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.
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.