This radio ministry is a partnership between HisRadio (an outreach of Radio Training Network) and TheZ (an outreach of First Baptist Spartanburg) – Ministries committed to reaching this and the next generation with hit music and programing that is relevant, real and radically focused on a life committed to Jesus Christ.
The Z exists to present Jesus to the widest possible audience and to all who will listen, through finding common ground with them, to introduce non-believers to Jesus and to encourage students and young adults to become complete and courageous followers of Christ.
“Whatever people are like, I try to find common ground with them so that they will let me tell them about Christ and let Christ save them”. 1 Corinthians 9:22(NLT)
Why use radio and online streaming?
Radio reaches virtually everyone almost everywhere. Radio reaches more than 93% of all teens, adults, men and women weekly. 99% of all households and automobiles have radio. Radio is uniquely able to reach students where no other media can. Online streaming is the NEXT radio station.
Our Broadcast Schedule
6A-7A: Wake Up Call with Britt Dillard
7A-noon: Chad Bradley In The Morning
Noon- 1P: The New MuZic Lunch Hour
2P-4P: Mid-afternoon with Ed Hutchins
4P-7P: Afternoons with Sheryl Stewart
7P-10P: UPLIFT with Matt Reid
10P- Midnight: The Tntern Takeover
10P-12A: Blessed Beats
11A-1P: The Weekend 22 (replay)
3P – 7P: Bailey Sherman
7P-9P: The Z Nation Take Over
10P-: Movement Radio
6A-11A: Ed Hutchins
1P-3P: The Weekend 22 Replay
3P-6P: Bailey Sherman
6P-10P: The Jayar Show
10P-: Movement Radio (replay)
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Meet The Z-Jays
Why are you working in radio? “God opened the door as a junior in high school to begin the Sound of Light – at 30 minute program on a Top 40 radio station to introduce people to this new Jesus Music called Contemporary Christian music… The Z grew out of that 30 minute program to the partnership it is today!”
Favorite Z artist? “Social Club, For King & Country, NF Young & Free, Toby Mac… of course I don’t have a favorite… It’s like choosing a favorite child”
Fun fact: “In high school I used to break into warehouses and DJ pop up dance raves… spinning vinyl … No more breaking and entering now… a more law-abiding G-dad these days!”
Motto/or something you’re known for: “I want to leave the fingerprints of Jesus wherever I go”
Favorite bible verse: Philippians 1-6 Being confident of this, that HE who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Why are you working in radio? “I love connecting great music, that makes a difference, to people who need good music!”
Favorite Z artist? “….All of them…no, seriously.”
Fun fact: “I don’t care for sharks.”
Something you’re known for: “Making jokes. All. Of. The. Time. I’ve learned the hard way there are times and places when jokes just are not a good idea.”
Favorite Bible verse: “Proverbs 24:16: “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.”
Why are you working in radio? “Radio has a way of connecting with its audience in a personal, intimate way. The listener invites the artists, the music, the on-air personalities into their homes, their cars, and their lives. At The Z, that connection can lead the listener to a connection, a relationship, with a loving Savior, and that’s what matters more than anything.”
Favorite Z artist? “When I want it LOUD, it is SKILLET. For quieter moments, Lauren Daigle.”
Fun fact: “I can be seen in an Oscar-nominated movie, and I was once a ghost in the Haunted Mansion at Disney World” (not an employee — long story).
Something you’re known for: “I love coffee. It’s a passion, not an addiction. Now, where’s the coffee?!?”
Favorite bible verse: Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Favorite Z artist? “TobyMac. When I’m out running, chances are I’m listening to his music. It gets me going and keeps me going!”
Fun fact: “I faked my way through an entire year of band by pretending to play the trumpet. I learned all the right finger movements. I just never actually blew into the trumpet…..it hurt my lips! LOL!”
Something you’re known for: “I’m known for spoiling the people (and pets!) that I love.”
Favorite bible verse: Matthew 7:7 (Contemporary English Version)
“Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Why are you working in radio? I love being able to connect with people wherever they are and whatever they’re doing. I love music and love sharing it with people. I love Jesus and love sharing Him with people… so it all kinda fits together!
Favorite Z artist? Too hard to pick one! But I love Crowder, Lecrae, Switchfoot, Needtobreathe and Andy Mineo.
Fun fact. I’ve driven across the country 6 times. There’s nothing I love more than a good road trip!
Motto: Never give up!
Something you’re known for: I am rarely seen without a cup of coffee in my hand.
Favorite bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (especially those last 9 words) “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Why are you working in radio? I have always really enjoyed talking, and listening to music, combine that with being able to serve the Lord!! Doesn’t get much better than that!
Favorite Z artist? For king and Country (love all of the remixes)
Fun fact: I wear some article of pink every day, and have for the past 8 years!
Motto: Always leave a trail of glitter
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 60:22
Why are you working in radio? To share joy, hope and inspiration through music, i.e., to help people through music!
Favorite Z artists? Hillsong Young & Free and Lecrae
Fun Fact: I like corny jokes and dancing!
Motto/Something you’re known for: I love to party: I want to show others that you can be a Christian and have a good time!
Favorite Bible verses:
– John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
– Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Why are you working in radio? “Because I am skilled in little else!”
Favorite Z artist? Skillet
Fun fact. “I do not drink coffee from dark colored mugs and I used to open doors with a hook to avoid touching them”
Something you’re known for: “I have X-ray vision that spots germs from a far”
Favorite bible verse: Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Why are you working in radio? I felt called to work in ministry radio at the end of High School. During 9th grade I went through a season of doubt and depression, and one of the things that helped me through it was the ministry of Christian Radio. The Djs would say just the right thing or play the song I needed to hear at that very moment to encourage me and point me to God’s love. I felt God was calling me to serve in the ministry that spoke life into me so I could help encourage people as well.
Favorite Z artist? Social Club Misfits
Fun fact: Trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Motto: “Do the best you can do, at whatever you do, and whatever you do to the glory of God.”
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:25-26 25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?