Afternoons with Scott & Sam
Take Scott & Sam in the car on your way home every afternoon from 3-7pm. They can’t get you into the HOV lanes, but they can offer you something positive and uplifting while you’re sitting in traffic.
Get to know Scott & Sam better below…
I was born in Grangeville, Idaho. I learned to drive on a tractor. My first exercise program was “Bucking Bales” of hay onto the back of a pickup. Not bad for “Allergy Boy.”
How the radio thing started, “would you like paper or plastic?” I was a teenage high school guy working at the local grocery store, and every department would have me do their in-store announcements. Their sales increased and here I am today because of Jelly Donut sales!
How I hope the Lord uses me…first, I blow it every day, I forget I am supposed to be a spiritual creature instead of the fleshly creature that reaches for the Jelly Donut. My best ministry come from the Lord when I don’t recognize it. When someone compliments something I’ve done, and I know where it came from because often I don’t remember it.
The greatest loves of my life are my beautiful wife, I am still smitten by her! Four children … I had a hand in baptizing them all! What an honor! Gabriel is my man-cub, the youngest in the family with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. McKayla Jordan is not named after Michael Jordan, she’s a Volleyball OH/MB and stellar! She’s the Daddy’s Girl. Tyler is in the Air Force Reserve, has served on tour in the Middle East (scary for parents) and is about to go to flight school to receive his pilots license. Whitney’s married to a man, Ben, who her Daddy approves of! With our first grand-baby, Theo. Whitney is a Mama’s Girl, but she and I have the deep CS Lewis, Chesterton, Tozier conversations. Jett is our Miniature Long-Haired Wiener-Dog…he thinks he’s a rock star and should sample all the food. And Luna is our Parakeet that the neighbors gave us when I said “No Way!” I lost.
What makes me a bit different…I believe I can play guitar well until my bubble bursts when I see others use more than two strings. I have an obsession with Black Bamboo, fresh home-made bagels and Arabica bean certified organic, Free Trade coffee.
It’s not something I’m proud of. I used to avoid church on Mother’s Day because it made me feel like I was missing something important in my life. I was a single girl with a dog for many years. Don’t get me wrong… I loved my life. It’s just that I wanted a family. I thought I’d be a good wife and mother, but it seemed like God had said no. Eight years ago God sent Carlos – a tall handsome businessman with a big heart and a good laugh. He also had three boys… I said “I do” to all of them, and have thanked God with all my heart. The oldest two are in college now and the youngest, Desmond, is 12-years-old.
We gave him a baby sister in 2012 – Zoe. This miracle girl was born with Down Syndrome and for five months suffered from a seizure disorder that seemed incurable. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done – watch an innocent baby go through pain and not be able to help her. I spoke about it at a church women’s group. The 300 women there prayed for her to be healed, and she was. She really was. Now she has no seizures. She is smart, gorgeous, fierce and hilarious.
God is faithful. He heals. He has given me life in abundance. Sometimes that means piles of laundry… grass stained socks balled up… the refrigerator door left open (again)… the highchair and the dog smeared with smashed sweet potato. Mostly it means great joy, lots of work, stronger faith, and huge admiration for those parents who have done it so many years more than I have. I love radio and Christian music and am so excited to be back on WGTS 91.9 in the afternoons!