Moody Radio Northwest

Moody Radio Staff

Joe Gonzalez

Joe Gonzalez

Station Manager  

Joe has been in radio since the early '70s. He and his wife became believers in the Messiah, Jesus, in 1975. He attended California Baptist College and was ordained in 1979. He has pastored churches, hosted a radio show and has been a conference speaker and evangelist. His greatest desire is to see all come to believe in the Messiah. As Manager, he believes in working closely with all of the local evangelical churches wherever Moody Radio is heard.

Joe and his wife Sheila are blessed with three children and four grandchildren. They love reading, music and writing.

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Host | The Road Home  

Chris started at Moody Radio Northwest in April 2007 and originally hails from Warrensville Heights, Ohio. He has worked for Moody Radio since 1992. After a near collision between his Coast Guard cutter and a Navy ship in the Pacific brought his life into perspective, he realized, "If I would have died that night, I would have gone straight to hell, and God would have been justified in sending me there." That night he prayed for God's forgiveness and to know Him through Jesus Christ.

Chris met his wife, Gerri, at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where he pursued a B.A. in Communications from 1989-1992. Chris and Gerri have four kids, Megan, David, Kate and Ken. He enjoys hunting, riding motorcycles, sailing and reading.

Dee Marie

Dee Marie

Host | Daybreak  

Dee joined Moody Radio in January 2009. She grew up in Spokane and attended a local school of broadcasting and Spokane Falls Community College.

Dee has been married to her husband, Eric, for 22 years, and they have three children: Sky, Jeremiah and Alycia. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, walking her dog, Gabby, and any form of outdoor recreation.

Scott Carlon

Scott LaVell

Host | Daybreak  

Scott is a lifetime resident of Spokane and started in radio right out of high school. In the 80’s and 90’s he was known as “Crash” on a rock station. A career change had him teaching high school business. He is very thankful that God has given him the amazing opportunity to serve in broadcast ministry at Moody Radio!

Scott has been married to his wife Heather since 1986. They have three daughters and a miniature poodle named Zivah. Outside of work, Scott enjoys studying history, playing piano, attending church at Calvary Spokane, teaching at the Union Gospel Mission and spending time anywhere on the Palouse, the home of his ancestors.

Jane

Jane Fraser

Part Time Host | Weekends  

Jane hails from Brisbane, Australia and has worked for Moody Radio Northwest since January 2010. She attended the University of Queensland, in Brisbane and pursued a degree in Journalism.

Jane met her husband, D'Arcy, at World Expo '88 where they both served the Lord at the Christian "Pavilion of Promise." They have two teenagers, Emily and Samuel. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, collecting antiques, spending time with her family and catching up with friends over a "cuppa" (tea).

Gordon Canaday

Gordon Canaday

Chief Engineer  

Growing up as the son of "Ranger Bill," Gordon has been around Moody Radio for a long time. After earning his B.A. at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill., Gordon attended Moody Bible Institute and earned a B.S. in Radio Broadcasting Technology. Gordon began working at Moody Radio in July 1976.

Gordon and his wife, June, have three daughters Amy, Kim and Lori. He enjoys playing basketball, (snow) skiing and riding motorcycles.

Jodi Murphy

Jodi Murphy

Office Administrator  

Jodi is originally from Lebanon, Ore., and began working at Moody Radio in August 2002. She earned a B.A. in Evangelism/Discipleship from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago after attending one year at Western Baptist College (Corbin University) in Salem, Ore.

Jodi has been married to Joel since 1999, and they share their home with their chocolate lab, Lucy, and their "anti-social" cat, Peyton. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, knitting and watching old movies.

Shelly Hogeweide

Shelly Hogeweide

Part Time Announcer  

Shelly is from Spokane and started working for Moody Radio in 1998. She has been married to husband, Brock, since 2005, and she gave birth to their first child, Elijah, in 2010.

Shelly enjoys hanging out with family and friends, riding motorcycles, reading and traveling.

Gary Leonard

Gary Leonard

Part Time Announcer  

Gary is originally from Colorado Springs, Colo. and has worked for Moody Radio since it began in July 1974. He earned a B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Gary is married to Zeda and has two sons, Brad (married to Katie) and Keith. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two grandsons, Sean and Jack, and listening to music.

Valaire Poler

Valaire Poler

Part Time Office Administrator  

Valaire has been at Moody Radio since September 1996 and is from Spokane. She and her husband, Murray, have two children, Jason and Lexine. In her free time, Valaire enjoys talk radio shows and spending time with her family, including her five grandchildren.