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Afternoons with Scott & Sam

Afternoons with Scott & Sam

October 19, 2012 by  
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Take Scott & Sam in the car on your way home every afternoon from 3-7pm. They can’t get you into the HOV lanes, but they can offer you something positive and uplifting while you’re sitting in traffic.

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Get to know Scott & Sam better below…

ScottScott:

I was born in Grangeville, Idaho.  I learned to drive on a tractor. My first exercise program was “Bucking Bales” of hay onto the back of a pickup. Not bad for “Allergy Boy.”

How the radio thing started, “would you like paper or plastic?” I was a teenage high school guy working at the local grocery store, and every department would have me do their in-store announcements. Their sales increased and here I am today because of Jelly Donut sales!

How I hope the Lord uses me…first, I blow it every day, I forget I am supposed to be a spiritual creature instead of the fleshly creature that reaches for the Jelly Donut. My best ministry come from the Lord when I don’t recognize it. When someone compliments something I’ve done, and I know where it came from because often I don’t remember it.

The greatest loves of my life are my beautiful wife, I am still smitten by her! Four children … I had a hand in baptizing them all! What an honor! Gabriel is my man-cub, the youngest in the family with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. McKayla Jordan is not named after Michael Jordan, she’s a Volleyball OH/MB and stellar! She’s the Daddy’s Girl. Tyler is in the Air Force Reserve, has served on tour in the Middle East (scary for parents) and is about to go to flight school to receive his pilots license. Whitney’s married to a man, Ben, who her Daddy approves of! With our first grand-baby, Theo. Whitney is a Mama’s Girl, but she and I have the deep CS Lewis, Chesterton, Tozier conversations. Jett is our Miniature Long-Haired Wiener-Dog…he thinks he’s a rock star and should sample all the food. And Luna is our Parakeet that the neighbors gave us when I said “No Way!” I lost.

What makes me a bit different…I believe I can play guitar well until my bubble bursts when I see others use more than two strings. I have an obsession with Black Bamboo, fresh home-made bagels and Arabica bean certified organic, Free Trade coffee.

SamSam: 

It’s not something I’m proud of. I used to avoid church on Mother’s Day because it made me feel like I was missing something important in my life. I was a single girl with a dog for many years. Don’t get me wrong… I loved my life. It’s just that I wanted a family. I thought I’d be a good wife and mother, but it seemed like God had said no. Eight years ago God sent Carlos – a tall handsome businessman with a big heart and a good laugh. He also had three boys… I said “I do” to all of them, and have thanked God with all my heart. The oldest two are in college now and the youngest, Desmond, is 12-years-old.

We gave him a baby sister in 2012 – Zoe. This miracle girl was born with Down Syndrome and for five months suffered from a seizure disorder that seemed incurable. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done – watch an innocent baby go through pain and not be able to help her. I spoke about it at a church women’s group. The 300 women there prayed for her to be healed, and she was. She really was. Now she has no seizures. She is smart, gorgeous, fierce and hilarious.

God is faithful. He heals. He has given me life in abundance. Sometimes that means piles of laundry… grass stained socks balled up… the refrigerator door left open (again)… the highchair and the dog smeared with smashed sweet potato. Mostly it means great joy, lots of work, stronger faith, and huge admiration for those parents who have done it so many years more than I have. I love radio and Christian music and am so excited to be back on WGTS 91.9 in the afternoons!

 

Meet the Personalities

Meet the Personalities

June 7, 2012 by  
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Jerry & Blanca
Weekdays: 5a – 10a

Becky Alignay
Weekdays: 10a – 3p

Scott & Sam
Weekdays: 3p – 7p
Saturday: 7p – midnight
Brennan Wimbish
Weekdays: 7p – Midnight

Rob Conway
Tuesday-Friday: 12a – 5a
Angela Stevens
Saturday: 2p – 7p
Sunday: 1p – 7p
Afternoon Traffic (M-F)
Claude Jennings
Sunday: 7p – midnight

Brandi Lanai
Saturday: 5a – 8a
Sunday: 5a – 9a
Chaplain Terry Johnsson
Breakaway
Saturday: 9a – 9:30a
Ron DePas
Saturday-Monday: 12m – 5a

Kevin Krueger
Saturday 9:30a – 2p
Sunday 9a – 1p

 

