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TOMMY BRIGGS
AM MORNING MAYHEM

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TODD HOSTETLER
The Prayer Closet

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YES-DJ-Taylor

TAYLOR
Sunday Morning Praise & Worship

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What is your favorite food?

Anything with a lot of vegetables but I love Asian the most.

What is in your CD player right now?

Would you believe I listen to tons of audio books? Music though, Owl City’s The Midsummer Station, Relient K’s new album Collapsible Lung, and Capital Kings. My current favorite praise and worship artist is Mason Clover.

What are your hobbies?

Photography, gardening, and cooking.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Deuteronomy 6:4-9.  Hear, O Israel: “

The Lord is our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And have these words, which I command you on this day, be upon your heart. Teach them diligently to your children, and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you retire, and when you arise. And you shall bind them for a sing upon your hand and let them be frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.”

This is the verse Jesus quoted when he was asked which commandment was the greatest. It reminds me to base my life on God’s word and be obedient His commandments wherever I am.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to read, learn new languages, go biking, swimming, or play frisbee.

YES-DJ-Jessica

JESSICA
The Loud Planet | The Rap Up

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How did you start working at YES FM?

I was listening to YES while driving around doing some errands and I started wondering how often stations like YES hire djs. Not even five minutes later I heard a commercial saying that YES was hiring part-time djs! Considering I had never even considered radio before… I knew God was speaking directly to me.

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

I think one of the coolest things about my job is getting to interact daily with other believers. I spend a lot of time with non-Christians so before working at YES it was easy for me to forget to also build up relationships with people who believe as I do. Through working here I have learned the delicate balance of maintaining different friendships in my life. Coming to work each day and having people to support me in my personal walk with Christ helps me keep my focus on Him!

What is your favorite food?

I feel like this is the typical girl answer, but I love chocolate! Especially chocolate ice cream with sprinkles! Or cheesecake… If you ask me what type of “real food” I like- I love my mom’s beef and egg noodles and my grandma’s beef stew and dumplings, and I love fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and caprese salad, and mashed potatoes… I just really like food!

Where are you from?

I am originally from Waterville, OH. I moved out to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii my freshman year of high school and was there for 4 years! Since moving back to the mainland I have lived in Elk Rapids, MI and Bowling Green, Waterville, Perrysburg, and Whitehouse, OH!

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie changes with my mood (so essentially every 3.5 minutes!).I am a kid at heart, so I love all three Madagascar movies, and the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie It Takes Two. I also enjoy movies that make the watcher have to think. Anything that has a “twist” at the end will catch my attention!

What is your favorite book?

The Giver by Lois Lowry. I have read it at least one hundred times, and it never gets old. I also enjoy many series of books including Twilight, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter!

Who is your hero?

I’ll go with he answer that is always right in Sunday School and say “Jesus” for 400, please.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 This verse always encourages and strengthens me no matter what I am facing. Nothing is impossible with God! Each day I face new challenges, but each day God is with me. I have had days where there was no way to possibly make it to the evening alive, but God gave me just enough strength to get by. It is an awesome experience when you feel God’s presence, one that really cannot be put into words!

What is in your CD player right now?

I don’t really listen to CDs often but my ideal playlist incorporates a lot of different bands and genres. There would be Disney songs, Christmas music, Lecrae, Superchick, Family Force 5, and lots more!

What are your hobbies?

My favorite hobby would have to be baking. I love to decorate cakes and make lots of fun desserts! I even have a toolbox full of decorating supplies-don’t judge!

What do you do in your spare time?

Spare time is somewhat a foreign word to me… I spend my time outside the station being a youth director. I love spending time with the teenagers in my group talking about Jesus and playing random games that often end up with someone losing their dinner into the yard… I also really enjoy stories so I like to spend time talking to people, reading, listening to audiobooks, and watching movies. You can also find me spending way too much energy on games (usually on my phone)!

