Saturday, November 27, 2021

Meet The Staff

Sheryl Ford – General Manager

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 marketing Manager and Morning Show 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, and all things creative. Reach Sheryl at sheryl@887thecross.com. Learn more about the Morning Show at The Morning Show.

Julia Taylor – Mid Morning 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.

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 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. 

Al Cherry – Music Director and On-Air for Power927.FM

Al “big AL” Cherry is a family man, gospel/hip-hop recording artist, youth minister, motivational speaker, and former secondary mathematics teacher. He has traveled the country and abroad as an artist and as a speaker/teacher of the Gospel and suicide awareness. He is a balloting Stellar, Doves, and Kingdom Choice Award nominee and winner of Rhythm of Gospel and Holy Hip Hop awards, and he handles the music you hear on our sister station, Power927.FM! You can email him at bigal@power927.fm.

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.