For over 35 years, Chuck has been helping radio stations, networks and programs grow audience and deepen relationships with listeners. His time at KLTY/Dallas led to winning the NAB’s Marconi Award for Religious Station of the Year three times! Throughout his career, Chuck has worked with numerous organizations to help them build strong relational bridges between station and listeners.
Additionally, Chuck spent time as the Salem Fish stations’ National Program Director and has served as Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters. Since 2009, he has worked as a consultant with dozens of Christian radio stations (in both teaching and music) and ministries, nationally and internationally, helping them cut through the distracted listening environment to better communicate their message and reach even more people.
KCBI’s mission continues to be a discipleship force in North Texas. KCBI hit the ground running after a tragic explosion that affected West, Texas. KCBI was able to donate new laptops to 65 graduates at West High School last May. KCBI brought some new outreaches to North Texas in 2014 including #StopStandUp to Bullying Campaign and Christmas Gift. The #StopStandUp campaign touched more than 150,000 parents, students and teachers. KCBI helped six moms reunite with their families during their Christmas Gift promotion. One of those moms reunited with her daughter after a 3-year military deployment. KCBI has expanded its prayer emphasis allowing listeners to pray through KCBI’s mobile Prayer Center. In the last year, over 33,500 prayers have been sent up by listeners on behalf of listeners. KCBI volunteers prayed with over 300 people at a dozen KCBI events. KCBI has grown significantly over the past year reaching over 400,000 listeners per week. KCBI’s Mornings with Jeff and Rebecca is ranked in the top ten among all stations in Dallas/Ft. Worth. KCBI’s staff works hard to demonstrate that they are not just a radio station – they are a ministry.
Chris Hauser has charted a formidable path in the Christian Music community. Both radio programmer and promoter, Chris’s talents have touched the careers of Amy Grant and Caedmon’s Call – more recently Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey – and others.
His career in radio began at WYRD in 1979. A few years later, they acquired an FM signal and Chris was named PD of the AM/FM combo. During this time, he also promoted concerts with 80s CCM artists like Petra and more.
Chris was the first record promoter hired out of Christian radio when he accepted a job at Myrrh Records in 1987. There, Chris worked legendary projects including Amy Grant’s Lead on Me. Soon after, he was hired by Warner Alliance and eventually became VP of Promotion and promoted artists like Take 6 and The Winans. In 1998, Chris branched out on his own and has been blazing the indie trail ever since. His commitment to projects he genuinely loves is at the core of Chris’s success, solidifying trust and camaraderie in a business thriving on those tenets.
Taking every opportunity to mentor those looking to transition from radio to records, Chris strives to be in a position to help others blossom.
89.5 KVNE exists to glorify God by encouraging people, connecting their community and pointing people to Jesus Christ. KVNE identifies local needs and engages listeners to meet those needs in many ways including their “Voice of Encouragement” to support local Christian ministries, mentorship of inner city children (increasing the number of mentors by 12%), partnering with Orphan Outreach to take 45 listeners to Guatemala, 1,100 “Care Packages” to the homeless on Christmas Eve, Pastor Appreciation Dinner for 150 pastors and spouses, and raising $40,500 for The Seed Company for bible translation.
During their “Back to School” drive, KVNE listeners donated over 2,000 pairs of shoes to East Texas children in need. Additionally, KVNE listeners donated 572 fans during their “Beat the Heat” fan drive for those less fortunate.
The KVNE prayer ministry launched a “30 Days of Prayer” campaign, which united and encouraged listeners to pray for students & teachers, law enforcement, neighbors, and community ministries.
When a tornado hit Van, Texas, KVNE began round-the-clock weather coverage. KVNE’s community connections team prayed with victims and partnered with a local ministry to become a hub for tornado relief donations collecting over 23,500 items and monetary donations.
89.5 KVNE is committed to connecting people to projects and throughout the process they point people to Christ.