DJ Spotlights | Alyx Vissing

Alyx Vissing: Freshman

Broadcasting Major with an emphasis in Audio/Radio with a minor in Music Tech

Ironton, Ohio

On-Air Shift: Monday’s 8-10am

What is your favorite…

Food? My favorite food would either be buffalo wings or tacos

Color? Pink. Light pink, something pale, like a blush.

Bible Verse?  My favorite Bible verse would either be Galatians 2:20 or Isaiah 53:5.

I like Gal 2:20 just because of the full illustration it gives of how our Christian life ought to be lived. That I am crucified with Christ so with the “I die daily” aspect, but also, nevertheless I live, but now Christ in me. I think it’s a really great picture of how our daily life ought to operate.

Then Isaiah 53:5 I feel like is a really beautiful picture of what the Gospel really is. Jesus dying for all of these things and just the depth of the pain that He went through and then at the end of the verse, the last line is “by His stripes, I am healed.” For me, that was always a beautiful picture. As a teenager, I went through a battle with self-harm and so that took on a new meaning as I grew older. The fact that not by my stripes, it wasn’t anything I did to myself, but because of Him I am healed through both of those things.

Resound song? Currently, the one I have listened to the most as of late is by Crowder. Let me see… All My Hope by Crowder! I love the tune of it, but the lyrics are always why I fall in love with the song and I just love the entire concept that ALL my hope is in Jesus. Just. The depth of that.

What got you interested in Resound? I have always loved music and was very interested in radio as a whole. This was a way for me to not only learn, but also to gain actual experience that I will continue to apply through my career.

Are you involved in anything else on campus? I am currently running unopposed for Sophomore Class Women’s Ministry leader and I am a news anchor for Cedars.

What are your hobbies? I love to sing, I write music, and I do a lot of stuff! I like anything creative, really. I guess if you could count talking as a hobby….

What is a goal you have for your life? I would love to either have my own live radio show and be a radio broadcaster or to be able to produce my own music.

Is there anything you want to tell people that you don’t get the chance to on the air? I would say really, just that, Resound is this amazing opportunity. That even though we may hear it in passing as we go through the lower SSC or just have it on in the background, it is such a safe place to be able to connect through all the things that we love through music and through Christ with other people. That to me is such a beautiful, intimate thing though something we get to experience casually within  our everyday life. I know I, personally, don’t appreciate as much as I ought to all the time and I appreciate the opportunity to get to share that with others.

DJ Spotlights | Seth Tew


Seth Tew: Freshman  Communications Major    Dayton, Ohio

On Air shift: Tuesday’s 1-3pm

What is your favorite….

…Food? That’s tough…. I really like Takis! Like, the little rolled tortilla chips. I love those little things. Oh! I also love craft soda.

…Color? Magenta. I liked purple, but I not, like, regular purple. I like brighter purple.

…Bible Verse? Bascially the entire book of Ezra and Nehemiah. But if I had to pick a verse, John 1:4, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

…Song we play here at Resound?

Sticks and Stones by Kings Kaleidoscope.

Their new album is so Indy. It’s beautiful. They recorded half their album live in an airplane hangar with a full orchestra. That album, they broke down song structure and just reinvented it and threw in some hip-hop in to their alt-rock feel. What’s that soup that’s like a mix of everything…baba ganoush! That’s it! That song is a baba ganoush of awesomeness. The album is just this great, oh my goodness, every song I hear, I can’t quite comprehend it all and it makes me want to listen to it a million times over.

What got you interested in Resound? One of my favorite on air DJs Angela Schweinitz is from Cedarville and originally worked at Resound. I really like to be able to contribute musically so the music team was my first interest. I had been doing production all through high school and a friend said “Hey, you should be on the air!” so I said, “Okay” and here we are!

Are you involved in anything else on campus? That’s a funny question. I’m in AYO, I’m in TDK (honors program student org). I run a classic movie club with Delaney. It’s called Cinema Club and we just watch old movies. I’m on PSG, so I help do chapel sound stuff and I think that’s it!

What are some of your hobbies? I actively seek out new independent artists each week, so I try to find 2-3 new artists each week to listen to. I also produce and song write my own music. I love old and long books, too. Like, the classics. Oh, and I love soccer. I played soccer all through high school, but just don’t have the time for that right now…. If it’s a hobby, I love going to concerts.

What is a goal you have for your life? I would love to do media management for independent musicians. Help with recording, videography, social media presence, help with public image, photography, touring, booking, all of it. I want to work for myself while also offering support to bands. That would be a sweet spot for me.

Is there anything you want to tell people that you don’t get the chance to on the air? There’s always somebody doing something new and different in the music world and it takes a little time to find it. The Lord has allowed us to be so creative and when we think we are at the edge of creativity and there isn’t anything new to be discovered, we find something new to do and change and be different with. You just have to go find it and discover it.

One more thing, you should come to decide what good music is for you and use that to determine how you evaluate media. So many people listen to things and they don’t think about what they listen to. You don’t need to be super conservative and have a magic list and if something gets said you just stop listening. Come to an understanding to what it’s like to live in this world combined with who God has changed you to be. How does that work together? I’m not asking you to agree with my point of view of what music should be, but come to an understanding and let that guide your judgement.

