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Tommy 
DJ, The Wake Up Call, Morning Show

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How did you start working at YES FM?

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Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

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What is your favorite food?

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What is your favorite book?

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Who is your hero?

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What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

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What is your favorite musician? 

House of Heroes

What are your hobbies?

 Reading and cooking.

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YES-DJ-Jeff

JEFF HOWE
The Wake Up Call, Morning Show

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How did you start working at YES FM?

I was working with Vonda Kay at another radio station when 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.

Todd
The Prayer Closet

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What would you pick for your last meal?

The flatbread pizza at Granite City with pulled pork, mushrooms and goat cheese. Here you have the four main food groups, pork, pizza, cheese and fungus… and pork, did I mention pork already?

Is there anything you collect?

Friends I love in Jesus.

What is sound you love?

The sound of a baseball off of a wooden bat, when the batter has squared up on the ball just right.

What is your favorite verse?

Each day is a different because each day, the Holy Spirit shows me something that is appropriate for the day from a verse that I have read. Nothing is more awesome than that expectation each day.

Do you love or hate roller coasters?

I love roller coasters, just not in love with the fact that you never know what may have transpired in that seat earlier in the day from someone who may not have enjoyed it as much!

When I grow up I want to be…

Unfair question, it presumes that is possible or desirable. To answer this question would then be a step towards growing up so I will have to ignore this one, and I suggest everybody reading this do the same.

What is your favorite movie?

The Patriot with Mel Gibson. Why are there not more movies from the founding era of our country?

Who is your hero?

George Washington, Michelangelo, and Christopher Columbus.

YES-DJ-Anthony

ANTHONY
DJ, Rebellion Dance Party

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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

APRIL
DJ, The Afternoon Rebellion

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What artist are you currently playing a lot?

I’m rotating between Twenty One Pilots-Blurryface, Abandon Kansas-Alligator, and Anberlin’s-Cities Live.

What would you choose for your last meal?

Thai food, Pad Thai to be specific.

 What is your favorite bible verse?

Romans 5:5

Do you collect anything?

Pop Vinyls (See my office for further proof!)

Favorite memory of YES FM?

Rob Kelly and Jay Wagoner inadvertently getting involved in a police chase on their way to an event

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SPIKE 
DJ, Music At Night

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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.

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Jo
DJ, Mid-Days

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What is your favorite food?

My Mom’s stuffed cabbage. I think I have it down now but hers is always the best.

What is your favorite movie?

I like quirky, weird movies or epic movies. Anything with John Cusack, Grand Budapest Hotel, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

John 3:17. Everyone tends to know John 3:16 but the next line is so cool. Jesus is saying this, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” I have this tattooed on my wrist. I wondered if God approved of my tattoo and the next lesson I taught in confirmation class was this verse. Goose bumps!!

Who is your hero?

My parents. They left Hungary during the 1956 Revolution against communism. They were both in their early twenties and fled the country, hiding my brother under their coats. My parents choose to be true rebels and because of this I live in a country with true freedom.

How did you come to work at YES FM?

I started working as a volunteer. I’ve really felt Yes FM was where I belonged and now I work here!

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

Stuff is just stuff but the thing I would want to have is our family pictures. My Dad rocking a fedora at age 15.

YES-DJ-Vonda

Vonda

DJ

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What is your favorite food?

 Usually Italian, but lately I’ve had a taste for just about anything curry

What is your favorite movie?

There are too many to pick just one.  Classics are The Princess Bride and The Mission.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

 Jeremiah 17:7-8  “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.  They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.  Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”  This sentiment appears several times in scripture and it puts things in perspectives.  My hope lies in the Lord alone and no matter my circumstance, I want my life to be evidence of His grace and mercy.

What is in your CD player right now?

 I don’t think I’ve used my CD player much lately, but my itunes has been a lot on Matt Maher, or Jamie Grace when my girls are listening :).

What are your hobbies? 

This is going to make me sound incredibly nerdy and boring, but I recently learned to knit.  It is something that I can do without much thought and unwind as I do it and make some cool things for friends and family at the same time.  Nerdy, right?

What do you do in your spare time? 

Spare time?  Being the mom of two active girls keeps me pretty busy, but when I do have some time I like to read and do some knitting referenced above.

Who is your hero?

 My mom.  She passed away in 2003, but I think of her everyday.  She was such a great example of faith and just made life fun, memorable and invested in my brother and I knowing that God had greater plans for us than either one of us could have imagined.

Fave TV Show(s)?

 I have become one of those people who binges on shows on Netflix, watching entire series in short periods of time.  I do enjoy Downton Abby, also.

How did you come to work at YES FM?

 I am one of the originals.  I started working at YES FM a couple weeks before we even signed on the air – I think I was 12 years old, at least, that is my story for those of you doing the math right now!

What is your favorite memory of YES FM?  

There are so many, but there was one morning on the air with Todd Hostetler when we both got laughing so hard we couldn’t even talk.  I’m sure it was not great radio because there was a lot of wheezing and dead air, but for us it was hilarious.  We always said the best show took place off the air because we laughed a lot!

Why do you work at YES FM?

 I work at YES because I believe in the mission and want to be a part of sowing into the lives of those who are listening.  It truly is a privilege.

 

 

YES-DJ-Kayla

Kayla
DJ

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What would you pick for your last meal?

Mashed Potatoes, Panera Mac and Cheese, Tortilini Soup, Fazoli’s Cheesecake, Olive Garden Breadsticks and my mom’s roast. Now that is one delicious meal!

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Matthew 11:28, I was going through a really rough time filled with doubts, worry, and guilt and my cousin Stephanie sent me that verse in a text and it seriously changed my life.

