Out of high school
in 1979 began at day-timer KKAN/AM-Phillipsburg, KS. Spent
twenty years with two groups in commercial radio at various
stations in Kansas. Called into Christian radio in late1999 to
AFR’s affiliate (KAXF, now KAFR) in Conroe/Houston area. Came
back to Kansas in ’03 for television production. Became a part
of Great Plains Christian Radio in ’05 at KJRL-Herington, KS.
After a short family detour, back with GPCR in Abilene, KS in
1. Personally how do
you keep the ministry in the “business”?
Since the Lord is our business, I
personally have to press in more to seeking His Kingdom first.
I believe getting in the “secret place” everyday, wherever and
whenever possible is a must.
2. Overall, how is Christian
radio different today, from 5 years ago?
The difference to me lies in what additional technological
options are needed to connect with listeners today. In this five
year span economics has also adjusted the landscape.
3. What do you think are the main
characteristics of a Christian radio GM?
Being an encourager and bridge builder with openness and
4. What ways or methods do you think
work best to keep your staff motivated?
Rekindling why we were called to be a part of the ministry in
the first place. Finding ways to fulfill the desire to serve.
5. What kind of promotions work best
for Christian radio?
Concerts are probably biggest. I think anything that allows
listeners to be an extension of blessing to things like
Operation Christmas Child, Compassion International and Pastor
6. How do you think Christian Record
labels can better serve Christian radio?
Treating smaller markets with the same passion as the larger
7. In your opinion what are the
biggest obstacles facing Christian radio today?
Seeking wisdom as stewards of the finances and talent we receive
to find ways to allow us to be real and relevant for the impact
of lives with the Gospel.
8. What do you believe is the
primary role of the Christian radio air personality?
Putting ourselves in our listeners shoes. Going beyond
announcing to being a communicator and a real friend.
9. What (if any) Christian radio
stations do you consider as innovators today?
There are so many great Christian stations….Have always been
amazed with work of KSBJ.
10. Where do you see Christian radio
in 5 years?
I’m optimistic and believe as we all stay on task as to what
each station is called to do, the Lord will continue to bless
the efforts. Whether it’s the next five or fifty years,
Christian radio has the honor and responsibility to be a vessel
of the greatest message and gift ever given to mankind.