Connecticut Radio Fellowship Board President Drew Crandall announced today that Matt Harper has been promoted to General Manager of WIHS/Middletown (104.9 FM).
Harper replaces Steve Tuzeneu who exited and the end of 2023 to join Lakeland, FL stations WPCV, WLKF, WWRZ, and WONN as chief engineer.
A resident of East Hartford, Harper has been with WIHS since 2019, serving as an on-air announcer, show producer, and Community Outreach Coordinator. He is an ordained minister with an extensive educational background, including a B.A. in Pastoral Communication and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin; a Master of Divinity from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa; and a Master of Public Administration from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WIHS has been on the air “live and local” 24/7 since 1969, broadcasting a mix of music, preaching, teaching, news and public affairs programming. The station employs over 20 Connecticut residents. Its call letters stand for “We’re In His Service.”
In addition to its core radio ministry, in recent years, WIHS has been morphing into a multi-media ministry with a growing digital footprint. The station live streams its broadcast on the internet, has a vibrant YouTube channel with over 1,600 archived programs, a content-rich website, and an ongoing social media presence. Thousands of listeners and contacts receive its monthly Good News e-newsletter. The station also has a speakers’ bureau and a public presence at many events across the State.