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.

Favorite Resound song? I like Switchfoot a lot, and TobyMac…they are two of my favorite artists that Resound plays. I really like “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot. I remember listening to that in the car with my dad.

How did you get involved with Resound? My uncle worked at the radio station when he was here at Cedarville, and I started second semester so I already knew some people. This has been a really good fit for me, and I will probably continue it next year as well.

What else are you involved in at Cedarville? Starting fall semester, I am going to be an RA in McChesney upper middle—Shout out to upper middle! I work at the Hive as well as Chucks, so I am involved in the job life.

Hobbies? I love to draw and do art…that runs in my family. My uncle was the Cedars cartoonist when he came here. I also did comics for a while. I love guitar—I’m not the best but I guess you could say I dabble. I love hanging out with my friends too—man, we have a blast. I am thinking of nights when we all pile in my room at 11pm and put up a movie on the TV, and then wake up 3 movies later. We don’t sleep much, but we are all doing okay academically, so that’s good.

Life goal? Ultimately, I want to take over the world…Just kidding! My main goal in life is to be an example of what it is to be a Christian. We all have someone who looks up to us, whether we know it or not. So, we have to be thinking about how we can best model Christ to those around us. Career wise, I would like to work with film and do something where I work with a lot of people because I love to talk, obviously. One of my biggest goals is to have a family and be able to care for them.

Random fact? I was in the movie Woodlawn, and I met Sean Astin and Jon Voight, and that’s how I started to want to get involved with film. I was able to audition for the film, and then see all the behind-the-scenes stuff that went into just a short 5-minute clip of the movie. You can even see me in the trailer—I was one of the football players on the team! I can also do a pretty solid Kermit voice.

Advice for blog readers? “Stay Classy” -Anchorman. Keep listening to Resound Radio! If you want to check in on me and see how I’m doing, check the weather on Resound. Also, God has a plan for you guys. No matter what is going on in your life, don’t beat yourself up too much because uses the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Final thoughts? I have had a lot of fun working at Resound. It has been really fun getting to know everyone—those moving on and those staying here. I have made great memories here, and I wish the best of luck to those graduating and moving to great endeavors.

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.

How did you get involved with Resound? I had previously been a part of a radio show with one of my friends, and I really enjoyed it. I knew I wanted to get involved with radio again, so when I heard about Resound, I immediately applied to be a DJ.

What else are you involved in at Cedarville? I used to be a DL. But I am currently the off-campus news editor of Cedars and I will be taking over as editor-in-chief next year.

Hobbies? I don’t know if I have time for hobbies anymore! I enjoy photography, and I have a Canon 60D. I like to play video games too when I have the time. I really enjoy playing strategy-type games.

Life goal? Right now I am pursuing journalism, and I’m not sure where that will lead me. Something that I have felt God leading me is to get involved with aid or mission agencies. Churches like to hear from the missionaries they are supporting, but the missionaries don’t always have time to sit down and write up a newsletter about what they have been doing. If I could do full-time work helping missionaries report on their work, and allow them to spend more time ministering to those around them, that would be awesome. But it will ultimately be wherever God leads me.

Random fact? I was in the Marines for 5 years after graduating high school. I got out as a sergeant. I had one combat deployment and various other deployments like training in other countries. I spent 1 year, 1 month, and 11 days total at sea, and I hate the ocean. I intended to join the Air Force, but then bumped into the Marine recruiter, and kinda got wound up in the Marines. I did enjoy the traveling, and got to go to 11 different countries during my time in the Marines.

Advice for blog readers? The best advice I can think to give college students is to take self-ownership. College is different than high school, and you really have to learn how to think for yourself. You are going to encounter things in your faith and in your life that will create questions you have never had before, and you have to take those things and investigate them to take ownership of everything you believe, and make it your own. Also, you need to learn that every open door is not necessarily an open door from God. You have to be praying and thinking of everything in your life, and look to God to determine what things He wants you to pour into with all of your abilities.

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.

What is your on-air shift called? JumpStart with Ryan and Wren. Wren June is my cohost, and we talk about uplifting things to get peoples’ mornings going. We talk about encouraging spiritual things, and we also talk about fun stuff going on in the community and around campus. The promo says “coffee for your ears” because our show is supposed to be uplifting and energizing for the morning.

How did you get involved with Resound? I just randomly decided to go to one of the meetings in the fall of my sophomore year. I auditioned for on-air, I got it, and I just kept going with Resound!

What else are you involved in at Cedarville? Last semester, I was the IBC’s marketing director and I do intramurals—pretty much everything, all sorts of sports.

Hobbies? I like to hike and play guitar. I like exploring random places out in the middle of nowhere. I also like to climb on top of buildings—it’s a thing people do. I like riding my long board and speed boating. When I’m home in the summer, I like swimming in abandoned quarries.

Life goal? That’s a tough one. Through business, I want to serve people in a way that makes an impact on their lives forever.

Random fact? I’m related to Colonel Sanders, The KFC guy. He’s my great grandma’s cousin.

Advice for blog readers? Be honest about everything, and don’t stress out about things.

Final thoughts? Listen to JumpStart Monday-Thursday mornings from 8-10!