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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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3 Surprising Reasons Why Wrecking Ball Should Be Your Life Anthem

And no we don't mean the Miley song! We're talking about Building 429's Press On (Wrecking Ball)! If you haven't heard this song yet STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, and start jamming out to this song because....  This song is Upbeat: Not only is this song super catchy, but it features Blanca formerly of Group 1 Crew. After listening to this song once you will  want to play it on repeat for days. It’s that…

WAY-FM’s Message to Mom

This Mother's Day, we want to bless moms all over Southwest Florida! So tell the mothers in your life how much they mean to you! A portion of your Message to Mom might get selected to be read over the air, and on May 8th, your mother might be chosen to win a special Mother's Day Dinner at Pagellis, and a pampering package at Uskas Hair Salon. Your mom is special so why don't you…

Win a Pizza Party with Building 429!

It’s an opportunity your youth group wont forget. Imagine getting your very own private pizza party and worship session with Building 429! We are giving YOUR YOUTH GROUP a chance to win 15 MEET AND GREET PASSES and concert swag along with your purchased tickets! All you have to do is take a photo of your youth group and post it to the Southwest Florida’s WAY-FM Facebook Page using the #WAYFMConcert. But here’s the catch…You have…

Live Service Out in North Florida and South Georgia

  Last year we had a wonderful weekend working side by side with listeners just like you as we Lived Service Out in our community! And due to popular demand we're bringing Live Service Out back THIS June and this time...we're making it a month long! All throughout June we will be posting various service opportunities across North Florida and South Georgia for you and your family to participate in together! But before we can do…

Live Service Out In The Gulf Coast

Last year we had a wonderful weekend working side by side with listeners just like you as we Lived Service Out in our community! And due to popular demand we're bringing Live Service Out back THIS June and this time...we're making it a month long! All throughout June we will be posting various service opportunities across North Florida and South Georgia for you and your family to participate in together! But before we can do that...we…

Why are books absolutely important for teens now?

There’s no denying that reading is fundamental for ALL children! Some of us have read to our children from birth (even in the womb!) But there comes a time when our children enter school and learning to read turns into reading to learn – and sometimes that’s when we can see children lose that love for reading. One of the key reasons teens lose their love to read is simply because they don’t have access to…

Why Is Reading One of The Most Important Skills For Kids?

We’ve got a surefire way to teach your kids a million words, increase their test scores, AND bring you closer together as a family! And the best part is…you can do it all from the comfort of your living room. Of course we’re talking about reading! And you’d think it was something we all do but unfortunately, “Across the nation just under half of children between birth and five years (47.8%) are read to every…

WAY-FM’s “March Madness Challenge!”

Love WAY-FM music? Can't wait for the college basketball playoffs to start on Thursday? Here at WAY-FM, you can combine your love for sports and music in WAY-FM's "March Madness Challenge!" Simply follow this link (https://yho.com/tourney?g=56009&k=da181313b7464b0c) and sign-in to your Yahoo! account. Don't have one? Create one! It only takes a moment :) Need a password to enter the bracket? Simple! It is: WAYFM That's it! Make your selections by 11:00 on Thursday morning. The…

YOU ARE WAY-FM!!!

YOU ARE WAY-FM! Thank you for being a part of the WAY-FM family! Every time you LISTEN! Every time you GIVE! Every time you LIVE SERVICE OUT with us! We want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for all of your support, and for living life with us!!!