Nov 04 2011

New Faces

Starting on Monday, join the new K-LOVE Morning Show with Craig, Amy and Kankelfritz! Take a look at their long journey to K-LOVE, and many of their mishaps along the way:

Over the next few weeks, they want to get to know you! Learn more about Craig, Amy and Kankelfritz and visit the Morning Show Facebook page to share your stories! Also, feel free to upload your photos to the Morning Show Facebook page so that we can see all your beautiful faces!

Craig's family photo

Amy's family photo

Kankelfritz's family photos


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11/4/2011 3:55:56 AM
Dave Todd United States
Dave Todd
Craig, Amy, and K-fritz - welcome to the morning show!  Looking forward to getting to know you all!
11/4/2011 4:02:07 AM
Becky Krapfl United States
Becky Krapfl
I just woke up to hear JD talking to the new morning show dj's, and I had to laugh over Kankelfritz's comment about embracing his German last name.  My last is Krapfl, which causes a lot of trouble for me when meeting new people.  It's actually pronounced like "Krupful", but most people don't get that right. Like Kankelfritz, at least I know a telemarketer immediately!  I'm excited to get to learn more about you guys on the morning show.  I absolutely love my KLOVE station and can't imagine living without it.  Thanks for all the positive, encouraging, powerful ministry you guys provide to the world.  God Bless us All!

Becky Krapfl, North Fond du Lac, WI
11/4/2011 4:11:13 AM
Sara Anders United States
Sara Anders
Welcome aboard!  Looking forward to listening to you each morning.  All aboard!

Thanks JD for all of your ministry over the last few months!
11/4/2011 5:33:39 AM
Yvette Arnold United States
Yvette Arnold
Welcome to all of you. I really love K-Love and I'll miss JD so much. I believe that you guys offer a different element that is needed. Thanks for you willingness to serve in Jesus name. All the best to you and many prayers for K-Love to continue blessing and helping God in his mission to reach people with his love and grace.
11/4/2011 5:42:03 AM
Dan Thompson United States
Dan Thompson
Hilarious video.
If that is just a taste of what we'll hear, it'll be great!
Love you guys!!!
And I'm guessing Amy will spend her time trying to keep you guys headed ion the right direction. hahaha
11/4/2011 5:57:12 AM
Amanda United States
This is just hysterical!!!!  Does this mean Amy moved to Indy also? Wasn't she in Ohio? These guys seem like they will be a lot of fun! I hope they do take at least one thing from JD though... I absolutely LOVE that he stops right where he is and prays for callers when they need it. I just think it's so amazing and a great example of how we should all be as Christians!!!
11/4/2011 6:14:23 AM
Karen United States
Welcome to the morning show! That video was absolutely hilarious! Can't wait to listen to you in the mornings.

I sure will miss you JD.  You were amazing!  Thank you for all your support of your KLOVE family! May God bless you in your new journey.

