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Rachelle has been proud to call Houston home since her move from New York in 2016. She and Carder host the KSBJ morning show weekdays and enjoy laughing AND crying with you! She’s passionate about spreading the love of Christ and humbled to share Jesus and His music with you. When she’s not on-air, you can find Rachelle spending time with her husband (Sammy), their two boys (Sammy and Caleb), their spoiled Jack Russell terrier (Chrissy) and their pet corn snake (Michael Scott). Rachelle is an OU alum where she graduated with a degree in Theatre. It is on the air where she gets to scratch the itch for performance and, thanks to Carder, experiences “drama.” Her favorite scripture passage is Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”



Carder wakes up excited to encourage you and bring laughter to your morning! He was raised in northern Oklahoma and went to college in the Oklahoma City area. Carder worked at a couple of different stations before doing the morning show for NGEN Radio, KSBJ’s sister station. Carder’s favorite verse is Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Carder says, “The fact that Jesus actually came down and went through everything we did is incredible. When we suffer or struggle with something … he can relate!” Carder is married to a beautiful girl named Kelsey and has one “fur-baby” named Benson.

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"It's not a death. And it's not a tragedy. But it's not nothing, either..."💔 I feel like my little boy walked out the door today, not the fine young man we've raised. Today is hard. Very hard. It’s the end of something. ``Can you pick me up, Mom?" ``What's for dinner?" ``What do you think?" I was the sun and they were the planets. And there was life on those planets, whirling, non stop plans and parties and friends coming and going, and ideas and dreams and the phone ringing and doors slamming. Always is what you miss. Always knowing where they are. At school. At play practice. At a ballgame. At a friend's. Always looking at the clock mid day and anticipating the door opening, the sigh, the smile, the laugh, the shrug. Always, knowing his friends. Her favorite show. What he had for breakfast. What she wore to school. What he thinks. How she feels. A chapter ends. Another chapter begins. One door closes and another door opens. The best thing a parent can give their child is wings. Eighteen years isn't a chapter in anyone's life. It's a whole book, and that book is ending and what comes next is connected to, but different from, everything that has gone before. Saying goodbye to your children and their childhood is much harder than all the pithy sayings make it seem. Because that's what going to college is. It's goodbye. It's not a death. And it's not a tragedy. But it's not nothing, either. ``Can you give me a ride to the mall?" ``Mom, make him stop!" I don't miss this part of parenting, playing chauffeur and referee. But I miss them, still, all these years later, the children they were, at the dinner table, beside me on the couch, talking on the phone, sleeping in their rooms, safe, home, mine...." - Beverly Beckham (partial quote)

My daughter will turn 18 tomorrow and on the 25th will graduate high school. I've been emotional all week. She's closing one door, while opening another. I'm excited for the next chapter in her life. She'll continue college courses in the fall and then off to nursing school. #1downand1togo

They then become wonderful friends as adults. They also bless you with grandchildren. ❤️😘❤️

🤣 I’m laughing because yeah, you feel that way at graduation...until they boomerang home a year later. Then your tears are different. 🤣😂

My current status “I’m extra and in my feelings lol this morning i am listening to KSBJ and they are reading a letter a mom wrote a year after her kid graduates from highschool...y’all I’m BALLING! And i only got a 1year old reminiscing about the “good old times” lol y’all I’m EXTRA ALREADY... he can’t even walk yet lol #boymom #graduationday #17yearstoquick #Sorryson lol”

My only child is 30 and just got married a couple of months ago but this letter brought it all into perspective...she said all the things I couldn't put into words...high school graduation, college graduation, grad school graduation and then marriage...they are all another book in a series...all connected but all have an ending and while we are excited for the next book/adventure, we are sad to close the previous book and are sometimes at a loss wondering what part/character we will play in the next one.

We are evolving still .... my girls are 40 and 43 and I miss them all the time!! It is said that God only gives you what you can handle ... He is all knowing .... we can be surrounded by humanity but feel alone with just our memories.... so I work with kiddos at our church ...they make me smile and remind me of hope and love in the future ... life is a Journey enjoy the trip!! 😉💕🙃💕choose JOY ❤️❤️

Thanks for the tears on the way to work. Have to say the graduation from college is tougher. My daughter is on her own, living and working on Dallas. I haven’t wrapped my mind around the reality that she will never live with us again. The house only feels “right” when she comes home for the weekend.

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My firstborn is 25 and I still miss him, and all of these moments with him, daily. He lives in Oregon, so it’s harder to see him routinely. God is good though, because 21 years later he gave me another son. So my now 4 year old gets extra time because I know exactly how much I am going to miss these moments again one day. ❤️

They then become wonderful friends as adults. They also bless you with grandchildren. ❤️😘❤️

Amy just Incase you haven’t cried today yet

I did not feel this way when my daughter was graduating high school or college. But she’s going off to the Navy and things so final. This piece made it very difficult to apply makeup this morning 😭

This has been a difficult chapter in life to navigate. 😢

Y'all trying to make folks cry this morning. Not Cool!!!

Um.... yeah, it did! While I was driving mind you! 😭😭😭 Thing is....I still have 4 more years, but just thinking of it certain made this mama a blubbering mess. 🤫 Still love y’all! ❤️😃

I have a senior this year, my oldest, so this is all new. It is so much harder than you think it will be!

That's how I feel like my time is ticking and I can't slow down time, my only child is 10 and I'm in panic

Could have used a warning this am when y'all read it on air!

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How do you handle difficult times? Pat Barrett has some great insight!

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