix of artists from all genres of music: everything from rock, funk, blues, reggae, americana, bluegrass, and, of course, local Homegrown artists.

Katie is a mother of a furry, 4-legged baby named Radley, and loves taking him to the beach or to the park. There’s also a good chance you’ll find Katie supporting live music, rooting on the Carolina Panthers, or shooting a game of pool.


Jill Varner Crawford

Senior Marketing Consultant

Jill Varner CrawfordJill is a native of Charleston, and attended Trident Technical College, where she studied Business Management. She began her career as V.P. of Media Planning & Buying for an advertising agency, representing a broad spectrum of local businesses, including automotive, real estate, restaurants, retail, financial, industrial, medical and more. After 8 years, Jill switched to the sales side, and began her career in radio broadcast sales in Charleston in 1994. Jill has extensive knowledge of the Charleston market, and a successful track record of helping local businesses grow and achieve their goals and return on investment.

Jill has a large extended family who have all remained in Charleston, with the exception of her two daughters, Lauren and Jenna, who now reside in Brooklyn, NY. In her spare time, Jill loves cooking, movies, boating and fishing, attending concerts and sporting events and, of course, visiting her girls in New York City.

  • Robert M. Caughey

    To Whom It May Concern,
    I am preparing to open my own business and am putting together a business proposal.

    I would like to know the cost for advertising and what type of packages you offer, I am planning to open the end August and would like to get my brand out there.

    Looking forward to do business with ya all!

    Robert M. Caughey