Hey, I’m Jason! Morning guy on The Family.
My motto: So goes your morning, so goes your day!! My hope is to start your day with God’s word, great music, and a little Dad humor to make you smile (or groan). Born and raised in Northeastern Illinois, I’ve been doing radio since 1989. And yes… I’m a Chicago sports fan. Go Bears! I’m married to my High School sweetheart (Jodi) and we have one son, Joshua who lives in Southeast Wisconsin with his wife Tamaira.
I was raised knowing Christ as my Savior, but started my “real” relationship with God in 1994 after He hit the reset button on life as I knew it. I truly believe God said, “You’ve done it your way long enough, now try it My way.” Since then it’s been amazing the way God has guided me in every aspect of life. The Bible verse my wife and I both cling to is Philippians 4:13, “For I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
I enjoy disc golf, downhill skiing, all things outdoors, FOOD, and my happy place is Washington Island in Door County.
I live my life by 5 principal priorities: God, self, marriage, family, everything else. God is always first. God fills me so I can pour into my marriage. When my marriage is full, I can then pour into the rest of my family, as well as the friends I call family. Then comes literally everything else. With those principals in place, I have found when life happens, it allows me to better prioritize decisions and actions and hopefully honor God in the process.
It’s a privilege and a blessing to be with you every day and pray God’s hand upon you always!
Mornings with Jason. Weekdays 5:30-9 a.m. Saturdays 6-10 a.m.
I love being on Afternoons with you!
God had a plan for me. In 1971, in the basement of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, I began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have never regretted it. I got the broadcasting bug in high school and before I knew it, graduated from college with a degree in Radio/TV Film.
I grew up listening to The Family. In 1977, I was listening to the radio and thought “it can be better than this!” Well, God had a sense of humor by making my dreams of working in Christian radio a reality when I joined The Family in 1981. Throughout the years I’ve held every job position and done every on-air shift – including a 13 hour shift one time. Whew! It’s been great to watch God mold and shape the station into what it is today.
My wife Gloria & I met at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp when I was a counselor for a week during the summertime. She was working in the kitchen. There’s a lot to the story, but simply put, we got engaged at camp, married at camp and now our grandchildren go to the camp! So grateful for God using LLBC in our lives. We’ve been married 42 years and it’s gone by way too fast. We’re blessed with 3 grown children, Danielle, Alicia & Zachariah.
My life verse is 1st Thessalonians 4:11-12. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” I’ve found the verse is sort of counter cultural. We are so busy these days and don’t really take much time to be quiet and mind our own business. It’s definitely something I work towards each day!
Some of my favorite pastimes include fishing, biking and watching the waves at a lake.
Afternoons with Paul. Weekdays 3-6 p.m. Sundays 5:30-9 a.m.
Hey, I’m Nicki. I love hanging out with you on Middays at The Family!
A little bit about me – Jesus has been part of my life since I was 4 years old. Like my favorite verse, Romans 8:28, says, our God has worked all things for good throughout my life, even in some very dark parts of childhood and adulthood. I LOVE music! I started leading worship at church as a preteen and was part of worship teams until a few years ago when I started having vocal issues. Turns out I had thyroid cancer. One of my vocal chords was damaged during surgery. There was a period of several months where I couldn’t even talk. I’m deeply thankful that even if I can’t hit those high notes anymore, I can still use my voice to sprinkle a little encouragement and hope into your Middays!
I’ve been married to Erik for 19 years. We were in a jaws of life car accident right before we got married. It changed everything. I suffered major damage to my spine and neck. But I’m alive, thank you Jesus! We grew through that tough season together and try hard to celebrate the simple, small ordinary moments of life.
I love being outdoors in God’s beautiful creation, writing on my blog, designing graphics, and spending time in the kitchen baking and drinking good coffee. Family board game nights, coffee with friends, Netflix binges, reading, thrifting and boutique shopping are on my chill out list too!
Fun(ny) fact: I once flunked out of a crochet class. Did you even know that could be a thing? Me neither!
Thanks for sharing your Middays with me. I love being part of God’s work in your life through The Family!
Middays with Nicki. Weekdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 12-3 p.m.
My journey to The Family was a long and arduous trek… nah, just kidding!
I came to the Family after years of praying for an opportunity to find a way I could use the gifts and talents He had given me. I had enlisted the “help” of a dear friend and strong prayer warrior named Karen. She prayed for me for years. One day Karen contacted me and shared that The Family was looking for an on-air talent. With no real radio experience, I thanked her, but declined. She insisted that I at least apply, reminding me that I had asked her for prayer, that she had been praying continuously for years, and now the Holy Spirit was nudging her to nudge me!
You can’t ignore the Holy Spirit.
As Josh Wilson sings… that was then (I applied for the on-air position, interviewed over a period of about 3 months and was hired)… and this is now… I have over 10 years of on air-work, supporting the Family at community events and concerts and encouraging listeners with music and programming that points to the greatness of our God!
My life verse is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Evenings with Lynn. Weekdays 6-7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
Music with John, Sundays 6-10 p.m.
Weekends with Donna. Saturdays 3-7 p.m. Sundays 2-6 p.m.