Blanca’s Nicaragua Journal

Blanca’s Nicaragua Journal

February 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Blanca Vega

Tomorrow is the Big Day

I can’t believe tomorrow is the BIG day.  I’m travelling to Nicaragua –by myself!  Without my husband and without carrying a diaper bag and extra snacks for the kids, it almost feels too weird.  After so many years, I get to do something that is all about me and God!  I know you understand.  I will miss my family so much but for five days I won’t belong to my own children –I will belong to the children I get to meet in the schools and churches that work with Compassion International.  To those kids, I will represent you, and the hope of more of you.  Your sponsorship changes their lives and I will experience this for myself and report back to you of the many ways your contributions help to make their lives better.

I’m really excited and so should you, let’s get ready to change lives!
For now, I must go and finish packing (yikes!) and shower my babies in kisses (I’m missing them already!).
“Naseously Excited”
On my way to the airport and I feel like I’m about to get on a scarry ride… the seat belt is on and I’m about to embark on a thrill of a life time… then that feeling hits my stomach -the one that makes you think you’re about to throw up.  I’m just taking deep breaths and taking as many mental snapshots of my family before I leave.  Keep me in your prayers.  To God be the glory!
Houston We Have a Problem

I’m in Houston now, meeting with two other people going on this trip. Mark is the leader and Mary works for another radio station.

Here’s the problem…

My stomach isn’t feeling well – and I don’t think it’s nerves this time! lol  It’s a good thing I packed some Imodium! :)

We are headed to a Holiday Inn in Managua. The Compassion Nicaragua staff will be at the airport to take us there.

Hope I’m feeling better by then. :(

“Welcome to Nicaragua!”

This is a day I will never forget.  I met Felix who is 10 and Pedro who is 16.  We also met their families and visited their homes.   You can tell they were trying to look their best for us.  With plenty of gel in their hair and with their shirts nicely tucked in their pants.  They gave us a tour of their homes.  Felix shares his home with two other families and Pedro shares his bed with two other people.  Later, our host confessed to us that, their homes were the poorest she has ever seen.

Later, we visited one of Compassion’s sites –a school full of vibrant children who prepared a welcome ceremony for us!  As the afternoon went by they made us feel like celebrities, wanting to be with us, hugging and playing with us.  I can still hear their voices calling me “maestra” or “profesora” which means “teacher” in Spanish.  I felt really good being there with them.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  All we were doing was blowing bubbles, but for them, this was a big deal.  One container of bubbles can cost around $3, so for many of the children there, this was something they had never done before.

My biggest lesson learned today:  Kids appreciate the money, but they prefer to feel loved.  When a sponsored child doesn’t receive a letter, and other kids do, they feel like they don’t matter to their sponsor.  Teachers try to keep them encouraged but it is hard because no answer really satisfies them.   Sometimes they just have to tell them that their sponsor just doesn’t have the time.

On a positive note, I’m so grateful to be feeling better…  tomorrow, I look forward to doing more home visits!

I Will Never Forget

This has been an incredible experience I wish every person could do at least once in their lifetime… I’ve met children that have encouraged me and prayed for me when it should have been the other way around -I will never forget that.

Check out the pictures on facebook… more to come soon.  It’s time to pack and get ready to return home.  I’m exhausted -but what a trip!!!!

What Now?

I’m home from the mission trip and I am a changed person.  That doesn’t mean that I’m ready to sell my house and only eat two meals a day or dress in rags… I’m talking about an interior change.

I’ve realized I don’t have to be the mom that buys her kids all the latest games and toys to make her kids feel loved.  I don’t have to kill myself working extra hours to get the house with a bigger living room, if the one we have is perfectly fine.  And I can’t try to impress God or other people by just going to church or giving to the poor.

My lifestyle has to reflect my faith and my gratitude.  I have to show love and live in love with the people around me -if that makes sense to you.  I have to do more than just listen to a sermon, I have to share what God has done in my life to really be a follower of Christ.   And I sort of knew all that before, but sometimes it takes walking in someone else shoes for a little while to realize how much you can be better and do better.

