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About 98.3 The Rock

98.3 The Rock is on the air in the Tri-State Area of: Portsmouth, OH / Ashland, KY / Huntington WV.  We are a non-commercial full-time Southern Gospel Hits station with our finger on the pulse of this local area.  We have local talent on the air with weather and items of local interest, and we have partnerships with organizations in your community working to bring hope in Jesus’ name.  We play the very best of the best music that encourages and brings hope to you, your friends, and neighbors!

Meet Lisa, Your On-Air Host!

Lisa (Walls) Jordan is the baby of six.

“The first song I ever remember hearing on the radio was: Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon by the 5th Dimension. I was four. I thought the harmonies were amazing and what kid doesn’t like balloons? I gradually learned to sing harmony listening to my mother as she sang along with the Grand Ole Opry.”

As a singer and teenager, Lisa continued to keep a radio nearby. Enamored by the medium, she even dated a radio announcer and her journalism projects always seem to involve live interviews with local radio personalities. She was influenced by Paul Harvey, Casey Kasem, and local announcers she heard on a 50,000 watt FM radio station on the Ohio River.

Lisa’s first radio job resulted from that same FM station. They advertised they were hosting a live, open-mic singing competition. Unknown to anyone, Lisa entered and won in her category. The prize was 100 records and studio time, in a professional recording studio.

Many recording sessions have followed. She has also sang back-up or produced studio demos for others as well.

Lisa married her husband Wayne in 1987, and was working part-time in an attorneys office. Because of that prior contest experience, she was hired as a drive-time announcer at a powerful, clear-channel 1,000 watt AM station.

Since then, she has maintained a full career in radio and the music industry over 30 years in the eastern half of the US, and has been a guest soloist and/or speaker at many events and conferences.

Her work has included: voicing, imaging and programming on national networks, videos, concerts, hosting bus tours, television, and owning and operating her own home recording studio.

“I love my audience and the rapport we have. I have seen radio bring communities together. I am so blessed that I get to make a living at a job that I am passionate about everyday.”

98.3 The Rock Staff

Tracy Figley


Tiffany Kirby

Underwriting Sales Executive