Rebecca Crockett

I grew up on a farm in Iowa before making the leap to Omaha, NE where I eventually met and married my husband, John-Wesley. I served alongside him in full time ministry as we began our family. We have two children, Zaccheus (21), Grace (17). We moved to KC over a decade ago and call it home.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my sheepdog, Elvis. He is my shadow and 100 lbs of pure love and goofiness.

My radio career actually started later in life.When my children were both in school, I decided to go back myself. I enrolled at Johnson County Community College, took every media class possible, and started working at the college radio station. (That’s actually where I first met Nathan and began co-hosting with him in 2016.) I then worked in news radio for a number of years before transitioning to Christian radio.

Nathan Reese

Born and raised in the KC area, grew up on a farm in Wellsville Kansas. Myself, along with my five siblings (I’m #5 of 6), were all homeschooled by our mother. Both parents taught in the church (mom: elementary age, dad: youth) so as you can imagine, strong Christian values were the foundation of my home growing up.

As far as my journey in radio goes, I hadn’t even considered the idea until it was suggested to me by the parent of a close friend (shout-out Mrs. Y). I attended Johnson County Community College where I took as many media-related classes as possible while working for the college radio station (this is also where Rebecca Crockett and I first met, and our first opportunity to work as co-hosts).
After graduating from JCCC, I went to Springfield, MO for a year where I worked middays at my first Christian radio gig. Eventually I moved back to KC, which is where I plan to stay.

It’s been incredible seeing God work through Life 88.5 through the years, so happy I get to be a little part of it!

Melony McKaye

I was born and raised in Fargo, ND (yah, you betcha, uffda!) Originally interested in meteorology,  I got hooked on radio when I started at my college radio station.  To this day, Dad is still amazed I found a way to make a career using my “gift of gab.”

My radio journey led from Fargo, to St. Cloud, MN, to Minneapolis, to Orlando, and finally Kansas City.

As with radio, I began my journey of faith in college.  That was when I first realized my need of a savior and began a personal relationship with Jesus.  My husband David, a free lance musician and music instructor, and I affectionately call ourselves the McKaye 3-ring circus, as all three of our kids were born within 4 years! If you see us at events, you’ll know Abigail because she thinks she’s the boss, Michaela, will charm your socks off and Christian will try to engage you in any game just so he can run.  Finally, we can’t forget to mention Belle, the nocturnal Silkie Terrier and S’mores the dwarf hamster with amazing escape skills.  All together, they give me lots to talk about.

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