Houston (May 7, 2018) – Most of the time, they are hidden in plain sight. Sleeping under bridges. Standing on street corners. Searching for their next meal. KSBJ and NGEN along with Star of Hope invited listeners to look through the eyes of Houston’s homeless, as we walked in their shoes and discovered how we can serve the least of these. For three days and two nights, 89.3 KSBJ Morning DJ Carder Price and 91.7 NGEN Radio Morning DJ Ayana Mack went undercover on Houston’s streets, to understand the plight of Houston’s homeless population.
All they had to sustain themselves was $10, a bus pass, donated clothes and 2 tents. Two undercover constables accompanied Carder and Ayana to experience homelessness themselves so they could better serve the homeless population and to provide security. The group struggled to find meals, were kicked out of a restaurant, and became virtually invisible to people they encountered in downtown Houston. In most cases, the only compassion they found came from the homeless. Carder and Ayana knew their experience would in no way compare to what it is truly like to be homeless, but this joint effort with the Star of Hope was designed to raise awareness about how it feels to walk in their shoes and how to help through the Star of Hope.
“It was hard. We could not even fathom doing this for a week, much less months or years,” shares Carder Price, KSBJ Morning Show co-host. “And as desperate as we felt, there was a difference. We knew we were going home in three days.”
For more information about this project, www.KSBJ.org or www.NGENradio.com.
About KSBJ and NGEN radio
On the air for over 35 years, KSBJ is Houston’s leading listener-supported, non-profit, non-commercial contemporary Christian music radio station. The purpose of KSBJ is to be the Voice of Hope Connecting People to God, through Christian music, community outreach and events. KSBJ’s sister station, NGEN radio, is an on-air and online entertainment experience for people who want Christian music with an edge. NGEN radio is designed to capture the energy of the “NOW” generation and power a world of good through connection and community outreach. Both listener supported radio stations, and a long-standing member of the ECFA, KSBJ Educational Foundation’s ministry is managed by a group of volunteer men and women from across the Greater Houston area, who serve as members of its Board of Directors. The board members represent diverse denominations, backgrounds and professions to provide oversight, direction and accountability for the ministry. KSBJ can be heard on 89.3 FM (North/East of Downtown Houston) and 96.9 FM (South/West of Downtown Houston). NGEN radio can be heard on 91.7 FM (Houston), 89.5 FM (Bay City) and 89.3 HD-2 (Houston). For more information and additional frequencies, visit www.KSBJ.org or www.NGENradio.com.