Roxanne and Chris energize the morning air waves by sharing the power of God’s grace and hope in a way that is real and relevant for today’s uncertain world. Through the best in Christian music, storytelling and special guests, you will find yourself fired up and equipped for the day ahead. With plenty of laughs and an occasional tear, this show won’t just start your morning, but will fuel your faith for walking in your purpose all day long. Join Roxanne and Chris each week day from 5am to 9am.
About Roxanne Richardson
Roxanne Richardson is nothing if not determined and her life story is peppered with grace. The small-town girl from Floyds Knobs, Ind., got her start in radio in Chicago while in college and immediately fell in love with the immediacy of covering news. “I worked seven days a week, 15 hours a day and still almost starved to death,” she says of her early days in various stations around the Midwest. After losing a job at a station in Indianapolis, Roxanne packed her car and headed to Austin, Texas, where she walked into KASE 101 and told the owner he needed to hire her. “I came back with a story by the end of the day,” she remembers. “He told me I wasn’t very good, but he gave me a chance because I had lots of determination.”
By 1990, Roxanne found herself in Birmingham working as the news director at Rock 99. Over the years she was the news director on 14 different shows in the Birmingham market and is most known for her time on the Rick and Bubba Show. While working there, Roxanne met her on-air partner, Chris Mileski. “Chris and I have a deep, sincere friendship and people can sense that and feel that on the radio,” she say. “He was instrumental in leading me to the Lord and I am so blessed to have him as a radio partner.”
Once Roxanne came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior, she became radically saved and left radio to work for The Dream Center for The Church of the Highlands, an outreach center in Woodlawn, Ala. After a guest appearance on WDJC discussing her ministry, Roxanne was approached by the station to join the morning show. “The Lord prompted me to share real life stories and to share what I’ve seen,” she says. “I absolutely love what we do, sharing stories with local people and having a platform where we can talk about the good news of Jesus.”
A registered chaplain, Roxanne has appeared on The 700 Club and The Fox News Network. She also has her own brand of coffee that benefits missionaries to China. For more information, visit www.mybrotherscup.com. Roxanne is married to Dr. Wayne Richardson, an elementary school principal, and together they have four children. In her spare time, you can find Roxanne reading, cooking, exploring museums and riding in a biplane.
About Chris Mileski
WDJC Morning Show Co-Host Chris Mileski is the first to admit that he never dreamed of being a radio host. “I have often said it took me until I was 40 to figure out what I wanted to do,” he says. While working for a media company, Chris spent time learning the business from every angle, from production to sales to engineering. “I spent a year learning everything I could, from sound to production to camera work,” he says. “When the Rick and Bubba Show on radio got a contract with Turner Broadcasting for a television program, I had all the qualities they needed for a producer and a director for the show.”
For the next seven years, Chris produced the Rick and Bubba Show for television, taking it to number one and sparking a passion in Chris for production. While working there, Chris sat facing Rick, cueing him for breaks and watching him produce the show. “I watched and learned, almost by osmosis,” he says. It was also there that Chris met his on-air partner, Roxanne Richardson, who was the news director at the time. “We became best friends, so when she went to WDJC, she lobbied for me to be her on-air partner,” he says. “We live out our lives on the airwaves and we love to work together and to do life together. I learn more about the business every day from watching Roxanne.”
Chris and Roxanne take their morning program very seriously, not only for their listeners, but also for their clients who drive the content of their program. Using their faith, relationships and humor, the duo is very transparent and vulnerable. “For years I felt like God was leading me to something to have a bigger impact and now I have that larger audience at WDJC,” Chris says. “I get to share my faith every day with thousands of listeners and I never take for granted that we can impact other lives.”
When he’s not on the air in the mornings, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife of 16 years, Megan, and their three children: Reeves, 14, Lucy, 12 and Greer, 8. Megan and Chris met while directing junior high camps at Camp Sumatanga and share a love for ministry together.