Jaci Velasquez to co-host morning show for Salem


Salem Music Network announced today that Christian/ Latin/ Pop artist and Dove award winner, Jaci Velasquez will be the new co-host of The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug Griffin.  Listeners can hear The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug and Jaci on Salem’s Today’s Christian Music Radio Network weekdays from 5-9 am central time.

Velasquez has sold over four million albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum recordings, three RIAA certified Gold recordings, sixteen #1 radio hits, and has graced more than 50 magazine covers. She has produced six other top-10 singles, and has won seven Dove Awards, including New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Velasquez said, “I’m so excited to be a part of such a lovely legacy that is the Family Friendly Morning Show! Having the opportunity to share my love for my family, music and ministry is the core of what this show is about.  I’m overwhelmed with joy at this new endeavor!”

Doug Griffin, co-host of the Family Friendly Morning Show says, “Over the summer we had a chance to have Jaci in as an extended guest co-host.  There was immediate radio chemistry.  She is a multi-talented personality with a heart to encourage and entertain.  We could not have found a better fit for the morning show.”

No stranger to the Contemporary Christian airwaves, the bubbly and always engaging Velasquez will be sharing moments as a wife and mother of two little boys.  Each morning will offer listeners the opportunity to start their day with Doug and Jaci as they welcome special guests and connect with listeners over topics of the day.  

Michael Miller, Vice President of Salem Music Network added, “We’re extremely excited to have Jaci as part of our team.  She’s uniquely relatable to both our listening audience and our radio station affiliate clients as a well-known talented performer and a mom on the go. As a radio program provider we are always challenged to find new ways to inspire, engage and entertain our radio audience.  Having an active Contemporary Christian Music artist on the morning show who is also a wife and mother gives our audience a truly unique listening experience.” 

In addition to being heard on Today’s Christian Music Radio Network, Jaci is working on a new DVD with the band Salvador. She is also authoring a book about the adventures of motherhood titled, Coffee and Concealer, is involved with two new movie projects: The Encounter and Jerusalem Countdown— both slated for 2011 releases, and has a new CD project, Diamond, that listeners can look for next year.

(Source: Salem Communications)