Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Programming

As you are enjoying time with your family this Christmas season, we hope you'll find time to enjoy the special programming on Life 99.1 FM and 770 AM.

Christmas Eve at 8 PM Life 99.1 FM presents Handel's Messiah

Christmas Day at 2 PM 770 AM presents Handel's Messiah performed by the Asbury College Chorale

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Improved Vicky AM 1250

We've been hard at work improving the line-up on WVKY Vicky AM 1250. Starting today you'll hear some new and some familiar voices. Check out the new schedule at Vicky's official website www.wvky.com.

And be sure to let us know what you think.

eMail me: benson.gregory@cbslradio.com

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mission of Hope

Once again I am pleased to inform you that thanks to your generosity Mission of Hope's Christmas toy drive was a tremendous success. Thanks to your selflessness underprivileged children in the Appalachian region of Kentucky and Tennessee will have a brighter Christmas.

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ed Wright's Retirement Party

Last night we got together at Malone's in Lexington to celebrate the career of Ed Wright. Ed retired after 35 years of service to Christian Radio. We greatly appreciate his contribution. Congratulations to Ed, and we continue to keep him and his family in our prayers. Enjoy your retirement!

Dinner for Ed Wright

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Special Thanksgiving Services

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, and giving thanks for our many blessings. For those unable to attend a service on this special day, we have several opportunities for you to enjoy a special Thanksgiving service recorded this year:

Life 99 WJMM presents the Central Kentucky Christian Church Community Thanksgiving Service at 8 pm the night before Thanksgiving and at 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

770 AM Southern Gospel presents the Woodford County Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving Service on Thanksgiving Day at 2 pm.

Whether you are traveling or staying home for Thanksgiving this year, we hope you are able to enjoy these special services.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Spirit

I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. We've been planning our special Thanksgiving and Christmas programming for a while now, and that always helps get in the Christmas Spirit. More on our special programming later.

Each year we work with different organizations to make life a little brighter for those less fortunate. This year we are partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox gift, to help children in need. You can help by visiting www.samaritanspurse.org to learn what is needed. Then you can drop off your shoebox with gifts enclosed at one of the following locations:

In Lexington - Northeast Christian Church, Gardenside Baptist Church, Parkway Baptist Church, Porter Memorial Baptist Church, and Ashland Baptist.

In Nicholasville - Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

In Richmond - First United Methodist Church.

In Georgetown – First Church of the Nazarene, Georgetown Baptist Church

You can also visit www.samaritanspurse.org to the Zip Code Locator to find a drop off location near you. Those of us with Central Kentucky's Christian Radio want to thank you for your generosity!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote!



I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say this could be the most important election of our lifetime. Please make time to vote today.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Join our team!

I’m pleased to announce that we are planning to expand our Lexington staff, and we are currently accepting applications for our sales department. If you are a sales veteran who likes the idea of working for a family-friendly, Christian organization you may be who we’re looking for.

We offer competitive a competitive compensation plan including a base salary plus commission, bonus plan, and great benefits including paid vacation and holidays, paid insurance for your family, and even health club memberships for you and your spouse.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been praying for send your resume to:

Christian Radio
Benson Gregory
501 Darby Creek Rd
Suite 62
Lexington, KY 40509

You can email Benson@ckcradio.com

The Christian Broadcasting System is an equal opportunity employer.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

National Quartet Convention 2008

We had a great time at this year's NQC. I hope you enjoyed our live coverage on 770 AM WCGW. Several people stopped by to say hi. It's great to see our old friends, and make some new ones.

I kept forgetting to take my camera. Finally Thursday and Friday I remembered to take it, so we don't have a whole lot of pictures. Here are a few of Bruce and our guests.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Live from Louisville, KY

It's the 2008 Quantrell Cadillac National Quartet Convention live on 770 AM Southern Gospel from the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center and our Spirit Chevrolet Buick studio.





If you make it to Louisville this week for the NQC please be sure to stop by our booth (947) and say hi. If you can't make it in person join us on the air from 2 to 7 pm Monday - Friday. Bruce Edwards brings you all the excitement from this year's convention live on 770 AM Southern Gospel.

Hope to see ya there!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Long-running Hoax Resurfaces

Petition 2493, originally known as Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s Religious Petition, has resurfaced ? again!

This new round of the hoax erroneously states that an organization has been granted a federal hearing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C. “to remove Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, A.R. Bernard, TD Jakes, and other pastors from the airwaves.” It goes on to say that Petition 2493 would “ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior on the airwaves of America” and that this “group is also campaigning to remove all Christmas programs and Christmas carols from public schools.” The e-mail further states that “we are praying for at least 1 million signatures.” Among many other pleas to “stand up for your religious freedom” and unite as Christians, the e-mail further tries to legitimize its contents by using Dr. James Dobson’s name, stating that he is going to appear on CNBC to urge every Christian to get involved. It then asks the recipient to add their name to the list of previous signers and forward the e-mail. Or, if the recipient is not “comfortable” with signing the petition and forwarding, it asks the person to return it to the sender. Once all 1 million signatures are obtained, the e-mail asks the last signer to forward it to a particular name and e-mail address.

The contents of such an e-mail are false and have been perpetuated for the past 30+ years using different variations of the “threat” and different names, but the originator seems to particularly like using Dr. Dobson’s name the last few years and usually does include the petition number (but not always).

For the truth, visit the following links to the FCC, NRB, and Focus on the Family, and please... pass it along:
FCC Explanation
FCC Memorandum & Order
Q & A About Religious Petition 2493
Focus on the Family & Petition 2493

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Use Radio to Enhance Your Ministry

If you’re a minister of the gospel or directly involved in some kind of evangelical ministry this message is for you.

