Scott and Sam


A Note From Sam

It's not something I'm proud of. I used to avoid church on Mother's Day because it made me feel like I was missing something important in my life. I was a single girl with a dog for many years. Don't get me wrong... I loved my life. It's just that I wanted a family. I thought I'd be a good wife and mother, but it seemed like God had said no. Eight years ago God sent Carlos - a tall handsome businessman with a big heart and a good laugh. He also had three boys... I said "I do" to all of them, and have thanked God with all my heart. The oldest two are in college now and the youngest, Desmond, is 12-years-old.

We gave him a baby sister in 2012 - Zoe. This miracle girl was born with Down Syndrome and for five months suffered from a seizure disorder that seemed incurable. It's the hardest thing I've ever done - watch an innocent baby go through pain and not be able to help her. I spoke about it at a church women's group. The 300 women there prayed for her to be healed, and she was. She really was. Now she has no seizures. She is smart, gorgeous, fierce and hilarious.

God is faithful. He heals. He has given me life in abundance. Sometimes that means piles of laundry... grass stained socks balled up... the refrigerator door left open (again)... the highchair and the dog smeared with smashed sweet potato. Mostly it means great joy, lots of work, stronger faith, and huge admiration for those parents who have done it so many years more than I have.

I love radio and Christian music and am so excited to work with my awesome brother Scott and be back on STAR 88.3 again!!

-Sam Kelly

Scott's Background: I was born in Grangeville, Idaho. Moooooooo! I learned to drive on a tractor. My first exercise program was “Bucking Bales” of hay onto the back of a pickup. Not bad for “Allergy Boy.” Graduated from Lewiston High School, and a tech’ school in Phoenix with an emphasis on Communications. How the radio thing started, “would you like paper or plastic?” I was a teenage high school guy working at the local grocery store, and every department would have me do their in-store announcements. Their sales increased and here I am today because of Jelly Donut sales!

Scott's Family: The greatest loves of my life are my beautiful wife, I am still smitten by her! Four children … I had a hand in baptizing them all! What an honor! Gabriel is my man-cub, the youngest in the family with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He just became a voracious reader…yaaaa! McKayla Jordan is not named after Michael Jordan, she’s a Volleyball OH/MB and stellar! Hope she receives a scholarship! She’s the Daddy’s Girl. Tyler is in the Air Force Reserve, has served on tour in the Middle East (scary for parents) and is about to go to flight school to receive his pilots license. I hope it’s nothing like the first drive we took after he received his car license. Proud of him, and another voracious reader.Whitney’s married to a man, Ben, who her Daddy approves of! With our first grand-baby, Theo. Whitney is a Mama’s Girl, but she and I have the deep CS Lewis, Chesterton, Tozier conversations. Jett is our Miniature Long-Haired Wiener-Dog…he thinks he’s a rock star and should sample all the food. And Luna is our Parakeet that the neighbors gave us when I said “No Way!” I lost. And I serve the bird by regularly feeding him… her…. it. And I make sure Luna gets exercise by holding Jett up to the cage.

Scott's Hobbies: What makes me a bit different…..I believe I can play guitar well until my bubble bursts when I see others use more than two strings. I taught my whole family to greet me at the door when I get home so I can love on each of them! Jett is always first to greet me and the last to receive! I have an obsession with Black Bamboo, fresh home-made bagels and Arabica bean certified organic, Free Trade coffee.

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