Birmingham’s new WXJC/101.1 FM recently launched “The Chris Danielson Show,” focused on providing local content from a “Real Common Sense, Real Bible Insights” perspective. We caught up with host Chris Danielson to learn more.
Q. Chris, what can listeners expect to hear on your show in 2019?
A. It’s a show that is always going to have a real biblical attitude. I am always going to look at any of the topics we discuss through the lens of Scripture and what possible implications for the true believer who is listening…. We are going to be intentionally Christian and specifically for Christian people. The other big thing is to give Christian listeners a voice. A place they can share their viewpoint, their concerns, what God is doing in their world, you know, do the Iron sharpens Iron thing together on a daily basis.
Q. How has God prepared you to “talk the walk every afternoon” with your listeners?
A. I’ve been in radio for 3 decades and the last few years my career path took me away from regular daily broadcasts. I was on the shelf with no show for over three years, or 1116 days if you’re counting, and wasn’t even sure I would ever get back on the air again. During this time, I would ask myself the “what if” questions. You know, what if some station wanted you for a talk show again, what kind of show, what type of content would I truly desire to do?… What I desired more than anything else was to partner with a station that wanted a talk show that at the end of the day would be about helping folks be stronger in biblical literacy, be stronger in their walk with Jesus… have an attitude that leans toward the Scripture within all the things that a talk show should be.I’ve been in Christian ministry for much of the last 20 years. Seminary trained, missionary for 3 years, former pastor, the whole nine yards. Because I started on the air at age 16, it never left me. Having a radio show is something I have simply been about my whole adult life.
Q. In addition to being a radio host you also serve as pastor of The Baptist Church at Lay Lake. How do you balance both?
A. I am so blessed to be able to preach every Sunday and have a true family of brothers and sisters who are sold out & committed to seeing the Kingdom of Christ advanced. It is such a cool thing. It keeps me in the Word in a way that carries over to the airwaves- pastoring this church is such “hand in glove” with the new radio show.
Listen and join the conversation with Chris Danielson every weekday afternoon on Birmingham’s WXJC, 101.1 FM from 3-6pm, www.wxjcradio.com. †