Tracy Figley has been in the radio industry since 1984, after graduating from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio Production and Broadcast Management. He is now the President/CEO of Strong Tower Christian Media, parent organization of WEEC and WFCJ. He joined the WEEC staff in 1988 as an afternoon announcer. He became General Manager in 1999. In 2007, Strong Tower Christian Media was formed and in 2011 Tracy assumed full leadership responsibility for both stations, WEEC and WFCJ.
Tracy decided to pursue a career in broadcasting because of the positive impact WEEC had upon his life growing up. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Rock Radio Network in Puerto Rico.
Vice President of Administration & Development
Kevin Boggs, Vice President of Administration and Development, joined the Strong Tower Christian Media team in January 2011. He was born and raised in Springfield and graduated from Tecumseh High School. Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and later a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Cedarville University. He has been married to his kindergarten sweetheart for forty years! Kevin has also served as a pastor, a full-time evangelist, a counselor and also worked in administration. Kevin’s life-long goal has been, “to be a godly man, husband, father, and grandpa”. His life verses are Proverbs 3:5 & 6.
STCM Vice President of Radio Operations
STCM Production & Studios Manager
Ryan Freed first got into radio when he failed one of his music classes at Cedarville University and his mother told him to switch majors. While he didn’t always listen to his mother, this time it seemed like a really good idea. Since graduating from CU in 1998 with a degree in communications, he has worked for Cox Broadcasting in Dayton, 880 WRFD in Columbus, and founded WCYC-LP, a low power radio station in London, Ohio which he managed for 4 years. Ryan has been with WEEC since 2006, is married to Kris Freed and they have 6 children.
STCM IT Manager
STCM Office Manager
You may be one of the many listeners that call in to WEEC each day? Ever wonder who the sweet voice on the other end of the phone is? That’s our Receptionist & Office Manager, Cathy Ackley!
When Cathy and her husband Steve moved to Springfield to be closer to their church, she found out that there was a job opening at her favorite Christian radio station, WEEC. Ruth Book, the secretary at the time, was getting ready to have a baby. So, Cathy started there in the summer of 1983. When she left in 1985, because she was going to be a mother herself, little did she know that she would be back at WEEC filling the same position 21 years later!
STCM Graphic Design & New Media
Lauren is a pastor’s daughter, born in Chillicothe, Ohio but grew up in West Virginia with one younger sister. Growing up always knowing she wanted to be an artist, she aspired to someday work for Disney. Although Disney will always be her dream, when she went to college God changed her direction and grew within her a passion for logo design & branding. She went to Liberty University in 2009 and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Studio Art.
In October of 2013, God blessed WEEC & WFCJ with the addition of this talented Graphic Designer to our team. Her role is wide-ranged here at Strong Tower, including but not limited to design and up-keep of all websites, gatekeeper of all social media, designer of all graphics & logos, and in charge of all E-Blasts that go out each week. Lauren is busy using her gifts and skills to advance the kingdom work at Strong Tower Christian Media!
STCM Listener Engagement / STCM News / WFCJ Afternoon Drive
After being Sports Director at WDRF-TV-12 in Chattanooga, TN during college at Tennessee Temple University, Ken spent several years as assistant sports director under Omar Williams at WDTN and then 14 years with FOX 45. Ken was also a transit driver for MVRTA for twenty-three and a half years. He is now Strong Tower Christian Media’s News Director, Director of Listener Engagement, and also WFCJ’s Afternoon Drive host. You can hear him weekdays from 4-6PM on 93.7!
Middays / Outreach / Prayer Director
Jim has lived in Dayton all his life, and growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, he listened to a lot of Top 40 radio. Taking music lessons every week in downtown Dayton, he found himself visiting the stations that had studios downtown, as well as going to the various record shops. Loving the music he was hearing and having a chance to see radio happen before his eyes, Jim was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. His father then arranged for him to have a chance to be on the air at a local station for his 13th birthday! After The Lord rescued Jim in 1971, he saw that his interest in radio could be used to reach people with the Good News through contemporary music. While attending Wright State University, he worked one summer at WWSU, got married and forgot about radio for a while. Struggling to stay in a job, an elder at the church Jim was attending encouraged him to pursue his heart’s desire. He applied at various stations in the Dayton area; and, was hired at WFCJ on a part-time basis in 1979, going full-time the following year.
During his time at WFCJ, Jim has also had the opportunity to reach younger audiences at WNLT in Fairfiled, WTRJ in Troy and WQRP in West Carrollton. Williams says “Music and radio…two of the most intimate vehicles for touching the human heart. That’s why I love what I do!”
You can catch Jim on each weekday afternoon from 11AM-Noon!
O'Brady & Berna In The Morning
“A little background on how I became a Christian: About the time my boyfriend and I broke up during my first year of college my roommate got saved and baptized. One night her friend explained to me that Jesus actively loved me and that He voluntarily died and came back to life to redeem me. Not knowing it that was true or not, I asked God to let me know if He was real – and boy did He! Starting at that moment, God has radically changed my life from one of despair to one of hope and security in the love of Christ.
Over the years I have dabbled in theatre, been a weekend radio announcer, did a stint in the National Guard as a public relations specialist, was a DJ for weddings and special events, volunteered as a camp counselor for a couple of generations of kids and had the happy job of full-time mom. My hubby and I have been married for 25+ years and we have four kids, two of them married and one busy giving me babies to cuddle.
I’ve been on the air with Lynn on O’Brady & Berna in the Morning for almost three years and I love getting to talk with listeners about Jesus, kids and life! I love being part of The Source 93.7 family!”
O'Brady & Berna In The Morning / STCM News
I report news for WFCJ and WEEC. When I attended Grace College at Winona Lake, Indiana, a chapel speaker talked about Christian broadcasting and I decided to major in Communications. I transferred to Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. My minor emphasis was in Public Relations, and Drama. My first radio job was working for WEEC in 1982 and I have continued working in Christian radio ever since.
You can catch Lynn on the O’Brady & Berna Morning Show weekdays from 6-8:30AM!
Traffic / STCM Creative Writer
Evenings & Weekend Announcer / PSA Coordinator
“First let me say I am a dog person. I was born in the Army Hospital at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. While in college I was asked to introduce a very popular businessman & entertainer during Convocation held in The Paul Roberson Auditorium, a rare opportunity for a freshman. I focused on a career in Radio & Television. One of my first big breaks came when my instructor suggested me for a position as junior co-host for a popular local beauty pageant. I immediately made a lot of contacts and became a regular host each year from then on.
My professional Radio Career actually began right here in Xenia, Ohio. While working in Xenia getting some experience under my belt, I continued to pursue the Dayton area to be closer to home and was hired by Cox Communications as a Radio Reporter for 1290 WHIO. In 1988, I started part-time at WFCJ 93.7 FM and shortly thereafter I went to full-time.”
You can catch Robin each weekday evening from 7-8PM and Saturdays from Noon-6PM, including Notes From Home at 6:30PM!
STCM Director of Maintenance
Kyle grew up in Dayton around TV and radio via his father, Ken, who does The Afternoon Drive on 93.7 The Source. After several years abroad, he returned to the US to put down roots of his own near family. He has a wonderful wife, two adorable children, and a house that needs as much attention as a family pet. He’s swum in the Arctic Ocean, the Danube River, and the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawai’i, but his real interests include following after God, and understanding the Jewish roots of Christianity. Kyle may be behind the scenes, but he is vital to the function of our organization. He serves with joy, and understanding of God’s call on his life.