Every afternoon, Ace and Stephanie help you end your day with great Christian music and topics that will make you smile, laugh and think. Their goal is to help you relax after the day and get you home with things to talk about as a family. They share the news of the day, odd facts and lots of faith each day. Join Ace and Stephanie weekday afternoons at 2 for The Way Home!
Stephanie grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and received her undergraduate degree in Music Administration from The University of Alabama. She earned her master’s degree in English from UAB in April of 2014 and started co-hosting The Way Home in the afternoons the very next month. Even though she often jokes that she “tripped and fell” into a radio career, she could not imagine doing anything else! She loves interacting with listeners and sharing stories of inspiration and faith. When she is not wasting time on Pinterest, you can find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes or in her shed restoring furniture. Stephanie has spent time leading worship in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and she has a heart for the people of Hispaniola. She has been married to her husband, Robby, for two years, and the two of them love to go on walks with their spoiled rotten golden retriever, Briggs.
For Ace McKay, there’s been nothing quite like coming full circle and returning to his radio roots. Although he was born in Tennessee, Ace moved to Birmingham when he was six and lived in Alabama until he graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in communications. From Nashville, Tenn., to Tallahassee, Fla., from Ft. Wayne, Ind., to most recently, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ace has been on the airwaves for 26 years, 19 of those in Christian radio. “It’s a little surreal to be back in Birmingham where I began my radio career,” he says. “I wanted to come home at some point so I’m excited to be back and to finally be closer to family.”
From the time he was a child, Ace recalls crouching by the radio and thinking the disc jockey had the best job in the world. “With my degree I could have gone into radio or television, but the pull of radio has always been it for me,” he says. “As other opportunities have come up, I have prayed about it and God has never manifested anything but radio for me. This is the greatest job I’ve ever had.”
As the co-host of “The Way Home” on WDJC 93.7 FM with Stephanie Plumb, Ace is enjoying getting to know his new afternoon partner and his listeners. “I love investing in the lives of our listeners and getting out into the community,” he says. “This show is about them and their hearts.” From programming to promotions, Ace is looking forward to plugging in at the radio station wherever there is a need.
When he’s not on the air, Ace enjoys spending his free time with his two daughters, Lennon, 16, and McCartney, 13. “If you have to ask where their names came from, then you don’t know music,” he says with a laugh. This self-taught drummer, bass player and songwriter also enjoys giving back in worship through performances at churches across the country and to help expand the Ascension Worship Network.