1. Tell us about your market and how
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
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
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....
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!
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
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
7. In your
opinon what are the biggest obstacles facing
Christian radio today?
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?