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Who We Are

Moody Radio is you—and more than a million other listeners each day. Moody Radio helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today's issues from a biblical worldview.

Moody Radio gives you programming in multiple ways—broadcasts, digital apps, streaming Internet stations. Wherever life takes you, Moody Radio is your trusted voice and friend as we journey together.

Our Leadership

Scott Krus | General Manager

Scott Krus is the general manager of Moody Radio, a nationwide network of 70 stations. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Illinois Central College, where he studied communications. After working at WPEO in Peoria, he served for 17 years as station manager of WBNH in Pekin, Illinois. At Moody Radio he has managed Network Services, Network Development, and Integrated Marketing, as well as five years as the station manager of WCRF in Cleveland, Ohio. Scott admits his baseball skills might be less than he once claimed, but he can still eat a family size bag of tortilla chips in one sitting.

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Dan Craig | Manager of Programming

Dan Craig was born in San Diego, Calif., and has worked in radio since 1977, including stations in California, Colorado, Ohio, and now Chicago. His experience includes stations formatted as Country Music, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, News Talk, Contemporary Christian, and Christian Teaching/Talk. He has ministered as a church youth director and publicity director, served as a deacon, and directed a church media ministry. He has been married to Vickie for 30 years; they have two adult daughters.

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George Economos | Director of Strategic Marketing

George Economos listened to Moody Radio while growing up in the Chicago area; now he is the director of strategic marketing for Moody Radio. A media veteran with 20 years of radio experience, George previously worked as a producer for National Public Radio, Emmis Communications, and Bonneville International Broadcasting. George, his wife, and three children live in Chicago’s northwest suburbs.

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Ray Hashley | Regional Manager, North Region

Ray Hashley grew up as a missionary kid in Kalamazoo, Mich., then attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, where he majored in Bible and minored in broadcasting. He later earned a ministry and leadership degree from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Ind. He has worked in Christian radio since 1980, including stations in Grand Rapids, Mich., International Falls, Minn., Traverse City, Mich., and Atlanta, Ga. Ray and his wife, Wendy, now live in Indianapolis. They have three children and six grandchildren. Ray enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, golfing and volunteering as a firefighter and EMT.

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Doug Hastings | Vice President of Moody Radio

Doug Hastings grew up in Chicago, graduated from Moody’s communications program in 1979, and earned a BA in Radio and TV from Columbia College. He joined Moody Radio in 1981 and has served in marketing, operations, and programming. In his role as general manager, Doug oversees the business, facility, and financial areas of Moody Radio. He lives in Dyer, Ind., with his wife, Nancy; they have two adult children. On the weekends he sings and plays bass guitar in his church’s worship team.

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Judy Kron | Assistant Manager of Programming

A native of Illinois, Judy Kron grew up listening to Moody Radio at the influence of her grandmother. She attended Purdue University majoring in Organizational Communications and then went on to receive her Master’s in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. Judy has over 20 years of media experience including working as an Associate Producer for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to Moody Radio where she has served in various roles as a Producer and on-air host. Judy has been married to her husband Justin for 20 years and they have three children, Mackenzie, Joshua and Madeline. Judy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, gardening and volunteering at her church.

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Pierre Chestang | Regional Manager, Southern Region

Pierre was raised in Chicago, Ill. He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, where he majored in communications, and also has a B.A. in communications from Columbia College of Chicago. In November 2001, while at Moody Radio in Chicago, Pierre was asked to transfer to Moody Radio Florida in St. Petersburg to host the morning show. Pierre continued as host of New Day Florida until he was promoted to station manager in November 2003. Pierre serves as Pastor of The Bridge Worship Community of Valrico, Florida. He is also an instructor in the Bible Training Centre for Pastors and Leaders course. He remains a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Bears, but has come to enjoy the Gators, Magic, and Bucs as well. He enjoys traveling, photography and Florida Gulf Coast sunsets. Pierre and Donata have four adult children and three grandsons.

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Matt McNeilly | Leadership Team

Matt McNeilly started his Christian radio journey in 1996 and has since worked with many Christian radio networks across the country. Over the course of this journey, he served as Program Director, On-Air Host, and Station Manager. Matt loves leading the team at Moody Radio’s flagship station WMBI in Chicago. He is happily married to his wife, Kelly, and they have three sons, Noah, Isaiah, and Canon.

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Our Affiliations

We connect you with partners who share our passion for advancing the gospel.

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Moody Bible Institute is a higher education and media ministry founded by evangelist D. L. Moody in 1886, equipping people with the truth of God's Word across the globe, cultures and generations.

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Moody Radio is a founding member of the National Religious Broadcasters, a non-partisan international association of Christian media organizations and individuals. NRB is committed to advancing biblical truth, promoting media excellence, and defending free speech.

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Moody Radio is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an agency that establishes standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising and board governance. Moody Bible Institute is a charter member of the ECFA.

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Our History

In 1926 Moody Radio aired its first broadcast on WMBI in Chicago. Respected as a bold and innovative industry leader, Moody Radio is one of the oldest noncommercial Christian radio stations in the U.S.

Moody’s first broadcasts featured live preaching, Bible teaching, and live music performed by Moody Bible Institute faculty and students. When Crowell Hall was built on the Chicago campus in 1939, the top floors were devoted to new studio space with balconies for audiences to watch the live shows. More than 75 years later, Moody’s famed Studio B is still in use, Chicago’s last surviving studio from the classic era of live production.

Moody Radio’s pioneering approach to gospel music launched the careers of many noted singers and composers, including George Beverly Shea, John W. Peterson, Wendell Loveless, and Donald Hustad. Today Moody continues its innovative and diverse musical programing, including its award-winning Internet channel, Urban Praise.

In the 1930s WMBI began recording and syndicating its programs by mailing them out on giant 16-inch, two-sided transcription discs. The 1950s brought reel-to-reel tapes, followed cassettes in the 1970s. Moody Radio’s syndicated programs became noted for their national influence; in 1944 Moody became a founding member of the National Religious Broadcasters.

In 1958 Moody purchased WCRF in Cleveland, Ohio, leading to expansion that now includes 36 owned and operated stations. Hundreds of other stations are Moody affiliates.

Moody Broadcasting Network became the first satellite distributor of religious broadcasting in 1981. Moody shows were beamed from the Crowell Hall studios to an orbiting RCA Satcom IIIR satellite, transforming the face of local Christian radio. Hundreds of stations across the country gained access to Moody programming.

WMBI-AM pioneered Spanish-language programming with “Radio Esperanza,” switching its Saturday format to all Spanish in 1980. Now part of a growing network of six stations and more affiliates, Radio Moody continues with 24-hour programming from its flagship station in Chicago, WMBI 1110 AM.

After eight decades of constant expansion, Moody’s radio ministry consolidated under a new name in 2008. “Moody Radio” reflects our broadcasting heritage and our future as a worldwide media creator and distributor. Moody Radio continues today as the largest network of Christian radio stations, affiliates, Internet stations, podcasts, and related programming.

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The original sign for the WMBI transmitter site stands in the forground. It says, On this site will be erected the super-power broadcasting station WMBI, owned and operated by the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. In the background, men assemble the new tower for the transmitter.

Construction of the original WMBI transmitter in Addison, Ill. in 1927.

Musicians and radio hosts perform a live broadcast in Moody Radio's Studio A in June 1945.

Musicians and radio hosts perform a live broadcast in Moody Radio's Studio A in June 1945.