You may not recognize him at an area mall, but there may not be a more recognizable voice in Christian radio than Wayne Shepherd, who got his first break in radio while studying broadcasting at Cedarville College.
From an early age, Wayne knew that he wanted to work in radio. He just didn’t know in what capacity. Would he be a producer? Write ad copy for the talented radio hosts? Or, could he be a radio host?
It wasn’t until his voice changed around 12 years of age that he realized his calling could be in front of the microphone talking with listeners all over the world. And, the experiences he’s had during a remarkable 45-year career are astounding.
From interviewing Christian leaders like Billy Graham and Luis Palau and interacting with George Beverly Shea, Wayne revels in the many opportunities the Lord has put in his path.
He recalls meeting Graham in the Moody Radio network studio in Chicago and hearing the story of how he first met the famous singer for many of his crusades. And, today, part of that memory resides inside of Wayne’s residence as he was allowed to have the glass door to George Beverly Shea’s office door from his years at Moody Radio.
Clearly, with a curiosity-driven mind, Wayne has lived his dream by influencing others through radio. From his start at Cedarville’s WCDR Radio to a life-long ministry with the Moody Radio Network, Wayne has faithfully kept listeners aware of world events. This was never more apparent when he and Mark Elfstrand kept their emotions in check so they could inform listeners of the 9/11 terrorist attack — and ask his listeners to pray for the country.
Listen to hear Wayne share his story on the Cedarville Stories Podcast.
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