 

 

 

YES-DJ-Jeff

JEFF HOWE
The Afternoon Rebellion

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How did you start working at YES FM?

I was working with Vonda Kay at another radio stationwhen we heard about YES-FM coming on the air soon and doing interviews. She went to church, at that time, with the founder of YES-FM. SHe talked with him and said we were interested. We applied, got interviews, we both were offered jobs, but I had to turn it down at the time, as the timing was not right. Nine months later, I walked in to visit and those in charge brought me into an office, we talked, the time was now right, and I was hired!

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

Being in a radio ministry, you have to watch your walk more carefully as you are in the public eye.

What is your favorite food?

Enchiladas.

Where are you from?

Toledo all my life.

What is your favorite movie?

Airplane

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

John 10:10. Reminds me that what the Devil and the world offer is nothing compared to what jesus offers.

What is in your CD player right now?

Songs from bands wanting to be played on YES-FM!

What are your hobbies?

Traveling, map reading, weather watching.

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ANGEL
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What is your favorite food?

Carrabbas Chicken Bryan . . . So good! Although food is amazing, I have a serious addiction to Biggby and the Balance Tea bar!

What is your favorite movie?

That Thing You Do! Les Mis, Harry Potter, and The Lord of The Rings

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Proverbs 31:25 – She is clothed in strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future. This verse simply makes me happy for so many different reasons. “She is clothed in strength and dignity” encourages me to be the woman that He made me to be because I know that I am made to be gracious, strong, and noble. It not only gives me a standard to live by, but it encourages me to seek my significance, purpose, and identity through my maker rather than through anybody or anything else in the world. “She laughs without fear of the future” makes me smile because as someone who tries to plan every single minute of every day, it gives me the comfort to trust God with absolutely everything in my life. Whether it’s finances, relationships, purposes, or even the small things in life – I know that because I have a covenant with God, I can safely trust Him with everything.

What is in your CD player right now?

The Civil Wars

What are your hobbies?

I love to teach/write/play music

What do you do in your spare time?

When I’m not playing or teaching, I love to spend time with the most amazing family and friends I could ever ask for. I also love to run! OK, I don’t really love to run but I really, really love dessert!

Who is your hero?

I know it sounds cliché, but my parents are my biggest heroes. My parents always knew that they wanted my siblings and I to have a better childhood than they did. Because of that they worked extremely hard to provide us with opportunities and a bright future. Although we never went without the important things and were blessed with some extras, they taught us at a very young age that we had to work extremely hard for what we wanted and that success is never handed out. They taught us the importance of being personally and financially responsible and honorable. Although we didn’t grow up in the church, I find that a lot of the biblical teachings on being loving, kind, trustworthy, honorable, disciplined, and generous were instilled in our lives without the mention of God and scripture. Although that can be taken in a negative way, I am forever grateful that. My parents gave us all the choice to know God and they fully loved and supported us in every decision that we made. Whether we wanted to be rock stars, fashion designers, salesmen, doctors, or hobos that on a bus, as long as we had a degree, we could dream big and be whatever we wanted. For that, they are and always will be my biggest heroes.

YES-DJ-Anthony

ANTHONY
DJ, Evenings & Saturday

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Fave TV Show(s):

ER when Clooney was in it, The Office, America’s Got Talent

Fave Food(s):

Any

How did you come to work at YES FM?

I applied.

Off air you will most likely find me:

Playing with sound equipment at church, or jamming with friends.

What is your favorite memory of YES FM?

The best times are always the concerts. Skillet & TobyMac in Toledo was great.

Why do you work at YES FM?

It’s all about the glorious pay [jk]

As a kid you often said,”When I grow up I want to be…”

A radio DJ

If all of your “stuff” was going to be taken from you, but you could keep one thing, what would it be?

My Bible, and some Dr.Pepper

YES-DJ-April

APRIL
DJ, Mid-Days

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Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

It definitely keeps me a lot more accountable. I’ve been taking a deep look inside of late, asking myself if my words and my actions are lining up God’s word.

