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WGTS welcomes Leadership Development Program interns Emily Kreher and Julia Everett.

Leadership Program at WGTS 91.9 Marks Its Second Year

Story by WGTS Staff

The WGTS 91.9 Leadership Development Intern Program (LDIP) has entered its second year of training and teaching for university students. The program involves many operational facets of media ministry.

“It is important that we invest in young people through practical exposure and education, helping them explore the many career paths within media ministry,” says Kevin Krueger, president and CEO.

In 2022, three students participated in the program and one of them, Tom Ozio, is now part of the staff on the engagement team. Tom works full-time with Director of Promotions and Community Engagement, Ken Scribner, at WGTS 91.9 events, Sticker Stops, and the many other times WGTS 91.9 connects with listeners in the region.

Several of our LDIP students have received university class credit while learning about media programming, marketing, engagement, office operations, fundraising, and leadership. LDIP students rotate through our departments gaining a broad experience. Their experience concludes with a LDIP capstone meeting with top leadership of WGTS 91.9.

Emily, a sophomore at American University, has observed and assisted with the morning show, and the production of Breakaway, a long-running interview program aired Saturday and Sunday mornings. She enjoys meeting listeners and assisting at weekly WGTS 91.9 community events.

Julia, a senior at Liberty University, grew up listening to the songs aired on WGTS 91.9, and has valued working in an environment that centers around Christian music, and points people to Jesus. She says, “I’ve learned that each department, though not seen by the listeners, works to fulfill the mission of spreading the gospel. I’m blessed to help as we tell people about Jesus…isn’t that the greatest gift we can give?”

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