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Mark Hinca

Station Manager


Abiene, KS



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Mark's Career Capsule
Out of high school in 1979 began at day-timer KKAN/AM-Phillipsburg, KS. Spent twenty years with two groups in commercial radio at various stations in Kansas. Called into Christian radio in late1999 to AFR’s affiliate (KAXF, now KAFR) in Conroe/Houston area. Came back to Kansas in ’03 for television production. Became a part of Great Plains Christian Radio in ’05 at KJRL-Herington, KS. After a short family detour, back with GPCR in Abilene, KS in December ’08.


1. Personally how do you keep the ministry in the “business”?

Since the Lord is our business, I personally have to press in more to seeking His Kingdom first.  I believe getting in the “secret place” everyday, wherever and whenever possible is a must. 


2. Overall, how is Christian radio different today, from 5 years ago?

The difference to me lies in what additional technological options are needed to connect with listeners today. In this five year span economics has also adjusted the landscape.        


3. What do you think are the main characteristics of a Christian radio GM?

Being an encourager and bridge builder with openness and flexibility.  


4. What ways or methods do you think work best to keep your staff motivated?

Rekindling why we were called to be a part of the ministry in the first place.  Finding ways to fulfill the desire to serve.


5. What kind of promotions work best for Christian radio?

Concerts are probably biggest.  I think anything that allows listeners to be an extension of blessing to things like Operation Christmas Child, Compassion International and Pastor Appreciation.


6. How do you think Christian Record labels can better serve Christian radio?

Treating smaller markets with the same passion as the larger ones. 


7. In your opinion what are the biggest obstacles facing Christian radio today?

Seeking wisdom as stewards of the finances and talent we receive to find ways to allow us to be real and relevant for the impact of lives with the Gospel.    


8. What do you believe is the primary role of the Christian radio air personality?

Putting ourselves in our listeners shoes.  Going beyond announcing to being a communicator and a real friend.


9. What (if any) Christian radio stations do you consider as innovators today?

There are so many great Christian stations….Have always been amazed with work of KSBJ.


10. Where do you see Christian radio in 5 years?

I’m optimistic and believe as we all stay on task as to what each station is called to do, the Lord will continue to bless the efforts.  Whether it’s the next five or fifty years, Christian radio has the honor and responsibility to be a vessel of the greatest message and gift ever given to mankind.





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