Willie and Elaine Oliver on Trial Marriages Part 2
Willie and Elaine Oliver, marriage and family consultants, join Dr. Gerry Fuller to discuss trial marriages. The Olivers explore the damages of trial marriages. They encourage making true commitments in one of lifeâ€™s most sacred institutions.
Willie and Elaine Oliver on Trial Marriages Part 1
Willie and Elaine Oliver, marriage and family consultants, join Dr. Gerry Fuller to discuss trial marriages. The Olivers explore the damages of trial marriages. They encourage making true commitments in one of life’s most sacred institutions.
More Christian Music
Iâ€™ve heard you speak about Christian music. I really want my daughter to start listening to more Christian music. What is your suggestion? – Concerned Mom
Schedule a time to sit with her. Listen to what she has to say about her special music but donâ€™t be judgmental. Make the talk pleasant for her over a cup of tea. She may be hesitant and want to know why you are inquiring this of her. Tell her the intent of your inquiry. After you have developed a list of her favorite music pick a special day where the two of you will go to a music store. I know one called the Potomac Adventist Health and Book Store. You can e-mail me for information on that. Once there, go to the music department and ask for a clerk. Show the clerk the list of songs your child likes and find out if anything in the storeâ€™s collection compares to what your daughter has listed. At the store you will find music ranging from country to rap. Once a year I take my youth group on a music trip. Only after that do my youth say â€œWe donâ€™t listen to secular music anymore. These groups are better.â€ You can be creative. Perhaps lunch at a restaurant before you go. It will be fun and a special time where you can learn more about your child.
Cream of Wheat
Sorry to be blunt, but your programming is boring and predictable. It seems like you play the same songs, about the same time every day, and most of them are as bland as plain Cream of Wheat. I’ve lived in this area for five years, and you still have some of the same songs in your playlist that you were playing then (Michael W. Smith, “Come just as you are,” are two that come to mind). A little more variety would be appreciated (listen to WRBS), including other songs from current albums – not just the so-called “hits.”
Thank you. – Richard
Cream of Wheat … mmmm. Richard, you just took me back to some good childhood memories. My mom used to make us hot cereal every morning, and sometimes it was Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, Zoom, oatmeal, whatever, but it was always piping hot and it filled you up. Kept you until lunch. Sometimes we’d have it with just salt for seasoning (otherwise it really was bland), or maybe a big tablespoonful of peanut butter, sometimes sugar, cinammon and raisins, but however it was made, it was always good. I still love Cream of Wheat to this day.
Ok, now that I’m past the food, thanks for not sugar-coating how you feel. WGTS 91.9 plays older music because listeners ask us to play certain songs for longer periods. I Can Only Imagine from Mercy Me, for example, has been out for years now, but is still a most requested song, so we continue to play it. Did you know that we add new music, new songs, almost every week? We actually don’t even receive CD’s from most record companies anymore. We get a list of songs that we are able to download and listen to, but the traditional album gets bypassed in order to get the new music on the air even faster. Our Listener Advisory Board helps us rate those new songs so that we know whether to keep playing them or not. If you’d like to join, we’d love to have you.
Thanks for keeping in touch. We’ll work on throwing in a few new spices for you. – Ty McFarland
I just wanted to thank everyone who works at WGTS for their dedication to Christ. I have been going through a tough time lately and I’ve found listening to your station to be refreshing and a great way to keep my focus on the life God has planned for me. I also want to thank the people who speak in the name of Christ on your station.
Thank you all!!
Z-Jam and 20: The Countdown Magazine
“Hi, Normally at 11 on Saturday evenings ZJAM played on WGTS. Lately it hasn’t been on, neither has 20 the countdown. Did you stop playing those shows or have they been off air for a while? If you get the chance, thank you otherwise thank you anyways.” - Laura
Hi Laura, Good to hear from you. Unfortunately, WGTS 91.9 no longer carries 20: The Countdown Magazine or Z-Jam.Because we’re continually conducting audience research, studying our listeners habits and preferences, and re-focusing the programming of the station to better serve the audience, we change our programming line-up from time to time. Sometimes those changes are fairly minor and go almost unnoticed, and occasionally, they take the form of adding or dropping an entire show.
In the case of 20 and Z-Jam, this was less a reflection on the shows, as it was a decision between two good things (regular WGTS 91.9 music and specialty shows). The challenge, as always, was to decide which would be the better thing, given the mission of the radio station and listener preferences.
It’s never easy making these kinds of decisions. Programming decisions are taken seriously and involve a great deal of thought and research. We realize that the radio station serves the whole community, and that we have an obligation to serve our audience in the most effective manner possible. Currently, WGTS 91.9 is airing our regular music format in the place of 20: The Countdown and Z-Jam. You may be pleased to know, though, that Z-Jam is available online at www.zjam.com, you can listen online anytime by clicking a link on their front page.
I know that this may not be what you want to hear, but I appreciate you giving us the benefit of the doubt. We certainly make mistakes all of the time, and although we hope this wasn’t a mistake, you might be right and we might be wrong. In any case, thanks for your support and encouragment.
Britnee is Found!
Britnee is SAFE and at HOME after 7 days.
Thank you for all of the assistance, care, love and prayers that went out to find her. The amount of support that was received to find her is mind blowing.
Larry C. Harris – “It All Starts at Home” Part 2
Gerry Fuller interviews Larry C. Harris the author of â€œIt All Starts at Home.â€ For celebrators of family and anyone looking for practical ways to strengthen familial ties, â€œIt All Starts at Homeâ€ is both grace and gift. Readers will be touched and challenged by the saga of parents who simply did their best to raise a very large family. Listen to Part 2 below.
Larry C. Harris – â€œIt All Starts at Homeâ€ Part 1
Gerry Fuller interviews Larry C. Harris the author of â€œIt All Starts at Home.â€ For celebrators of family and anyone looking for practical ways to strengthen familial ties, â€œIt All Starts at Homeâ€ is both grace and gift. Readers will be touched and challenged by the saga of parents who simply did their best to raise a very large family. Listen to Part 1 below.
Have You Seen this Girl? – FOUND
When I was growing up I remember seeing those milk cartons with the pictures of missing children. Honestly, I didn’t give it much thought because either I didn’t know them or figuring I’d never see them anyway. Then there was Elizabeth Smart. That really changed my perspective a bit as I realized there really is hope. The media hyped it up, but a good person who had seen her picture helped find her captors.
Sadly, there is a 15 year-old girl from Springfield who is missing. I don’t even want to imagine what her parents must be going through, but I’m sure they are just beside themselves. Her name is Britnee Marshall and she was last seen on July 27th. They say she could be anywhere at this point from Virginia to California. She deleted all her e-mails, my space, old cell numbers, and shredded all of her journals.
Please keep this family in your prayers, at the very least. If you do happen to have any information, please contact her dad at Jeff@re-aligned.com and of course your local police department.