Z93 the mix, Eldon, MO. KKHT, The Heart of the Ozarks, Springfield,
MO. KCWN, Crown Broadcasting, Pella, IA. Spirit FM Radio, Camdenton,
MO. I have done every shift possible on the radio, I have been a
station manager, program director, music director, promotions
director, janitor. I have done it all and seen it all and I still
love radio. Radio, it gets in the blood and I can't get it out.
Personally how do you keep the ministry in the “business”?
serve in my local church, I'm the youth pastor so this keeps me very
accountable. I have a great relationship with my pastor he can read
my mail in five minutes of hanging out and I try to pray before
every air show. You have to be on your toes spiritually when people
call everyday for prayer and some for spiritual guidance. I'm a
minister first then a D.J. You can't give what you don't have.
What does your personal relationship with God have to do with your
ministry? Answer: EVERYTHING I'm often called upon to preach or
speak, I pray my guts out before getting on a stage to share God's
word, you better be filled up or your going down. I PRAY all the
way into work everyday GOD HELP! me.
2. Overall, how is Christian radio different today, from 5 years
Christian radio is different today than five years ago because it is
not lame anymore! We are just as good and more often, better than
secular radio. Stations are getting out of "Christianese."
Christian radio is now topical, relevant, and entertaining, news
worthy, with the spiritual view that affects the family. Christian
music lyrics builds up while secular lyrics more than often tear
down and there is enough in the world that tears down. People
choose us because we are "Family Friendly", Clean and Encouraging.
3. What do you think are the main characteristics of
a Christian radio Promotion Director?
One who eats, sleeps, breathes, thinks.. lives.
Promotions. A very outgoing person who loves the station they work
for, a leader who can delegate and create promotion director's out
of every listener they meet.
4. What criteria do you require for a promotion to
air on your station?
Life Changing, Family oriented and very easy for anyone to do.
Simple, but powerful.
5. What kind of promotions work best for Christian radio?
Promotions that can allow everyone to participate in the event. For
example, last December, a local mission training center, New Tribes
Institute, ran out of food in their food pantry. We aired this need
over the radio, and as a result, the pantry was filled for a whole
year! Where everyone feels the heartbeat of the need. Great
promotions are those that guide people to a need, the people will
rally around it, and God is glorified. Last year, we had a record
breaking Operation Christmas Child. Over seven thousand shoe boxes
were collected for Samaritan's purse from our Spirit FM family. We
gave them plenty of time, painted the promotion in their mind with
heartfelt stories and God did the rest.
6. How do you think Christian Record labels can better serve
think they do a lot already, I have worked with some fantastic reps
through the years that have always tried their best to help me, and
have. I have formed great friendships with the labels since we are
all in this together. Personally, I would like more artist
interviews than what I get. Also I would like cooler things from
the labels than just CD's to give away to the peeps of Missouri. Something
cooler to give away over the air, something that can't be
bought. I make the most with what I have, I'm just answering the
question.. I'm happy with the labels, they do what they can.
7. In your opinion what are the biggest obstacles facing Christian
know a lot of people at different Christian radio stations. Staff
are leaving their jobs that they love because they can make more
money at a mall and with more benefits than at most Christian radio
stations. So sad! I learned along time ago, If you want to be
wealthy, Christian radio is not your place. You have to be aware of
a higher calling, using radio as a tool to add others to the Kingdom
of God. This career is not for those only interested in storing up
your treasures on earth! You definitely have to be one satisfied
with eternal treasures. I have confessed for years, "God is my
Source, not my job." God takes care of me in supernatural ways
because he knows I'm serving Him with all my heart.
What do you believe is the primary role of the Christian radio air
know after doing a morning show for five years, I have become a
family member to most. Companionship is a role. Being trustworthy,
being their friend they can always turn to. They are listening to me
for the time and weather of course, but they want my take on
things. My listeners applauded me for warning them about Oprah
recently, I didn't want my family sucked into her craziness. They
want me to be real, if I'm hurting they want to pray for me just
like I pray for them. When I share real life with them they grieve
when I grieve and they laugh when I laugh. We are family the biggest
family in Missouri. I just recently told my listeners that I got
engaged, well for five years they have heard me moan and gripe and
complain about being single. With that one announcement of me
getting married, it was like I created revival, I never knew me
getting married would make so many people happy, the phones rang off
the hook, now they are all calling with marriage advice. Now how
can I let them all know I'm registered at Target? We are non-com you
have to be careful with these things.
What (if any) Christian radio stations do you consider as innovators
Z88.3, Orlando, KXOJ, Tulsa and KSBJ, Texas.
10. Where do you see Christian radio in 5 years?
five years, I see Christian radio excelling: impacting more lives
and reaching a wider audience. Truly being the hands and feet of
JESUS, we are the big mouth on the hill that can rally God's people
together to meet needs. The church should of thought of Extreme Home
make over before ABC ever thought of it. There are many tools in
God's "Holy Tool Box" that He uses to build His Kingdom. I gotta
believe that Christian radio is His favorite because we go in the
home, the office, to the trucker on the interstate. (Stay out of
the hammer lane) We must stay real and relevant in this
generation. The best days are ahead of us. We will take over the
July 4, 2008.. I proposed :) to my girl Jessica Daughtry.
Our wedding will probably be in November.