11/4/2011 6:19:30 AM
D'Anna United States
Since I was in college in College Station, Texas I have listened to Mike on the morning show at his previous station.  I am now working in San Antonio, Texas and my office mate, June, and I listened to that station all day, every day online.  She, an avid KLOVE listener, became well acquainted with the Kankelfritz name.  When Mike decided to leave his last station, June heard me lament over losing a member of "my" morning team and she did the same over the changes at the KLOVE morning show.  Today, she runs in the office and says "Guess who's on the new KLOVE morning show? MIKE KANKELFRITZ!" So happy you've found a new home, Mike and I'll be tuning in to KLOVE now on my morning commute.  God bless!
11/4/2011 6:20:26 AM
love the introductory video. So sounds like something id do...hehe. I think you guys will be a blessing to all our family on K-love. Look forward to listening to ya'll (yes that's southern). God bless ya'll.
11/4/2011 6:35:53 AM
Tom Allen United States
Tom Allen
JD, I'm sorry to hear that you are leaving the morning show, I just wanted to take minute of your time to tell you thank you for you love, compassion, prayers and most of all your strong faith in Jesus. May God bless you and your family on this new journey. We love you Brother.  
11/4/2011 6:53:01 AM
Dean United States
Wow, what a change has happened.  First we had John and Sherry; then Lisa and Eric; then JD, now a threesome.  I like the video but hopefully you will lose the last name and have everyone go by their first names.  We're all adults here and we are really just focused on seeking the Lord and lifting up his name.  Hope you can make a three-way work.  Seems like a really crowded studio.  God bless.
11/4/2011 7:13:45 AM
Martha A. Rivera United States
Martha A. Rivera
This is  for J.D. I try to call but I couldn't from my cell, I thank God for you, keep the great job that you're doing for God, I will miss listen to you every morning, may God be with you on your trip back to California, sorry for my English I'm from Honduras, thank you
11/4/2011 7:30:13 AM
Monna United States
I will miss JD however, we are told to press forward so full speed ahead to the new team. Looking forward to encouraging words of prayer and ministry and of of course the laughs. God has a wonderful sense of humor and He loves us so much it's had not to bubble over with Joy even though our world is falling apart. I pray in Jesus name that listeners will be flipping channels and discover God's love shown through this radio ministry. At work I am able to think on what is good, true, lovely and even sing out once in awhile Smile   WELCOME!!!!!!
11/4/2011 7:45:50 AM
Lisa United States
So excited for the new team, and thrilled that AMY will be one of them.  I had wondered where you'd run off to Amy!

Blessings to you all on the new journey, and blessings to you JD.  You are all loved.

Welcome to you!
11/4/2011 7:55:39 AM
Jackie United States
I LOVE THESE GUYS! K-love is in for a BIG treat with Craig and Kankelfritz and Amy....I know the Lord will be ALL over I am sure HE appointed this change!
Bless you!
11/4/2011 8:50:12 AM
Janie United States
I know change is hard as we just moved due to the military but I have to say this one @ KLOVE has my attention and laughter and prayer.  God is in all things. I know this morning show crew will bless those who are listening. May y'all be blessed as well!
11/4/2011 8:54:27 AM
Sarah Rowe United States
Sarah Rowe
That video was hilarious! Hope y'all made it to Indy in time! BTW--what happened to your luggage, Mike? LOL! I have been listening to K-Love since Jon and Sherry Rivers were on in the mornings...I've loved every morning team that's been on since, and I'm looking forward to hearing you all in the mornings (that is when I've not got my laptop on blaring Christmas music!)
11/4/2011 8:59:23 AM
Tom Pizano United States
Tom Pizano
Love the video. Welcome to K-Love Morning show. Wait for Monday.
11/4/2011 9:21:59 AM
Sherry United States
I so missed Lisa & Eric.  And now I will miss JD too.  Each brought their own unique touch to K-Love. I'm sure you will too.  Welcome!  And thanks for coming to K-Love.  Please as other commenters have mentioned, keep JD's power of immeidate prayer going. Sometimes you would know without a doubt that God was speaking directly through JD to the one's he was praying for, and to us.  What a blessing K-Love is.  Again Welcome.
11/4/2011 5:56:49 PM
Everett United States
Welcome ! But know that you have some pretty big shoes to fill.
I heard JD talking about not having to get up at 2:00 any more. Hey JD, I am listening to you ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK ! I have enjoyed his morning show and look forward to the new show.
11/4/2011 10:25:43 PM
Bailey Hill United States
Bailey Hill
We just got our KLOVE station a month ago. And my radio in my truck always stays on it! I love listening to JD on the way to school everyday! God Bless you JD! Thank's for your love and encouragement to all of us!

Looking forward to the new guys! Good luck Amy. These two look like they could get into some trouble! Haha no, I am excited to be hearing y'all! God Bless KLOVE and thanks for streaming!
11/5/2011 10:17:46 AM
Matthew Jenkins United States
Matthew Jenkins
I miss the days when Larry Wayne and JD Chandler were the KLOVE Morning Show and then the KLOVE Afternoon Show. I wish that Larry and JD would be on together again either on KLOVE or Air1.
11/5/2011 11:07:59 AM
Julie United States
Just wanted to let JD know that he has been my personal trainer for the last two months.  I get up early to walk on the treadmill and have KLOVE turned up loud for motivation.  JD always seemed to choose just the right music to get me motivated to start my day as a teacher.  Sure will miss you!
11/5/2011 12:57:04 PM
Grace Mae~ United States
Grace Mae~
Hi I miss Jon and Sherry, now Lisa and Eric. The morning show has been a huge part in my life.

