New Parenting Programs Introduced During CDR Radio Pledge Drive

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—The CDR Radio Network (The PATH? 90.3 FM in Dayton/Springfield), a listener-supported Christian radio network based at the campus of Cedarville University in Cedarville, will celebrate 41 years of broadcasting during the non-commercial network`s annual Ingathering 2003 fund drive October 14-18. Each fall, the network opens up the phone lines to invite listener support. This year`s goal is $795,000 to cover all nine network affiliated stations. According to General Manager Paul Gathany, the event enables the network to meet operational expenses such as announcer salaries, broadcasting equipment costs, and programming fees. "It`s amazing to see so many people step forward to help," says Gathany, CDR Radio co-founder. Gathany says the network is announcing the addition of two new family-oriented broadcasts in conjunction with Ingathering 2003. "Dawson McAllister LIVE" is now broadcast each Sunday evening from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Host Dawson McAllister offers biblical advice during the live call-in broadcast designed for older teenagers and their parents. In addition, the network has added "Living on the Edge." The program is led by Chip Ingram, president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries of Atlanta, Ga. Ingram deals with relevant family issues during this weekday broadcast at 7 p.m. Gathany says the additions complement other programming features and underscore the value of The PATH? as a powerful place for parents to receive practical instruction in day-to-day parenting issues. Ingathering 2003 will kick off with a 12-hour Praise and Prayer Broadcast on Tuesday, October 14. Listeners may call in to share praise notes and prayer requests live. Each hour will be devoted to different topics, such as answered prayers, salvation stories, and the honoring of local pastors. The final hour will be devoted to how Christian radio has impacted listeners` lives. Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 18 (ending at noon) will be devoted to raising the necessary funds to cover the network`s operational expenses for the next 12 months. Wayne Pederson, president of Mission America and former executive director of National Religious Broadcasters, will serve as the co-host for Ingathering 2003 along with Jon Fugler, general manager of K-Life Radio of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Listeners may call 1-800-333-0601 to make a pledge or they may respond on the station`s secure Web site (www.ThePATH.fm). The PATH? 90.3 FM is the flagship station of the CDR Radio Network. The network also operates eight other Christian stations serving portions of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky and broadcasts a live feed over the Internet daily at www.ThePath.fm. -30-