Some of the songs on the Sunday Drive were never before heard on radio before Renegade came to life in 1997, because, when they were released, no radio stations played Christian Contemporary music. If you are an “older person” (over 25) you will enjoy the Sunday Drive for sure. You can hear Ruby and Renegade’s suitcase full of CDs and 33s on Sunday morning from 6:00 to 9:00.
FACTS ABOUT RUBY BABY:
BORN IN: Reno, Nevada.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fernley.
COLLEGE: MA, 2013: Franciscan University of Steubenville.
FAVORITE SAYING: I don’t think I have one. I just talk a lot.
FAVORITE FOOD: Bread (except for the sweet stuff).
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT RUBY: Ruby’s hair was long enough for her to sit on when she was only three years old.
ROLE MODEL: Theodore Roosevelt.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Ruby likes older movies – basically anything before 1960, and some after. She really likes the ones with lively music and dancing.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Mexican restaurants.
FAVORITE COLORS: Blue and Brown (obviously influenced by nature in Nevada).
FAVORITE GAME: Improvised spy games.
FAVORITE ACTORS: Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: All of it, with emphasis on the more creamy types as opposed to the fruity types. Gelati (found in Italy) is really good too.
BOOK CURRENTLY READING: A packed book (as indicated by its width and really small print) filled with Sherlock Holmes adventures.
Robert Alou is a mythical individual and can be heard on Renegade Radio mornings at 6:00 AM. Robert is seen here at a an oldies dance at Silver Springs High School along with daughter, Isabel.
Some facts about Robert Alou:
BORN IN: Southern California
HIGH SCHOOL: Nevada Union, Grass Valley, California
COLLEGE: BA and MS: California State Univ, Sacramento. PhD: International Seminary, Orlando, Florida.
FAVORITE Saying: “That’s the way it is.”
FAVORITE FOOD: Sliced cucumbers on saltines.
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT ROBERT: Robert Alou did not exist until November of 2002. His name is derived from the 1947 hit song by Desi Arnaz entitled “Bobalu”. Robert was persuaded to move to Reno by acquaintance, Jim McClain.
ROLE MODEL: About 6 feet, wide of shoulder, narrow of hip, steel blue eyes, somewhat muscular.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Star Wars, Sound of Music (and most musicals).
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Amy’s Kitchen.
FAVORITE COLORS: Sky Blue and Tan.
FAVORITE GAME: The real game of life.
FAVORITE ACTOR: Tris Coffin
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Lemon Custard.
BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Foolishness to the Greeks by Leslie Newbiggin.
The Renegade Weather Prophet is religiously industrious and makes certain that listeners are aware of future weather events via his prophecies.
Other radio stations have a metorologist or forecaster; Renegade Radio has a prophet.
Jackson spins the CDs on Saturday and Monday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00.
FACTS ABOUT Jackson Fong:
BORN IN: Hollywood, California.
HIGH SCHOOL: Alhambra High School / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
COLLEGE: Cal-State Los Angeles, Liberty University, Bethel Seminary, Southern California Seminary and Summit Bible College.
FAVORITE SAYING: It’s Alright, It’s All good.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate, Sweet Tea.
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT Jackson: “He makes Jesus ‘Ghetto’ … but not in a bad way.” – See Jackson’s Students for specifics., if he had spent another two years in college, he would have had 10 degrees.
ROLE MODEL: Dr. Billy Graham, Gregory Robert Owyang, Dwayne Carson and Dr David Allison
FAVORITE MOVIES: Action Movies, Mysteries and Comedies – Though Saving Private Ryan and the originalStar Wars trilogy as well as Lord of the Rings hold a Sweet Spot for me.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Chic-Fill-A, Arbys, Chipotle and Jamba Juice.
FAVORITE COLORS: Blue and Brown (obviously influenced by nature in Nevada).
FAVORITE GAME: Uno, Monopoly and “Sardenes”
FAVORITE ACTORS: Mel Gibson, Tom Cruse.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Chocolate Malted Crunch, Tin Roof Sunday.
BOOK CURRENTLY READING: “Be the Change”, by Zach Hunter, and “Next Generation Leader” by Andy Stanley.
Daniel has been entertaining Renegade Radio listeners since way back in ’03 and is 101.3’s host for music every Monday evening.
Daniel also records music professionally and assisted in the production of Credence Clearwater Revisited. His musical instrument of choice is the drum, but he also plays a pretty good guitar.
The Notorious V.I.C. has been with Renegade Radio since before it signed on the air on July 4, 1997. Prior to that Vic worked for (KODS) “Oldies 104” in Reno, Nevada. Vic has the ear for the sound and picks the music on 101.3.
Some Facts About the Notorious V.I.C.:
BORN IN Sierra Madre, California.
HIGH SCHOOL: Shamrock in Decatur, Georgia.