So, “what now?”  If you’ve ever asked yourself, “what is the purpose of Blanca going on this mission trip?” Here is my answer:  It is to prepare your heart to sponsor a child when WGTS 91.9 does their sponsorship drive on August 31 and September 1 this year.  And before you say… “uh, oh… I know where this is going and I don’t want to keep reading this…”  I want you to simply pray about it… but really do it.  And just ask God, “Lord, how can I make a difference in someone’s life?”  And if you feel that sponsoring a child though Compassion is the answer, then listen on those dates and call us.  We will help you select a child and even give you some suggestions of the greatest needs.

This is my last blog on the trip and I just want to say thank you for following me on this journey.  It was a dream come true for me and an experience I only hope makes a difference in your life too.  I asked many children, “if you could say something to your sponsor what would it be?”  Without hesitation and with a huge grin, they all gave me the same answer, “I would tell them ‘thank you!’”

What Now?

What Now?

August 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Blanca Vega, Blogs, DJ Blogs

I’m home from the mission trip and I am a changed person.  That doesn’t mean that I’m ready to sell my house and only eat two meals a day or dress in rags… I’m talking about an interior change.

I’ve realized I don’t have to be the mom that buys her kids all the latest games and toys to make her kids feel loved.  I don’t have to kill myself working extra hours to get the house with a bigger living room, if the one we have is perfectly fine.  And I can’t try to impress God or other people by just going to church or giving to the poor.

My lifestyle has to reflect my faith and my gratitude.  I have to show love and live in love with the people around me -if that makes sense to you.  I have to do more than just listen to a sermon, I have to share what God has done in my life to really be a follower of Christ.   And I sort of knew all that before, but sometimes it takes walking in someone else shoes for a little while to realize how much you can be better and do better.

So, “what now?”  If you’ve ever asked yourself, “what is the purpose of Blanca going on this mission trip?” Here is my answer:  It is to prepare your heart to sponsor a child when WGTS 91.9 does their sponsorship drive on August 31 and September 1 this year.  And before you say… “uh, oh… I know where this is going and I don’t want to keep reading this…”  I want you to simply pray about it… but really do it.  And just ask God, “Lord, how can I make a difference in someone’s life?”  And if you feel that sponsoring a child though Compassion is the answer, then listen on those dates and call us.  We will help you select a child and even give you some suggestions of the greatest needs.

This is my last blog on the trip and I just want to say thank you for following me on this journey.  It was a dream come true for me and an experience I only hope makes a difference in your life too.  I asked many children, “if you could say something to your sponsor what would it be?”  Without hesitation and with a huge grin, they all gave me the same answer, “I would tell them ‘thank you!’”

I will never forget

I will never forget

August 6, 2011 by  
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This has been an incredible experience I wish every person could do at least once in their lifetime… I’ve met children that have encouraged me and prayed for me when it should have been the other way around -I will never forget that.

Check out the pictures on facebook… more to come soon.  It’s time to pack and get ready to return home.  I’m exhausted -but what a trip!!!!

“Welcome to Nicaragua!”

“Welcome to Nicaragua!”

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Blanca Vega, Blogs, DJ Blogs

This is a day I will never forget.  I met Felix who is 10 and Pedro who is 16.  We also met their families and visited their homes.   You can tell they were trying to look their best for us.  With plenty of gel in their hair and with their shirts nicely tucked in their pants.  They gave us a tour of their homes.  Felix shares his home with two other families and Pedro shares his bed with two other people.  Later, our host confessed to us that, their homes were the poorest she has ever seen.

Later, we visited one of Compassion’s sites –a school full of vibrant children who prepared a welcome ceremony for us!  As the afternoon went by they made us feel like celebrities, wanting to be with us, hugging and playing with us.  I can still hear their voices calling me “maestra” or “profesora” which means “teacher” in Spanish.  I felt really good being there with them.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  All we were doing was blowing bubbles, but for them, this was a big deal.  One container of bubbles can cost around $3, so for many of the children there, this was something they had never done before.

My biggest lesson learned today:  Kids appreciate the money, but they prefer to feel loved.  When a sponsored child doesn’t receive a letter, and other kids do, they feel like they don’t matter to their sponsor.  Teachers try to keep them encouraged but it is hard because no answer really satisfies them.   Sometimes they just have to tell them that their sponsor just doesn’t have the time.

On a positive note, I’m so greateful to be feeling better…  tomorrow, I look forward to doing more home visits!

