Since 1985, East Texas Christian Radio began as KSWP, then in 1998 KAVX joined the family. The on-air staff wishes introduce you and your family to a real and loving God. We entertain you, inform you, make you think as we wrap the conversation in an atmosphere of ministry from God. We hope you find us real as we Serve you, Share Hope and Connect you to a Real, Loving God!
The Good Friends Morning Blog & Show
If you miss a morning, You’ll miss a lot.
Please join the conversation. Al, Kevin & Good Friends (that’s you)! The Show began in 2003. Al Ross and Michelle co-hosted the conversations and fun look at life daily on KSWP!
In 2015, Kevin Langford joined the morning show.
Al, Kevin & Good Friends Morning Show blog | KSWP 6:00am – 10:00am | KAVX 6:30am – 10:00am
Al Ross, a family man, married Michelle Ross and has 8 kids. Al began in East Texas Radio. When Al found the Lord, he partnered with Pam Muze and Jan Herlocker to created one of the first Christian music shows, called “Life Song.” It featured artists like: Keith Green, Degarmo and Key, Farrell & Farrell, Sandi Patti, etc. By the mid 80’s, Al & familly moved to Houston and Christian station KSBJ (7 years), KCBI – Dallas, Marlin Maddoux, POV, USA Radio Network. Al’s unique combination of expertise & sense of humor will endear him to listeners!
Dr. Kevin Langford, (you can call me Kevin) is a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University full time. According to Al, “Kevin brings a class and depth to the Good Friends show with information and humor most people can’t achieve!” 😉
Kevin is an author and very involved in his families life and church family! He also Studied at Stephen F. Austin State University… Graduate of Doctoral Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. From Newton, Texas — Lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. Married and has 5 kids.
Tim Swanson’s Mid-Day Show & Morning Thought | KSWP 10:00am – 3:00pm | KAVX 10:00am – 2:30pm
I am married to Linda, the love of my life, since 1979. I was introduced to her by the Love of my life, Jesus. Linda and I have 2 grown children and 5 grands.
I write a daily devo on a blog called Morning Thought with Pastor Tim. You can subscribe to it for free. I love Bible study. I love sitting on the porch on a spring morning or a cool summer evening. I love nature walks, bird watching, going to the beach, and driving country roads. That may be the reasons that I enjoy Pastoring CrossRoads Christian Center Church near Broaddus, geocaching and photography!
I have been on staff at KSWP/KAVX since January 1995, though I volunteered for 9 years previous to that.
I am the chief engineer, but I call myself a pseudo-engineer. I keep things going the best I can, which means I know how to change a lightbulb (lol). I’m also production director, on-the-air, computer geek, networking, satellite equipment, and assistant program director for KAVX.
God began changing my life as a child. My first memories of Him continue to be what my reality is today, a simple understanding of the deep, inconceivable truth that He loves me.
I am: fourth of six children, wife of Mark, mom of 4 amazing kids, local radio personality, hiring manager, director of Mission NAC, SFA graduate in Journalism, Radio/Television, Kinesiology. (I know! I couldn’t make up my mind!)
I have been: a former national radio news anchor, teacher, public relations director, coach, collegiate ball player.
My greatest adventure: Being a wife and mom!
I always thought I would be: A foreign missionary!
Favorite ministries: KSWP & KAVX, personally disciplining young women, Mission NAC!
My favorite things to do: Travel, read, sports (Participate! Not watch!)
Listen to Tiki weekday afternoons from 3pm-7pm and weekends Noon-6pm.
“Live Life” w/Michelle Ross | KSWP 7:00pm – 12:00pm | KAVX 7:00pm – 12 Midnight
Michelle is On-Air Saturday Mornings 6am-Noon and soon from 7pm-12midnight. She is the Program & Music Director and oversees the Production & Promotions Departments. Michelle is married to Al Ross. She loves her family plus sing, swim, travel, read and review movies.
Hosting the overnight shift on KSWP and KAVX, Henry is the friendly voice after midnight, taking your prayer requests, encouraging you with words from the Bible, and playing great Christian music and programs. He is married. Henry enjoys teaching school, reading, and just hanging out with family and friends!