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Feature Interview

Robyn Sedgwick

General Manager

KTLF/KTPL

Colorado Springs

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Robyn's Career Capsule

In 1986, I graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO with a B.A. in Communication. I started as a music major. So, this is my dream job. I remember frantically splicing the reel to reel tape in my Mass Communication course. (So thankful for digital.) I love coming to work every day. I still canít believe I get paid to do this. (Shhh, donít tell my Board of Directors.) My career has included positions as the Director of Sales and Marketing for resorts and hotels both domestic and international as well as The Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA. I worked for Focus on the Family in Peak Creative and my church as the Worship Assistant. I have also served as a worship leader and currently sing on my church praise team and choir.



1. Tell us about The Power & Light Radio Network

For 25 years, KTLF Light Praise has been a listener-supported, commercial-free radio station, playing a mix of traditional and contemporary Christian music. In the early 1980ís, three Colorado Springs businessmen had a vision for Christian radio in their community. The men formed a non-profit corporation, Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, Inc. On February 27, 1989, vision became reality when KTLF signed on the air at 89.7 FM with one employee, a number of volunteers, and a strong desire to encourage, equip and establish listeners in their walk with Jesus Christ. Now, the Colorado statewide network (which also includes Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming) of KTLF Light Praise has grown to 12 full-power stations and 26 translators. 25 years later, the ongoing goal and mission for the KTLF ministry remains the same: to establish, equip and encourage people in their Christian faith through high quality music and commercial free programming. In December of 2008, KTPL joined the network as a Moody Radio affiliate reaching Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

 

2. What is the best programming advice you've been given? The worst?

Best Ė Itís a process.

Worst Ė You canít do that.

 

3. Regarding your career, what are you most proud of?

I feel incredibly blessed to be in my calling. I have learned from Gary Barkalow at The Noble Heart that ďYour calling is something you have to turn off, not turn on.Ē Thank you Gary for this gift of clarity.  Every opportunity Iíve had and every person I have worked for and with has contributed to where and who I am today. Thank you. You know who you are. Most of all, to be able to see Godís hand in it is so overwhelming. To have Him hold me so tightly and walk in His will, thereís no other place I want to be.

 

4. What is the one thing you must have to do your job every day?

 Prayer, my KTLF Team and my iPhone.

 

5. Where will future Christian radio air talent come from?

There is a definite need for local on-air talent. I have been blessed with both local and long-distance talent. I like having both on the station. There needs to be a mentoring program at the college level. Maybe there is already. I can see where that will be on my horizon in the near future. Maybe the bloggers out there could be a field from which to harvest.

 

6. Do you feel syndication is good or bad for Christian radio?

Good syndication is great! Thankful for the great ministries that bless us and our listeners.

 

7. Generally speaking to the industry what are the biggest obstacles facing The Power & Light Radio Network?

I see obstacles as opportunities. However, funding is always a huge need.

 

8. Who are your radio heroes and influences? and why?

I am blessed with an amazing Board of Directors. One of my Board members just happens to be the ďMasterĒ Lib himself, Lauren Libby, President of TWR.  What can I say. It isnít just who he is to the Christian radio industry, it is who he is in Christ and to each person he meets every day. Such a humble servant. What a great mentor. I am so blessed.

 

 

 

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