Houston We Have a Problem

Houston We Have a Problem

August 4, 2011 by  
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I’m in Houston now, meeting with two other people going on this trip. Mark is the leader and Mary works for another radio station.

Here’s the problem…

My stomach isn’t feeling well – and I don’t think it’s nerves this time! lol  It’s a good thing I packed some Imodium! :)

We are headed to a Holiday Inn in Managua. The Compassion Nicaragua staff will be at the airport to take us there.

Hope I’m feeling better by then. :(

“Nauseously” Excited!

“Nauseously” Excited!

August 3, 2011 by  
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On my way to the airport and I feel like I’m about to get on a scarry ride… the seat belt is on and I’m about to embark on a thrill of a life time… then that feeling hits my stomach -the one that makes you think you’re about to throw up.  I’m just taking deep breaths and taking as many mental snapshots of my family before I leave.  Keep me in your prayers.  To God be the glory!

Tomorrow is the BIG day

Tomorrow is the BIG day

August 2, 2011 by  
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I can’t believe tomorrow is the BIG day.  I’m travelling to Nicaragua –by myself!  Without my husband and without carrying a diaper bag and extra snacks for the kids, it almost feels too weird.  After so many years, I get to do something that is all about me and God!  I know you understand.  I will miss my family so much but for five days I won’t belong to my own children –I will belong to the children I get to meet in the schools and churches that work with Compassion International.  To those kids, I will represent you, and the hope of more of you.  Your sponsorship changes their lives and I will experience this for myself and report back to you of the many ways your contributions help to make their lives better.

I’m really excited and so should you, let’s get ready to change lives!
For now, I must go and finish packing (yikes!) and shower my babies in kisses (I’m missing them already!).
Weekend Review: Laura Story and Blessings

Weekend Review: Laura Story and Blessings

February 24, 2011 by  
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Sometimes you get a particular image of a person when you hear them in song or on the radio. Chaplain Terry likes to joke that people think he’s a 70-year old white man (he’s not).

I imagined that when I met Laura Story I’d meet the most quiet and reverent person possible who would end every sentence with “Praise God” and could back up every statement she made with a bible verse. I mean this is the person behind “Mighty to Save” and “Indescribable” – I’m sure most of her thoughts sound like lyrics to new praise and worship songs.

But this past Friday, I got a chance to meet and hang out with Laura and her husband Martin and a couple things were made clear immediately. They were laid back, they were fun and they were down to earth. It was clear that they have their priorities in the right place: with God and with their family. They were so easy to talk to, like friends you had known for years, even though I just met them hours before. It was weird to think that this normal couple had a major part in two of the most powerful songs in Christian music today.

Laura arrived on Friday afternoon and immediately sat down to chat with Chaplain Terry on Breakaway and talked about how she got in music. She even talked about the story behind some of her songs, including her brand new song, “Blessings,” a song that came out of her husband’s struggle with a brain tumor. Click here to check out that interview and download it.

Later that night, after she got a chance to practice with the WGTS Gateway Praise Band, Laura, her husband Martin, Chaplain Terry, Chaplain Pete, Music Director Ben, Production Assistant Warren and I piled into a car for a night tour guided by Chaplain Terry. (If you didn’t know he used to be a tour guide at the Pentagon) We got a chance to see the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, FDR Memorial and the White House. You can check out some of the pictures here on our facebook page. It was so much fun, in fact click here to check out her blog for a few of the things she learned on Chaplain Terry’s tour.

The next night, when Laura got on stage, I saw the exact same person we hung out with the day before. She was real, down-to-earth and passionate about God. I didn’t see someone who put on a show for the people who came to WGTS Gateway that night. She was a little goofy at times, worshipful when she led the audience in song and showed a little bit of vulnerability as she shared her thoughts and experiences that have been poured into her music. But it was never about her. It was always about God and how we all came together that night to praise him.

When the night ended (far too quickly) I not only had a great time, but I had experienced the kind of worship that allowed me to reflect on the blessings God has put in my life, even if I sometimes see them as challenges.

It showed me that simply being a normal person just like Laura Story who is willing to take life’s challenges and turn them into blessings is a great way to encourage myself and those around me.

Check out Laura Story’s Official Website