DJ Profile
inspirational music online from Adirondack Praise Network on Live365 Internet Radio
DJ: Mark Russ
Location: New Hartford, NY

YAHOO: marklruss
REMEMBER WHEN LISTENING TO GIVE ME A SHOUT OUT. I am loving the spiritual journey I am on providing "God music" on live365. I would love to hear from you form outside the USA to learn about Christian music in your countries. Please send me ideas and suggestions. Check out my facebook page Adirondack Praise Network. I am new to LIVE365 but not to broadcasting. I have dozens of listeners from America and others as far away as Japan and Africa that have been listening. Some Canadian neighbors have logged on and I reminded them that (WE MEAN YOU NO HARM) Because we broadcast to the Northeast part of the USA in New England on traditional radio stations the internet provides us with a new potential audience that is unlimited. It is very cool to have people from other countries listening to the music. VERY COOL! The majority of hours logged currently is coming mostly from NY and that is great because we feel that should be our target audience. However this venue gives us a huge foot print around the world. I have been in Christian broadcasting since the 80's. I am still young at heart in my music taste though. My first radio gig was at WJIV Cherry Valley. The station at the time was being sold by Pat Robertson to Floyd and Nancy Dykeman. WJIV had a teaching format including Bible teachers like Charles Stanley , RW Shambock, Jerry Falwell, plus a show Sharetime hosted by Floyd and Nancy . In 1991 I consulted Nelson Soggs at a start up station WVVC 100.7fm which is currently a KLOVE station. I currently work for Northeast Gospel Broadcasting Inc. aired in the Capitol region of New York, and also heard at and on WNGG and soon the new WVVC 88.5FM in Dolgeville N.Y. I really enjoy my time on "Adirondack Praise" because friends from all of the USA can listen, including the artist I play on the air. Some I have had in concert at Revive Festival like Clay Crosse, Pam Thum, Bob Carlisle, Lenny Le Blanc, Jill Philips,Natalie Grant. Some I have brought into the Mohawk Valley in the 90's through WVVC 100.7FM at the Capitol Theatre in Rome. They include Avalon, Jennifer Knapp, Crystal Lewis,Rebecca St James. I even have a friend who is a missionary who has tuned in from Africa. My future plans are to do phone interview with artist and guest from around the world through the phone and mp3 files they send me. After I have made sure I offer the best Christian music in the world I will move on to adding local weather , national weather, short inspirational feature (1-2 minutes). I AM READY TO SEE WHAT GOD CAN DO THROUGH THIS FORM OF COMMUNICATIONS) I am only at the beginning of this venture and look forward to watch the ministry grow.
Favorite Artists

Lenny Le Blanc
When I hear Lenny Le Blanc's songs they mean so much to me because he is a singer-songwriter who has recorded with the best in the music industry but it hasn;t gone to his head. Lenny has a way of fusing lryics and melodies like no other songwriter. Simple melodies with profound Christian lyrics that typically point to the cross. Has an amazing amount of jokes and is an amazing carpenter.

Rebecca St James
I have seen Rebecca blossom into a great Christian women from a flowering Christian teen. Her musical style is always relevant and now I am like a proud Uncle to watch her spread her wings into the film industry.In addition to being well grounded in God's Kingdom living she had a tremendous advantage in life with two dear and dedicated parentsI have had her in concert many times and hopefully will be able to bring her back to Central New York again. I can honestly say I miss my time with her.

Layton Howerton
This guy understand faith plus anything equals nothing when it comes to salvation through Jesus. His music is branded with a life that is lived in the foothills of the mountains in Wyoming. No one is like Layton and Layton is like no one else. He makes his own trail. On my bucket list is to be able to sit under the evening sky with friends and family with Layton in Wyoming while he is spinning stories and plucking away at his guitar. Love to kick around with this guy big time. The type of brother who will watch your back.

Cheri Keaggy
The grace of God pours out of this ladies pores. She is gracious and kind and the fruits of the Spirit are developed in her life. A servant who quick to put others first. A true classy Christian women who will work at concerts and on the road as hard as any man.

Jim Cole
Jim sings better and plays guitar better than James Taylor. Jim is the real deal. a guy I could she myself enjoying walking down railroad tracks as a kid. Funny and a deep thinker.