Member Spotlight – Brian Williamsen

What led you to a career in the radio industry?

God. I was working in government communications, as I had been for nearly 10 years, when I was asked a question: “Are you comfortable?” Um, yes? No? Should I be? I was comfortable…but, He was telling me that wasn’t the place to stay. So, after much prayer and thought, the decision was made to take the leap of faith and quit my job to become the Afternoon Show Co-Host at WCIC. I can’t even describe how much fun I’ve had since taking the position and how much I enjoy coming to work every day. So thankful!

What advice would you give people new to the business?

Be willing to try new things. Be willing to accept constructive criticism – and then use that to improve. Be willing to be flexible. Be willing to work extra hard with an extra big reward. Be willing to have lots of fun at work!

Give a shout out to someone who is making a difference in radio and what are they doing to make an impact?

Dave Brooks, the WCIC station manager, is someone I look up to. His attention to detail, his level of care and concern for every person who works for him, and of course his complete devotion to serving Jesus all inspire me. I see God in the way Dave lives his life. Ask anyone who knows him and I can assure you, they will tell you the same things. So glad to get to work for Dave at WCIC!

Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.

We made a video called “This Is Who We Are” that takes a look at what it means to be a Christian, as part of an effort to start positive conversations and help Christians show their faith in a way that breaks down barriers. It’s been cool to hear some of the feedback on this, including one gentleman at a recent station event who said he’s shared it with everyone on his Facebook account and others he knows. He said it’s really helped him have a conversation with people about his faith. https://youtu.be/K1OVc01lr6U 

Tell us about a story of a Christian song that made a difference in your life or the life of a listener.

The first Christian song to truly speak to me was “Dive” by Steven Curtis Chapman. It was during a time in my life about 10 years ago when I had no peace and honestly, no hope to speak of. Rock bottom. The words in that song encouraged me and also challenged me to put my trust in God and see where He might take me. I really needed to hear that song. WCIC was the radio station I listened to during that time, and wouldn’t you know it…now I get to work here. God is good!

Brian Williamsen
WCIC – Afternoon Host
CMB Silver Member Since 2019
bwilliamsen@wcicfm.org

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