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.
Sunday, July 26, 4-pm Vitaly Kisel visits Altitude Church
Open to anyone interested in learning about the persecuted church. Now more than ever, we need to have our eyes open to a culture that sees the Christian faith as a threat and how that culture represses and limits its freedom to reach and serve as we are called.
For more information, visit the Altitude Church website.
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, July 15 – Dion Welton, who’s nationally syndicated radio program “Free on the Inside” airs daily on WITW at 7:30am and 7pm, is in studio today to do “Free on the Inside” live and then will stick around for some time after 8am to share more about his journey of faith.
Dion’s radio ministry has quickly caught the attention of listeners in Valparaiso with his wide-open evaluation of his life, including the life-changing circumstances which lead to his incarceration for nearly two years. The former collegiate and European basketball player who was raised in central Indiana had an “Aha” moment with God at what he calls the lowest point in life.
Knowing that God was there to take him through the terrible circumstances, changed his heart, his vision for his future, and has taken him on an amazing journey ever since.
Every day, Dion shares his experiences and what God has shown him to reach others who may be in low points or may be missing something in their lives even though they feel on top of the world.
Listen to the live program starting at 7:30am, Tuesday, July 15 or its replay at 7pm. The conversation to learn more about Dion starts at 8am and will replay at 6pm.
Find WITW on air at 93.5 FM or online at WITW935.com.