Chris Lemke

Executive Director of Radio: WCSG, WaYfm

Staff Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - CU Radio

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Bio

Chris Lemke serves in leading the mission and vision for Cornerstone University's radio ministry of WCSG, one of the most perennially successful Christian radio stations in the country. Both Chris and CU's broadcast ministries have received numerous top honors from the National Religious Broadcasters, Christian Music Broadcasters and Radio & Records.

He began his career in 1980 at WCSG while enrolled as a freshman of Cornerstone. Over the years, he served as on-air host, program director and WCSG's general manager. Outside of Grand Rapids, Chris has taught sessions at national industry conferences, written several articles for industry trade publications and presently serves on the board of directors for the Christian Music Broadcasters. He has also counseled other stations in their pursuit of excellence and has served on the Board of Directors for Grand Canyon Broadcasting.

Chris was awarded Station Manager of the Year for Christian Music Broadcaster in 2009 and Program Director of the Year for Christian Music Broadcasters in 2008. He was also a final nominee for Distinguished Broadcaster of the Year from the National Religious Broadcasters in 1999.

He and his wife, Sue (CU ’84), were married in August 1987 and are the proud parents of six children. They attend Bella Vista Church in Rockford where Chris serves as elder and for 15 years served as a teacher in children's ministry.

Education

  • B.A., Speech, Cornerstone University

Hobbies

—Traveling
—Gardening
—Cooking