In addition to “Bluegrass Fridays” with Jeff Light, we are so pleased that Charlie Smith is the host of “Sunday Morning Bluegrass” every Sunday morning from 9 to 11! Charlie is very knowledgeable about local and national bluegrass music and is a regular MC for The Dean’s local concerts. We’ve already had a request to extend the program! Give us your feedback and please help us get the word out about this great new addition to our lineup! We hope it will be a blessing to bluegrass fans locally and around the world on wprz.org!!
You are invited to come to our new location on East Davis Street and see our new studios and office space! We are so happy to be here! We will have refreshments and you will have the opportunity, if you like, to share over the air how WPRZ-FM has impacted your life. We’ll be sharing where we are with meeting WPRZ-FM’s expenses and encouraging more listeners to get involved! We’ll have some door prizes and a little gift for everyone who comes by. We are looking forward to this special time with our friends! If you can’t make it then, just come by anytime and have a cup of coffee with us and we’ll show you around the offices and studios. We’ll be sending out invitations with the details and pledge cards so please be watching for them! WPRZ-FM needs your prayers and your help!!!
Finally, after a move that began June 24th, we went on-the-air September 3rd from our new “Studio B” which will eventually serve as our production room!!! Our main studio which is “Studio A” is now under construction and we hope to have it operational in a couple of weeks! So far, over 2000 feet of cables and various “lines” are running through the ceiling from location to location within our offices. Moving our on-air operations was a very complicated task because of all the different sources we use to bring you such a wonderful variety of programming like National up to the minute News, local weather and emergency weather alerts, Bible teaching programs from all over the country as well as local ones, four different genres of music, as well as various programming from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. We have installed one of two state of the art studio boards that will enable us to easily perform various functions during the broadcast day that were difficult to do before...if possible at all. There were a few days where we had to trace down some technical problems but we are pleased to say that they have all been found and fixed! One big problem was caused by two little crossed wires done at the end of a 15-hour day spent running wires by one of our techs. He is to be commended for his skill and long hours working on this big project!!!! Be assured that once we get settled and learn all the new things these boards can do we will be able to serve you, our listeners, even better! We thank God for all this new technology, providing these new boards for us, and giving us the patience and skills to learn them!!!
We have been faced with some additional unexpected expenses as well as the cost of a required new receiver that we had to purchase from Moody in order to continue to air the network. We are praying that we will be able to cover all these additional expenses as well as clean up two hefty bills we had that we were not able to pay in full from the sale of the property.
We are planning an “Open House” when we get our Main Studio completed and hope you will come by. We’ll give you the date just as soon as we can. Till then, please keep us in prayer and if God prompts you to send in an extra gift to help, we would be so grateful if you did!
Almost everything has been moved into our new offices! There is so much more room! We are especially blessed to have a large music and programming room now and a big conference/work room for gatherings, special projects and more! We hope to get internet sometime this week which we will be so grateful! We’ve been relying on our home internet connections in the meantime.
Be assured, our broadcast signal on 88.1 FM is not moving! Only our studios and offices are moving to a more central location within 88.1 FM’s coverage area!
This is a very special time at WPRZ-FM! It’s a time to share how the station is impacting lives through the music we play, the teaching programs we air, and the news and information we share 24/7. It’s also a time of gathering in the resources we need to keep on broadcasting and proclaiming The Good News over the airwaves that God has given us to use for His glory.
Everyday, WPRZ-FM is helping people grow in their knowledge of Him. WPRZ-FM continues to lift up Christ in our local communities giving everyone living here the opportunity to hear what God has done for them through His son! You can help us carry out the Great Commission right here in our local communities by praying for us and giving of your treasure to enable us to do this. We can’t carry the load ourselves but are depending on God to touch other hearts who can and are able to help us. We realize the seriousness of the times we live in and are more committed than ever before to keeping the Light of God’s Word shining brightly over WPRZ-FMs airwaves while there is still time.
In a few days, you will be receiving a special letter from us asking you to help us. We are asking those who are already giving on a sustaining basis or made a financial commitment in October to pray very hard for these very special three days. You may want to call in to share something God has put on your heart to share with everyone. We know these three days will be a special time and we know that God will work in the hearts of His people to prompt them to do what He wants them to do. We are looking forward to this special time with great expectation! We invite you to please join us!!!
Thank you to everyone who gave a donation to WPRZ-FM in December and at the end of the year! Your prayers and gifts have put us in a much better position and we are so thankful! Though the crisis is temporarily over for now, we still have a long way to go to reach our 2nd year goal of $15,000.00 a month in funding for the station. We are going to work hard at reaching that goal! We would appreciate your prayers as we go forth talking with more churches, individuals, families, and businesses… sharing what a tremendous opportunity it is to partner with WPRZ-FM in this amazing work that God has raised up here! Thank you again for your friendship, your prayers, and your generosity!