UTR’s Dave Trout Interviewed by Anita Lustrea
Anita Lustrea is one of the most respected names in the history of Christian radio, and is highly regarded as one of the most talented interviewers in that field. I (Dave) used to work at Moody Radio in Chicago, and - while we didn't work in the same department - it was always great to rub shoulders with Anita. She has always been an encourager, ministry-minded, and (maybe my favorite attribute) always willing to question the status quo. If the name sounds familiar, you have likely heard her voice (and felt her ministry vision) through the long-standing radio show Midday Connection, which ended a 24-year run on the Moody Broadcasting Network in September 2016.
Anita retired from Moody Bible Institute last year as well, and is now pursuing some independent work. She tells me, "I'm loving every second!" Side-note: if you are looking for one-on-one or small group spiritual coaching, media training (for authors, musicians, etc), or a guest speaker for a church, conference, gathering... Anita is one of the best you will find... and this is good timing because her schedule hasn't gotten completely slammed with requests. You can connect with Anita here.
One of the exciting "independent" ventures Anita has taken about 10 months ago is a new interview podcast called "Faith Conversations." She has already interviewed a who's who list of amazing guests like Nancy Ortberg, Elisa Morgan, Andrew Peterson, and The Gray Havens. I am thrilled to be this week's guest on episode #40.
We talk about some of our connections at Moody, how CCM music used to speak to me, the collapse of the music industry, and a glimpse into the inner workings of Christian music radio and why almost every song sounds the same. It was a really great time - hopefully you learn a little more about me... and even why UTR was created. At the very least, you are being introduced to a podcast that is worthy of an immediate "subscribe"!
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