Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Meet The Staff

Jeremiah J. Beck – General Manager

Jeremiah was born and raised in Southern Wisconsin. After high school, he went to work in a factory, where he met his wife, Teka. In 1997 they became parents – welcoming their daughter Abigail into the world in December. He began his career in radio broadcasting in 1998. His wife and he accepted Jesus Christ as their savior on the same day in 1999, and six years later God led Jeremiah to Christian radio ministry. He’s blessed to be a member of 1st Baptist Church West Monroe, and is excited to see what God is going to do in our community in the days ahead.  You can email him at jeremiah@887thecross.com. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Rob Tucker – Creative Services Director

Rob hails from Boston, Massachusetts and now makes his home in Rocky Branch with his wife, Ora, and their 3 children, Gannon, Aiden and Emerson. He handles audio production and social media at The Cross, and produces the nationally-syndicated “Worship with Andy Chrisman” show.  You can hear Rob  (or “Tux” as his friends call him) on the air Sunday nights, and you can contact him at rob@887thecross.com and online @ Facebook or Twitter.

Julia – Kinda Early Midday Host

Julia’s been married to her husband, Paul for over a decade and they have four children; two daughters and two little boys. The days she gets to shower, blow dry her hair, wear make-up and avoid a child dumping food all over her outfit are the days she feels like a princess. The rest of the time, she’s reading Pete the Cat 8 times in a day, scrubbing juice off the kitchen floor, trying to wash and fold at least two loads of laundry, fill the dishwasher, get the girls off to school and dinner on the table at night. Surprising, even to herself, she thanks God for her family even on the crazy days. She also thoroughly enjoyed speaking about herself in the third person. Email her at julia@887thecross.com.
Julie

Naomi – Midday Host

Naomi (we call her “Nay”) is a preacher’s kid, originally from Orlando, Florida, but has called Northeast Louisiana home for the past 18 years. 88.7 has been her home for 12 years! She is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, dog lover and follower of Christ. On Sundays, you’ll find her leading worship at Christ Church West Monroe. Naomi is very transparent about her walk with the Lord… battling depression and anxiety as well as walking thru the heartbreak of divorce, Naomi’s passion is for women’s ministry. You can follow Nay on Facebook or email here at naomi@887thecross.com.

Jack Davis – Afternoon Host / Brand Manager

Jack grew up in Oklahoma and has been in radio for 20+ years.  He’s married to his best friend, Teresa.  They have two kids; Tiffany and Caleb.  They are VERY involved with the community.  He serves as Training Officer for the Spencer/West Sterlington Fire Department.  He also serves in several capacities at his church, New Life Community Church in North Monroe.  You can email him at jack@887thecross.com or find him on facebook

Patty Dudley – Nightime Host

Patty has been married to Terry Dudley for 33 years and they have 3 sons, Paul 29 yrs, Daniel 25 yrs, Andrew 19yrs and a daughter- in-law Bonnie. Patty has been in Christian radio for 23 years, and she is also a professional emcee,  conference speaker, singer, worship leader and has a stand up comedy routine with her character Lucille!  She studied theater, music and dance in college and is currently directing plays for youth theater. She loves reading, sleeping, playing with her 2 dogs, and eating her favorite food…pie! You can email Patty at patty@887thecross.com, or hang out with her on Facebook.

Sheryl Steen – Promotions Director/Morning Show Cohost

Sheryl is from Baton Rouge, but moved with her mom and two sisters to Northeast Louisiana after finishing homeschool, and makes her home in West Monroe with her husband, Cade. As the Promotions Director and Morning Show Cohost at 88.7, an involved member of Christ Church of West Monroe, a member of The Table college ministry, and a Mary Kay Consultant, she stays busy and does it all with coffee running through her veins.  Sheryl’s greatest desire in ministry is to reach out to young women who are drowning in a culture that consistently tells them they aren’t good enough. Reach Sheryl at sheryl@887thecross.com.

