Did you know that there is only one local Christian radio station that reaches a large section of Southwest Georgia? American Family Radio (AFR) is good but it is located in Mississippi. K-Love is nice but I believe it’s located in California. There’s the Moody Broadcasting Network but it’s located in Chicago. I could go on. There is really only one Voice for the churches in our area and it is WWVO, 90.7 on your FM dial. You may log on to their web site at http://wwvothevoice.com and listen live. The potential radio audience of WWVO is 250,000 people.
If your church is having an event, they will announce it for you. They want to get to know you and help you introduce the love of our Savior to our community. You can have your announcement posted on The Community Calendar and it will be on their web site and they will announce it regularly on the radio. They regularly announce who we have in for Cross Cultural Musique in Leesburg for each Friday night. Many times I’ve been invited on the Frank and Sonny Show to speak of what God is doing in Cross Cultural and the coming groups. Whenever possible, I’ll have the groups go in for the interview and do a live performance.
WWVO is helping discover our local talent for the sake of the advancement of the Kingdom. Last week, the Fox family performed on the Frank and Sonny Show. They have since been invited to record in a studio. The same is true of Mike Zoellick. The same is true of my family. The first time my family sung on the radio was during the Heaven Bound program which was then run by Lisa Thompson. Benne Patat has since joined her.
I have enjoyed getting to know the personalities of WWVO, one of whom is Rich DeGray. He owns the Damascus Road Studio here in Albany, and emcees a program on Friday nights called “In the Studio — Live!” He spearheaded an inaugural fund drive concert for the radio station which occurred April 24 at Philema Road Baptist Church. Rich emceed a Gaither-0style singing which featured The Day Spring Trio, Mended Hearts and Wayman Salter. They are all celebrated gospel singers in our area. Many came from all over. Those that I know mentioned in church Sunday that those who didn’t go missed a great concert. It was very encouraging.
I want to express my appreciation for Dr. Bill Eidenire, founder of Daystar Ministries and WWVO. If he hadn’t have been faithful to the call of God upon his life, the local congregations in our area would not have the opportunity to connect with each other via this medium of radio. The radio station seeks to reflect what God is doing in all the churches, whether it is Southern gospel in the daylight hours or praise music in the night hours. We are one radio station away from having no Voice in our area. There are many ways that you can have a significant part in what God is doing through WWVO to reach our area with the good news of Jesus Christ. All staff can be reached at email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 439-1100.
“Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: ‘Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His place!’”(Ezekiel 3:12)
Written by Keith Hood