Jaci Velasquez Announced As New Co-host of The Family Friendly Morning Show™ with Doug Griffin
November 4, 2010
Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez Announced As New Co-host of The Family Friendly Morning Show™ with Doug Griffin On The Today's Christian Music Network®
Salem Music Network™ announced today that Christian/ Latin/ Pop artist and Dove award winner, Jaci Velasquez will be the new co-host of The Family Friendly Morning Show™ with Doug Griffin. Listeners nationwide can hear The Family Friendly Morning Show™ with Doug and Jaci Velasquez live online, on Salem's network flagship station, 94FM the Fish in Nashville and on nearly 100 affiliate radio stations nationwide through Salem’s nationally syndicated Today’s Christian Music™ Radio Network. The show airs weekdays from 5-9 am central time.
Velasquez 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. She has produced six other top-10 singles, and has won seven Dove Awards® , including New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Velasquez said, “I'm so excited to be a part of such a lovely legacy that is The Family Friendly Morning Show™! Having the opportunity to share my love for my family, music and ministry is the core of what this show is about. I’m overwhelmed with joy at this new endeavor!”
Doug Griffin, co-host of The Family Friendly Morning Show™ says, “Over the summer we had a chance to have Jaci in as an extended guest co-host. There was immediate radio chemistry. She is a multi-talented personality with a heart to encourage and entertain. We could not have found a better fit for the morning show.”
No stranger to the Contemporary Christian airwaves, the bubbly and always engaging Velasquez will be sharing moments as a wife and mother of two little boys. Each morning will offer listeners the opportunity to start their day with Doug and Jaci as they welcome special guests and connect with listeners over topics of the day. Jaci’s arrival is the beginning of a new season for 94 FM the Fish®, Nashville’s most successful Christian radio station.
Michael Miller, vice president of Salem Music Network™ and general manager of 94FM the Fish® added, “We're extremely excited to have Jaci as part of our team. She's uniquely relatable to both our listening audience and our radio station affiliate clients as a well-known talented performer and a mom on the go. As a radio program provider we are always challenged to find new ways to inspire, engage and entertain our radio audience. Having an active Contemporary Christian Music artist on the morning show who is also a wife and mother gives our audience a truly unique listening experience.”
In addition to being heard on Today’s Christian Music™ Radio Network, Jaci is working on a new DVD with the band Salvador. She is also authoring a book about the adventures of motherhood titled, Coffee and Concealer, is involved with two new movie projects: The Encounter and Jerusalem Countdown— both slated for 2011 releases, and has a new CD project, Diamond, that listeners can look for next year.
94 FM the Fish® is a division of Salem Music Network™. Salem Music Network™ is owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation. Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:SALM) is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher focused on Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In Middle Tennessee, Salem owns WFFH/WFFI (94 FM The FISH®), WBOZ (Solid Gospel™ 105) and Salem Music Network™ (comprising the Today's Christian Music™, Solid Gospel™ and The Word in Praise™ national Christian music networks). In addition to its middle Tennessee and U.S. radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network® which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives™ a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network™ a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing™ a leading publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon completion of all announced transactions, Salem Communications will own 95 radio stations in 37 markets, including 59 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem Communications also programs the Family Talk™ Christian-themed talk format on XM Radio, channel 170 and will begin programming Family Talk™ on SIRIUS 161 beginning November 30, 2010. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.
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