1. Tell us about your market and how it is unique?
Power 88 covers both the
Mobile (AL) and Pensacola (FL) markets. We also cover
vacation area hotspots like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
so we have the opportunity to be exposed to hundreds of
thousands of vacationers annually. We cover areas that
are seeing major population growth as well.
2. What is the most fulfilling aspect to you personally
about Christian radio?
Having an outlet
for the talents that God has blessed me with and being a
part of making a positive difference for Christ on the
3. Here is your chance to testify on behalf of your
station...How has God used WBHY?
On the air, God has used
the station to bless listeners an innumerable amount of
times through this ministry. Behind the mic, God has
grown WBHY as a ministry by confirming time after time
that he has us operating on the gulf coast 'for such a
time as this.' Personally, I am further along in my
walk with the Lord now than eight years ago because of
the people I've met through of the station and the
people I've had the opportunity to work with.
4. What is the criteria that
determines if a song receives airplay on your station?
Are we a better station as
a result of playing this song? Does the song actually
have a meaning that connects with the listener? Does it
fit in the format that we have laid out? This, and the
norms; quality, production, charts, length, and of
course no references to cartoons being saved ;) After
all that, does my wife like it.
5. What kind of promotions work best for your station?
Those that offer free
stuff to the listener :)
6. How do you think Christian Record labels can better
serve Christian radio?
Being able to pick up the
phone if you don't receive a single and actually talk to
a person on the other end. Also having a uniform way to
7. In your opinion what are the biggest obstacles facing
Christian radio today?
Continuing to break the
mindset of the masses that all Christian radio today is
preaching, hymns and begging for money. Showing that
Christian radio is relevant and appealing.
8. What do you believe is the primary role of the
Christian radio air personality today?
Being a friend that you
can turn to and being real. Letting people understand
that behind the microphone, spots, sweepers and voice is
the beating heart of someone who experiences life like
they do. If you can connect with a person on a personal
basis you have a listener who wants to be a part of what
your trying to accomplish as a ministry.
9. What (if any) other Christian radio stations do you
consider as innovators today?
I don't get too much of a
chance to hear many others, but I think RadioU seems to
be pretty cutting edge. I also thought the April Fool's
day joke that "The House FM 89.7" morning team did was
classic. I applaud originality and creativity like
10. Where do you see Christian radio in 5 years?
I see better quality
radio. Quality from the aspect of better production, a
more competitive sound with mainstream counterparts
and fresh talent. I believe God is raising up students
with a passion and calling to Christian radio.