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Building 429 Concert

Chicago Christian Radio from Valparaiso – WITW 935 presents Christian Concert featuring

Building 429 with SAMESTATE at the LaPorte County Fair, July 12

One of the hottest band in Christian Radio during the past year, Building 429, is coming to Northwest Indiana. The LaPorte County Fair is bringing Building 429 with guest SAMESTATE to their stage Thursday, July 12.

Building 429 has enjoyed an amazing run in the last year since the release of both their single and album entitled Listen to the Sound. When Listen to the Sound was released to radio, it shot up the charts and enjoyed great success. How did they follow that up? Where I Belong blasted onto the charts next finding its way to the number one spot across the board of Contemporary Christian and Adult Christian Charts, occupying the 20 The Countdown’s number 1 spot for 9 weeks running!

Building 429 has enjoyed previous success with songs like End of Me, The Space Between Us, Always and others, but is in unchartered waters as a band with this chart run.

Now, The Region has a chance to enjoy them – LIVE! – as the LaPorte County Fair hosts their first national Contemporary Christian Music act as part of their entertainment line up. I asked Gene, the director of the LaPorte County Fair, how they came to book Building 429 for their fair this year. He said they were looking to try a Christian Contemporary Music act since they hadn’t really tried it before. Working with a booking agency, Gene wasn’t aware of just how popular Building 429 is right now.

Tickets go on sale April 28. We’ll post information about purchasing tickets as it’s finalized before that date.

The opening band for the show is SAMESTATE. They made a tour stop(I believe) in the Valpo-area recently and are a building a solid following in Contemporary Christian music.

Gene contacted WITW about promoting the concert to our area. We are thrilled with the opportunity help get the word out about this show. Coming off the chance to promote the Selah concert at Liberty Bible Church, this gives us a unique opportunity to see what we can do to promote and support a national concert in our backyard.

It also continues to provide sponsorship support that we are trying to grow in order accomplish several important upgrades and improvements strengthen our outreach ministry at WITW.

We encourage you to help spread the word. Let us know if you would like to be part of our effort to reach out on behalf of this show. If we can show that we can make a difference, it will help us reach out to other potential sponsors going forward. There are some exciting things on the horizon if we can build that sponsorship momentum.

God bless y’all.

WITW Valparaiso Christian Radio Morning Show March 30

WITW Chicago Valparaiso Christian Radio Morning Show March 30 with Jen Randall and RG Skadberg. Local and New Christian Music Friday. Featured songs from Jennie Wellsand, Red Umbrella, Frank J Guzzo and new songs from Jason Gray and For King and Country. We caught up with with Shane Evans and Nate Jones from Be Still and Know Music about Christian Concert Saturday in Chesterton with John Davey, SONS, Anchor and Devn Clayton. Show is at Simple Days on Calumet in downtown Chesterton. During the call we chatted with Shane about his first road experience being on with a Christian band on the road for an extend time and distance as he played drums for SONS. They traveled through southern Illinois, St. Louis, Austin, TX, Oklahoma and several other places before returning to northern Indiana, specifically Huntington before heading west for the concert in Chesterton.

Reminded folks about our friend and budding Christian Music star, coming off her first concert tour, Jennie Wellsand’s CD release party at The Branch tonight at 7:30pm as well as the Lifebridge’s Lifetree Cafe’ discussion on the topic of Hurt by the Church tonight at 6:30pm.

You can watch the morning show in it’s entirety here.

Have a great weekend everyone!


WITW Morning Show Video Archive

Today was that day that has been on the “To Do” List for a while. Ah, finally! Put a check in the circle.

We now have archive pages for the WITW, Valparaiso Christian Radio’s, Morning Show. There is a page for our Monday morning show’s “Hebrew Anew with Jackie Jones”, “Testimony Tuesday” and a page to save our Christian Artist Features for the many guests that have blessed us with their time and talents in studio.

Since our video archiving is a fairly recent addition (and still a bit “wobbily” as Winnie the Pooh might say), we aren’t deep in  shows at this point. That is changing. We are getting a better feel for the flow, a little tighter with technology and less missy with our memory.

We’d appreciate your feedback and sharing with your friends.


Drop-In Radio

Well, we’ve christened the ship and pushed away from the dock…slightly. Still doing some leak checks – or installation laps as they say in the Izod IndyCar Series.

Jonathon “JP” Parker stopped in the studio – or better said, dropped-in the studio – and participated in our first episode of “Drop-In Radio”.

Premise: Sometimes people come by the studio and they have something to share. We’re going to take a few minutes to share the haps with listeners. The next phase of the reintroduction of WITW to the community is involvement/engagement with the community. I’ve been super-elated with the feedback, the visits, email and calls. Heck, even a Tweet and and a listener who stopped and honked during JP’s visit were greatly appreciated.

Let us know what’s working for you, what we could do better and what we might be missing. We’ve added some songs based on suggestions. We’re promoting happenings – concerts, family-oriented, study-groups, Vacation Bible Schools, etc. – and trying to get more Christian artists from the area on the air. Hoping to feature some of the downtown businesses, folks with upcoming events and some of our churches as available.

Keep the feedback coming!


A Taste of Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a huge – with a capital HUGE – Christian Music Festival that has a pretty rock-to-metal edge to it. For the second year in a row, Valpo’s own Behold the Branch, from The Branch, is bringing a couple of Cornerstone participants back to Valpo with them. This time Ascend the Hill and Great Awakening will be in Valparaiso at The Branch for a concert with Behold the Branch Sunday, July 3 starting at 7pm. There is no cover, but donations will be accepted. Should be a great show!

Listen to WITW starting this week. We start playing 1 Corinthians 2:9 from Beyond the Branch‘s new EP on Tuesday. We’ll be looking to add a couple more tunes from them as well as Great Awakening and Ascend the Hill this week.

The Branch is located behind Blackbird Cafe’. The front door faces the 57 Franklin St parking lot off of Indiana. Come early and stay late. It will be a great addition to the July 4th Holiday weekend.