Dean writes. Books, movie scripts, articles, and
documentary treatments. Sometimes he publishes and produces them. He's
eclectic and even contradictory: history lover, futuristic, pro-life
conservative, anti-establishment peacenik—a revolutionary at heart who
submits to an ancient church tradition. Stay away, unless you want to be
challenged, slightly irritated, and altered for the better.
Verse: Ephesians 3:20
Artists: Phil Keaggy, The Winans, Paul Desmond, Stacy Kent
About: Loves God, family and career. Wife of 25 years , two beautiful daughters and two grandchildren (so far). He's in his 15th year at PCM. In his leisure he enjoys hunting, fishing and ATV's with his wife. Also vacation/mission-trips and yes, those two can go together! He encourages people to try it.
Verse: Matthew 6:33
Artists: David Crowder, Third Day, 'old' Newsboys
About: Carson began working at J103 when he was 15. He works between doing weekend audio production and occasionally running the sound board. In his free time, he enjoys eating sushi, playing soccer, getting Victory Royale on Fortnite, and serving the Lord on the mission field.
Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31
Artists: NEEDTOBREATHE, I Am They, Matthew West
About: With 22 years behind the microphone all over the world, Brad, as J103 production director and air talent, is an innovative catalyst that keeps afternoons unique, and all things creative, peculiar. When not being avant-garde with the ministry, you'll find him trail running, biking or traveling God's Great Dance Floor with his loving wife Beth.
Verse: John 15:4
Artists: TobyMac, Newsboys, Royal Tailor
About: Being at J103 since the beginning, Ted won the 2015 and 2016 Best of the Best's Favorite Radio Personality. He enjoys hanging out with his wife and three grown kids, and he is responsible for programming and Jfest. Ted was even an amateur body builder. But most importantly, Ted values his relationship with Jesus.
Verse: Philippians 4:13
Artists: Steven Curtis Chapman, Royal Tailor, and Calling Glory
About: Jim's been married to his beautiful wife, Tonya over 20 years. They have a 19 year old daughter (Mallory). Jim's the scheduling leader for the greeters at Wildwood Baptist Church in Cleveland. He wrote a 500 page book on the history of SEC football called 'Conference Pride' but he's a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Go figure!?!
Verse: Philippians 4:13
About: Julius' love for music engineering led him to J103. the great people at the station welcomed him and his pursue for music engineering. He enjoys playing basketball and managing football.
Verses: Jeremiah 29:11, Colossians 3:23
Artists: Lecrae, Tedashii, Chris Tomlin
About: Not only is David Karnes a premier weekend air talent on J103, but you may recognize his voice as the morning meteorologist for J103 and our friends at WRCB Channel 3. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Verse: Psalm 105:4
Artists: Jamie Grace, Lauren Daigle, and Newsboys
About: As the Promotions Director, Kaitlin is full of life, and she is the employee that you get to see behind the booth at the many concerts and events sponsored by J103. Outside of work, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family and mentoring young girls at her church.
Verse: Proverbs 31:25
Artists: Hillary Scott, Blanca, and TobyMac
About: As a Chattanooga native, Deanna grew up listening to J103 (she was a little starstruck at meeting Ted Gocke on her first day). She comes from a graphic design background and loves public speaking, handlettering, quoting Nacho Libre, and watching the Lord work through the power of testimony (shout out to Come On Let's Go!).
Verse: Psalm 103:1-5
Artists: Leeland, Brooke Fraser, Switchfoot
About: Michigan-born and raised. Met my husband while at college when he visited from France. Wrote him every day and one day he sent me a ring in the mail! We have two married sons and I love catering and helping small companies with their marketing. I am beyond blessed to be serving HIM through radio.
Verse: II Corinthians 12:9
Artists: Jeremy Camp, Toby Mac, Ryan Stephenson, and the list goes on and on
About: Bob Lubell is president and founder of Partners for Christian Media, the parent company of J103. Following a successful career in business in the 1980’s and early ‘90s, Bob answered God’s call on his life to begin Partners for Christian Media. Bob now enjoys spending his spare time with his two children.
Verse: 2 Chron 16:9a (NAS)
Artists: Natalie Grant, Jesus Culture
About: Fatima keeps things moving here at J103. As traffic director, she juggles commercial scheduling, billing and pretty much most things in the advertising department. Fatima loves spending time with her husband, Manuel, and son, Cyrus, while checking out the coolest restaurants and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.
Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Artists: Hillsong United, Hillsong Y&F, Lecrae, and Third Day
About: Shannon has 8 years of experience in non-profit development. She is passionate about Christian music and the way God uses it to impact lives. Shannon enjoys spending time with her son, running, singing at her church, reading, cheering for Alabama Football, Chattanooga Football Club and whatever team her son is playing on.
Verse: Philippians 4:6-7
Artists: Kari Jobe, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns
About: Not only is Stephanie the pleasant voice you will hear when you call Partners for Christian Media she is also the joyful smile behind our front desk. Stephanie is ready and willing to take on any task that may come her way. From ordering office supplies to organizing an event guest list.
Verse: Philippians 4:13
Artists: Third Day, MercyMe, Casting Crowns
About: Zach is a Servant of God first, then a husband to a gorgeous wife, and a father to a handsome son and a beautiful daughter. He enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and other manly things. His passion is to help people in any way that he is able and to share the love of Christ with others.
Verse: Romans 5:1-11
Artists: Third Day, Lifehouse, and Casting Crowns
About: Jared has been at J103 since he was 15 years old. He enjoys playing the guitar, traveling the globe, and spending time with his family. He leads worship at a church in Sale Creek and loves spending time on the mission field. He also dabbles in some video work and photography.
Verse: Psalm 46:10
Artists: Needtobreathe, Rend Collective, and Switchfoot
About: Brett's love for music dropped him into J103 in early 2007. He controls the digital aspects of the station, and spearheads JRadio, the online music stations. In his spare time, he enjoys ultimate frisbee, the Halo video games, live music and hanging out with his wife and kids.
Verse: Titus 3:5-7
Artists: Mae, Relient K, MuteMath, Falling Up, Needtobreathe
About: First radio attempt in Christian radio in 1974. Former pastor, sailor, retailer with years behind the mic and in ad sales for radio. He and his beautiful wife Jo are both artists and musicians, they are currently putting the Psalms to music. He loves playing with his grandchildren and is very active in his local church.
Verse: Philippians 2:9-11
Artists: Crowder, Petra, Phil Keaggy
About: US submarine veteran and chef. He now serve as Director of Ministry Relations and Sales. Married to his beautiful and intelligent wife, Gloria, with four grown children and four grandchildren. Clark loves to read, sing, spend time with family and travel. The ultimate trip for Clark would be to the Holy Land.
Verse: Joshua 1:9
Artists: Tim Timmons, NEEDTOBREATHE, TobyMac
About: Justin's all over the place. At J103, he facilitates music research, works with the on-air team, helps with the digital assets, and changes the occasional light bulb (literally, he just changed one yesterday). He spends down time with his wife Ashley and their two girls, Kenzie and Lilly. He also dabbles as an amateur triathlete.
Verse: Ephesians 4:2
Artists: Needtobreathe, Hillsong Y&F, and Big Daddy Weave
About: Experienced in keeping an eye on things financial for over 20 years, Linda controls all the day to day financial initiatives for the four divisions of Partners for Christian Media, Inc. She is an enthusiastic golfer & shag dancer & lover of her grandson, Gray.
Verse: Psalm 139:14-17
Artists: Jason Roy