We currently have a few excellent time slots available on our Lexington stations. We're looking for ministries who are faithful to the word of God, and who have a vision to reach out beyond the four walls of the church building.

If you sense that God is leading you and your church to use radio as a means of out reach to people who may never attend church, I'd like to discuss that with you. Just ask for me, Benson Gregory, at Central Kentucky's Christian radio 859-264-9700 ext 231. I look forward to talking with you.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Promote your ministry at the 2008 National Quartet Convention

Attention Southern Gospel Artists, this message is for you!

As the official radio voice of the National Quartet Convention, 770 AM will again be broadcasting live throughout the week from the exhibit hall in the fair and exposition center. Many of our listeners will be tuning in on their way to Louisville from across Kentucky.

It’s the perfect opportunity for you to add that something extra that will attract these people to your booth, and help you gain top of mind awareness even if you don’t have a booth.

If your NQC Goal is to:
A. Meet people
B. Increase product sales
C. Gain additional bookings
D. All the above

770AM can help you meet your goals.

If you’d like complete information, please email: benson@ckcradio.com. Or you may call me, Benson Gregory, at 859-264-9700 x231.

Thanks in advance for your interest,
Benson Gregory

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Christmas - in July!


Once again this year we are working with our friends at Mission of Hope to make life a little brighter for underprivileged children in the Appalachian region of mainly eastern Kentucky.

Drop off your donation at one of these locations:

Sportsman Warehouse, Lexington
Lexington Family Dentistry, Lexington
Oak Factory, Nicholasville
Cash Advance Centers of Kentucky in Frankfort and Lexington
Toyota on Nicholasville, Nicholasville
Louisville Tile, Lexington
Celebrity Kids, Lexington


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Friday, June 20, 2008

Christmas in July


For the second year in a row we are joining forces with local businesses and the Mission of Hope to help make this Christmas a little brighter for hundreds of underprivileged children in Eastern Kentucky.

If your business would like to be a part of Christmas in July, Sponsorships are available. Call 859-264-9700 for more information.

More details about how you can help are coming soon.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Back by Popular Demand!!!

It's Dennis Prager!!! We are happy to announce that Dennis Prager returns to News Talk Vicky AM 1250 today LIVE from Noon to 3 pm. But don't worry, The Right Balance with Greg Allen is now on LIVE from 10 to noon.

Thanks for all your phone calls, and emails. We value your comments.

Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I love summer!

Summer has always been my favorite time of year. I like to be outside, and the warmer temps and longer days make that a lot more enjoyable. Another reason to enjoy summer is that the longer days mean more great Southern Gospel music on 770 AM!

You are no doubt aware that we are required to sign-off 770 AM WCGW when the sun goes down. (Don't get me started on how absurd I think this is. We'll be here all day.) June is the month with the longest days, so that means 770 AM is on longer in June than any other month. We sign-on at 6:15 AM and sign-off at 9 PM. That means you can enjoy more of the music you love.

You can find our sign-on/off schedule at 770's website: www.wcgwam.com

Thanks for listening!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Freedom isn't Free

It's the unofficial start of summer, and that means a three day weekend for most of us. We hope you have a great weekend with your family, traveling, or enjoying a movie. But please take a minute this weekend to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Remember those families who have lost someone in the service to our country. And pray for those service men and women who are currently deployed around the world, and for their families back home. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon - Success!

Thanks to your generosity and our sponsors support all the underprivileged children who applied to go to church camp will be able to go this year! Pledges during this year's radiothon totaled $6,545.

Thank you for helping make the 2008 Patriot Automotive Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon a success!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon - TODAY!

Today is the 20th anniversary Patriot Automotive Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon. You can hear it live in Central Kentucky all day today on 770 AM Southern Gospel WCGW. This is your opportunity to help out this worthy cause, and help send underprivileged children to the church camp of their choice. It only costs $75 to sponsor an underprivileged child. But you can make a donation of any size. Every little bit helps.

Kid to Kamp is a non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible.

There are two ways you can give:

Call 859-879-9374 up until 8 pm tonight

or

use a credit card and make your donation securely at the Send a Kid to Kamp website at www.KidtoKamp.com.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer, and I hope you were able to attend a service. I was invited to pray for the Media at the service at the Capitol in Frankfort, KY. Carol Koebel did a fantastic job organizing this year's event.



I hope your event went as well as ours.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Send a Kid to Kamp

It's almost time for the annual Patriot Automotive Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon. This year is the 20th anniversary of SKTK sending underprivileged children to their own church camps. Tune in to 770 AM Southern Gospel on May 16, 2008, and call in your pledge. Visit their website below to learn more about this great ministry, and see how you can help.

2008 Send a Kid to Kamp Radiothon

Thursday, April 3, 2008

National Day of Prayer

The 2008 National Day of Prayer is being held on Thursday, May 1. The event lasts about an hour during which six people pray. Each person prays for a specific area: Family, Church, Education, Government, Military and Media. I have been asked to be the person who prays for the media this year at the event in Frankfort, KY. If you can make it be sure to say "hi" if you see me.

Kentucky National Day of Prayer website

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Marcus Carey Perspective

We are very happy to introduce a new program on WVKY Vicky AM 1250: The Marcus Carey Perspective. Marcus offers a unique perspective on national and world events. His vast range of experience, both professional and personal, isjust a small part of what makes this program so dynamic. Tune in weekdays from 2 to 3 PM. And check out his website for more information.

Marcus Carey Perspective

Monday, March 3, 2008

Save Christian Radio

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering some changes to rules governing radio stations. These rules are potentially very harmful not only to Christian Radio, but to all radio stations. The good news is you can help! For more information please follow the link below.

Save Christian Radio