FAVORITE BANDS: DC Talk, Jars Of Clay, Tait, Disciple, Third Day, Cademon’s Call, The Benjamin Gate, Lifehouse, Take Six, Radial Angel, Bleach, Skillet, Johnny Q Public, The Echoing Green, Seven Day Jesus, Luna Halo, Atomic Opera, Trinitee 5-7, Dawkins and Dawkins, Out Of Eden,
Guardian, Stryper and Petra.
FAVORITE ARTISTS: Plumb, Jennifer Knapp, Rebecca Saint James, Rachael Lampa, Pete Stewart, Jeremy Camp, John Reuben, Phil Keaggy, Toby Mac and Kevin Max.
FAVORITE SAYING: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
FAVORITE FOODS: Pizza, Italian food, burgers, Mexican food and Seafood.
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT VIC: I snore loudly while I sleep.
ROLE MODELS: Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, former President Ronald Reagan, President George W Bush and my mother.
FAVORITE SPORTS: Swimming and Snow Skiing.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Brave Heart, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, Air Plane, Animal House, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Sadelss, City Of Angels and Silence Of The Lambns
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Athens Pizza, it’s a place in Atlanta Georgia where I used to eat. The Wildwood Restaurant at the Gold Dust West Casino in Reno, In-and-Out Burger and Tarentino’s seafood restaurant in San Francisco.
FAVORITE ACTORS: Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Nicholas Cage, Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Jack Nickelson, Michael Douglas, John Travolta, Bill Murray, Anthony Hopkins, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Glen Close, Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Vanilla
BOOKS CURRENTLY READING: The Bible and the Catechism Of The Catholic Church. I’m reading them online.
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN 5 YEARS: Hopefully making more money, and raising a family with a good Roman Catholic wife.
Peter Mark Boam graces the Renegade Radio airwaves Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00.
He began his radio career in Sacramento at the campus radio station while studying mechanical engineering at Sacramento State College. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, Peter went on to work at radio stations across the country and was a popular radio personality at the stations below.
KLIV, San Jose
KJRB, Spokane, Washington
KVI, Seattle, Washington
WIBA, Madison, Wisconsin, and,
KALL, Salt Lake City
In Madison Peter was voted “Madison’s Best Radio Personality” five times.
Later, Peter moved into financial services management where he became the Marketing Services Training Manager for Discover Card in Utah. He returned to college in the late 90’s in Salt Lake City and earned a Masters degree in Professional Communication from Westminster College.
The new degree led to another career opportunity when he was offered the position of Communication and Compliance Director for California Harley-Davidson.
In addition to volunteer work at Renegade Radio, Peter now does volunteer consulting with the Center for Volunteer and Non-profit Leadership of Marin County and serves as a board member and Director of Communications for the Mill Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.
After hearing Peter on Renegade Radio, you will know for sure that he does voice-over work for many firms, including Nordstrom and even a national car rental agency. You can email peter:
Charlie comes to northern Nevada and Renegade Radio from Southern California and shows pure professionalism on the air. He has several years experience in broadcasting and video production. Charlie is heard at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays and Noontime on Saturdays (Charlie is seen here [on the right] as he teaches a novice singer about stage presence).
HIGH SCHOOL: Yes, since the reunions.
FAVORITE BANDS: U2, The Cars, Heart, AV Day Band.
FAVORITE ARTISTS: Bowie, Karen Firus, Phil Solis.
FAVORITE SAYING: In the woods.
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT ME: I am a Stroke Victim.
FAVORITE SPORTS: Fencing, Football, Baseball, Basketball.
FAVORITE TEAM: Team 6.
FAVORITE ATHLETES: Larry Riggins, Joe Metcalfe, Jim Roth.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Blazing Saddles, Sleeper, City Slickers.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Any that will serve me.
FAVORITE COLORS: I am still working on them.
FAVORITE GAMES: Texas Hold ’em, Black Jack, Monopoly, Win Ben Stein’s Money.
FAVORITE ACTRESS: Nancy Lee Grahn
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Vanilla.
CD IN CAR NOW: Let’s Get Chummy with the Chads.
BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Audio Editing with Cool Edit.
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN FIVE YEARS: A stroke survivor.
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Friday evenings, Hip Hop artist Michael “Hiz Nation” Williams 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Listen if you have ears to hear.
Michael Williams, known as Hiz Nation on stage, is a
servant, emcee, lyricist, mime, playwright, poet and
producer whose music is often described as an electric
and soulful blend of Hip-Hop and Spoken Word with an
undeniable Christian influence.
