||Roland B. Nadeau
|When I was a kid I wanted to be:
|| radio announcer
||James 1:22 "Just do it"
||tobymac, Any Rockin Choir, Southern Gospel
||working out at the gym, playing violin
||chocolate, ice cream
Hi, I am Roland Nadeau and I am the "new guy" to KCRN. I was born in Moosup, Connecticut which makes me a real "Connecticut Yankee" . I was voted " most talkative" in the graduating class of 1972 from Plainfield High School, home of the fighting Panthers. I attended the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.
I applied to and was accepted into the Peace Corps in 1974 and spent the next two years teaching Agricultural Science in Jamaica WI. While there I made a friend who invited me to California at the end of my tour in Jamaica.
I travelled to California and worked for Sears then G.T.E. as a Directory Assistance Operator. I climbed the ranks during my employment with G.T.E. going from operator, to installation, to repair to PBX installation and finally to Special equipment controller tester. While working for G.T.E. I met my wife, Denise, and have been married now for 31 years. We have two daughters Renee and Jennifer. While living in California my wife and I were constantly running from " corporate downsizing". We moved from Santa Monica to Chatsworth to Newbury Park before leaving California on a transfer to Zephyrhills,Florida.
I had numerous career opportunities in Florida, the most memorable being a Pasco County Sheriffs Office dispatcher. My wifes career took another turn and G.T.E. "invited" us to move once again this time to San Angelo, Texas.
This turned out to be a very important move for me and my family. Once we arrived in San Angelo a friend of mine invited me to a Promise Keeper meeting in San Antonio, Texas. It was on the floor of the Alamo Dome that I got "Saved" in 1999!! I now consider myself a Texan by "rebirth".
Within 4 months of my salvation the Lord saved my wife and my two daughters. Our lives have been changed radically. I have been on mission trips to Africa, Mexico, and New York ( right after 9/11 at ground zero!!). My daughter Renee has been to Ireland on a mission trip. My wife has a ministry watching children 0-2 out of our home many of them needing as much love as can be given.
We are blessed with a grandson, Jaxon, who is the love of our life. He will be three in December.
I am richly blessed and thoroughly enjoy working at KCRN. It is funny how God took a desire I had early on in my life and brought it to fruition in His timing. Working for Mark and with Steve is truly a blessing as they share their knowledge with me freely. As I go out and meet the listeners and Business Underwriters I am constanly reminded how special a group of people they are as they link arms with KCRN and partner in its ministry.
I love Texas!! I love West Texas and I love, love, love San Angelo!! I have never lived in a more friendly place and cannot imagine living anywhere else.
Favorite Links: www.ebay.com, www.pressedpenny.com, www.pennycollector.com, www.tecnews.org, www.adultenrichmentcenter.org
Want to know more?
When did you join KCRN?
The day after I got saved, August 9, 1999, I mentally joined the KCRN family.
What do you do here?
Host "Music for Your Midday", ask businesses to partner with KCRN in its ministry to introduce the lost to Christ and to lead believers to share the peace of Jesus with the lost in their world, and promote KCRN
Where else have you done similar work?
Every job that I have held has in some way brought me to the position I hold now.
Where did you go to school?
Plainfield High School - Home of the Fighting Panthers.
University of Connecticut - Go Huskies!
Describe your Family.
I have been married to Denise for 32 years. We have 2 daughters, Renee and Jennifer. We have a super grandson, Jaxon! My Mother and Father-in-law are Rudy and Carol. I also have 3 brothers, Robert, Richard, and Randy.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
The Christian atmosphere and the team spirit.
Why are you working in this ministry rather than in the for-profit/secular world?
I believe in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and this vehicle is the most effective avenue for me to do that.
What is your best memory or proudest accomplishment from your time here?
I have only been here a short time but tackling the file cabinet and organizing the files, weeding out and updating was a daunting task.
What do you hope to accomplish here?
Reaching out to all businesses and providing them with an opportunity to serve and partner in ministry with KCRN.