Jaci Velasquez Named Co-Host For Salem's 'Family Friendly Morning Show'
November 4, 2010 at 4:43 AM (PT)
SALEM MUSIC NETWORK announced TODAY (11/4) that Christian artist JACI VELASQUEZ will be the new co-host of the "FAMILY FRIENDLY MORNING SHOW" with co-host DOUG GRIFFIN. The program is heard on SALEM's TODAY'S CHRISTIAN MUSIC RADIO NETWORK weekdays from 5-9a (CT) and on flagship station SALEM Christian AC WFFH (94 FM THE FISH)/NASHVILLE.
VELASQUEZ has sold over four million albums, has 16 #1 radio hits and six Top-10 songs, and won seven DOVE AWARDS. “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!” she said.
“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," said GRIFFIN.
“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," said SALEM MUSIC NETWORK VP MICHAEL MILLER.
In addition to being heard on the program, VELASQUEZ 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," also slated for a 2011 release.
VELASQUEZ takes the co-host slot that was vacated by KIM BINDEL-FORD on OCTOBER 1st.