Station Spotlight

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Market:
7 total

Frequency:
91.9

Station CUME:
550,000

Format:
AC

Non-Commercial .

Staff Size: 13 f/t, 8 p/t, 9 students

 Tell us about your station:

God has truly blessed our station and we’re excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary, serving the Nation’s Capital, and our 20th anniversary playing contemporary Christian music to over 500,000 listeners. Best of all we have a team of individuals dedicated to serving each listener in the best way possible with programs like our Hands and Heart Initiative, our Spiritual Care department, Prayer Teams, Promotions Team, our Service Gateway team and a growing team of volunteers. We are here to serve our listeners, and even more, to engage our listeners in serving D.C. together. It’s an overwhelming task so we lean on each other a lot. We feel blessed to be here and pray everyday for wisdom. If you feel God placing it on your heart, we welcome your prayers.

Your station’s most successful promotion:

Over 200 listeners volunteered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the WGTS 91.9 Take Over Day event at Central Union Mission, DC’s largest homeless shelter. From before sunrise and until after evening worship, this volunteer team prepared and served meals, shared housekeeping chores, played board games, and prayed with residents. Several senators, diplomats, and well-known performing artists participated with the WGTS 91.9 team.

Resources your station uses:

We’re grateful to lean on the incredible knowledge of Jon Hull and the KSBJ mentorship program. Additionally, Angela Perelli Coaching has helped continue honing our teams through character development. Creative Cardio, the in-house mentorship of Johnny & Stacey Stone, and books like Good to Great by Jim Collins, The Advantage by Ted Lencioni have had a huge impact on our team.

One bit of wisdom to share with others:

When faced with a difficult or complex decision, put yourself 5 years down the road in your mind, and think about how you’d feel with the possible outcomes of the various options you’re pondering. Considerations: your team, listeners, family, financial; your short term and long term; health, ethical and Biblical considerations.

Share an impactful listener story:

It seemed like it was one thing after another for Michelle. Her mother, father, and close family member had been diagnosed with cancer. She was in a bind financially and her car was about to be repossessed. She felt like she had hit rock bottom. So she began driving aimlessly around (she figured they couldn’t take her car if she was driving it) and while praying to God, decided to flip on the radio. Mandisa’s song, Stronger, was on the radio and it gave her the courage to keep going. The next morning she told herself this would be her time to start over and, when she got in the car, Day One from Matthew West was on the radio. Fast-forward several months later, she applied for and placed 3rd runner-up at the Miss World America Pageant and was crowned Miss DC World. She’s grateful that God used the station to give her encouragement during that difficult season in her life.

Tell us why you’re a member of CMB:

Our team has committed to ongoing learning, to maintain a mindset of growth and improvement. Being a part of CMB – attending seminars in person and online – is likely our favorite way of meeting that commitment. It’s also true that the networking opportunities are always highly valued – whether it’s with peer radio professionals, record reps and artists or others – we grow and learn as we get to know others and exchange ideas, problems and solutions.

 

Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.

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