You mean in radio? WBSN would be it. UNLESS you want the sordid
details of my brief career in food service or my stint in beauty
1. What led you to your current
At the risk of sounding cheesy, I
really have to say it was totally God.
2. What do you see as the main role of Christian radio today?
To be salt and light in the world.
It's really important to enourage and build one another up
within the body of Christ, but we have
to balance that with actually getting out there and
reaching those who are lost. Music is such a great medium to do
3. How is the New Orleans market different from others?
Well, not having worked in other
markets, that's hard to say. New Orleans seems a bit more urban
than others. And the people here are such characters...
4. How do you keep WBSN sounding local?
Again, the people here are SUCH
characters (does any other city have a "Ruthie the duck lady"?),
and so loyal to ANYTHING "New Orleans," that they make it pretty
easy. New Orleans is such a unique city with such a colorful
culture. If we can plug into even a percentage of that, it's
great. This community LOVES to celebrate (there is ALWAYS some
type of festival going on around town), which gives us plenty of
opportunities to be involved and relate on a local level with
our listeners. We do constant local remotes (at least 2-3 a week
during the summer) to connect with various areas of the
community. We also feature local artists
on the air (this city has SO much musical and culinary talent),
and we do as much community involvement with local ministries as
5. How important are promotions to WBSN?
REALLY REALLY important. We
constantly do promotions - from simple on-air giveaways to large
events like concerts, movie premieres, local festivals,
amusement parks, etc.
6. In your opinion what song came out of nowhere in the last
year to become a big hit?
Mercy Me's "I Can Only Imagine."
Not because it didn't sound like a hit, but because (aside from
the praise & worship circuit) THEY seemed to come out of
nowhere. It's amazing how much
that song affects EVERYONE who hears it.
7. Where would you like to be in 5 years?
Wherever God wants
me...(geographically I hope it's in New Orleans.)