It’s been over a year since I’ve been on the radio, and almost 2 years since I was on the radio live instead of recorded (which I liked WAY BETTER and was much better at).
So when opportunity came knocking about 3 months ago, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. And not just any opportunity – an AMAZING opportunity, that seriously, the guys and I still can’t even believe is ours.
So every Sunday night from 6-8 p.m., between songs and a boat load of commercials, we share faith, hope, and love. It’s absolutely the highlight of my week.
This week, one of my best friends asked me why I like it so much, and I think I did an ok job of answering her, but it all kept rolling around in my head…so here we are.
When I’m on the radio:
- I feel alive: Something in me unlocks when we turn on the mics. It’s so hard to explain this one, but it’s a feeling I get every time, and if you’ve ever felt it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
- I feel free: Like one of the best versions of myself. There’s something about the anonymity of radio – being in a room with a few other people, but somehow having a conversation with thousands. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say anything I wouldn’t normally say to a trusted group of people, but it’s easier to say (like saying something online or via text instead of face to face). I mean everything I say, but I think a lot less about it.
- I feel the weight of responsibility: This is a big one. I want to have an impact. I want my stories to resonate with people. Even my silly stories I want to mean something. I strive to be relatable, as a woman and a mother and a Christian. Our goal is to encourage and inspire people to be who they were created to be, to spur them to action, and recognize what they can do to make the world a better place! We’ve gotten calls from listeners going through impossible times, and responding to them wisely is sometimes overwhelming. But what an opportunity!
I’m guessing for most of you, the radio isn’t the thing that makes you come alive. So you guys, if you haven’t found something that makes you feel that way, keep looking! And, if you’re ever in conversation with someone who lights up when they talk about something – affirm that in them! Recognizing that spark may be something they haven’t done themselves, and it could be a huge encouragement!
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