On November 18, 2018 WYZE Radio/1480AM went off the air. The radio staff received no warning, no chance to say “goodbye” to our loyal listeners, no chance for all the ministries on the station to give a parting Word.
Bishop Ray Neal was devastated because for over 35 years he had been on the air weeknights with “The Power of Praise” program. Along with Bishop Neal, Minister Eli Smith, Donald Cochran, Rhodell Lewis, Cynthia Waters, Pastor Shay Dillard-Fulton, Bob Grissom, Evangelist Diane Williams-Bowden, Jonathan Hoey, and Ellen Bridges lost their jobs in one weekend, right before the Holidays.
This did not sit well with Bishop Neal. He knew that the owners were going to sell the property and the building. Also, they were selling the FCC License and equipment. After speaking with the owners Bishop Neal considered the cost and challenges that new ownership would have along with relocation expenses to get the station back up and running; Bishop Neal thought about trying to purchase the station and felt a peace about it.
Bishop Neal often says: “I have learned that the peace of God is an indication that God is speaking.” Therefore, on January 7, 2019, he purchased WYZE with his retirement funds.
WYZE needs YOUR help. The station needs a new home to return to the airways and provide you, our loyal listeners, with the Gospel Music you have been missing. The ministries that were on the station need the forum that WYZE provided. Also, the Gospel community needs WYZE’s voice and connection.
Many of you expressed that you wanted to help us. This is your opportunity. We need to relocate and get back on the air ASAP.
Please help us by giving whatever you can to help us relocate and get the station back on the air. There is the cost of relocation, engineering expenses, and all related expenses that come with restarting a radio station.
Our goal is to raise $500,000 (to get us up and running).
There are three ways you can give via:
Whatever is best for you!
Help us bring back 1480 WYZE!
Mailed donations can be sent to:
P. O. Box 130
Morrow, GA 30260
Please make all checks payable to:
From Left-Right - Bob Grissom(Mr. G), Evangelist Diane Williams-Bowden, Pastor Shay Dillard-Fulton, Donald Cochran (In Memoriam), Minister Eli Smith (Our Guy Eli).