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.
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.
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:
Tuesday morning, Donna launched a new segment on the morning show, interviewing Christian authors. Michelle Cox, author of Just 18 Summers, joined us to share about the book and the additional campaign that has grown out of this inspirational message.
Michelle shared the initial idea behind the book as a simple statement shared by a pastor at a baby’s baptism – you have just 18 summers with this child. The line planted itself in Michelle’s heart and God grew something bigger. The book (get the book) is part of a larger campaign including the online presence, which includes a blog each weekday, tips to get started or keep going, and information about the larger effort of Just 18 Summers.
The book follows four families who go through living daily lives, the sudden realization parents come to that time with their children is fleeting, and how precious the time together is.
The interview will replay Tuesday, June 10 and Sunday, June 15 at 6pm on WITW 93.5.
If you are interested in winning a copy of Just 18 Summers post a comment on our Facebook page. We will give a copy of the book to a random pick from those who do.
“What we don’t receive in childhood, we spend the rest of our lives seeking.”
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