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Ryan

img_0829Ryan Zondervan
Mid-Day 10am – 1pm


Ryan loves sharing his story with you – perhaps through something he’s learned as a dad of a preschooler and toddler, or from living with Chronic Pain. Ryan wants you to know there is always hope. You can send him a message at:

ryan@kcwnfm.org

Some fun things to know about Ryan:

Favorite memory from early in your radio career?

Well, I’ve only worked in radio for a little over a year, but I think my favorite memory from my “early” days was just the excitement of seeing how everything worked “behind the curtain” so to speak, and the thrill of learning how to do it all myself.  

You walk into the studio every day and hope you get to…what?

I pray I get to connect with my audience in a way that is real and authentic, and hope the things I say and music we play speaks to people where they’re at.  I also hope my struggles with chronic pain can be an encouragement to others who are experiencing suffering.

Be a proud parent for a moment.  Tell us about your kids.

My daughter Caitlin was born in March of 2012 and is a real force of nature.  🙂  She is so smart it scares me at times – she’s curious, observant, quite empathetic and a good helper.  My son AJ was born in May of 2015 – he is my little cuddle bug and goofball – he is daddy’s little buddy and makes me laugh a lot.

How does your spouse complete you?

I tend to respond to things very emotionally at times, which can get me into lots of trouble.  My wife can take a step back and logically analyze things.  She’s also a great planner – I get ideas and she figures out how to best execute.

If you weren’t an on-air personality you would probably be doing what?

Well, taking my 5+ year struggle with chronic pain into consideration, I’d probably still be sitting at home not doing much of anything at all!  Working at the radio station has been such an amazing gift and blessing in that regard!

You have a very rare opportunity to do nothing but what makes you happiest.  What do you do?

Eat unlimited amounts of ice cream and never get fat?  No seriously – I love experiencing new places and cultures so I love the thought of traveling around the world with my wife and family.

Which of these three do you do most?  Read a book, watch TV or listen to music?

These days I definitely listen to a lot of music – whether here at the radio station, driving in the car, or via the Amazon Prime Music app on my iPhone when I’m out walking or at the gym.

Who is a worse driver, you or your spouse?

Probably me – I can be pretty absent-minded at times.

What’s the best part of church for you…worship, preaching or pot lucks?

I am definitely a pot luck kind of guy – I love bringing dishes to potlucks, and I just love the fellowship that takes place when people share a meal together.

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