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96.3 WayFM 2022 FABULOUS FAMILY BIKE GIVEAWAY Official Contest Rules Contest in conjunction with WayFM Network. OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. In conjunction with Portland’s WayFM, listeners can participate…

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Our June 2022 spotlight is on Portland Rescue Mission! Their mission is to share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction. Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has been sharing the love of Christ with our hurting neighbors. From emergency services to long-term recovery and vocational training, Portland Rescue Mission walks alongside people on their journey to new life.   Portland Rescue Mission Services Donate…

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96.3 WayFM 2022 PORTLAND'S ROSE FESTIVAL CITYFAIR GIVEAWAY Official Contest Rules Contest in conjunction with WayFM Network. OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. In conjunction with Portland’s WayFM, listeners can…

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Our May 2022 spotlight is on Foster Parents' Night Out, an initiative of Every Child Oregon! FPNO is a monthly 4-hour program hosted by local faith communities and community partners.   FPNO Resources: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING! DONATE HERE! REPRESENT EVERY CHILD OREGON WITH AWESOME MERCH HERE!   The Program: FPNO provides a much-needed break for foster parents while trained volunteers spend time caring for and building relationship with their children in…

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96.3 WayFM WIN A COFFEE BREAK FOR YOUR OFFICE! PROMOTION  Official Contest Rules Contest in conjunction with WayFM Network. OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. In conjunction with Portland’s…

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96.3 WayFM BIRTHDAY-IN-A-BOX (SPONSORED BY CHANDELIER BAKERY) PROMOTION  Official Contest Rules Contest in conjunction with WayFM Network. OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. In conjunction with Portland’s WayFM, listeners…

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Our April 2022 spotlight is on Best Buddies in Oregon! Best Buddies in Oregon offers One-to-One Friendship and Leadership Development programs for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.     One-to-One Friendships: Builds friendships between people with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion.   Leadership Development: Educates and empowers people with and without IDD, to be leaders, public speakers and advocates.     Best Buddies…

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Our March 2022 spotlight is on Faithful Friends! Their mission is to cultivate mentor relationships that inspire growth, resilience, and hope. Their vision is to transform generations through the power of friendship.  96.3 WayFM Operations Director Ryan Trotter interviews Faithful Friends' Executive Director Brianna Woods in this edition of our weekly Community Connect Program! Faithful Friends Resources: Website Donate! Instagram Get Involved! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OUR COMMUNITY CONNECT INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRIANNA…

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Our February 2022 spotlight is on LIFE OPTIONS network. Their mission is to empower women and families with unexpected pregnancies, and their goal is to provide every opportunity to meet their clients' physical, vocational, shelter and nutritional needs. 96.3 WayFM Promotions Director Dustin Donnor interviews President and Founder of LIFE OPTIONS network Jennifer Hoffman about the history of the nonprofit, current needs and dreams for the future in this edition of our weekly Community Connect…

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June 2022 Community Impact Monthly Spotlight: Portland Rescue Mission Our June 2022 spotlight is on Portland Rescue Mission! Their mission is to share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction. Click their logo to learn more about this incredible organization!   Previous Spotlights:                    Previous Connect Interviews: Best Buddies Oregon            …

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ENTER OUR BIRTHDAY-IN-A-BOX GIVEAWAY HERE! SPONSORED BY CHANDELIER BAKERY! (ONGOING PROMOTION) ENTER OUR WORKPLACE COFFEE BREAK GIVEAWAY HERE! (ONGOING PROMOTION) LOVE STORY GIVEAWAY! CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL CONTEST RULES  

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Our Challenge: Prison anger, violence, drugs, gangs and depression will not be solved by getting tougher on crime, building more prisons, or raising taxes. Go ahead and visit https://giannicriminallaw.com/drug-crimes/ to get in contact with the best law firm near you. Our Purpose: Paid in Full Oregon, Corban University and the Oregon Department of Corrections have partnered to provide Adults in Custody (AIC’s) a fully accredited bachelor’s degree; transforming our students into spiritual and moral leaders…

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Open House Ministries is a family shelter in Vancouver, Washington, housing 100-plus residents a night. More than half of their residents are homeless children. Open House Ministries walks alongside homeless families as they rebuild their lives. Watch this video and learn more about their program and families who have undergone the difficult work of transforming their lives, reclaiming their independence and finding home again. Open House Ministries has many opportunities for volunteers to share their…

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Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. We are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. EMBRACE OREGON BEGAN WITH ONE BIG QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE WAITING AT A DHS CHILD WELFARE OFFICE FOR A FOSTER FAMILY? In 2011, Jillana Goble, a foster mom in Portland, Ore., asked this simple question. When a staff member who works for DHS…

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  This month the Community Impact Spotlight is shinning on Blanchet House. Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing and housing programs to people in need. They believe that it is their responsibility to offer assistance in whatever way we can. They are not affiliated with any religious organizations though their founders are rooted in the Catholic community. Meal Program We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner six…

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Come See Matthew West LIVE in Fort Pierce!