What is your favorite food?

Thai food, Pad Thai to be specific.

 What is your favorite book?

I enjoy almost anything from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I’m currently reading The Fate of the Jedi series, celebrating my inner geek.

What do you do in your spare time?

I run, lots. Swan Creek Metro Park and I have seen a lot of each other in the past few months.

YES-DJ-Cindy

CINDY 
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How did you start working at YES FM?

Began as an intern in college, worked part time for a few years; moved away, came back and volunteered often. Now I’m the Promotions Director.

What is your favorite memory of YES FM?

Concerts at the Mill

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

Daily I see the blessings that HE pours out on his people.

What is your favorite food?

Italian – especially if it’s been made with my Nonna’s sauce, made from the tomatoes in her garden…

Where are you from?

Born in Worcester Mass – I’ve live in Sylvania most of my life.

What is in your CD player right now?

My daughters’ bible quizzing memorization CD

What are your hobbies?

Being with my husband and our kids

What do you do in your spare time?

What is this thing you call “spare time”? 

 

YES-DJ-Spike

SPIKE 
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How did you start working at YES FM?

After moving to the area in February, 2011, I emailed the station to see if they needed any volunteers after finding out about it in Sept., 2011, and Jeff told me they were hiring part-time talent. I have been blessed to be a part of this family since. I’ve also been blessed to be a part of a Christian music station everywhere I have lived (Marquette, Mich., Columbus, Bay City, Mich., Lafayette, Ind. and in Northwest Ohio).

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

It has strengthened my ties to the Christian community after being a new person to the area. I have made great friends and family in Christ because of YES-FM.

What is your favorite food?

 My mom’s homemade pastys (it’s a food made mostly only in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…think a chicken pot pie, but with beef…and no sauce). You can win me over with Chinese or Thai though.

What is your favorite book?

“The Cross and the Switchblade” by David Wilkerson: One of the first books I read out of my church’s library as a kid. Wonderful story about a pastor reaching out to gang members and drug addicts in New York in the late 50s/early 60s

Who is your hero?

 Joe Montana: The San Francisco 49ers have been a early childhood love and Montana was the star. He made me want to be a quarterback. Too bad you actually need athletic talent to be good at it.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

What is in your CD player right now? 

Demon Hunter’s “True Defiance”, a mix of alt-country tunes, Mac Powell’s solo project, Seventh Day Slumber’s worship cd “Take Everything”, a mix cd of 90s/2000s Christian alternative songs, and Tourniquet’s new cd “Antiseptic Bloodbath”.

What do you do in your spare time?

 I’m just enjoying being a new parent with my wife of 11 years. When I do have down time, I try to keep up to date with my favorite sports teams, the Red Wings, the 49ers, the Red Sox and Wigan Athletic soccer.

YES-DJ-Rob

ROB 
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How long have you worked at YES FM?

I am an original member of the YES FM air staff. I have been a part of YES FM since the beginning in one way or another.

How did you start working at YES FM?

I had a friend in radio tell me about it and applied. I got the job based on sheer talent and devastating good looks.

What did you do to prepare for this job?

Brushed my teeth

What is your favorite memory of YES FM?

When we had a winer on a hole in one at the 10th annual golf outing….that dude won $10,000!!!! My cut you ask??? Not a dime….

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

It helps with my daily walk for sure. The music is upliftng.

What is your favorite food?

Free

Where are you from?

My mommies belly

What is your favorite movie?

All of the Christopher Nolan Batman films and The Avengers.

What is your favorite book?

Where the Wild Things Are

Who is your hero?

My wife Michelle

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Tough question. I would have to say Isiah 53:5…he took the punishment for us so that we could be healed from sin.

What is in your CD player right now?

Family Force 5

What are your hobbies?

Hockey, Golf, my kids and break dancing.

What do you do in your spare time?

See above

What are your plans for the future?

Future schmutcher….LIVE IN THE NOW BABY!!!!