MELINDA SCHMIDT grew up in Wheaton, Ill., listening to Moody Radio’s flagship station, WMBI FM. A career in broadcasting appears to have been inevitable! As a kid, she was eager to grab the mic of the family’s Wallensak tape machine to record make-believe news broadcasts and imaginary radio shows. Early “broadcasts” have her announcing the arrival of “the Beagles”—otherwise known as “the Beatles”—to America. Melinda is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds a B.S. in Broadcasting-Bible from Calvary Bible College. She has served with Moody Radio since 1980 in various hosting capacities. Married to Dave, they are parents of two young adults, Kelly and Kevin.