Teresa Robertson – Office Manager

As the Office Manager at 88.7 The Cross, Teresa is responsible for keeping everyone in line and making the office run as well as it does. She grew up in Missouri and she’s married to Jack and has two kids; Tiffany and Caleb.  She’s also involved with the Spencer/West Sterlington Fire Department and helps with all the state fire reporting.  She also serves in several areas at New Life Community Church and heads up their food pantry, New Life Foods. Reach Teresa at teresa@887thecross.com or come hang out with her on the “Coupon 101″ Facebook page.
Teresa

Ralph Songy – Weather Forecaster

One of Six siblings, Ralph is a New Orleans Native, who grew up obsessed with with Weather, which led him to where he is today:  One of the highest-regarded Weather Forecasters in radio. In his spare time, he enjoys painting still Life, seascapes and landscapes.  He enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading and visiting bookstores. Ralph has been with 88.7 since day one, and we can’t see the station being without him.  You can contact Ralph by emailing him at rwxman@bellsouth.net.

Kurt Wallace – Host of “The Weekend Top 20 Countdown”

Kurt Wallace started his radio career at Greenville College and has worked in Christian radio for 31 years, which is amazing since he’s only 35.:) He also has his own radio voice-over business and is heard on stations from coast to coast. By his own admission, Kurt married the loveliest, most patient woman in America, Amy. They have four children and two dogs…if you count toy poodles and chihuahuas as “real” dogs!  You can hang out with Kurt on Facebook and catch his “Weekend Top 20 Countdown” twice every weekend;  Saturday mornings at 8 and again Sunday morning at 10.

Andy Chrisman – Host of “Worship with Andy Chrisman”

Andy Chrisman has been in the Christian music industry for over 25 years, both as a solo artist and as part of the Dove Award-winning group, 4Him. He now serves as Worship Pastor at Church On The Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  One of the things Andy enjoys most about his job nowadays is the chance to spend less time on the road and more time at home with the people he loves most: Jackie, his wife of more than 15 years, and his two children. He is an avid golfer, and he enjoys getting out on the green whenever he can.  Andy hosts “Worship with Andy Chrisman,” heard every Sunday morning on 88.7 from 6 – 10AM.  You can catch up with Andy on Twitter or on Facebook.

Jenny Remsberg & Chrys Howard – “It’s A Mom Thing”

Jenny Steffins Remsberg grew up fifth of seven in a singing family, and still sings to this day.  She has four  “+1″  children ~ one married, and three teenagers.  Before joining the It’s A Mom Thing staff, Jenny hosted the Mid Day show on The Cross for three years, while teaching Voice lessons. A previous Home School Mom of thirteen years, she has operated as a single mom for the past 8 1/2 years. Chrys Howard and her husband, John, have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.  She is the author of nine books and served as a senior editor and the creative director for Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, for ten years. She currently directs Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, a summer youth camp, teaches ladies Bible studies, and travels yearly on missions trips.  You can find Chrys and Jenny on their Facebook page.

Joneal Kirby – Host of “Heart To Home Radio”

Dr. Joneal Kirby, Host of “Heart To Home Radio,” is the blessed wife of 30+ years to Randy and the mother of 3+2: two sons, one “daughter-in-love” and “son-in-love.”  She also has been overwhelmingly busy in the past few years with the addition of three grandsons to her family.  Her funniest times are spent with them.  She also loves her sweet black lab, Maggie and her two palomino quarter horses.  She is the women’s ministry leader at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe.  You can contact “The Heart Mom” on Facebook and Twitter.

Tim Coats – Webmaster/Moderator

Tim (or as we call him, “TC”) has been here since the beginning of The Cross and – starting in early 2000 – became the webmaster and local Christian happenings guru for 88.7. TC has been a student pastor for years and is currently the college pastor at Life Church West Monroe. He and his wife, Penny, make their home in West Monroe. You can contact him at tim@887thecross.com, and online @ Facebook or Twitter.
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