Monday, November 6, 2017
Well, there they are. The last four hours on Sunday, October 29, 2017, of CCM Sunday on Sunny 92.3. It was more than just a show on the radio. It was a huge part of my life for a little over twenty-four years. And now it's gone. Forever. Wow.
I got the news that it was coming to an end on October 13, 2017 - yes a Friday - and I knew when I heard of the decision that it was the right one.
I along with Alan Knowles, started CCM Sunday on June 20th, 1993, as the radio arm of DMI Concerts. When we started, CCM Sunday was all day, every Sunday on what was then Magic 102.7. When Magic 102.7 changed formats, we soon changed right along with them and helped in the early days of J103. In April of 1998, CCM Sunday moved to Sunday mornings on Sunny 92.3. I remained the host and quickly became part of the Sunny 92.3 family. I’ve worked with and for that family ever since.
From the very beginning, CCM Sunday had a very simple mission: to create an on-air home for Contemporary Christian Music in the Chattanooga area and to build His kingdom in the process. Did we accomplish our mission? Yes. Today, there are six places to hear His music on the radio dial: WMBW - that is home to former CCM Sunday talent Jason McKay, Family Life Radio, AirOne, WayFM, K-Love and of course J103.
Did we build His kingdom? Yes, we did and I am proud of the work the Lord allowed me to be a part of.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10, 'Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, because there is no work, no planning, no learning, and no wisdom in the next world where you're going..' What that verse says to me is that whatever you do in this life, make it count. Do it with everything you have in you and make a difference! It has been my goal the last 24 years to do just that. I hope I have done just that. Thank you and goodbye.