“Go get your dream and do what you want. Take all the time here at Westminster that you can to get your experience. And I believe the doors will open for you.” — ‘KEEP THE FAITH’ Co-host Keith Stevens.
Hanna Erdmann’s discovered the story of Steven’s journey into faith-based broadcasting during an interview at the WCN broadcast studios. They chatted about his memories at Titan Radio. He also shared some wisdom and advice to today’s undergrads.
Keith Stevens‘ voice is heard around the country each week when “Keep The Faith” airs on radio stations around the country. He and co-host Donna Cruz broadcast contemporary Christian music (CCM) to more than 200 stations around the world. Steven, a 1988 Westminster College grad, is also the program director at KTIS radio station in Minneapolis, Minn.
He recently returned to campus as the 2019 Christy Lecturer and visited classes, meet current students, and reconnected with faculty and staff. His encouraged today’s students to embrace the opportunities at Titan Radio and Westminster Cable. He says it will put you light years ahead.
Stevens has a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications. While at Westminster, he hosted his first CCM show on Titan Radio, called “Covenant,” which won an award as the best Christian college radio show in the nation.
After graduating, Stevens filled various roles—morning show host, weekend host and program director—at radio stations in New York and Pennsylvania. In the early 1990s, Stevens said he felt God’s calling for something deeper, which led him back to Christian radio. Though this led him to several radio stations, Stevens said he trusted God as his savior and dreamed of a Christian music FM for New York.
Stevens became the first major air talent hired to help launch STAR 99.1, New York, a CCM station, in late 2002. His “Family Friendly Afternoon Show” enjoyed high ratings for eight years. Stevens also hosted the weekly show “Made for Worship” and served as music director and assistant program director before accepting his current position with KTIS in 2010.
The Wayne H. Christy Memorial Lecture series honors the late Dr. Wayne Christy, a long-time faculty member and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Westminster College. As Dr. Christy dedicated his life to relating the heritage of faith to the emerging issues of a changing culture, the lecture series seeks out men and women who distinguish themselves by relating Christian faith to aspects of contemporary life.