Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Jaci Velasquez!
Doug was born in Newport Beach, California and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Doug is fluent in German as he spent his senior year of High School (1984-85) as an exchange student in Minden,
Germany. Doug has been on morning radio since 1986, previous stations include: KSOL (where he was the traffic rapper Doug EEE Fresh) & 6 years as “Jungle Doug” on KRTY/San Jose – where he met his beautiful wife, Sheryl.
Doug has hosted a number of Christian Mornings shows (Dick & Doug, Doug & Connie, Doug & Karla). Doug has been the host of
“The Family Friendly Morning Show” since 2002 – enjoying a incredible 8 year run with co-host Kim. November 4, 2010 began a new chapter as
he welcomed Jaci Velasquez to the morning show. Since 1988 Doug has operated his own mobile DJ business and has served as DJ and MC for countless weddings, parties and special events. Doug's eldest daughter Lauren is married and his son Garic “Baby-Man” Griffin has been a part of his dad’s morning shows since he could talk.
Jaci Velasquez grew up in an
evangelical church where her parents were singers, evangelists and
pastors. jaci has been singing since she was nine years old, and has been
singing professionally for nearly 17 years. Contemporary Christian
audiences are most familiar with her hit songs, "On My Knees" (a Dove
Award winning "Song of the Year"), as well as "God So Loved"
and "You're My God."
Jaci has sold over four million
albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum recordings, three RIAA certified
Gold recordings, sixteen #1 radio hits, and has graced more than 50 magazine
covers. Her resume' includes ad campaigns for Pepsi, Doritos, Target,
Frizz-Ease, and Helzberg Diamonds.
Jaci is married to Nic Gonzales,
lead singer of the Christian group Salvador. Jaci and Nic were blessed
with their son Zealand in 2007 and second son Soren in 2009.
Jeremy got his start in Christian Radio just out of high school in
1992. An interview on the local station in Saint Joseph, MO led to
part-time work that turned into a full-time career. Over the years,
he’s gained experience in production, traffic, sales, fund raising,
promotions, web design and programming. He is an Addy award winning
producer and copywriter, and a published Marketing author on the topic
of Global branding. He made the move to Nashville with his wife Rachel
and two boys Zach and Ty to be closer to family and to spend long
summer days on the lake.
C.J.was born and raised in Alabama, and attended the University of
Alabama, graduating with a degree in Communications. A radio veteran of
25 plus years, C.J. has worked at some of the country’s top stations in
St. Louis, Charlotte, New Orleans and Tampa (where he was named one of
Tampa Bay’s most popular radio personalities). C.J. is single and an
active member of his local church. He’s a self- professed electronics
geek and cinema buff with an extensive movie collection. With a goal to
lead many from a crooked path to the Light - C.J. says, “I live by II
Corinthians 2:14 - Thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph
Jami was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She attended Texas A&M
University. Jami has bee in radio for over 30 years in Texas, Oklahoma,
California, New Mexico and Tennessee. She was the first female in the
format of CCM to host her own nationally syndicated radio show in the 80's. She
was a MSNBC country music correspondent for Nashville in the 90's and served on
the TN State Senate Staff in 2002-03 with a resolution passed in her honor on
her final day by the Senate. She married in July 2010 after being single
for 20 years. She met her husband, a Scotsman, through the movie
"Somewhere in Time". She has an 18 year old cat name Spot.
Jami has a passion for her faith, music and international travel.
Overnights & Operations
Wade first became interested in radio by winning radio contests when he
was just 14. By 16, he was on the air. He is a veteran of mainstream CHR, AC, News/Talk and Oldies radio in his native Southern California,
and his production has won two ADDY awards and five ADDY Certificates
of Recognition. He was also a contributor to a Golden Mike award for
earthquake coverage, and an Emmy-award winning CBS sports feature. And he's
experienced in video and print work - everything from a doctor, lawyer,
car salesman, and Ask Jeeves butler, to featured extra work in music
videos and the original 'Saved by the Bell.'
After joining Salem, Wade served as Morning Show host from 1994-1999,
during which time he met his future wife at, what else, an on-air
remote. As Operations Manager, he continues to oversee much of the
production, as well as his on-air duties. He also produces and co-hosts
the weekly syndicated program, “The CCM Radio Magazine.” Wade married his beautiful
wife Rachelle in April 1998. They have three sons, Matthew, Andrew and Jacob and
one daughter, Anna.
Tammi Arender has an extensive background in media. She had done entertainment reporting for national shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The Nashville Network. Currently, she hosts the weekend overnights for Salem Music Network’s The Word in Praise, an Inspirational music radio network serving more than 100 radio stations through the US. She is the co-host for the CCM Radio Magazine show that is heard each week on Today’s Christian Music.
Tammi’s reporting skills have won her Associated Press awards as well as being cast in several movies as a reporter. Since that first small speaking role in the movie remake of one of her favorite childhood shows, “Dukes of Hazzard”, Tammi’s been cast in “Enemies Among Us”, Alabama Moon, Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous, and Flag of My Father, Jeff Who Lives at Home, and “51”, just to name a few.
Vance is the Program Director for the Today's Christian Music network
and the Word in Praise network, along with WFFH-FM/WFFI-FM broadcast
properties, all operated by the Nashville-based Salem Music Network.
Salem Music Network General Manager, Michael Miller commented, "Vance
has a very impressive track record of successfully programming major
market, adult contemporary radio stations, combined with an intimate
knowledge of the Nashville market and a passion for Christian music.
His mature leadership and demonstrated ability to grow highly rated
radio stations makes him a perfect fit for our Nashville-based music
programming operations." Dillard spent most of the 1970s working for
full service adult AM stations, then the 1980s as program director for
a top-rated station in Tampa. In 1988 he went to work for Jacor (now
part of Clear Channel) and stayed with the company for 12 years. He
spent one year of that time as WLW-Cincinnati operations manager and
the rest of the time as program director of Atlanta's adult
contemporary station, Peach-FM. Additionally, he served as the
corporate adult contemporary brand manager, having programming
oversight over scores of Clear Channel adult contemporary stations
outside of Atlanta. Most recently, Dillard enjoyed a similar position
with South Central Communications, owners of several adult contemporary
formatted stations, including top-rated Mix 92.9 in Nashville.