Started my radio journey as a “guest teen DJ” at
WLS, Chicago! My 15 minutes of fame told me this is what I
wanted to do. Worked at a variety of stations in Anchorage after
I was drafted into the Army (some of them more than once!) Met
the woman who would become my wife, (Dean) who introduced me to
God. (I’ve been “in training” now for 29 years!) And He has been
my career pilot since then! Together we produced a weekly
Christian rock program called CROSSTRAX which aired on 6 secular
stations around the state. Moved “outside” (to the states) to
thaw out after 26 years in AK….part of the original Air 1, in St
Helens, OR…then on to K-LOVE. Done mornings, afternoons and now
evenings. (12 years so far!) Blessed to even be a part of what
God is doing here..
How has your show evolved or changed over the last few years?
help of Ty McFarland, my program director, I’m beginning to
relate more about who I am and who Christ is in my life. I love
sharing stories of God’s love and provision…most of which come
2. How important is social networking to Christian Radio
some great blogs of thought, from folks like Dave Kirby (The
Remonstrance) I also keep track of what various artists are
doing. As far as “socializing” with others in the biz, I
personally, use it rarely. I’d rather call someone and talk to
3. What show topics seem to be hot right now?
In my mind,
Christ is the main event…always. Everything else is just
4. What can Christian Radio do to develop young talent?
programs for those who really have a desire to use the media to
spread God’s love! Be cordial and helpful to the newbies. They
could be signing your check some day!
5. What is the most memorable promotion you have been involved
Each one of
our promotions provides a way for listeners to get involved.
Probably taking a winning couple to Nicaragua thru Forward Edge
is the most memorable. Dean (my wife) and I have become great
friends with the winners of that trip!
6. Do you use any show prep services… tell why or why not?
Naa. Most of
my prep comes from life! And some internet sites. I don’t want
to use the same stuff someone else is.
7. What are the biggest obstacles facing Christian air
immediate now, probably budget!
8. Do you think there will be more or less syndication in the
future of Christian radio?
economy strengthens, hopefully we’ll hear more home grown local
radio again! But great programs definitely have a place in
9. What (if any) Christian radio shows do you consider as
Personally, I don’t listen enough to what others
are doing to form an opinion.
10. Where do you see Christian morning radio in 5 years?
Technology is changing faster than we can deal with it…some of
it makes sense, some of it does not! As long as we keep the main
thing the main thing….it’s not about us…it’s all about Him!