1. Tell us about
your market and how it is unique?
Nashville is the home
for much of the Christian music industry which often
allows us to work more closely with the people
2. What is the most fulfilling aspect to you
personally about Christian radio?
It can uniquely bring
together the various parts of the body of Christ for
common causes. It also is often an unbeliever's
connection to spiritual things which allows us to
minister to them.
3. How has God
used you in your role at WNAZ?
Since we are
a part of Trevecca Nazarene University, I am able to
be a mentor to the students.
4. What is the
criteria that determines if a song receives airplay
on your station?
Our goal is to emulate
the sound of mainstream CHR. We want a solid mix or
rock, urban and pop. We play artists that profess
to be Christians. Not all songs have to make a
reference to God, but the lyrics need to offer a
positive message that fits alongside songs with the
more vertical message.
5. What kind of promotions work best for your
To this point most of
our promotions are tied in to the music in some
way. However, we want to be a part of
non-music events that are of interest to the youth.
High school or extreme sports events would be some
6. How do you think Christian Record labels
can better serve Christian radio?
I really think
they are working very hard to help radio.
7. In your
opinion what are the biggest obstacles facing
Christian radio today?
I still don't think we
have a clue about how to reach the youth. We can't
be afraid to be entertaining. We can talk about pop
culture without endorsing it's values. Let's not
act like we don't live on this planet. I'm saying
we do live in this world, but we don't have to be of
8. What do you
believe is the primary role of the Christian radio
air personality today?
Be friendly! It's
about the listener, not us. We need to communicate
that we care about them. That doesn't mean we have
to bring a sermonette every time we open the mic.
Did I mention that we need to be friendly?
9. What (if any) other Christian radio stations do
you consider as innovators today?
10. Where do you
see Christian radio in 5 years?
I think we are
going to continue to share artists with the
mainstream. I'm excited about the success of
Stacie Orrico, Switchfoot and Mercy Me. People may
stop on our station because they recognize a song
from the mainstream. We can take advantage of that.