Lots of folks have awards, album covers, pictures of famous people they’ve met and inspiring quotes.  A few even have their organization’s mission and vision statements. Unfortunately, the mission and vision statements eventually come off the wall; end up in a file.  If they’re lucky, it...

Last week the entire Positive Alternative Radio family came together in Blacksburg for Vision Week.  It was a powerful testimony of the goodness and grace of God's love and forgiveness!  PAR has made no secret about how toxic our culture was just 4 short years...

Here’s a quote I heard recently: "In a world of high tech, people need high touch."Do you think this is true? Part of how we must be intentional about maintaining our culture of caring, leading, influencing and being a servant to those around us is how...

Is it wrong for Christian radio stations to compete against each other?There’s a prevailing thought in Christian radio that every Christian radio ministry should sit around a fire, hold hands and sing “Kumbaya.”  While that’s a nice thought, it isn’t reality.  We need to be...

First-impressions Dear Christian Radio, This week holds another first for us here at PAR.  We will be having an Office Manager Retreat!  …This Thursday and Friday we will be hosting our station Office Managers here in Blacksburg for a time of pampering, bonding and showing

Brian Sanders - PAR VP Dear Christian Radio…stop being so nice. Being nice is killing our ability to achieve the mission and vision. Before you shoot off an email and try to have me removed from this blog, allow me to explain. At some point, it became “unchristian” to have honest, candid conversations with

community Dear Christian Radio, Are you investing in those who are investing in your communities?  Those who are living their lives to help the broken, hurting, and needy by meeting needs and sharing the love of the Gospel, through pregnancy centers, homeless shelters, food banks, and the list goes on.  We at PAR want to create and develop experiences that

Jerry Grimes Picture Dear Christian Radio, Are you frazzled, harried, dazed or just plain tired?  A lot of station folks are these days, and with good reason.  Promotions, events, concerts and the day to day demands of

PAR University Logo Dear Christian Radio, Leadership training.  We usually expect it once a year at some great conference that we go to and then we pack it away for another year.  But what if we could do better?