Founders & Builders

Memorial Gifts & Trusts

Supporters and Monthly Givers

Are you a part of this radio listening family?

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“Together we do better”.

You can help support this ministry by getting involved.  Call or write us today!  Your gift will make a difference. We so appreciate your prayers.


Founding Partners & Builders

Great News Radio exists because of our Founding Partners and Builders.  These people and businesses understand and embrace the inestimable value of this ministry treasure.  With their help, thousands of lives are touched on a daily basis because of our broadcasts and radio events.

We invite you to get in on the ground floor of new building projects and to join with these Founders and Builders who have been responsible for financing this radio gift to East-Central Illinois and West-Central Indiana. Call 217-367-7777 to let us know how we may perhaps help meet your spiritual dreams and needs through the funding of this media outreach.

Radio Board, Founding Partners & Builders to date:Board and Founders


Memorial Gifts and Trusts

Great News Radio is profoundly blessed to have received memorial gifts from families and friends who want the memories of their loved ones to live on through broadcasts of God’s word. Thank you for entrusting us with these special gifts that bless so many, and that change lives for eternity.

Memorials live on in the name of:

  • Delmar Ackerman
  • Emma Ackerman
  • John Ackerman
  • Mildred Ackerman
  • Emma J. Adams
  • Alvin Aden
  • Harm Aden
  • Lily Aden
  • Ann Albers
  • Carl Albers
  • Dorothy Albin
  • Mary Albright
  • Andy Anderson
  • Bob Anderson
  • Jim Anderson
  • Ralph Anderson
  • Winnie Anderson
  • Kathy Anstine
  • Mary Lou Arends
  • Mary Armstrong
  • Carl Arnett
  • Raymond Asterbur
  • Mary Bonacorsi Avenatti
  • Robert Baker
  • Larry W. Ballard
  • Ruth Barenthin
  • Dr. George Bark
  • Harold Barker
  • Larry Barker
  • Lucille Barker
  • Frances Barnes
  • Dean Barringer
  • Larry Barringer
  • Anna Bartell
  • Ed Bartell
  • Heye Bartell
  • Waldemar Bartell
  • Thelma Bartelson
  • Carolyn Bateman
  • Elmer Bauer
  • Jo Ann Beazly
  • John Behrens
  • Ron Benedict
  • Ferne Benge
  • Maye Bennett
  • Pearl Benschneider
  • Elmer Bergman
  • Phyllis Bergman
  • Jack Bernett
  • Sammie Bertrand
  • Dorothy Birkey
  • Earl Birkey
  • Floyd Birkey
  • Leslie V. Birkey
  • Mary Birkey
  • Velma Birkey
  • Sonna Birnbaum
  • Lacey Autumn Blair
  • Marie Blobaum
  • Etta Bluhm
  • Myron Bluhm
  • Bertha Bowers
  • John Bowry
  • Gene “Doc” Boyd
  • Marilyn Britt
  • Michael Brod
  • Mertie Brooks
  • Clyde Brown
  • Mike O. Brown
  • Roy Brown
  • Ellen M. Bruns
  • Verna Buck
  • Richard Buenting
  • Harold Buhr
  • Johanna Buhs
  • Jim Burk
  • DJ Burns
  • John Burns
  • Leila Burrei
  • Edwin Busboom
  • Eleanor Busboom
  • Emma Busboom
