WTGN/Lima, OH (97.7FM) has hired Ben Budde to co host the morning show with Program Director Linda Yeager. “Rise and Shine with Ben and Linda” will air Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 8:30am beginning November 6th.
Ben says, “I’m honored to be a part of the WTGN team and excited to work with Linda on the morning show as we encourage our listening friends with the hope of Jesus.”
“I’m so excited to have Ben join me on the morning show. His love for the Lord and his natural relatability with people have already connected him to our community and now to our listening friends. His personal walk with Jesus, spiritual depth and joy will be an immense blessing as we encourage listeners through music, scripture and conversation.
Ben is a devoted husband, father, songwriter and author. He holds a B.S. in Biblical Science and Theology from Lee University. Ben is also the founder of the local Night of Hope ministry outreach of concerts in parks, churches and correctional facilities. This ministry outreach features worship and testimonies, sharing the life-changing power of Jesus Christ and offering hope to those affected by addiction.
Yeager joined WTGN in April 2020 as the co-host of Rise and Shine with Scott Young, who announced his retirement in June 2023.