Sunday, October 24, 2010

Entry Eighteen

John Mielke is a thirty four year radio veteran and takes pride in knowing that he owns one of the most successful AM radio stations this side of the Colorado Rockies.  His radio station, KKNX 840 AM is so successful, that he ranks fifth overall in the Arbitration ratings for the Willamette Valley.  This is an impressive feat, considering that he runs KKNX single-handedly above his families print shop.  For these reasons and many more, I knew the knowledge that he could pass on me would be worthwhile to my career development. 

     Going into the interview having only knowledge of all John Mielke’s accomplishments, I had developed a schema in my mind, that made be  believe that he would be this insanely busy, complex guy.  This however turned out to be only partially right.  From what I gathered from the interview, John seemed like a relaxed, laid-back person, who enjoyed what he was doing.  This threw me off guard.  But John assured me that he was not always this way.  He explained how he had to work hard in the beginning and because of his hard work and dedication; he gets to now reap the benefits.   
     Because of everything that John Mielke had told me, I am now surer than I ever was that I want to someday own my own radio station.  I feel that if I could own my own station, I could not only use it to satisfy my urge to be in radio broadcasting, but I could also use it to spread the word of God.   John taught me that when you own your own radio station, you use it to send the message that you want your audience to hear.  Luke writes in Acts that Jesus will return when all ears hear the gospel of our lord.  What better way of spreading the word than through mass media, where the message has the potential of being heard from people around the world.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Entry Sixteen

The one crisis that I struggled with was the crisis of confidence.  When I was first called to radio broadcasting, I was nervous.  I had no confidence in myself, because I was a timid and under spoken person.  I knew that it God wanted me help spread the word, but I felt that I was not the right person for the job.  That is why I tried to run away from radio, and become a teacher.  For three years, I was in the education program, and every day I knew that I was pulling farther and farther from my vocation.  It took a rude awaking of two principles telling me I would not be hired because I was a male, to realize that God was giving me a shove back to my calling.


According to Smith, Vocation can be described as “… a call of God to serve him in the world” (Smith, p.22).  What I take from this is that because God calls you to a certain career, be it education or radio broadcasting as he has done for me, vocation is a sacred task that God has assigned you.  This can cause several feelings of crisis in ones’ life, because they may feel that they are being called to a place that they do not want to go.   This may cause feelings of crisis as it focus, confidence and meaning.     
            I feel that when you are called to do something by God, it is a task that should not be taken lightly, but instead held up as your main priority, I feel that work should be no different from your ministry.  When you are at work in a career that God has chosen you, you are serving a purpose for the lord.  What this means is not to preach frantically to every Tom dick and harry, but to apply the God given abilities that you own, to a career that god has called you towards.  If you get the opportunity to spread the word of God where it can be a positive experience, then do it.  Knowing when to talk about God and when to just lead by example and display a God filled life is an important theory to work.  Knowing that God is with you and supporting you will boost your confidence and help you succeed in his will.    


Smith, G. T. (1999). Courage & Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Entry Fifteen

Going to try a new ad hosting site called project wonderful.

Do not Spam click this time!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Entry Fourteen

Showing trustworthiness is an essential key to successful networking.  In any profession, people do not want to network, let alone work with individuals who they cannot trust.  Being a trustworthy individual means having a “…high measure of character as seen by those people with whom we interact” (Block, 156).  The way that we prove our credibility as trustful, is by establishing clear precise personal qualities, showing straightforward, good intentions and having a clear and precise attitude (158).  The personal qualities that need to be focused on is being honest and being sincere.  As previous stated, being forthright in your interactions with your coworkers is the best way to establish a sense that you are an honest person.  It is human nature to trust more openly an honest person as opposed to those who lie.  It is important that an individual be sincere in their actions.  Whenever they are focusing on a goal, or they have a certain value set, they need to stay sincere to those values, and not show signs of dramatic change (Baum & Nowicki, 1998). 

To see the affects of your label in an attempt to gain trustworthiness, it is important to be able to survey others cues in how they feel (Sandhya, 2007).  Action speaks louder in words, because it is the case that someone will speak one thing, but nonverbally do another.  For example, a manager asks two coworkers to work together on a risky project.  The manager pulls the two individuals in their office and tell them about the project and if they are comfortable working together.  A good way for these coworkers to see if they have a level of trustfulness is by how each coworker reacts to the situation.  If a trust is established between the two coworkers, there nonverbal will show positive arousal, and if concern is expected, it is expressed words the project or the manager, by facing the manager.  If that trust has not been set up, or has been settled negatively between the two coworkers, then even if the two say they are willing to work on the project, they will be physically moving away towards each other, or adjusting uncomfortably.  However, nonverbal cues are not always so easy to identify as physical repulsion, it can also take the form of a lack of effort on the project, or a general lack of communication between the coworkers. 

-Baum, K. M., & Nowicki, Jr., S. (1998). Perception of Emotion: Measuring Decoding Accuracy of Adult Prosodic Cues Varying in Intensity. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 22, 89-107.

-  Block, D. (2007). Investing in Staff Development Pays Off. Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal, 1(3), 154-156. Retrieved March 19, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.

- Sandhya, R. (2007). The Media Globe: Trends in International Mass Media. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(4), 858-860. Retrieved April 5, 2009, from the Communication & Mass Media Complete database.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Entry Thirteen

Back from my vacation, will post a blog tomorrow.  

Check back tomorrow.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Entry Twelve

I am on vacation:

Go on one as well.  Be back Wed  or Thursday!

Some idiot Spam clicked my ad one day literally 100 times, and got my ad sense banned.  Thanks alot.  Their goes my 51.64 dollars.