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Larry Wayne

Air Personality


Rockland, CA



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Larry's Career Capsule
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..


1. How has your show evolved or changed over the last few years?

With the 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 from listeners.


2. How important is social networking to Christian Radio personalities?

I’ve seen 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 them!


3. What show topics seem to be hot right now?

In my mind, Christ is the main event…always. Everything else is just details.


4. What can Christian Radio do to develop young talent?

Start intern 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 with?  

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 personalities today?

For the immediate now, probably budget!


8. Do you think there will be more or less syndication in the future of Christian radio?

As the economy strengthens, hopefully we’ll hear more home grown local radio again! But great programs definitely have a place in syndication!


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

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?

No clue.  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!



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