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The entry window for the 2019 NAB Crystal Radio Awards opens January 1, 2019.

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Over 1,000 WGTS/Wash DC listeners came together in a D.C. suburb to hear about the hope that Jesus brings at the WGTS “Night of Hope.” In recent years as the WGTS audience has grown, one of the ways the WGTS team reaches out to the 40% of listeners who don’t identify as Christians is through this event. “Night of Hope” features well-known worship music from WGTS artists and an inspirational message encouraging people to get to know Christ better. For the most recent “Night of Hope,” Word Records artist Meredith Andrews led worship for the event. Dr. Terry Johnsson, former WGTS 91.9 chaplain and honor guard for three U.S. presidents, gave a powerful message. Dr. Johnsson shared how God has a plan for each and every person’s life. He shared how many people called him retarded when he was young, and the superintendent of schools suggested his mom institutionalize him. Thankfully she didn’t, because Terry was simply suffering from severe dyslexia and ADHD. At a small Christian school, a second-grade teacher asked to have Terry in her class. She spent a lot of time one and one with him and taught him to read, and that changed his life. He Submit your station or label news HEREhadn’t seen her in 43 years, but WGTS reunited him with his teacher, Mrs. Connie Sherlock, onstage in front of the “Night of Hope” crowd.

WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM), a broadcast ministry of Olivet Nazarene University, announces the upcoming appearance of Sidewalk Prophets at Centennial Chapel in Bourbonnais, Il. Performing on stage with the band will be students from the horns and strings sections in Olivet’s School of Music. The “Great Big Family Christmas Tour” will be at Olivet’s campus on December 15, 2018. The Olivet student musicians will appear with the band at every date on the tour during December.

“Olivet is excited to partner with the Sidewalk Prophets for this Christmas season tour,” says Dr. Don Reddick, dean of the School of Music. “We consider this musical partnership as an opportunity to help proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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