Get ready to kick off the spring season with an incredible night of prayer and worship! Matthew West is coming to Westside Church in Fort Pierce on Friday, March 3! The show will get going at 7 pm! Tickets are available now and include options for VIP meet and greet as well as early entry! Just tap on the button below to see more info and ticket options! GET TICKETS! Thank you for worshipping Jesus…

Come Worship with Casting Crowns LIVE at Hertz Arena!

It's time to welcome back one of your all-time favorite bands to Southwest Florida! Join WayFM and the community for an incredible evening of prayer, stories and celebration with Casting Crowns and The Healer Tour, including special guests We Are Messengers and Ben Fuller on Thursday, April 13 at Hertz Arena! Doors will be at 6:00 pm and the show will begin at 7! Tickets are on sale right now! Be sure to grab yours…

Enter-to-WIN Movie Tickets!

The latest AFFIRM Originals movie MOONRISE will premiere exclusively on Pure Flix just in time for Christmas - BUT we have your chance to see it before then at an exclusive pre-release theater screening on December 7th! Complete the entry form below to enter for your chance to win TWO tickets to the theater screening. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, December 6th.    The new film is about faith and forgiveness and tells a captivating…

Help us Stuff The Bus with Christmas toys!

 YOU have the power to bring Christmas cheer to children in need right here in the Gulf Coast! It's time for Stuff the Bus! Our good friend Old Saint Skip will be camped out at the Walmart parking lot in Lynn Haven all Black Friday weekend long! And then from December 4th through the 14th, Skip will be LIVING on top of the bus at the Walmart on West 23rd Street and he won't…

Jingle All The WAY!

Skip the hassle of the Holiday traffic and ride in style to see your favorite Christian artists in concert this Christmas season! Lucky Dog Bus will pick you and your crew up in your very own private coach, aka the "WayFM Christmas Concert Sleigh"! You'll be driven to and from the show, along with 3 of your closest friends or family members.   To enter for your chance to win, just complete the form below.…

See FOR KING + COUNTRY LIVE in West Palm!

GET READY, SOUTH FLORIDA, because FOR KING + COUNTRY is back! Joel, Luke and company are bringing the What Are We Waiting For? Tour to iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm on May 12! Doors will be at 6 pm and the concert begins at 7! Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! Give them as a gift or grab some for you and your family by tapping the…

We The Kingdom Contest Rules!

You could win a pair of tickets to see We The Kingdom ft Cory Asbury LIVE. Contest running October 3-9, winner will be chosen at random following end of contest. Text KINGDOM to 91979 Contest in conjunction with WayFM Network. OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN (EXCEPT MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY). A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF…

Hurricane Ian Gulf Coast Updates

Closings Gulf Coast State College Gulf and Franklin locations closed 9/28-9/29 FSU classes closed 9/27-9/30 Gulf County Schools closed 9/28-9/29 Bay County Schools closed 9/29 Franklin County Schools closed 9/29-9/30 Sandbags Lynn Haven (10 per household, self-serve, bring your own shovel): Entrance of sports complex Cain Griffin Park (Mon-Sat 10a-5p, closed Wednesday, Sun noon-5p) A.L. Kinsaul concessions (Fri-Sat 10a-5p).

Hurricane Ian North Florida Updates

Evacuations Taylor County voluntary evacuation Franklin County voluntary evacuation Shelters Suwanee County General Population (pet-friendly): Suwannee Pineview Elementary School (1748 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064). OPENS THURSDAY. General Population: Branford Elementary School (26801 SR 247, Branford, FL 32008). OPENS THURSDAY. Special Needs Shelter: Suwannee Springcrest Elementary School (1419 SW Walker Ave, Live Oak, FL 32064). OPENS THURSDAY. Taylor County General Population (pet-friendly): Taylor County Elementary School (1600 E Green St, Perry, FL 32347) OPENS WEDNESDAY AT 8…