  • Glen Busboom
  • Kevin Neal Busboom
  • Lorena Busboom
  • Lorenz Busboom
  • Raymond Busboom
  • Robert Busboom
  • Annetta Busing
  • Marie Buss
  • Bernita Cade
  • Barb Cain
  • Gerald Cain
  • Michael (Jake) Cameron
  • Jim Campbell
  • Vivian Campbell
  • Merle Canavan
  • Bertha Carmien
  • Elizabeth Curtiss Carter
  • Ettamae Cash
  • Richard Cheng
  • Erma Christian
  • Lora Christians
  • Tena Christians
  • Carole Christman
  • Lucy Chu
  • Brian Chumbley
  • Bobbie Clark
  • Joyce Clark
  • Margaret Cleff
  • Bertha Clink
  • Joseph Cobb
  • Del Colclasure
  • Thelma Colclasure
  • Beryl Cole
  • Tommy Coleman
  • Bill Collins
  • Ruby Combest
  • Vera Comfort
  • Grace Cormack
  • Lewis Cornelius
  • Nancy Corum
  • Robert R. Crist
  • Marijane Crushing
  • Elinor Cummings
  • Danny Curtis
  • Cecil C. Curtis
  • Geneva E. Curtis
  • Katie Dailey
  • Norma Dalbey
  • Angela Davis
  • Dorotha “Dottie” Day
  • Mildred Day
  • Jane Demance
  • Debbie Kay Demay
  • Ronald Denius
  • Joyce Anderton Denning
  • Alta Detweiler
  • Charles Dewey
  • Robert E. Dickey
  • Pastor HJ Dirks
  • Reda Dively
  • Tim Dively
  • Laura Doan
  • William Doan
  • Dale Dockham
  • Jerry Dockham
  • Helen Dodd
  • Jim Dougherty
  • Kenneth Downs
  • Marie Duden
  • Marvin Duden
  • Ronald Duden
  • Herbert Duitsman
  • John Duitsman
  • Martin Duitsman
  • Norman Duitsman
  • Peter Duitsman
  • Tina Duitsman
  • Betty Durst
  • Harry Eaton
  • Ed Ebert
  • Albert Ehmen
  • Dirk Ehmen
  • Ethel Ehmen
  • Erwin Ehmen
  • Emma Ehmen
  • Grace Ehmen
  • Lorraine Ehmen
  • Nora Ehmen
  • Ronald Ehmen
  • Don ‘Hank’ Eichelberger
  • Peggy Eichelberger
  • Raymond Eichelberger
  • Bertha Eilers
  • Elna Einerson
  • Arlen Eiskamp
  • Howard Elder
  • Jerry Elsbernd
  • Joanne Elsbernd
  • Maureen Elsbernd
  • R.D. Emerson
  • Anna Emkec
  • Anna N. Emkes
  • Francis Emkes
  • Mona Erdman
  • Wayne Erdman
  • Jackie Esworthy
  • Jennifer Esworthy
  • Dr. Edson Etherton
  • Alberta Farmer
  • Robert Farmer
  • Everett Faughn
  • Lelah Faughn
  • Pepper Faughn
  • David Ferrell
  • Esther Fields
  • Harm Flesner
  • Minnie Flesner
  • Rev. Henry Flesner
  • Bradley Flessner
  • Ekke Flessner
  • Ella Flessner
  • Gary Flessner
  • John Flessner
  • Katie Flessner
  • Pat Flessner
  • Reiner Flessner
  • Florence Fogarty
  • Bertha Frailey
  • Halden Frailey
  • Elma Franklin
  • Albert Franzen
  • Anna Franzen
  • Dan Franzen
  • Dick Franzen
  • Ehm Franzen
  • Heye Franzen
  • Irene Franzen
  • Margaret Franzen
  • Martha Franzen
  • Menke Franzen
  • Oltman Franzen
  • Rosie Franzen
  • Wilbur Franzen
  • Beatrice Freese
  • Louise Frerichs
  • Mervin Frerichs
  • Mildred Frerichs
  • Marie Fruhling
  • Tammy Fry
  • Marilyn Gass
  • Marvin Geiken
  • Joyce German
  • Daryl Goldenstein
  • John W. Goldenstein Jr.
  • Bill Goldstein
  • Lloyd Good
  • Kathryn Graves
