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Matt Hahn

Station Manager


Mt Gilead, OH



Matt's Career Capsule
I started in Radio in 1989 at WVMC in Mansfield, Ohio.  Then moved on to Liberty University and worked for WRVL in Lynchburg, VA for 4 yr’s.  Moved back to Ohio in 1997 to become General Manager of WVMC for six years.  In 2003 moved to Clarksville, TN as Station/Operations Manager of 88.3 WAY-FM.  In 2005 became Station Manager of The New 95.1 the River in Mid-Ohio.

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

Our Mid-Ohio coverage area is very unique as it reaches from Mansfield, Ohio down to Columbus.  (Go Bucks)  The new 95.1 reaches a very unique audience that has a lot of faith and family values. 


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

Seeing the power of Christian Radio change and minister to people everyday!  Hearing that a life or family has been changed because of Christian Radio is the most fulfilling aspect to me.


3. How do you personally keep the ministry in the business?

Keeping the main thing the main thing!  Keeping Christ first in our daily decisions and reflecting that on and off the air. Everybody in Christian Radio should read:  “Finding Common Ground”  by  Tim Downs


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

If our target can connect with it and does it fit our target!


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

Promotions that shape and reinforce who the station is and promotions that hit our target listener.


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

I think their doing a great Job…I worked with them a little closer at WAY-FM and if they keep that line of communication open things will continue to run smoothly. 


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

Making sure stations stay focused on who they are and doing GREAT Christian radio. 


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

Be real, honest and relating to your audience.  Living their faith out on and off the air.


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

I think Matt Austin and team is doing a great job at WAY-FM in Nashville, Z88.3 and Spirit 105.3


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

I see the quality of Christian radio continuing to improve and I see more and more main stream stations turning their heads asking Christian stations… how did you do it?



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