OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Local Christian radio station 101.7 WSLT "Salt & Light Radio" announced Friday a new programming direction wherein its radio hosts would be instructed to select from a list of nine different songs, up from the usual eight - which was already double the industry standard.
"After careful consideration, we've decided to add Chris Tomlin's 'Good, Good Father' to the rotation. We know we'll get some push-back here, but we believe God loves diversity and creativity," a spokesman for the station said in a statement Friday.
"Of course, we'll still be playing the other eight songs over and over and over again - we just really wanted to push the boundaries by adding one more to the rotation," he noted. "But the staples like 'The God I Know,' 'Holy Spirit,' 'Oceans,' and that song where the girl says she's going to get her worship on aren't going anywhere."
According to the spokesman, the move was part of a broader initiative to challenge what was possible in the Christian radio arena, and to inject a new level of variety into the station's already envelope-pushing eight-song playlist.
"Competitors, take note: we've turned things up to nine!" he added.