1. How did you wind
up at in your current position at WCVZ? (JOY FM)
I began as a
volunteer at WCVO in Columbus (our sister station)
doing Sunday afternoons, then moved to Saturday
Overnights, I left briefly to go to another Christian
station in Columbus, then came back to WCVO, in
November of 94 and stayed till October of 2001 when I
was asked to come here to take over the Morning Show
2. What is the
most fulfilling aspect to you personally about being a
part of Christian radio?
Knowing that what we
do here at JOY can make an eternal difference in
3. How has God
used you in your role at WCVZ? (JOY FM)
entertain and uplift people as host of the Morning
Show, I thank the Lord each day for the opportunity I
have everytime I open the mic to share the love and
JOY of Jesus to Zanesville and all of Southeastern
Ohio and West Virginia.
4. What is the
criteria that determines if a song receives airplay on
I am part of the
music team here at the station which meets each week
to listen to new music, go over our research and what
our listeners say they want to hear, then we discuss
on whether to move a song, or drop a song, then take a
vote on new music based on what our target audience
5. What kind of promotions work best for your
relatively new station, we have found out that
marketing is important to get your name out, with
billboards, pens, window stickers etc.. but also we
have been blessed to host a variety of concerts with
Big Daddy Weave, FFH, and more that have been very
successful, but most importantly, being involved in
the community, letting others know and see Jesus on a
real level through us.
6. How do you
think Christian Record labels can better serve
stations, who aren’t reporting stations, to get
product on a timely basis and better access to artists
they represent. Give the stations a chance to prove
themselves instead of generalizing by market.
7. In your
opinion what are the biggest obstacles facing
Christian radio today?
quality and credibility in the community, and not to
be just looked at as a “Christian Station” but a radio
station, run by Christians.
8. What do you
believe is the primary role of the Christian radio air
To be a personality –
not just an announcer or “just another voice” on the
radio, through quality show prep, keeping things
moving, and getting to know your audience, how people
get to work, making sure they get there on time, you
need to be a close friend.
9. What (if any)
other Christian radio stations do you consider as
KSBJ in Houston, they
have a clear vision, clear leadership, and you can
tell they really care about the Houston area, through
their community involvement.
10. Where do you
see Christian radio headed to in 5 years?
I see Christian radio
being the leaders in the industry. As Christians, we
should give of our best to the Lord. We can continue
to grow through lots of prayer, listening to our
customers (the listener) and being more than just
another voice on the radio, or being known as “that
Christian station” or as one of my co-workers called
“Church on a Stick”