Williams started writing in 1989 while coping with his
mother’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. His songs, at
the time, glamorized gangsters and thug living and his
first song was called “Jack Move.” After submitting his
work to various record and production companies,
Williams got some offers. However, nothing truly satisfied
his creative desires, expectations, and unbeknownst
to him, the calling God would soon reveal in his
songs, talents, and life. As he kept writing, the Holy Spirit
started changing the subject matter until he completely
submitted to a more spiritual Christian rap, the Holy
Hip-Hop Gospel he is known for today.
Williams records in his own personal recording studio
under Hiz Nation Ministries and with a good friend of
his TC. He is inspired by artists like Ambassador,
Bizzle, Dietrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond,
Marcus Cole, J’Son, Tedashi and R Swift.
Williams considers his writing process a gift from God.
He lives his life as a true worshipper of the God of Abraham,
Issac and Jacob and is known to pray over his
songs and sometimes completes entire tracks based on
a simple phrase, scripture or situations. He hopes to use
music to show what can truly be obtained in life and
works to spark a greater respect for mankind and a
deeper love and a higher respect for father figures and
Williams has opened for artists throughout Nevada
including the West Coast Ruff Riders, Mama’s
Trippin’, and Escalade. He has also collaborated
with local artist like Leon Williams and his son Levi,
Steve Yost, Macc Money Records, Topher, Wes
Pro Coliseum, Jaeson Carthen, UNIQUE. He also
has a powerful ministry with David Wells, they form
the group Calledout Wonz a soulful blend of choir
and Holy Hip-Hop.
In addition to being a semifinalist for the Talented
Nevada Teens, Williams won his first Poetry Slam at
the Old Town Mall and has a poem called “Love in
Life’s Journey” published by the International Poetry
Society. Williams is often seen at open mics throughout
Reno including at The Lampost, Java Jungle,
Strega, West St. Market, The Jib, The Siena, Reubens,
Knuckleheads, Walden and Mo’s Place in
Lake Tahoe. He is also a featured DJ personality on
KNRG’s Renegade Radio’s Friday Nights 101.3 FM
and doubles as a liason for schools in the Washoe
County School District as an avocate to be a positive
voice for kids by airing various school fuctions on the
radio’s community Bulletin. He has also been on
platforms such as the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration at the Sparks Nugget where he delivered
a powerful Spoken Word piece entitled “We’re
Better Together: Continue the Dream.”
He is an advocate for bettering his community, He ran a booth at the Project Homeless Connect
sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada under another one of his music
ministry outreaches named Extreme Limit Ministry. Extreme Limit Ministry has started their
‘FORGOTTEN YOUTH; DEATH of a NATION: RISE UP TO THE CALL CAMPAIGN” where
he is an active part of welcoming contemporary Christian artists into the community to offer
hope to the youth. The organization sets up crisis intervention booths while live bands deliver
music and together they offer real help for real issues. He is also an active member of the
organization A.C.T.I.O.N.N. (Acting in Community Together In Organizing Northern Nevada)
Williams is also the Director of the Holy Hip-Hop Gospel Church (a community music and arts
outreach). He also volunteers his Sunday afternoons to ministering to the incarcerated youth
locked down at Jan Evans (the juvenile correctional facility) in his hometown Reno, NV. Where
he shares his Spoken Word, ministers the Gospel of Christ through his Holy Hip-Hop and
shares the Word to help bring souls to the Kingdom of God.
Currently Williams is working on recording several albums, both solo,
including the debut album Hiz Nation Ex 33:13, Psalms 86:9,
Hebrews 10:26 Go and Sin No More. Williams was also recently
part of a music video project called “Crazy Life” with Craig Prather,
JB Envy and J. Doovy that has earned 749, 898+ Youtube views.
At that time he was known by the name ‘Tu Shayde.’ He is
booked for the 4th Annual Stellar Artist Showcase in Las Vegas
March 27th, 2015.
He is also working on a book of poetry called Right World View,
Wrong World. But books and albums are not enough! Williams is
busy with an online video game and launching his own fashion line
called Back to the Scriptures.
Williams has worked hard to gain a certificate in
Human Resources Management from the University
of Nevada, Reno’s Extended Studies
program. He graduated in 2013 from Morrison
University Cum Laude with Honors
and is currently enrolled at Multanomah
University pursuing his Bachelors
degree in Theology to fulfill the Pastoral
calling on his life.
Ultimately, Williams hopes to influence
all genres of music, culture, and
society to invoke change through
creating some of the most inspiring and
positively Spirit-Filled works.
Bill Blankenship is an identical twin, and sometimes his brother comes along for the ride, and it is indeed a ride, when one listens to Dollar Bill, all we can do is, summarize it by saying that Dollar Bill likes Sports.
Dollar Bill is on 101.3 FM Saturday 9:00 AM until Noon
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT: DOLLAR BILL
High School: Lexington / Leominster
FAVORITE BANDS: Pear Jam, Kings of Leon, The Band.
FAVORITE ARTISTS: John Lennon, Meghan Trainor.
