KSBJ President Tim McDermott tells HisAir.Net what this signal means to the ministry, “The dream has come true! KSBJ finally has a second full-powered FM Houston radio station to reach the next generation. Isaiah 43:5-7 are our verses for NGEN. We believe God is going to use this station to bring young people – many who have left the church – back to Him.”
Tests for the new transmitter and facilities started a few days ago by stunting on 91.7 as “K-Dance” hosted by a Houston rapper . The Houston Chronicle evidently fell for the stunt and published an article on “Houston’s new dance station” yesterday.
NGEN Radio will be a full powered FM signal reaching over 5 million people in the greater Houston area with music and a message of hope, unity and love.
To celebrate the launch NGEN Radio Presents the free event “The 91.7 Power The Tower Party featuring Manafest and Gawvi “on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
With numerous signals throughout the Gulf Coast Region, NGEN radio has been reaching the “NOW” generation with alternative pop and hip hop music since 2010. On-air talent includes veteran radio host Chris Chicago who brings nearly two decades worth of experience to the roles of Morning Show Host and Production Director for NGEN. “To be part of the NGEN radio brand with its history-making Top 40 format is such a fantastic and exciting opportunity for me,” Chicago said. The morning show airs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
NGEN Program Director, Drew Wilson, who has been with NGEN since its initial launch in 2010, will also host the midday show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A familiar voice around Houston, Ayana Mack, continues to host the afternoon show from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mack brings with her several years of experience in radio, having worked at top rated radio stations in Houston.
Rounding out the on-air line up is Evening Show Host, Angela Schweinitz, a recent college graduate who moved to Houston from Ohio to begin her career in radio. The evening show airs from 8 p.m. to midnight.
KSBJ Educational Foundation purchased KUHA from the University of Houston System (UHS) for $10 mil earlier this year.