We have a couple really neat prizes this month to give away! If you are the first to call with the correct answer to our Bible Question during the morning contests, you will win a book by local author and pastor Stephen Kellison Jr. titled, “Dream Believer”. As a child, Steve was miraculously healed of a rare kidney disease. He believes God is looking for believers through whom He could work, just as He had in the early church era, so that He would be what consumes the thoughts and conversations of those who profess to be believers. Steve and his wife, Lisa, live in Madison and you can find out more about this book at Xlibris.com. If you win in the afternoon during Country Light, you could win a copy of The Roy’s new bluegrass CD “New Day Dawning”. You can only win once. Be listening for your opportunity to win!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and WPRZ, once again, wants to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day really special for eight couples! That’s right…eight couples can attend “A Weekend to Remember” of your choice free if your card is one of eight that we draw on Valentine’s Day at 2:00 pm!
To enter, just send in a post card or a 3x5 card with your names, address, phone number, and the words “We want a Weekend to Remember!” Do it today…get your card in the contest box!! Our address is WPRZ, 219 East Davis Street, Suite 220, Culpeper, VA 22701.
The rules are: This contest is for married couples only and does not include the cost of the hotel room. This prize is valued at $299.98. You may choose any “Weekend to Remember” taking place this year. Your card must reach us by 2:00 pm on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, when we draw the winning couples!! Don’t delay…do it today! You will never forget “A Weekend to Remember”!!
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.