FAVORITE SONGS: While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
FAVORITE Saying: “Forget about it.”
FAVORITE FOODS: Italian
WEIRD FACTS: I have hiked 14 of the 14,000′ mountains in Colorado.
ROLE MODELS: Elvis Presley, Jesus Christ
FAVORITE SPORTS: Hockey, Soccer, Football, Baseball.
FAVORITE TEAM: Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche
FAVORITE ATHLETES: John Elway, Joe Sakic, Charles Barkley.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Godfather I, II and III.
FAVORITE RESTAURANTS? Geatano’s
FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP: My house.
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
ACTOR: Robert Dinero, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise.
ICE CREAM: Gelato.
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN FIVE YEARS: On radio as a national personality.
Bryce is currently serving as the IT Manager and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Nevada Christian Music Association, which simply means that if Bryce wasn’t around to keep the electrons in check, there would be no music playing on Renegade.
Bryce is also on the staff at Harvest Family Fellowship as Director of Information Technology and Media Training and is involved as a volunteer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He graduated from the University of Nevada in 2011 with a BGS degree and works for the Nevada Dept. of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation where he applies a blowtorch to various computer crashes.
You can hear Bryce each Sunday at Noon on 101.3
You can contact Bryce by e-mailing bryce (dot) leinan (at) me (dot) com
The Boss (aka Fr. Karry Crites) was told by the Newsboys that the reason no one showed up for the Newsboys concert in Reno was because there was no radio station in town that played their music. Hey! no problem … all we need to do is start up a radio station (no one told him at first that radio stations can cost millions of dollars and have constant operating costs).
Nonetheless, Fr. Karry was inspired to start Renegade Radio. In the daytime he is a hospice chaplain and also provides grief support for youth and adults. He is pastor of a church in north Reno called “Little Church in the Valley.”
Some interesting facts about Fr. Crites:
FAVORITE TYPES OF MUSIC: All types but Hard Rock is my favorite.
FAVORITE BANDS/Artists: Stryper, Kirk Franklin
FAVORITE FOODS: BBQ, Seafood, and Greens.
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT ME: Prior to becoming a minister I was a commercial roofer.
ROLE MODELS: Jesus, St. Paul, My parents, and grandparents.
FAVORITE SPORTS: Baseball, Football.
FAVORITE HOBBIES: Gardening, Fishing, soon to be taking up Beekeeping (a family tradition)
FAVORITE TEAMS: SF Giants, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals.
FAVORITE MOVIES, The Passion of the Christ, Up, Lord of the Rings, Patton.
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Chocolate with Peanut Butter.
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN 5 YEARS: Following God wherever He leads.
Renegade Radio is here to give you hope. If you need someone to pray for you or your intention, give Renegade Radio a call or an email.
As in all true stories in the West, there is a posse. Amy has been sworn in as the leader of the the Renegade Prayer Posse.
She can round up over a dozen (that’s 12) … people who will pray for you or your intention. All you do is contact Renegade Radio and let your need be known. Amy rounds up the posse … God does the rest.
Some Facts About Amy:
BORN IN: Flushing, New York
HIGH SCHOOL: General MacArthur, Levittown, New York
FAVORITE BANDS: Stryper, MXPX.
FAVORITE ARTISTS: Michael Card, Randy Stonehill, Larry Norman.
FAVORITE SAYING: You reap what you sow.
FAVORITE FOODS: Macintosh Apples, Almonds.
FAVORITE TEAM: Sharks.
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Kids and Grandkids.
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Long, Long Trailer.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Guadalajara, and the Wigwam.
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue.
FAVORITE GAMES: Yahtzee.
FAVORITE ACTOR: James Stewart.
FAVORITE ICE: Frozen Juice.
CD IN CAR NOW: Phil Driscoll.
CURRENT BOOK: Tightwad Gazette II.
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN 5 YEARS: Wherever God Leads Me.
BORN IN: Northern Nevada
HIGH SCHOOL: SSHS / Clonlara
COLLEGE: University of Nevada, Reno (Alumni), B.G.S focused in Mathematics and Computer Science
FAVORITE Saying: “The fun is in the journey not the destination.”
FAVORITE FOOD: Peanut Butter and Toast
WEIRD FACTS ABOUT JUSTIN STARKS: Pedaled a bicycle across the US with Ian Sims in 2011.
ROLE MODEL: Napoleon Hill
FAVORITE MOVIES: Kon-Tiki
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Mustard Seed Deli
FAVORITE COLORS: Black and Blue
FAVORITE GAME: Scrabble
FAVORITE ACTOR: Melissa McCarthy
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Vanilla
BOOK CURRENTLY READING: Indispensable
HOW I SEE MYSELF IN 5 YEARS: Serving the lord in bigger and more important ways.