1. How did you wind
up at M88?
I started as an
intern at KLYT when I was sixteen years old. After a
few years of answering phones, cleaning bathrooms, and
any other things that needed to be done around the
station I got a chance to co-host a Friday night
hip-hop show. I did that until 2000 when we got new
management. I then started doing weekends and filing
paper work/cd's for the pd/md. I always learned as
much as I could from anybody around me and soaked in
as much RADIO as I could. By the end of 2000 I was
full time doing nights and working as Assistant Music
Director. By the end of 2001 I was full time MD.
2. What is the most fulfilling aspect to you
personally about Christian radio?
The joy I get from
knowing there is a huge family of believers out there
doing the same thing that I'm doing and love is so
3.How has God used
you in your role at M88?
God is using me in
amazing ways! I like to call my self the Christian
Music Distributor! When ever I meet someone who is
interested in Christian music or maybe hasn't even
heard of it, I like to provide them with good quality
4. What is the criteria that
determines if a song receives airplay on your station?
I always look for
good production, great hooks, good lyrics and of
5. What kind of
promotions work best for your station?
hehe, anything free
for our listeners is a great promotion!
6. How do you think Christian
Record labels can better serve Christian radio?
I applaud the
Christian Record Labels, I think they do a very fine
7. In your opinion what are the
biggest obstacles facing Christian radio today?
factor! what we call Christian CHR is mainstream AC!
Really, come on look at how Christian music is looked
at from the outside... people think all we have to
offer is Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman!
Christian GM's and Programmers need to step up to the
plate and program some HOT HIP Christian sounding
8. What do you believe is the
primary role of the Christian radio air personality
We need to not forget
the fact people listen to the radio to be entertained,
not to be preached to. Have fun and serve your
listeners but don't drown them by telling them they
need to get saved every break!
9. What (if any) other
Christian radio stations do you consider as innovators
I respect stations
like The Kross and Radio U for programming their
stations with Hotter more mainstream sounding music.
10. Where do you see Christian radio
in 5 years?
Willing I would love to see A/Some full time Christian
Rhythmic stations. That is my ultimate goal.