Kristof Katzbeck is WPFF’s Weekday Afternoon Personality and the Assistant Program Director for both WPFF and WNLI.
Although Kristof was actually born in Germany as an Air Force baby, he considers himself a Wisconsinite. His family moved to Wisconsin shortly after he was born and he grew up in Northeast Wisconsin’s very own Marinette. After spending a year in Chicago going to school, Kristof joined the team at WPFF and WNLI and now calls Sturgeon Bay home.
Kristof is a newlywed with almost one year of marriage under his belt. His wife, Sarah, is studying to be a nurse and cares for people at a local assisted living facility
Football and tennis were Kristof’s two sports of choice in high school. He was captain of a football team, keeping his team mates spirits up even in a tough dry spell. “Our team lost every game since freshman year—but we gave it our all week in and week out!” Kristof said.
Spend time with Kristof and you will find out that his favorite movies include the Star Wars series and just about any Pixar movies. “I love them!” said Kristof.
What you may not know is that Kristof is history buff. “I think digging up the past and seeing what and where we’ve come from gives such a glimpse into how God is working throughout the world right now,” Kristof said.
Kristof started out working in radio at the early age of 14! By age 17, he was working for a sports radio station announcing his high school’s basketball games. Then he was a morning show host for a classic rock radio show—“that was definitely interesting,” Kristof said.
What might be more interesting for all our Packer fans is that Kristof is a true, blue Chicago Bear supporter.
“Bear down Chicago Bears! I’ve been a Chicago fan my entire life. During the summer of the ‘90’s, our house would be filled with the Chicago Bulls’ introduction song. The fall and winter it would be Bear’s games whenever we could get them in,” Kristof said.
Although passionate about the Bears, Kristof’s true passion is encouraging people with the Gospel to live a life worthy of the calling. It is a passion that God used to lead him to WPFF and WNLI.
“I was in the middle of going to school in Chicago, but I had a lot of previous experience in radio. The position opened up and I saw how much God was working through these stations. I thought I’d be silly not to take the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic ministry,” Kristof said.
Kristof is excited about Bethesda Christian Broadcasting’s new mission statement—to impact people for Christ and equip them to put their faith into action.
“It really is what we’re trying to do day in and day out, whether it’s on the radio, in the office, at events, or on the internet,” Kristof said. “I think IMPACT is something we should strive for in and out of the office, so it’s a perfect reminder of what our mission should be.”