Jordan Bitz was a junior in high school when he started volunteering at a local internet radio station and began cultivating an interested in radio. Since then his interest has turned into a passion, and that passion into a ministry that Bitz hopes will become a career.

As a senior in high school he accepted an internship at the local community media center where he is employed today as an audio technician.

Currently a 20-year-old student at Bismarck State College, Bitz will graduate with an associates degree in mass communications in May of 2016. While at BSC Jordan has worked on various productions including three live basketball broadcasts, numerous State Board of Higher Education webcasts and several newscasts. He has also served as the program director for the college’s radio station. His stint at the college station has given him the privilege of traveling to New York City to network with numerous radio and television professionals. Bitz has also worked hard rebuilding a local contemporary Christian music station, which fostered his passion for Christian radio.

During Bitz’s freshman year in college, he was called to be media director at the Bismarck Church where he had the opportunity to cultivate his passion and prepare himself to take over the chief operator position at 90.9 KTWJ, the local Adventist radio station. KTWJ’s 100,000-watt signal covers a large area of central North Dakota. His vision and drive took the station from a tiny room in the basement of Dakota Adventist Academy to a spacious studio at the Dakota Conference office. In the year since he took the position, the station has reached new heights through a programming partnership with LifeTalk, the NAD’s official radio ministry. Support from the station’s board of directors and listeners has also increased.

Through this partnership and Bitz’s efforts, KTWJ has been able to bring programming produced at a local level to a national audience. KTWJ is unique in that its programming appeals to Adventists and community members alike, making it a true outreached-focused radio station.

Bitz’s extensive production, on-air, and technical experience has helped to boost the production and audio quality of KTWJ as well as other Adventist radio stations in the Dakota Conference. Through KTWJ seeds have been planted and relationships formed with local community organizations. Bitz says he hopes the Lord will continue using his skills and talents to expand Adventist media throughout the Dakotas.

LifeTalk radio stations

  • 90.9 KTWJ
    Bismarck, ND
  • 103.7 KPAR
    Dickinson, ND
  • 105.1 KPGN
    Pierre, SD
  • 92.9 KRWH
    Sioux Falls, SD

3ABN radio stations

  • 90.7 KWLJ
    Moorhead, MN
    (covering Fargo, ND)
  • 93.7 KBEP
    Bismarck, ND
  • 104.1 KSAF
    Minot, ND
  • 103.1 KOBT
    Grand Forks, ND