Meet your new on air host: Mike Kankelfritz

Tune in to Family Life Radio every weekday afternoon and evening to spend time with our newest show host, Mike Kankelfritz. Here, Mike answers a few questions to introduce himself…

Mike, what’s your show like?
I love living my life on the air. That means I share everything from funny things that happen throughout the day to some of the rough stuff, too. And I want to talk about what you want to talk about—growing in faith, building families, loving God and others well.

Why are listener stories so important to you?
There’s just something amazing about hearing people share their story. When we share our stories, we begin to build relationships, and we can always learn from others. When we hear how God’s at work in the lives of those around us, our view of Him grows.

Why are you excited about being part of Family Life Radio?
God is doing something great at Family Life Radio. I’m especially excited about the idea of living intentionally. What worthwhile thing have any of us done that’s happened by accident? We all have goals, and I want to help you meet yours.

How’d you get started in radio?
There was a radio station at my high school in Seattle, and as a teenager, I got my first taste of being on air. I was hooked. I majored in broadcasting at John Brown University and have been behind a mic ever since. From Grand Rapids to Tulsa to Houston, it’s taken me all over the country.

What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I love doing my taxes. Really! It’s a puzzle every year to figure out how all the pieces fit together for the best result. I like figuring out how things work. Maybe that’s why I like fixing things around my house, too. Washers, dryers and refrigerators—if it’s broken, I’ll figure out how to make it work again.

If you weren’t on the radio, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be a pastor. I have a degree from seminary, but when God called me to Christian radio, I realized I get to be both an on-air friend and pastor. I love getting calls from listeners who I know aren’t believers, and I get to share the gospel with them. Being part of what God is doing in their lives gives me goose bumps.

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