Manager’s Memo 02-09-2018
Forty years ago, this week, an adrift young man just short of his nineteenth birthday borrowed his friend’s car and drove to downtown Dallas to take a test to receive his third-class radio telephone operator’s license. A couple of hours later, he left the Commerce building with permit number P3-10-39728, having gotten 38 out of 40 questions right on his first attempt. It was the best score I received on any test my freshman year of college. That night, I played contemporary Christian albums for the first time. I remember Chuck Girard and Second Chapter of Acts in that first shift, because they were my favorites at the time. I still have the salmon colored permit in my office.
I took that test and got my permit to be a radio broadcaster, not because I necessarily wanted to be a broadcaster. I just knew working anywhere else would be better than cleaning toilets in the boys’ dorm. Now here I am forty years later, with more than a dozen stations under my belt, some built from scratch, teaching the things I have learned to the next generation of global communicators.
God knows the plans He has for you. My experience with Him has taught me they are almost always what I least expected. I wouldn’t change a thing about the last forty years. He is good.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.