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Scott Juve

Program Director


Appleton/Green Bay



Scott's Career Capsule
BORN-ROSEAU,MN in 1966 (People tell me if I would have stayed in Northern Minnesota I would have been the next Hockey Star! (right)....Graduated from Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis, MN in 1987. My first radio job was at WWIB in Eau Claire, WI right out of High School, where I started On-Air on Weekends from Midnight to 8am and then during the week from Midnight to 5am. Current position is Program Director and afternoon Drive Host from 3-6pm for Christian Family Radio-Appleton, Green Bay, WI since 1992.

1. Tell us about your market and how it's unique?

We have a lot of Catholics and Lutherans in Northeastern Wisconsin.  Plus a growing population of Hmong and Hispanic's.  We currently carry a 1/2 hour Spanish program on Sunday nights that is locally produced called Ondas Di Vida and very well done.  Plus we are just one of a number of Christian stations in our market.  Of course we have the craziest football fans in the world as we are home to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field and the GREEN BAY PACKERS!


2. What is the most fulfilling aspect to you personally about Christian Radio?

The chance I (we-staff) have every day to share the love of Christ over the radio airwaves and through the music and programs knowing that peoples lives are being changed for ETERNITY.


3. How has God used Christian Family Radio?

Here's some current letters on how God is working in our listeners lives...


True story!  This gentleman, "Bill" stopped by the station a few weeks ago to ask if he could sponsor a day of programming.  He was obviously struggling to keep his composure so we invited him in to sit down and visit with us. He wanted to sponsor his wifes' birthday; she'd recently passed away.  We asked him to tell us more if he' d like.  It was our privilege to minister to this man; to listen, to comfort and encourage, and to pray with him.  We're so grateful to be able to offer that Gospel message so that people like Bill can walk through that "Valley of death" and fear no evil....


"Recently a man stopped at the station to tell us his story.  On an early December morning he scanned the dial and lingered at WEMI 91.9FM when he heard the announcer praying and saying something to the effect that “it’s no accident that you’re listening now.”  He began listening exclusively to the station.  He indicated that WEMI became a lifeline for him as his wife’s life was cut short by cancer a few months later, and soon after that he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.  He’s dealing with some tough questions right now, but understands that God has the answers.  Our music and programming are a tremendous help to him as he strives to hold tight to Jesus in the midst of these difficult days." 



I've been going to the YMCA on a regular basis since February and a few weeks ago I started wearing my CFR T-Shirt for my morning workouts. Before that, people were always friendly - smiling and saying hello.  But I have noticed that there is a slight difference now.  People seem to be more talkative about little things and a couple of them even started conversations about faith/prayer.  I really feel this is a great testimony to the work you (all) are doing at the station.  It never occurred to me that my T-shirt could become an evangelization tool!!
Smiles and Blessings!


Hello!  I just wanted to say thank you for sending my twins: Luke and Rebekah Vera their Birthday Club gifts.  But more importantly I wanted to let you know that because of the birthday tract that was included in their envelopes, they both have asked Jesus into their hearts!  Rebekah had insisted that I read to her the tract.  Afterwards, she said wanted to be Born Again!  After praying with her, Luke also wanted that as well!!  Praise the Lord!
Thank you again!



4. What is the criteria that determines if a song receives airplay?

We play the "Great" songs.  There are a lot of really good songs out there.  We have an on line listener Advisory panel that helps us decide which songs really touch them even before they hit the airwaves.


5. What kind of promotions work best for your station?

The ones where we can get our listeners to listen for a certain sound effect or sounder that they have to listen for. We try to educate them to listen from quarter hour to quarter hour and have them be excited about listening all day long. Also our Summer Searches work well and it gives us a chance to get out and see and talk to our listeners all summer long.


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

I think the wave of the future is eventually that the record labels will send us the songs on the Internet. We'll be able to download the songs quickly and get them on the air quicker.


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

1/Finances-Money to stay on the air.

2/Trying to stay as live and local as we can in a world of Automation!!!


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

Continue to be relevant, real to our listeners and radical for Christ. We don't need shock jocks but announcers who can encourage and share real life experiences to help the listeners feel a part of the family.


9. What other stations do you consider as innovators?

In our area it would be KTIS in Minneapolis, St.Paul, Mn.


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

I would hope we will stay on the "Cutting edge" with great music and relevant announcers and programming to reach even more people for Christ.


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