We are asking you to join us in prayer as we seek direction regarding an investment of time, effort, and money into streaming the station.
For as long as I have been working with WITW, people have asked me if there is a way to increase the power of the station in order to listen beyond Valparaiso. FCC licensing for limits by design and our type of license is not one that can be increased.
However, the increase in data delivery and a higher level of comfort with people using phones for web access provide a means to put WITW Everywhere.
We have discussed this investment with a couple of different parties who expressed interest in the financial backing, but those faded. We have made some investment in the internal hardware to provide a feed. What remains are the acquisition/installation of a couple of pieces of equipment to stabilize the feed and paying the necessary licensing to SoundExchang, BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC. All told, this amounts to around $2,000 for year one and around $1,000 for ongoing licensing.
We have been very slow to add sponsorship announcements to the station and, even though there are a number of other non-commercial stations around, we have adhered strictly to not playing anything that resembles a commercial. We will continue that position, but seek clarity on opening up more sponsor announcements, similar to those that run for Rice & Rice and Altitude Church.
Please join us in this prayerful approach to finding what’s next for WITW. Feel free to leave comments below or on our WITW’s Facebook page.
Welcome to Valparaiso’s Christian Radio – WITW 93.5 FM
WITW 93.5 – Valparaiso’s home for Christian Contemporary Music and positive messages for the whole family. WITW blends national and local Christian musicians with syndicated programming. We also have local programs, including our morning show and Wednesday study group. Stay up to date and share with us via:
Well overdue for an update…
Our weekly discussion group continues to meet on Wednesdays, but now it is a little bit later. We actually made this change a few weeks (or longer) back, but I have not update the site to reflect that information. We now meet at 5:30pm at the WITW Radio Station Studios on Franklin St. at Lincolnway, a couple doors north of South Bend Chocolate (our old meeting place.)
The discussion is not limited to the book, but more how the book settles on/in us and how we are trying to implement it in our lives to be more than just a fan, but a follower – in reckless pursuit – of Jesus and his call on our lives.
If you miss the show live, we are playing it back on Thursday and Sunday evening at 6pm.
You can also (technology in our favor) watch a live stream of the Wednesday discussion by clicking on the image in the upper right of this page.
Share your thoughts and comments on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/WITW935
Almost 2 weeks ago, WITW was collateral damage in a hacker’s attack on a server at Rice & Rice Attorneys. The attack didn’t directly hit WITW, but due to some of the network linkages, we believe the additional strain caused our very old, very key production computer to suffer a hard drive failure. Fortunately, it didn’t impact our on-air computer, but it eliminated our ability to create new, daily program logs – the element that tells the air computer what to play when.
We are in the process of installing a new system for both air and production which, when completed, will give us some new functionality including a dramatically improved online presence.
In the short term, we are playing previous days’ logs to keep music playing. It may be imperceptible to most, until you hear a promo for something that already happened. We appreciate your understanding and grace during this period.
We’ll update here and on-air to let everyone know when we complete the transition.
Thanks for your prayers and support-