Christopher Gabriel is the host of The Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota weekdays 11 am to 2 pm CT. His program serves up a unique blend of current events, pop culture, sports and humor with distinguished guests and contributors from across the nation. The program has been nominated for Best Radio Show in the Red River Valley in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As a writer, Christopher's work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters, Sun-Times Media publications, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
How do you hire the “right” person for a job? Is it purely skills? Does name recognition come into play? And does gender and color play a role? Should they play a role?
Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, South Bend, Ann Arbor… these are some of the cities that come to mind when you think of the near-iconic Saturday morning college football preview show on ESPN, College GameDay. On September 21, 2013, the “circus” (as host Chris Fowler called it on my radio program) came to Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo, […]
On the program today I asked listeners if they ever had encountered an odd situation with an animal or “sea creature” when they were visiting the lake (Note: In the Upper Midwest, don’t ask which lake… the question is met with immediate resistance, followed only by “….the lake.”). The question stemmed from an Associated Press story of a […]
During the recent Downtown Street Fair in Fargo, Oregon Ducks track standout and Fargo South graduate, Laura Roesler stopped by my broadcast location to say hello. I’ve known Laura since her senior year of high school when she first came into my studio for an interview. On this warm but pleasant July day, she looked […]
My father was a bombardier on a B-29 in the Korean War. To this day it’s both fascinating and haunting to see pictures of him and his fellow crew members in action. The former, because my dad like so many others was 20 years old. Trying to wrap my arms around that remains mind-boggling to […]
Borrowing from the culinary world, Sterling Cross Communications co-founder Christopher Lower is a fusion of many things. Former big-time football player, social media expert, foodie, husband and father, sports fan, pelican expert and a card-carrying member of the LVAD club (left ventricular assist device). I’ve not been able to confirm pelican expert. Put another way, there are […]
One of the things I like to do on my radio program is a thing called Listener Correspondents. While the CGP has a wonderful roster of talented contributors, both weekly and monthly, as well as guests we invite back or a consistent basis – people like economist Jeffrey Sachs, entertainment journalist Jeanne Wolf, sportswriter Christine […]
Recently I was following several stories that centered upon al Qaeda. In each case, I saw references to someone named Dr. Jarret Brachman. I made a few phone calls about this Dr. Brachman, asking some questions about him to acquaintances who are dialed into the areas of Homeland Security and counterterrorism. Turns out, to borrow from former […]