New show, produced by Christian FM and picked up by WAY-FM, comes as part of host's new gig with charity Cure International
Posted: September 03, 2014, 5:00 PM | Category:General Artist Tags: Source: From Staff Reports
Brant Hansen is getting back on the air.
After several months of radio silence since leaving the Air1 Radio Network, the popular former afternoon host will return to radio as a partnership between syndicated content providers Christian FM and Hansen's new full-time employer, CURE International.
And yes, with this new iteration of The Brant Hansen Show, he will be reunited with his longtime producer, Sherri Johnson.
"I'm honored to be back," Hansen said. "So thankful for stations who not only want our show, but want to be part of the spiritual and healing ministry happening for kids in CURE hospitals."
The show, which will be broadcast on stations across the country--including WAY-FM network affiliates--debuts October 20. Broadcast times will vary by station.
"Brant Hansen is such a unique and engaging personality," said Paul Goldsmith, Cure International's VP of Marketing (and a former Air1 Program Director). "I'm excited to bring his show back to radio and best of all, have it result in healing children through CURE."
CURE International is a nonprofit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide, where its young patients experience the life-changing message of God's love for them, and receive surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.
"Brant first introduced me and thousands of his listeners to the amazing work of CURE when he previously hosted mornings on WAY-FM," Goldsmith said. "We are now thrilled to have the [WAY-FM] network as a flagship brodcast partner."
An executive at WAY Media lauded the addition of Hansen's show as creating "a dream team of WAY-FM DJs," which include The WALLY Show and Carlos and Joy. The Brant Hansen Show reportedly will occupy an evening timeslot.
"Being on WAY-FM stations means a lot to me, personally," said Hansen. "They already have a stellar team, and they value their air staff's connections with listeners. I'm honored to be back."
With the new show, Hansen promised an interactive experience with the new show, getting input from listeners via social media, texting and other forms of communication. He also said he hopes to continue doing podcasts.
While he says he's excited to spread the word about what God is doing in the lives of children through CURE, Brant said neither he nor Sherri are "gung-ho about doing a radio show, per se."
"When I was 20, I was really excited about having a microphone, and on occasion having someone know who I was," he explained. "Those days are over. What does get us motivated is the chance to tell an lonely culture, and an exhausted religious culture, about a God who brings joy, and REST. Finally. Plus, we have a blast laughing with you about stuff."
Hansen said that the recent changes will result in a cross-country move a year from now from California to Pennsylvania.
"This is because we want to freeze to death," Hansen said, "and also to work at CURE's headquarters. And Sherri's from PA, so that works nicely."
In other news, Hansen is slated to release a new book with publisher Thomas Nelson in Spring 2015.