Chicago started his career in Christian radio at 16 years old and brings nearly two decades worth of experience to his new gig. He is most well known for his top-rated, nationally syndicated Christian hip hop show and work within the Christian music industry.
The move comes slightly ahead of the station’s planned switch to the 50,000-watt KUHA (91.7 FM) signal its parent company, KSBJ Educational Foundation, purchased from the University of Houston in February.
“In my opinion, KSBJ is one of the greatest, most well-done Christian stations in the country. To be a part of their NGEN Radio brand with its history-making Top 40 format is a such a fantastic and exciting opportunity for me,” Chicago said.
Chicago said he wants to play a vital role in making NGEN Radio a Top 5 station in the Houston market and impacting over million listeners with the gospel message through music.
For the last 11 years Chris Chicago has lived in the Nashville area with his wife, two sons, and young daughter. He admits the move will be difficult but said he is most looking forward to experiencing Houston’s diverse population, world-class museums, and yearly rodeo season.
Although Chicago will be working from NGEN’s offices starting Monday, May 9 an official start date for his morning show has not yet been determined.
“All the more time for me to explore the city and find out who has the best barbeque and tacos,” he quipped.
For more information on NGEN Radio’s ministry and listening options, visit www.ngenradio.com.
(This post was taken from a release sent to me by NGEN)