Mike Kankelfritz

Join Kankelfritz every morning and start your day with your favorite Christian music, encouraging conversation and fun! In addition to his quirky, pastoral outlook on life, Kankelfritz is a devoted husband and dad that you’ll feel like you’ve known for years. Here’s what he says about his new role as morning show host:

“There is huge power in how we start each day. I love helping someone begin their day with laughter, positive thoughts, and songs that help put our focus on God, who wants to give us new mercies each morning!”

Kankelfritz has heard every possible pronunciation of his name. And they’re mostly wrong. But at least he can spot a telemarketer a mile away! “Is Mr. Kan-Ke, Kanker, uhhhh Kinkle-zits there?” Most definitely not!

Lots of people wonder if it’s his real name, and it is. Once a name he disliked, he’s grown to love it. It’s a one-of-a-kind name for a one-of-a-kind radio show host. Kankelfritz has more than 28 years of experience, and he got his start on country, rock and light rock stations before following God’s lead into Christian radio. He’s served as morning show co-host on national networks and major markets like Houston and Tulsa. Now he brings his laughter and authenticity to Family Life Radio listeners.

He, his wife Becky and their two children live in Tucson, and the desert is a far cry from his youth spent in Seattle and more recently their time in Indiana.

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