We cover parts of 4 states with a network of nearly 30
translators, a lot of ground but no metro areas. We
are a regional station and as we grow we try to stay
local and relevant to our listeners. It is not our
desire to become a satellite network.
2. What is the most fulfilling aspect to you
personally about Christian radio?
The feedback from our listeners that God has used
KJIL to touch their lives. "Just the right song at
just the right time", that's Him doing the
programming. That He has let me be a part of all of
3. Here is your chance to testify on behalf
of your station...How has God used KJIL?
I think besides being a light to the lost and
offering fellowship for his sheep, that He has used
our station to knock down walls that have been built
up between believers in the different denominations.
KJIL seems to be a common point of unity that has
brought fellow believers together in our area and if
He has used us in that way then that's to His glory.
4. What is the criteria that determines if a
song receives airplay on your station?
Great music and lyrics! We look for the best song
available that week. Right now we have songs on like
"Inside Outside" from Delirious, "Held by Natalie
Grant and Toby Macs "Atmosphere, hopefully avoiding
any train wrecks!
5. What kind of promotions work best for your
I think that partnering with our listeners to do
ministry is such a blessings for us and them. We do
things like funding drives for our nine area crisis
pregnancy centers, marriage conferences, mission
trips, Operation Christmas Child and Clergy
Appreciation Banquets (with over 400 clergy every
year), etc. Our listeners have really come through and
God has used that to change lives.
6. How do you think Christian Record labels
can better serve Christian radio?
I know they have a lot on their plates right now
with shrinking budgets and more stations to service,
so I don't have much to offer except keep up the good
work and keep the hits and giveaways coming! God bless
you and God bless America!
7. In your opinion what are the biggest
obstacles facing Christian radio today?
To stay ahead of the ever-changing technology wave
and how to stay relevant and local to our listeners as
their habits and choices change. If anyone has the
answer, let me know! I hope that Christian radio can
remain "LOCAL" and not be bought up and homogenized as
secular radio has become.
8. What do you believe is the primary role of
the Christian radio air personality today?
I know this will sound cliché', but to be a
relatable friend to our listener, to be there for
them. To entertain but not be a clown, and to inform
with what really matters to the audience. To not cause
them to "turn the dial"!
9. What (if any) other Christian radio
stations do you consider as innovators today?
I like what WAY-FM is doing and KSBJ and KXOJ are
always on the mark. I also keep tabs on "The House" in
Ponca City, OK. We have similar histories and
situations and think they have done a good job.
10. Where do you see Christian radio in 5
That's wide open. Hopefully, staying true to what
God has called your station to do and how He would
have you execute that call. I think the possibilities
are tremendous for growth in ways we haven't even
imagined. See you in 2010!