About Andy Bates

Andy Bates, Director of Programming, began his broadcasting career in 1993 at a small station in Park Hills, MO. Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication/theatre with a minor in theology at Concordia University Chicago. He also earned a Master of Arts in Religion and a Director of Christian Education (DCE) certificate. He has served in parish education, youth and family ministry, outdoor ministry and higher education. Andy joined the KFUO staff as producer and host of Faith & Family in 2013. Andy and his wife, Lauren, who is also a DCE, are the proud parents of Oscar.

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Faith’n’Family – Cancer Companions






Cancer Companions with guest Karen Tripp.

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Faith’n’Family – Managing Extracurricular Activities






Managing Extracurricular Activities with guest Dr. Ben Freudenberg.

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Faith’n’Family – Campus Ministry






Campus Ministry with Marcus Zill.

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Bedtime with guest Dr. Jack Fyans.

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Parent Teacher Relationship with guest Alvina Becker.

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Separation Anxiety with guest Jeannine Liebmann.

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Mental Illnesses: Alzheimers, dementia, and Depression in Older Adults with guest Valerie Cooper of Lutheran Senior Services.

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Mental Illnesses: PTSD and Gender Identity Disorder with guest Dr. Rick Marrs

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Mental Illnesses: Schizophrenia:Lisa Von Wahlde talks about Schizophrenia and other related disorders.

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Movie Week: The Princess Bride with guests Rev. Walter Snyder and Barb Kavouras.

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