John “JD” and Heather Tayloe

President & Founders

John “JD” and Heather Tayloe are the Founders and President of Strategic Communications Group and its new community Country radio station, 99.1 The Ranch.  

John and Heather founded Strategic Communications Group in 1998 and own and operate three international Christian radio stations called VOICE OF HOPE reaching populations of over 2-billion people throughout Africa, Latin America, and their newest station in Israel, reaching the Middle East. Visit www.voiceofhope.com for more information and how you can help.

In 2013, John received a broadcast license for a new community radio station in Simi Valley, California with the ability to serve a population of over 1-million people in East Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley.  John invited Michael Raffety, Mark Pallock, and Thomas Herdering to join Strategic Communications Group at that time.  This dream team of talent and experience built, shaped and programmed what has become the most listened to Country radio station in Ventura County.  In our second year, John invited Strategic board member, Steve Todd to give daily leadership over the stations' operations as its General Manager.  

Our cast of “Ranch Hands” supply the on-air talent made up of professional broadcasters from top radio careers in Los Angeles, Ventura County, and Dallas.  The real secret to the success of 99.1 The Ranch are its Listeners and Sponsors.  From ages spanning from 9 to 90, Ranch listeners love the hometown feel with the professional sound.  The support that we have given to our local businesses has made us a real part of the community of Simi Valley and has made a difference.  We are honored and blessed to be so trusted and loved by our community.  We love them too!

John and Heather are considering a few more radio stations in the future.  We always think of The Ranch as an example of excellence and a radio station that truly connects with its listeners.  That’s not easy!  Its intentional and birthed out of our passion to serve.

99.1 The Ranch

Contact Information

  • Address

    99.1 The Ranch Studios
    1555 Simi Town Center Way, #730
    Simi Valley, CA, 93065

  • Mailing

    543 Country Club Dr. # 7
    Simi Valley, CA 93065

  • Listener Line

    (805) 888-0400

  • Phone

    (805) 285-2050

  • Email


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