  • Richard Green
  • Annabelle Griffin
  • Geraldine Grieser
  • Karen Grieser
  • Melvin Grieser
  • Richard Grisham
  • Anna Gronewold
  • Tena Gronewold
  • Eva E. Gross
  • John Grubb
  • Francis Grussing
  • Emanuel Gudeman
  • Alice Gwin
  • Ruby Haggart
  • Louise Hale
  • Robert Hale
  • Marilyn Hamer
  • Freda Hankey
  • Marguerite Hansen
  • Verna Hanson
  • Lucille Hardin
  • Robert Hardin
  • Alan Harms
  • Anna Harms
  • Darius Harms
  • Dorothy Harrington
  • Elsie Harshbarger
  • Wally Hartstirn
  • Ron Hayes
  • Lowell Heap
  • William A. Hearn
  • Martin Hedrick
  • Flora Heimburger
  • John Heintzelman
  • Henry Hinrichs
  • Don Hensley
  • Anna Hesterberg
  • Reinhold Hesterberg
  • Pauline Hiken
  • Hazel Hill
  • Joe Hill
  • Ernest Hinrichs
  • John Hinrichs
  • Lena Hinrichs
  • Mildred Hinrichs
  • Norman Hinrichs
  • Dean Holman
  • Don Horsch
  • George L. Houser
  • George Hoveln
  • Olive Huddle
  • Warren Huddleston
  • Shielia Hughes
  • Bernice Huls
  • Grace Huls
  • Hazel Huls
  • John Huls Jr.
  • Katherine Huls
  • Lorene Huls
  • Melvin Huls
  • Dorothy Hunter
  • Marie Hunter
  • Vernon Husted
  • Troy Hutchcraft
  • Lorine Ideus
  • Anton Ihnen
  • Charlotte Ihnen
  • Dale Ingold
  • Paul Ingold
  • Marie Jacobs
  • Thomas H. Jamison
  • Barbara Jean Johnson
  • Delan Johnson
  • Delbert Johnson
  • Edwin Johnson
  • Esther Johnson
  • Evelin Johnson
  • George M. Johnson
  • Herbert Johnson
  • Lee A. Johnson
  • Rosa Johnson
  • Ruth Johnson
  • Seely Johnson
  • Ted Johnson
  • Alan Jorgenson
  • Bobby Jorgenson
  • Fred Kaiser
  • Robert Kaiser
  • Andrew Kalb
  • Eliza Kammer
  • Ernest Kammer
  • Nicole Kauffman
  • Bud Keller
  • Lela Keller
  • Phyllis Kelley
  • Robert Kerber
  • Verna Kerber
  • Randy Kerns
  • Freda Ketchum
  • Rebecca Mary Kibler
  • Marty Kimpel
  • Dortha “Nonnie” King
  • Corwin Kingston
  • Alberta Kirby
  • Elizabeth Knapp
  • Fred Knapp
  • Leona Knapp
  • Earl Knox
  • Florence Knox
  • Henry Kopmann
  • John Kopmann
  • Martha Kopmann
  • Tinie Kopmann
  • Wilbert Kopmann
  • Esther Kraft
  • Karen Kuhns
  • Norma Kuykendall
  • Helen Lackey
  • Stan Lambert
  • Kenda Lawless
  • Carl Ledbetter
  • Peter Taylor Lewis
  • Irvin Liestman
  • Mabel Lindeman
  • Anna Loeschen
  • Bill Loeschen
  • Ida Loeschen
  • Minnie Loeschen
  • Norman Logan
  • David Lohmeyer
  • Sandy Long
  • Donald E. Longstreth
  • Elvin Loschen
  • Marie Loschen
  • Ralph Loschen
  • Robert “Bob” Loschen
  • Leonard Lubben
  • Jack Ludwig
  • John Ludwig
  • Myra Luttrell
  • Alma Lutz
  • August Lutz
  • Elmer Lutz
  • Mary Lyons
  • Almita MacGregor
  • John Maloney, MDS
  • Robert Marten
  • Gladys Martin
  • Leona Martin
  • Ruby Martin
  • Russell Martin
  • Marget Mason
  • Loretta McClain
  • Kyra Lee McClure
  • Shirley McKinnon
  • Chuck Medrow
  • Helen Meece
  • Doris Meier
  • Ida Meier
  • Ruth Meiners
  • Joseph Mejia
