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Feature Interview

Libby Krimsier

APD/MD/PM drive

WBSN

New Orleans

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Libby's Career Capsule

I'm a beauty school dropout with an accidental career in radio since 1997.

      



1. Tell us any recent changes (news) at WBSN...

We are currently still in a state of transition. I have taken over the role of Music Director beginning in February, and I shifted from morning co-host to afternoons on-air (Julie remains our sunny, bright - and solo - morning show host - for now). We also recently added a new face to our development team and have added a production/social media person to our staff. And we're still looking to continue shaping the future of the station and its team.

 

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

Best: Be yourself and take the first exit. (Thankfully, I can't think of a "worst.")

 

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

I'm pretty proud of myself when I can remember something. Anything. (Wait, what was the question again?)

 

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

Coffee. And the internet. (This feels like a terrible answer, but it's true.)

 

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

Anywhere! (I've got both eyes open for exactly that.) I think we're seeing more and more come from non-traditional avenues, which is exciting. It's so great to see someone with the ability to connect and to tell a great story.

 

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

Like most things, it depends. I can see both sides. It can be a great asset for stations with limited resources, but I also think there's nothing quite like that local connection.

 

7. Generally speaking to the industry what are the biggest obstacles facing Christian radio?

Authenticity. It can be so easy to forget that we are all real people with real lives and real struggles, but that's the reality. It's easy to keep things neat and tidy, and on a surface level, but that's not life. No relationship can grow without authenticity, and relationships should be what we are all about.

 

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

I'd say my dad gets hero status; I learn so much from him. (Not to mention his legendary stories of working in radio in the 60s.) I feel like I have SO much to learn, and I think I am influenced in some capacity anytime I listen to the radio. I may hear something that I do NOT want to do, but I also learn new ideas and ways to communicate. Overall, I'm incredibly thankful to be here and to be able to do this each day.



 

 

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