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.