  • Ruth Menge
  • Alvin Mennenga
  • Carl Mennenga
  • Fay Mennenga
  • Frieda Mennenga
  • Heye Mennenga
  • Maria Mennenga
  • Myron Mennenga
  • Roy Mennenga
  • James “Marty” Mercer
  • K. Meredith
  • John Metzger
  • Lois Metzger
  • Richard Meunieu
  • Ethel Miner
  • Irle Miner
  • Joshua Miner
  • Zachary Mingee
  • Junior Mohart
  • Bob Moore
  • George Moorhous
  • Charles Morenz
  • Doug Moser
  • Emil Mosser
  • Maxine Mosser
  • Clara Naffziger
  • Harold Nealis
  • Fred Neilson
  • Art Nelson
  • Joe Nelson
  • Paul Nelson
  • Cleta Grubb Nichols
  • Anna Niemann
  • Archie Niemann
  • Donald Niemann
  • Doris Niemann
  • Douglas Nix
  • Larry Nutt
  • Hilda Olson
  • Oscar Olson
  • Jane Onnen
  • Mabel Orth
  • Barbara Ortiz
  • Ehme Osterbur
  • Fred Osterbur
  • Henry Osterbur
  • La Verne Osterbur
  • Louis Osterbur
  • Martha Osterbur
  • Nathan Osterbur
  • Teresa Osterbur
  • Wilbert Osterbur
  • Robert Overfeldt
  • Cathy Owen
  • Mildred Owen
  • Ermal Owens
  • Edith Oyer
  • Freda Oyer
  • Margaret Oyer
  • Verle Oyer
  • Viola Oyer
  • Walter Oyer
  • Lucille Painter
  • Claire Palusky
  • Janet Park
  • Les Park
  • Leonard Red Parker
  • Norman Pathberg
  • Kenneth Patterson
  • Laura Patterson
  • Janet Payne
  • Gertrude Pearson
  • Harold Pearson
  • Billie Peterson
  • Don Peterson
  • Mary Peterson
  • Chester Pfiester
  • Lena Pflugmacher
  • Carl Piatt
  • Ruth Piatt
  • Fred Pierson
  • Ronald Plankenhorn
  • Max Platz
  • Madeline Porter
  • Brian Powel
  • Dorothy Price
  • Shawn Price
  • Lloyd Priebe
  • Narvel (Pritch) Pritchard
  • Dan Prowler
  • Muriel Prowler
  • Jared Rademacher
  • Harold Rahn
  • Denna Rasmus
  • Ray Raup
  • Rose Ray
  • Mike Ready
  • Georganne Regan
  • Lee Reed
  • LeRoy Remmers
  • Gene Rewerts
  • Tyler Reynolds
  • Seth Riggs
  • Pauline Risse
  • Elmer Rittenhouse
  • Alvin Roberts
  • Wally Roberts
  • John Roelfs
  • Patricia Roelfs
  • Marie Roessler
  • Vineta Rogers
  • Ernest Rosenbery
  • Tillie Rudin
  • Jeanne Rusk
  • Harm (Bob) Saathoff
  • John Saathoff
  • Raymond Saathoff
  • Alvin Sage
  • Johanna Sage
  • Dale Sallans
  • Gene Salmon
  • Duane Satterlee
  • Irmgard Schall
  • Maurice Schiff
  • Heidi Schilson
  • Anna Schlueter
  • Brune Schlueter
  • Elfrieda Schlueter
  • Eva Schlueter
  • Grace Schlueter
  • Flora H. Schlueter
  • John Schlueter
  • Martin Schlueter
  • Margaret Schlueter
  • Rosetta Schlueter
  • Carlene C. Schluter
  • Carolyn Schluter
  • Emma Schmidt
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Rita Schmidt
  • Viola Schmidt
  • Neda Schmitt
  • Robert Schroeder
  • John Schweizer
  • Bettye Seastrand
  • Dave Sellers
  • Pat Sepesy
  • Ed Sepp
  • Fern Sepp
  • Mary Lou Servis
  • Carol Severins
  • Jessica Joy Seward
  • Charles E. Sherman
  • Nesbitt Siems
  • Clara Simmons
  • Florence Simonson
  • Elmer Simpson
  • Brandon Siuts
