Jessica Borklund never thought her path would lead into a career in radio. A stay-at-home mom for over 10 years, her days were filled with homework, housework and adventures with her two children, Landen and McKaylee. But her world came crashing down when her daughter, McKaylee, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of malignant brain cancer at just 7 months old, a diagnosis that carried with it a 5 year survival rate. However, after a year of treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and millions of prayers from friends and family, McKaylee has beat the odds and just celebrated her 15th birthday. Walking this journey through cancer with both of her kids has given Jessica a unique perspective in life and has radically impacted her faith in Christ and His power to do the impossible.
Having spent four years as on-air personality in political talk radio on one of our sister stations, Jessica loves growing with WDJC. “I think God allowed me and my family to walk through some really difficult things in life to showcase His glory, His strength and His sustaining grace.” she said, “Now He’s given me this platform in radio to share the incredible things He’s done in my life to hopefully impact others for Christ”.
In 2020, Jessica partnered with long-time friend, Russell P, to debut their afternoon show called A Closer Look with Russell P & Jessica, weekday afternoons. After two years award-winning years together, Russell P and Jessica made the joyful move to mornings. Joyful Noise with Russell P & Jessica, Monday – Saturday from 5:00 – 10:00 a.m., premiered June 13th, 2022.
You can catch Jessica riding around Birmingham in her gorgeous new car from proud partner of WDJC, Hoover Southtown Motors. If you see her, chances are she’s heading to the gym or on the way to visit Landen, now 20, with McKaylee.