The WNYK Ministry-of-the-Month for February is Christian recording artists ØM-53. The band’s in-studio interview will air Thursday, February 6 at 2:00 PM; Monday, February 10 at 11:00 AM; Friday, February 21 at 5:00 PM and Tuesday, February 25 at 9:00 AM. Pictured above are group members (l-r) Scott Nash, Cris Araya and Mariah Grajales Araya. Ivan Alfaro is a collaborating producer.
The New Jersey-based band’s music will be on regular rotation throughout the month. ØM-53 (Øn Mission-53), which takes its name from Isaiah 53, describes its style as “Christian-Synth-Wave-Pop” and incorporates faith-based lyrics designed to challenge, encourage, and inspire the listener’s journey with God, while featuring a nostalgic 1980s inspired sound. ØM-53 has built a solid international fan base with more than 600,000 streams in over 75 countries.
ØM-53 has been an opening act for Grammy-nominated singer, Jaci Velasquez, and has performed at youth conferences and venues across the East Coast and in Tennessee. The group releases monthly singles. Last year, the band was selected by official Spotify playlists including Sing-A-New-Song, New Music Friday, Indie Spirit, and Pop For Life.