I am so thrilled to have Amy as part of the Morning show. Change is very hard for me and I feel this show change has affected my life. I am glad that at least Amy someone I feel I know will be on. As for the two new guys I have my opinion but I will give it a try and listen to the show because of Amy.

God Bless You all so much~
11/6/2011 5:29:56 AM
Marti Hammack United States
Marti Hammack
Wow! So many changes! I have missed each of the morning show people as they have left, but JD I think I will miss you most. Such a blessing you and Amy have been to me these last few months on my way to work. I was even able to speak with you one morning about a beautiful sunrise I saw. Thank you so very much and my God bless you and your family as you move. Thank goodness Amy is still there. Sweet Amy I just love your voice, it just calms me so as I face responsibliities at work.I am very excited to hear the new guys and know that God is in this.  Thank you KLOVE. Thank you for spreading our saviors word through music
11/6/2011 12:31:14 PM
ben United States
Wow, it's reunion of sort for those who used to listen to craig and k-fritz in tulsa. it's good to hear you guys again and amy is going to bring a fresh feel. i'll be listening on monday
11/6/2011 5:58:34 PM
Hope United States
Oh my goodness! I can't wait to listen to Klove at school tomorrow! I nearly died of laughter watching the video! "We made it to California!" "Uh, you do realize the studio is Indianapolis right?" I wondered why they were going to Cali.
xD Oh this going to be great. Can't wait!! Smile
11/7/2011 5:06:40 AM
CindyB United States
Welcome Morning Crew!  Love seeing the pictures of your families.  God's Blessing to all of you.  I see where Kankelfritza has a child in a wheel chair.  I have a son who has only known the wheel chair as his legs (his legs were amputated when he was 6 from the knee down, but it saved his life due to that he had only 1/2 spine and legs crippled up, they used his tibea bone to create a new spine). Through our God who is still in the miracle business,he is now 30 years old, he has graduated Penn State, gotten himself off Disability and works a full time job. He is my HERO.  Our God is BIG enouch to take care of all of us.  Again Welsome!!!!!
11/7/2011 5:44:04 AM
Dave Clarke United States
Dave Clarke
WOW,what a RUSH !. Love the new morning show.
Left the house at 6:10 for my 20 minute commute and 18 minutes of it was music. What a great way to start the day. Luv u guys...this is gonna be FUN !!
11/7/2011 5:47:14 AM
Sara Steudle Proud Army Wife United States
Sara Steudle Proud Army Wife
I was listening to you guys this morning talking about how when your son is at his grandparents house he will eat everything! my son is 5 and when he is home with mommy and daddy he wants nothing but chicken and french fries and sprite, but when he is with my mom and sister or my husbands mom he will eat anything they put in front of him with no arguing! it amazes me lol!
11/7/2011 6:05:50 AM
Michelle Sayles United States
Michelle Sayles
Welcome!  What a wonderful way to start my day.  You 3 sound like a BLAST!! Laughing   God Bless you all!

11/7/2011 7:44:11 AM
Linda (Nemier) Schofield United States
Linda (Nemier) Schofield
Those of us, of German descent need to stick together Mr. Kanklefritz! Welcome to you all. Glad to hear Amy doing more than the news! I do miss Eric and Lisa but I am already blessed and entertained by this new team! You sound like you have all been at this forever! I work for the Salvation Army. Working in a Christian workplace is the best. It makes the difficulties of those first few days/weeks much more tolerable when you have co-workers who pray for you and with you. Best wishes and I hope your families arrive very soon.
11/7/2011 7:55:53 AM
Beth Ann United States
Beth Ann
HI! Welcome to K-love you guys, and Amy! Smile I hope you all like your new jobs Laughing

Brothers and sisters in Christ,
Beth Ann
11/7/2011 10:05:52 AM
Emma United States
Welcome guys! I listened to you guys this morning.  I love your energy its so much fun to listen!  can't wait to hear more!!!
11/7/2011 10:56:21 AM
Sarah Burley United States
Sarah Burley
Hello! Smile I am so excited to see God bring members of my spiritual family in my life. I greatly look forward to listening to your hearts over radio.

