Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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.

Sheryl Ford – Donor Relations/Morning Show Cohost

Sheryl grew up in Baton Rouge, but has lived in NELA for over 10 years, and loves all things Louisiana. The oldest of three girls to a single mom, she fits all of the “oldest child syndrome” stereotypes. As the Donor Relations Director and Morning Show Co-Host, a full time marketing student at ULM, and a momma to Lexi & Harleigh (her 4lb Maltese and much larger Rottweiler) she stays very busy  (thanks to a serious coffee addiction) but wouldn’t change a thing. Her passions are faith & family. Reach Sheryl at sheryl@887thecross.com.

Naomi – Mid Morning 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. Naomi is very transparent about her walk with the Lord… battling depression and anxiety, as well as walking thru the heartbreak of divorce and the birth of new love, Naomi’s passion is for women’s ministry. You can follow Nay on Facebook or email here at naomi@887thecross.com.

Mike Kankelfritz – Kinda Early Afternoon Host

Mike grew up in Seattle, Washington, and in high school, he got his start in radio at a high school station. He’s moved all over the country, working in about every type of radio station; country, rock, light rock, and finally, but relented to God’s plan for him to be in Christian radio. He’s married to his super hero, Becky! They believe that God is still in the healing business, and they have two amazing kids, 14-year-old daughter, Abby Grace, and 8-year-old son, Sam. 

Bobby Lenox – Operations Manager / Afternoon Host

During his senior year in high school, Bobby got his first job in radio. He headed north to Monroe for college, where he graduated from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM). Bobby has been in broadcasting for 20 years in the community. He and his wife, Kelly, have three children. Their daughter, Elizabeth, lives in Orlando, while two sons, Ryan and Luke keep them running at their West Monroe home. They attend Pine Grove Church in Monroe, where Kelly serves as Children’s Church Director. Bobby enjoys sports, cooking, weekend getaways with the family and a good audiobook! You can find him on Facebook or connect by email at bobby@887thecross.com.

Bonnie Curry – Host of “Night Light™ with Bonnie”

Bonnie is a radio veteran of more than 20 years, is married, is a mom of two girls, and who loves to laugh and encourage others. Listen to Bonnie during the evening as she highlights family, faith, life and your stories. You can call Bonnie every night as you listen in on 88.7 The Cross at 651-8870, Toll Free at (844)94-NIGHT, or hang out with her on Facebook.

Regina Blake-Millican – Office Manager

Regina was born and raised in Ruston, LA and has 11 siblings. She is married to a pastor and they have a daughter and 3 sons. Regina is the worship leader, teacher for women and young adults at her church. She believes that walking in faith is the key to her life. Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 18:21. Her passion is helping hurting women to recognize their worth and potential. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram, or email her at regina@887thecross.com.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 contact Rob (or “Tux” as his friends call him)  at rob@887thecross.com and online @ Facebook or Twitter.

Joneal Kirby – Host of “Heartfelt Radio”

Dr. Joneal Kirby, Host of “Heartfelt 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.