New Music | Unfinished by Mandisa

“Unfinished” by Mandisa

By RaeAnn Jent

Mandisa started her music career on season 5 of American Idol. Some of her most popular songs are Stronger and Overcomer. The album Overcomer released in late 2013 and Mandisa admits that she disappeared from the music scene for a few years. In a YouTube video, Mandisa explains that Overcomer was inspired by a close friend who was battling cancer, who sadly passed away shortly after the album was released.

After her friend Keisha passed away, Mandisa began to question and doubt God’s goodness. She went into the deepest depression of her life and stayed there for many years. Read More >>

DJ Spotlights | Ethan Ooms


Ethan Ooms: Freshman Communications Major from Alabaster, Alabama

On-Air Shift: weather DJ airs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 7am-12pm every hour on the half.

Favorite food? I am a huge pasta guy—I love fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagna. My parents are both really good cooks, so I am spoiled with good food.

Favorite color? Navy blue

Favorite verse? I’m a big fan of Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (NIV). This verse speaks so much truth about not giving up because God has a great plan for each of us. Read More >>

DJ Spotlights | Keegan D’Alfonso


Keegan D’Alfonso: Sophomore Journalism Major from Cape Porpoise, Maine.

On-Air DJ: Airs Thursdays from 11am-1pm

Favorite food? Chicken cutlet curry from Coco Ichiban.

Favorite color? Olive green

Favorite verse? Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Favorite Resound song? Can I choose more than one? I really like “Prodigal” by Sidewalk Prophets and that new one by TobyMac—“Love Broke Thru”.

What is the theme of your shift? I like to talk and joke about life as a college student. I really try to incorporate teaching in all the stories I tell. I try to be funny and serious at the same time. I’m not sure exactly how well I am able to accomplish that, but I try and have fun doing it. Read More >>

Story Behind Your Music | Tears by Matt Hammitt

As a solo artist, Matt Hammitt is fairly new to the industry, but he’s been in CCM for about

twenty years. He was the co-founder and former frontman of Sanctus Real- the band famous for

songs like “Lead Me”, “Promises”, and “The Redeemer”.

I enjoyed Sanctus Real’s music for a while before learning Matt Hammitt’s name. I remember in

2011 when his first solo single “All of Me” came on the radio. Later I learned that it was inspired

by his son Bowen, who was born with only half a heart. Doctors were unsure if and how long Read More >>

DJ Spotlights | Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: Junior Marketing Major from Bloomington, Indiana.

On-Air Show Host on JumpStart: Airs Monday-Thursday mornings from 8-10am

Favorite food? Lobster from anywhere near the ocean. I like it fresh!

Favorite color? Sunset orange

Favorite verse? My favorite verse has changed a few times over the years, but right now it is Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Favorite Resound song? This has changed a lot too…let me think. I’d have to say “Touch the Sky” by Hillsong United. I really like the emotion in it and it seems very honest and pure. Read More >>