I hope you feel welcomed Smile

With love and music in my veins
11/7/2011 12:20:14 PM
Charity United States
Just wanted to welcome you and your precious family to KLove, we will miss JD but we will love you and ur crew just the same. All we ask is that you pray with us when we call in...JD always did and even if i was not the one calling in, alot of the times the prayer was for my life too. Welcome and we look forward to getting to know you all.

11/7/2011 2:33:41 PM
Abigail Musser United States
Abigail Musser
LOVE IT!!!! Welcome, I look forward to listening to Y'all!!!! Smile
11/7/2011 5:04:39 PM
Beth Keyser United States
Beth Keyser
I watched your video.  What a great journey.  I laughed so hard that it brought my daughter out of her room to check on me.  Good luck to you.  It should be a fun and ecouraging show every morning.
11/7/2011 5:48:09 PM
Heather United States
I was going to say after listening to this, the two guys remind so much of two funny DJs we have in Austin Texas Now after listening to the hole thing and hearing Ya'll matching Texas, no wonder.Y'all our from here and ya'll defiantly have the Texas personalty.. This is cool this is going to make me listen to the K'Love morning show more often. I liked Lisa and Eric a lot. But Texas people just make me laugh. Smile
11/7/2011 6:09:31 PM
lori United States
Hi,i'm lori and my sister leann and i loved listening to you guys..
11/8/2011 4:55:17 AM
Pam United States
Welcome you 3! Looking forward to getting to know you.  Amy, you are beautiful!
11/8/2011 7:45:44 AM
Chandra United States
Hey Craig!  Greetings from Tulsa!  Glad I found you and the new morning team.  Looking forward to listening more often.  Y'all sound great.  
11/8/2011 7:49:04 AM
Rebecca United States
Well, I had to do it; I had to come on your web page in order to find out if "Kankelfritz" was Amy's last name, or what the deal was!  I thought maybe she was saying her whole name, but then I kept hearing 3 voices, now my confusion is cleared up!!  And having lived in Germany for 6 years, Kankelfritz sounds like a normal name to me, lol!  I loved reading your bios, and as a family with a special needs child as well, I know we will be ministered to through your broadcasts.  Sounds like we are in for great times on your new show, thanks for being a part of our morning!
11/8/2011 7:49:55 AM
Jessica United States
totally glad you guys are here. Wishing you many great mornings to come.
11/8/2011 8:12:07 AM
Carol Devney United States
Carol Devney
Praise God!!!  You have blessed my day more than you know.  First of all, I hate change, too.  I even hate it when we have to change our clocks - which we did this past weekend!  I have prayed that KLove would anchor its morning team in Indy ever since we lost Eric and Lisa.  We are HONORED to have you all here.  I think I heard you say that you were in Indy and my heart sang out - Praise God, Thank you, Jesus for answering my prayers!!  Indy is a GREAT town - especially the southside!  Many of us are southern transplants on the southside and we are sooo happy to have you all here!! I will be praying that you can make the transition smoothly and that you and your families can get settled in okay.  They look like beautiful families and we thank you so much for coming here!!  We are kind of in a slump right now with the disappointments of Peyton and our Colts - and now the shutdown of the Pacers...but hearing you say "Indy" this morning lifted my spirits more than you will ever know!  WELCOME TO INDY!!
11/8/2011 10:49:18 AM
Daedra United States
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to do this...
I'm not plagiarizing (everything is quoted), just trying to help get it out to those who don't have Facebook Smile

"A friend sent this to me this morning, thought you would like it. -Craig"

