Staff

Josh Strickland

Josh Strickland

Morning News, Traffic & More

Josh Strickland has been playing the hits all over Michigan for 20 years. He's won awards from MAB, AP and even the VFW. "Strickland" has been named favorite local personality by numerous community publications including the Lansing City Pulse. Josh and his wife, Sarah, celebrated ten years together in 2016. They have three children and three dogs (all adopted) and live in "Railroad City, U.S.A."; Durand, home of the historic Durand Union Station and Michigan Railroad History Museum.

Rob Dempsey

Rob Dempsey

Middays - 10 AM to 3 PM

Rob Dempsey had a tough childhood to put it mildly. He was an alcoholic by age 15 and lived on the streets of Florida. God used a friend's accident and the encouragement he received from Christian Radio to change his life. Rob knows the power of Christian radio to change lives first hand. Rob has a lovely wife and four teriffic kids. Rob has been on a journey to physical fitness and he's lost over 100+ pounds through diet and exercise.

Faron Dice

Faron Dice

Afternoons - 3 to 7 PM

Faron grew up as a PK (Preacher's Kid) so he still hates potluck dinners.

He's been married to Crystal for over 20 years. They have 3 kids: Mandi, All, and Chase, and now 2 grand-daughters!

Faron's favs include base-ball coaching, playing the guitar, and hanging with the family.

Elly Singer

Elly Singer

Evenings - 7 PM to 12 MID

When I'm not working at Smile FM, you'll find me: Playing with my dog.  Dreaming of winning a shopping spree at Hobby Lobby.  Singing.  A bit about my Christian life: I've learned that Christianity is a living, active relationship with God...not a performance for Him.  If I could say one thing to Smile FM listeners: Thank you...thank you...thank you!!! Consider yourselves hugged!

Dennis

Dennis

Weekends - 3 to 7 PM

Dennis hails from the Detroit area and has been on the radio in Lansing and Grand Rapids since 1991. He is a graduate of MSU (Go Green!). Dennis has been married to Robbie since 1994 and they homeschool their 3 kids. He enjoys MSU sports, camping, ice hockey, classic movies, computers and teaching.

Mike

Mike

Weekends - 10 to 3 PM

Mike hails from the Lansing area and has been on the radio in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas, Denver and St. Louis, MO since 1997. He is a graduate of LCC. Mike has been married to Jennifer since 2000 and they homeschool their 2 kids. He enjoys everything radio!

Rob Dale

Rob Dale

Weather

Rob is married and has four daughters. He is orginally moved to the Lansing area from Toledo to work as the meteorologist for WLNS TV-6. He is also a software developer, his software is used by the National Weather Service. Rob is also a Ham Radio Operator (N8GSK). He has been chasing thunderstorms for over 15 years and during quiet weather can be found playing softball and cheering for the Yankees...

Aaron Burrell

Aaron Burrell

Concert & Event Administration

Aaron is originally from New Zealand, but life had different plans when he married an American bride!

Clayton Hewitt

Clayton Hewitt

Administration and Engineering

Clayton has been involved in Broadcast Engineering since 1982 and has worked in both Radio and TV engineering. He married Denise in 1992 and they have two sons Jacob and Joshua. He is involved in several public service programs and organizations including Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, and others.

Ed Czelada

Ed Czelada

Administration, Programming & Engineering

Ed has been in radio for more than 31 years.  He got started in electronics when he was in 5th grade (Urban legend has it, that he had a Fisher Price soldering iron) when he built...an "all band" transmitter out of a book in the middle school library. It transmitted on AM, FM, TV all at the same time! Oops!  Ed is the co-founder of Smile FM, which started on his "kitchen table" in mid 90's, and he serves as President and CEO.

Jenn Czelada

Jenn Czelada

Jenn has been in radio for over 25 years. She started at her high school station when she was just 14. She and Ed have been married for 23 years and have been blessed with twin daughters Hosanna and Hallelujah after a long battle with infertility. Jenn loves to travel, scrapbooking, quilting, and sewing. Now that the twins are here she doesn't get to do much of that, but they're quickly learning how to crafts with mommy.

Dale Mazzoline

Dale Mazzoline

Engineering Assistant

Married to Karen since 1988. Has 3 daughters. Attended Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Owned a mobile disc jockey service for 7 years. Master Electrician.