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.
You are invited to join LifeBridge Church’s annual event
Saturday, August 29 from 12noon to 4pm
LifeBride is on LaPorte Ave., across from VU’s big parking garage.
Visit the event website for more information.
Put a healthy spin on back to school preparation at HealthLinc.
August 12, 11am to 2pm, visit HealthLinc’s Valparaiso Campus, 1001 N. Sturdy Rd. – just south of Evans – for it National Health Center Week celebration.
Activities include Games, a DJ, snacks, balloonist, vendors, prizes, and a photo booth.
During your visit, take advantage of:
- Free Adult Health Screenings,
- No-Cost Back-to-School Physicals,
- Immunizations for the Unisured,
- Free Backpacks with School Supplies (while supplies last), and
- A Bike Giveaway.
Visit HealthLinc’s website for more information.
To schedule an appointment, call 888-580-1060.
Turkeypalooza 2015 is August 8 at the Coffee Creek Watershed near Chesterton
Learn more about how to volunteer, time of events, and to sign-up for the GOBBLE WOBBLE 5K – Visit the Home of Turkeypalooza.
Friday, May 29 will be a busy day with many visitors to the WITW studio. We’ll kick off the morning with RG making a long-awaited return (if only awaited by him) to the big chair as he will visit with Kyle Felke, pastor with Bethel, Valparaiso, and one of the folks helping to get the word out about Revive Northwest Indiana. That conversation will begin around 8am. At 9am, Frank will have his weekly conversation with Edwin and Carolyn.
Then just after noon, RG will have an casual conversation with our congressman, Representative Pete Visclosky. It will be a short visit as he dashes between appointments in a busy schedule that includes a groundbreaking and visit to a local shelter.
We are pleased the Congressman found some time to meet with us during this trip and look forward to learning about what is happening in DC that may effect The Region.