Tisha Lehfeldt Interview
KAIM – 95.5 The Fish
Career Capsule: I started working on The Fish radio, April 2014. I got a phone call from the general manager asking if I would be interested in joining the team! Blew my socks off. Before that, I have been on staff at 2 different local churches as an assistant pastor in different ministries through the years. Such as, youth ministry, college ministry, women’s ministry and overall ministry overseer. Before and during ministry I also worked at Saint Francis Medical Center in the anesthesia department as an anesthesia technician.
In 2005 I released a kids worship album called “King Binky and his super fun friend Tisha!” You can find and stream it on iTunes and Amazon.
My husband and I started a nonprofit called Finding Freedom. We are currently working on distribution of our small group curriculum. www.findingfreedomministries.com
Tisha, tell us what’s new at The Fish … any news, changes etc… and what’s new with YOU?
Nothing new with me, Other than trying to stay flexible in a season of daily change because of the pandemic! If I remain flexible, frustration stays at bay! And, very thankful I’m still working during this difficult season!
How do you balance work & family, how important is it for someone in Christian Radio to ‘have a life”?
Staying in touch with my values are incredibly important to me. When I was younger I was a 100 percent feeling led kind of person. I have had to work hard at being a value led person. I had to come face-to-face with what was important to me. These values are like gold to me. And I need to revisit them often. *it’s very important for someone in Christian radio to have a life – for me it’s all about relationships! My relationship Jesus, my husband, my mom, my immediate family, my close friends and of course my dog!
Overall, what is the best programming advice you’ve been given? The worst?
*Best advice- came from my mom, when you’re on air, sit down and cross your leg, just chill and be real! 🙂 *2nd advice- one day I met another on air host and at the time I was on air with another person, he looked at me and said, “you got to have a lot of grace!” So true!
*Worst: none that I can remember
What’s something you’ve learned due to the pandemic, about Christian Radio, that you didn’t know before?
That radio is here to stay!!!
What are your thoughts on podcasting, should all Christian broadcasters have a podcast?
Gosh, I’m not a podcast junkie. Never listen to them. I have thought about starting one but, must stay on top of good content!!
Where will new up and coming air talent for Christian Radio come from?
For me, I’m always listening to people, if I hear a tone in their voice that I like, I encourage them to think about radio. I have one young person, that I have influenced who has joined the team and on radio now!
Generally speaking to the industry what are the biggest obstacles facing Christian air talent?
-You tube influencers
Who are your radio heroes and influences? and why?
-Kevin and Taylor: I love their realness and content.
-Ryan Seacrest – love his realness