"Just for now. The challenge you are facing is just for now. The joy you are celebrating is just for now. The tide never remains in. It recedes to return again. Inhale and give thanks for your blessing. Exhale and release your burden. They are here just for now."
11/8/2011 11:36:33 AM
Annette Alonzo United States
Annette Alonzo
I just wanted to let you know i live in Port Lavaca Texas and listened to you on KSBJ in Port Lavaca, Victoria and traveling to Houston. I have been praying for your next journey or chapter and also disappointed that i would not hear you and your inspiring messages every again.  Well, not so.  I have an office in San Antonio and in McAllen, Texas and i am able to pick up KLove and have been listening to it while on the road away from KSBJ. What a suprise i had and what joy to hear you yesterday on your first day with KLove.  Thank you for all you do.  i will continue to pray.  Annette Alonzo Smile
11/9/2011 6:29:08 AM
Janell United States
Welcome to all 3 of you on the morning show.  I know Amy that you have been part of Klove, but welcome to a new role.  I have been enjoying listening to all of you.
11/9/2011 5:16:52 PM
Juliana United States
I am 13 you all have beautiful families and I hope to get to know you better I will try to call I am always up at the crack of dawn!Smile
11/10/2011 8:17:00 AM
Dee United States
"Kankelfritz" sounds like the name of a mischevious Cartoon cat that never gets caught.......hmmmmm?  We may have stumbled onto something here.
11/10/2011 1:40:20 PM
Rachel United States
Glad to have you!
11/10/2011 2:02:15 PM
Rosie Scott United States
Rosie Scott
Glad to have you guys here in NY!!!
I listened to you on KSBJ in Houston, TX   As I was driving this morning I heard someone on the radio mention Abby who has special needs...It caught my attention since I remember you sharing your stories about your daughter.  What a blessing!  Any way...
My husband & I recently moved here (this past Aug) from the Houston area to start or new mission project:   We are currently located in Farmingdale, NY on Crossroads Church of Long Island property.   We are going to try to start some type of "Transplanted Texans" to get together  
to share their stories.

In Christ,

Rosie Scott
11/10/2011 5:03:52 PM
Diba United States
Your are GREAT.
11/11/2011 7:35:04 AM
Marybahmgoodfriend United States
Good morning,everyone.thank you all, for your on going blessing of a brand new morning radio show.Thanks be to God,that you're all there,to help all of us to keep the precious gift that you and I know that faith is.I always taught our children,that Going tou Church,is life life,you never know,day to day,what is going to happen.if you make the conscious choice,to believe,and to keep your faith,look at all Gods good people u could help.I wouldn't tell u to do anything I wouldn't do,myself.abundant blessings on today,and,the gift of my on go ing prayers won't ever leave all of u and I'm eternally grateful for yours.mrs Mary frances goodfriend,willows ca
11/11/2011 7:49:16 AM
Maynard Priebe - pronounced(Preebee) United States
Maynard Priebe - pronounced(Preebee)
I'm happy that you're a part of the K-Love family!
And you all seem to work well together as a team!
But, when I heard that a new team was coming to the morning show, I was really hoping that Jon & Sheri Rivers would be returning to K-Love!!
Needless to say I was very disappointed when they unveiled the team on Friday morning!!
I would also like to know why Kankelfritz doesn't use his first name?! I'm sure it's a fine German name but, it really sounds weird every time I hear it on the air!! For some unexplainable reason hearing it just seems to make me want to cringe every time!!
I'm sorry!! But I was really looking forward to hearing Jon & Sheri again!! I really miss them!!
11/11/2011 8:07:28 AM
Dean United States
Well, figured you all would like some feedback since you have started.  First, of all, thank you all for your willingness to serve the Lord.  I think Craig needs to throttle back on the humor.  Not every line has to be funny.  Seems forced at times.  Amy is great and it is nice to hear her doing the news again.  She is pleasant to listen to.  I think Mike should use his first name.  That is why it is called a "first" name.  The last name thing is novel for a while but then it loses its use.  You are more personal when people know your first name.  Lastly, we need more of Mike and less of Craig. It seems like Craig is the main show and the other two are just straight men for his, at times, forced humor.  Balance is key with three folks trying to share the mic.  Frankly, we hear Mike so little, that it makes me wonder what he is there for.  Eric and Lisa were able to do it and Scott and Kelly do a good job of acheiving balance.  Time to share the stage and let eveyone have a chance to share the air.  God bless.
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