What are your hobbies?

Karaoke, Concerts, Going to the gym with my best friend, and Kickboxing!

Do you collect anything?

Aladdin or Anything Arabian Nights, Vintage Game systems (Especially Nintendo NES), Sailor Moon.

What is a favorite YES FM memory?

I really love just being at the big concerts like Spirit Song and Winter Jam and talking to the listeners! The listeners make the greatest memories!

Do you love or hate roller coasters? Which ones or which park?

The Beast is the Best!!!!- King’s Island. I also really love the Millennium Force at Cedar Point!

What is your favorite tv show to binge watch?

Arrested Development. I think I have watched the whole series 20 times.

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

I would love to work in a copyright or licensing department in the future. Specifically for Harry Fox Agency!

Caleb
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

The best hamburger made.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Phillipians 4:14

What are your hobbies?

I collect movies, TV shows and video games I like.

What do you do in your spare time?

Playing video games, going to the gym, riding my bike, spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite sound?

The sound of rustling grass and trees in the wind and the crackling of a fire.

Off air you will most likely find me:

Relaxing by reading the Bible, spending time with my wife, ,playing video games.

What do you love about working at YES FM?

Knowing I am part of something that God is using to change lives.

Super hero skill you would want?”

Flight

Peter
DJ

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Do you collect anything?

Sports memorabilia

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Proverbs 3:5,6

Do you love or hate roller coasters? Which ones or which park?

Love, Both parks in Ohio are great!

Who is your current musician you are playing a lot?

Family Force 5

Favorite memory of YES FM?

winning monthly pies and prizes by correctly guessing the mystery history tune, in the early 2000’s with Craig Magrum

Rich
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

Cheeseburgers

What is your favorite move or tv show or both?

Comedy Bang Bang.

What are your hobbies?

playing and listening to music.

What band are you currently listening to?

Twenty One Pilots

Off air you will most likely find me:

cooking

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

a DJ.

Abby
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

popcorn

What is your favorite move or tv show or both?

The Princess Bride… It never gets old.

What are your hobbies?

Hiking and learning new songs on my Ukulele.

What bands are you currently listening to?

Twenty One Pilots and For King & Country

Off air you will most likely find me:

daydreaming…or listening to music while daydreaming.

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

an actress so I can play Mary Poppins on Broadway.

Kevin
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

Pizza

What is your favorite movie or tv show?

the game show Jeopardy.

What are your hobbies?

Taking care of my pets.

What band are you currently listening to?

Rob Thomas and Daft Punk

Off air you will most likely find me:

With my dog or working out.

Abby
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

Chinese and Mexican.

What is your favorite movie or tv show or both?

One Tree Hill

What are your hobbies?

puzzles

What band are you currently listening to?

One Direction

Off air you will most likely find me:

at Rec night

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

a nail technician.

Lorissa
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

Spaghetti

Favorite movie or tv show?

God’s Not Dead and the Voice.

What are your hobbies?

Crocheting, puzzles, and reading.

What do you do in your spare time?

Hanging at home with my family and helping others smile.

What band are you currently listening to?

Hawk Nelson

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

Anything with kids or helping other people with their needs.

Gabby
DJ

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What is your favorite food?

cheese or chocolate

What do you do when your not on air?

Working with Aspiring Hands, Refit, Being with my family.

What are your hobbies?

Listening to music, taking sunset pics

What is your favorite musician?

Nicole C Mullens

Minister Mike
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What is your favorite food?

turkey

What is your favorite place to be?

Florida

What are your hobbies?

Watching NFL, movies and fishing

What is your favorite musician?

Fred Hammond

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Matt 
DJ

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How did you start working at YES FM?

I just felt a calling to put my resume in.

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

Oh yeah in a more positive way. I feel I’m more open to asking people if they have a relationship with Christ now then before I worked with YES FM.

What is your favorite food?

 Ravioli

What is your favorite book?

The Chronicles of Narnia, the Magician’s Nephew.

Who is your hero?

Looking back I would have said some super hero, now my Dad. He was so happy and proud of me for going to school for ministry. Everyday I wish I could be more like my Dad was. 

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

I don’t have a favorite bible verse but my favorite story is the story of Babylon and King Nebuchadnezzar.

What music are you currently playing a lot ?

Twenty One Pilots and Toby Mac.

What do you do in your spare time?

 Gosh, if I had spare time I think I would just want to go out and lay in the hammock.

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Phil
DJ

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How did you start working at YES FM?

I got started at YES FM as a Production assistant, and that is what I am currently doing. I had just graduated from college and was looking for a radio job, so I applied at YES FM after seeing that they were hiring. I thought that it would be perfect because I’ve been a Christian for many years now, and being able to use my faith and my love for radio in my job was a perfect situation.

Has working at YES FM affected your walk with Christ?

Working at YES has helped me in my walk with Christ because being around devoted Christians in my work helps me try to keep on the right path and make good decisions. I’ve also seen a positive change with music that I may have listened to before, I won’t listen to anymore because of the negativity in it.

What is your favorite food?

 Grilled chicken.

What is your favorite book?

Personal Foul by Tim Donaghy because I’m a huge sports nut.

Who is your hero?

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What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Philippians 4:13, because after having a brain tumor, when I was just 2 years old, and going through so many surgeries, and yet still being able to do just about anything, I know that is only through Christ that I can do all these things.

What music are you currently playing a lot? 

A lot of NF and Steven Malcolm

What do you do in your spare time?

 I spend a lot of time with my wife, playing video games, and playing basketball.