Jun 18, 2015 to Jul 30, 2015
Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave met with staff from Family Life Network for a quick interview before the band’s performance on the main stage at Kingdom Bound 2015.
Among the many things discussed was Mike’s heart behind “Beautiful Offerings” - Big Daddy Weave’s seventh studio album set to release September 18.
Pictured are Mike Weaver, lead singer for Big Daddy Weave, and Terese Main, Family Life Assistant PD/MD/Morning co-host.
Each year, Springfield Business Journal Readers are asked to nominate companies and individuals for honors in Economic Impact. Each nominee is put through a stringent independent judging process. The top three finalists are profiled in a special publication in July, with the winner in each category announced at an annual formal banquet.
RADIO TRAINING NETWORK Contemporary Christian KWND (88.3 The Wind)/SPRINGFIELD was given ‘Top Honors’ in the 2015 Springfield Business Journal’s Economic Impact Awards for companies that have been locally operating from 16-29 years.
GM Chalmer Harper said, “When we think about Economic Impact, we usually think about dollars and cents. For 88.3 The Wind, it is about investing those dollars and cents to impact the lives of others. Creating a culture of hope and encouragement inside and outside the building."
Pictured left to right, Luke Spain (Mercy Hospital,) Becky Spain (Evangel University,) Jeff Slemp (88.3 The Wind Advisory Board Member,) 88.3 The Wind General Manager, Chalmer Harper, Rob Presely (88.3 The Wind Board Member,) and his wife, Della.
The House FM (KZTH/Oklahoma City) & My Praise FM (KLVV/Ponca City) recently partnered with Trans World Radio (TWR) in an effort to help cover Cuba with the gospel.
Pictured are: (left to right): Adam Rozanas - The House FM and My Praise FM Assistant Production Director and former TWR Missionary to South Africa, Lauren Libby - TWR President and CEO, Doyle Brewer - The House FM and My Praise FM CEO and Founder and John Summerville - TWR Director of Radio Station Partnerships.
During the two-day fundraiser held July 14 through 15, the TWR representatives joined The House FM and My Praise FM radio personalities to help bring awareness of the need of increasing the signal to Cuba. Currently, TWR is broadcasting to Cuba from the Caribbean island of Bonaire at 100,000 watts, twice the maximum power level allowed for AM stations in the U.S. but has approval to increase power to 450,000 watts. The signal reaches the eastern third of Cuba. Unfortunately, the signal is not strong enough to reach western Cuba.
Lauren Libby, President and CEO of TWR said, “We appreciate collaborating with The House FM and My Praise FM. While we cover on the international level, we couldn’t do it without radio stations like The House FM and My Praise FM spreading the message here. Together we complement each other and God continues to use partnerships like this over and over again.”
TWR has raised $1.2 million of the $3.8 million goal to increase the signal strength.
Switchfoot spent the day serving Las Vegas with the SOS Radio team at City Impact Center. SOS volunteers along with the members of Switchfoot painted the front of the City Impact Center Children's Building, they painted the fences & gazebos in the urban garden, planted vegetables & fruit, and pulled lots of weeds!
SOS also recently celebrated a night serving seniors in Las Vegas with Dan Bremnes. Dan served with the SOS Radio team at Prestige Assisted Living Center in Las Vegas.
The House FM (KZTH/Oklahoma City) & My Praise FM (KLVV/Ponca City) 14th annual Kid DJ Day had a turnout of 661 kid DJs and nearly 450 adults. The House FM and My Praise FM offered free bounce houses, face painting, comedy illusionist, skydivers, a special gospel presentation by storm chaser Val Castor and more. All children were given the opportunity to take their turn on the radio and received a recording of their radio debut.
Here is a great picture of the family who recently won a 5 night/6 day cruise to the Caribbean on 88.3 WAFJ’s Passport to Paradise. Families had to call into a special ‘Cruise Line’ and record “We want to win the 88.3 WAFJ’s Passport to Paradise”. If they heard their recording on the air (TSL) during specified hours, called in to the studio line within 8min8sec they were instantly qualified to win the cruise. On June 18th the 88.3 WAFJ Ships Crew (John, Jill and station manager Steve Swanson) surprised them at 7am to announce LIVE the final boarding call that announced that they were the winners!
Pictured: (left) Joe, Lisa, Olivia and Anna Simpson, the winning family. 88.3 WAFJ Ships crew is John Bryant (morning show) and Jill Kauffman, Promotions Director. Also pictured (right) is Sherri from promotion sponsor, Aladdin Travel.