Rick Schweinsberg grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio. His love of music was inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, The Hinsons, The Singing Cookes, Alice Cooper, and The Rolling Stones. His God-fearing Mother of 9 children would often play guitar and sing around the house, but the church he grew up in was far from musical.
“Our church was dead,” Rick says. “I never knew a guitar was even allowed in church. I remember growing up on my sister’s farm. She would always prepare a huge breakfast, then wake us up by playing loud Country Music on her stereo. I got hooked on Country! At 19, A friend that I worked with invited me to a revival one evening, and there was a live band playing. I’d never seen anything like it! What happened that night cut me like a knife. I found Jesus, and got hooked on Him! Some friends and I started a Country Gospel band. We began praying for a steel guitar playing friend of ours to find Jesus. He got saved in the corner of a bar room and left that lifestyle to play for Jesus with us!”
Rick’s musical journey led him to Christian Radio in 1985. He moved to Nashville to work for the Daywind Music Group in 2007 where he established Red Hen Records and now RadioGC.
“Since starting this musical journey with Christ, He has allowed me to do almost everything there is to do in Christian Music,” says Rick. “I am beyond thankful to be used by Him with RadioGC!” Listen to Rick live every weekday morning from 6-11AM.
Molly grew up in the Northeast. She moved around a lot and was fortunate enough to be exposed to nearly every style of music, aside from country. She grew up with a great love for the classic sounds of Motown and soul. Some of her biggest inspirations were the Whitney Houston, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, The Police, Amy Grant, Twila Paris, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, etc. “Every Saturday morning my dad would crank up the music at the crack of dawn, but somehow it made me fall in love with music. It was always on.” She grew up an outgoing, happy little girl who loved to go for rides in the car and listen to tunes. While her father was in seminary, they experienced more of the Southern Gospel scene in Virginia. Around that time, someone gave her family a Gaither Christmas VHS, yes a VHS, and her family was hooked. “We watched it at least once every Christmas. It became one of our many Christmas traditions.” Molly was fortunate enough to grow up with the faith. Her family was always very active, strong, and devout. “On my10th birthday my parents gave me the option of getting my first new bike or getting a karaoke machine. After debating about it all day, I got the karaoke machine and graced my very cramped neighborhood with some serious belting of ‘I Will Always Love You.’ She continued to pursue music, singing at WMBA games and auditioning in NYC throughout college and grad school.
“Country music kind of forced itself into my life. On my way to a conference two and a half hours away one day, all of the sudden my radio would not change stations. I was getting super upset, because it was some twangy country tune. But, it was better than silence. So, I tried to get into it. Finally, I got to the church, walked around, and a very sweet lady informed me the conference was not there. It was over two hours away. Clearly I wasn’t going to make it. So, I turned around and started home. By the time I got back, I was totally hooked on country music.”
“That spring I convinced my sister to come with me to visit Nashville. And, by God’s grace my family decided to move down. I spent the next few weeks discerning what God wanted me to do with my life. I was more than willing to stay up north teaching religion, but for some reason I felt a tug at my heart. When I found out my family was moving, I was super excited and then had a long talk with God. I told him flat out, I wanted to go, but would do whatever he wanted. I really prayed about it and knew I was supposed to trust God and pursue music. God’s been so great to me and I feel so blessed.”
Micah Schweinsberg was born and raised along the river in Southern Ohio. As he says, “You could throw a rock and hit Kentucky” from his home. Micah lists musician, producer, and photographer as skills alongside being the RadioGC Program Director and a GC D.J. every weekday from 4-9PM.
“I grew up in a musical family, and my Dad was in radio for many years before moving to Nashville. I worked as a local radio Program Director through college. I cut my teeth listening to steel guitars and the Saturday night Grand Ole Opry. I love Country Music and how it creates a certain mood with a melody. Pair that with meaningful lyrics that speak to your soul, and I think it’s a winning combination. People want authenticity in the world we live in. Country Music is real music, and Jesus Christ will become real in your life if you let Him. Combine Country and a lesson from the ultimate Teacher, and I think you have a good thing going!”
Micah lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Jackie. They’re expecting their first child in March, 2016, and couldn’t be happier! Listen to Micah every weekday afternoon only on RadioGC!