Lloyd Parker (1979-1995)|
Lloyd dove into Christian music radio in 1972 while at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. In 1974, while station manager of the campus radio station KECC, he became the program director of a new commercial Christian station in town, KLFJ. The next year he was hired at Springfield's Top 40 station KICK as news announcer. He resigned 4 months later to return home to Long Island, NY. There he joined a new gospel station WNYG, becoming program director. 3 years later he was asked by Joe Battaglia to become the program director of WLIX. Joe had just become part-owner of this new Christian station on Long Island serving 6.5 million people in the New York metro area. Over the next 17 years, WLIX grew to be one of the pioneer Christian music stations in the country. Lloyd eventually became VP/GM and part owner before the station was sold in 1995. Concurrently from 1988 to 1993, Lloyd was VP/GM of WLVX in Hartford, CT. In 1996 Lloyd joined EMF Broadcasting (K-LOVE Radio Network) in Sacramento as General Manager. In 1999 he added GM of Air 1 Radio Network to his title when it merged with K-LOVE. In 2002 he founded Christian Music Planet magazine and served as its Editor-In-Chief. In 2005, Lloyd left EMF and moved to Colorado Springs where he currently serves WAY-FM Media Group as Chief Operating Officer. Lloyd will be heard voicing some promos and special features on Christian 54 Online, but he is also providing resources and guidance that only someone in Lloyd's position could give. Lloyd was such an integral part of WLIX-AM, and he is continuing to show his passion for their ministry with his involvement in Christian 54 Online.
A tribute to 16 great years of ministry and music on Long Island, Christian54 WLIX-AM