West Michigan's WaYfm exceeds fund raising goal
West Michigan's 88.3 & 89.9 WaYfm, (WAYK Kalamazoo & WAYG Grand Rapids), report that the station's spring pledge drive goal was met, and exceeded, on April 25th, 2008. WaYfm began its spring fundraising with a need of $525,000. Through two separate on-air pledge drives in March and April, more than 1,800 listeners from Michigan and the world called or went to WaYfm's website with their generous gifts.
Considering Michigan's challenging economic climate, and the youth oriented format of WaYfm, exceeding the goal is seen as nothing short of a God-given miracle by most on the staff. General Manager Rich Anderson told listeners "It's been three years since we've been able to say on WaYfm, 'We exceeded our goal!' Thank you for making that possible. When we prayed 'Please Lord, please help us to meet this need,' He answered that prayer on the 25th of April."
All told, WaYfm's generous audience pledged $527,294 dollars to keep WaYfm funded for the next year.
WaYfm, a non-profit entity owned by Cornerstone University, is a student and young family focused commercial free Top 40 station presented with a Christian worldview and can be found on the Internet at www.WaY.fm.
Ludington Daily News:
Ludington's city council said yes Monday to a new radio station to repeatedly broadcast short programs of local interest from the city's water treatment plant on Lake Michigan. The city will now apply for a 10-year license from the Federal Communications Commission to operate an AM station at the plant and the local lighthouse keepers will arrange for the service. Bob Sperling of the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association said the station will broadcast at 10 watts with its strongest signal covering an area of land as far east as Memorial Medical Center as well as to boaters in Lake Michigan's waters near Ludington... Council OKs local information radio station (Tue, 4/29)