  • Chason Sjuts
  • Katie Sjuts
  • Mark Sjuts
  • Inez Smith
  • Jack Smith
  • James Smith
  • Richard E. Smith
  • Roberta Smith
  • Carol Springer
  • Robert Springer
  • Viola Stacey
  • Michael Staire
  • Chester C. Standerfer
  • Alma Stellwager
  • Lois Stevenson
  • Sheri Stinson
  • Sandra Strom
  • Carrie Studer
  • Charles Andrew Stuttle
  • Edna Suits
  • Emma Suits
  • Heye Suits
  • Janet Suits
  • Alvena Sullivan
  • Helen Sullivan
  • Ruth Swanson
  • Ardyth Swearingen
  • Martha Jane Swinford
  • Florence Tabels
  • Betty Taylor
  • Evelyn Terpstra
  • Seth Thomas
  • Claradine Thompsen
  • Birdie Thorson
  • Daniel Teuscher
  • Delton Teuscher
  • Brett Tolley
  • Evelyn Torbet
  • Patti S. Trautmann
  • Edna Tribbey
  • Bryan Trummel
  • Kirk Trummel
  • Paul Turner
  • Albert Uken
  • DeAnna Uken
  • Joyce Van Buskirk
  • John Vaughn
  • Lucille Vaughn
  • Gene Vermillion
  • Charles Vogelsang
  • Ed Waecther
  • James Wakefield
  • Rev. Gilbert E. Walden
  • Charles Walker
  • Lois Walker
  • Johnathan Del Walls
  • Sandra Wamsley
  • Anna Wantland
  • Delores Warren
  • Lance Waters
  • Dave Watts
  • Avery Weaver
  • Dena Weaver
  • Glen Weaver
  • Lena Weaver
  • Dr. Floyd E. Weaver
  • Dawn Weber
  • Sean Weber
  • Jeanne Welander
  • Jack Welborn
  • Bernice Weldon
  • Colin Weston
  • Dan White
  • Myrtle Whitmar
  • Emma Wienke
  • John Wienke
  • Roger Wikstrom
  • Anna Wilken
  • Bobbie Wilken
  • Aaron Williams
  • Jean A. Wilson
  • Opal Weaver Wilson
  • Sam Winger
  • Brenda Wisegarver
  • Mildred Wiseman
  • Alvin Wolken
  • Grace Wolken
  • Martin Wolken
  • Ina Wood
  • Irene Wood
  • Claude Wrather
  • C. Mike Wright
  • Charles Wright
  • Gertie Yecny
  • Pastor Harry Yergler
  • Nancy Yergler
  • Vera Yergler
  • Cheryl Yette
  • Madge Younger
  • Rueven Yudelewitz
  • Norman Zech
  • Russell Zeedyk
  • Betty Zehr
  • Chet Zehr
  • Gladys Zehr
  • Hap Zehr
  • Mabel Zehr
  • Marian Zehr
  • Melvin D. Zehr
  • Richard Zehr
  • Pastor Zenker

Day Partners: $500 gift

Our day partners are cherished. We’ll record your favorite Bible verses, tell of your love for the Lord, and dedicate the day’s broadcast. You’ll hear these 60 second and 2-minute messages throughout your chosen day. You may wish to honor a loved one on their birthday. You may wish to remember someone dear who has passed away. Celebrate and remember with Great News Radio. You can dedicate a day with a gift of $500 or through monthly gifts of $42 for one year.


Monthly Givers:

The Ministry’s Mainstay

We rejoice that the Great News on WGNJ 89.3 FM, and WGNN 102.5 FM,  103.9 FM, and our new 97.1 FM reaches so many communities. We thank the folks who’ve committed to provide gifts each month. We seek 500 monthly givers to sustain the broadcasts of WGNN and WGNJ. We invite you to advance Kingdom work and assist people on their faith journey by becoming a monthly giver.