2000 alumna and KLOVE/Air1 program manager Mandy Young

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Inspiring Millions One Song at a Time

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by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Mandy Young came to Cedarville thinking about a future in music or education. And in a way, she’s doing both – she’s educating people about the power of music to transform lives and inspire faith in Jesus.

Mandy, who graduated from Cedarville with a bachelor’s in broadcasting and digital media in 2000, is the program director for K-LOVE and Air 1. She is first female in this role and is responsible for music and on-air programming broadcast through 790 stations across the country.

It started early for Mandy when she and her siblings would create radio shows and put them on cassette tapes. And now those childhood flights of fancy have become a real role influencing millions with music.

As she trailblazes a role in Christian radio, she is confident this is the place God has for her to serve and to inspire listeners to trust and pursue Him. 

“It’s my job to pour out encouragement to other people,” she shares during the podcast, “Tell them about Jesus, bring them closer to Him, and lift them up.”

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More to the Story

Mandy knows the power of Christian radio. She shared a particular moment in her life when a Need to Breathe song playing on an Air 1 station pierced her darkness. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Journalism degree program, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.