People are impacted every day by what God is doing through WGTS 91.9, and we thought we’d share a few of the stories we hear each day with you.

The Story Project - Carrie

We don't often know the strength of our faith until it's been tested. For the Kilareski's, their faith has been tested time and again as their children Matt and Sarah have each received difficult medical prognosis, resulting in several surgeries. Their mom, Carrie, shares how the family has learned to trust more in God through this, even while her husband John was deployed overseas.

The Story Project - Doug Hill

 

Story Project – Doug

Chesapeake Beach, MD

D.C.-area viewers relied on meteorologist Doug Hill for weather information. But when personal storms shook his family, he turned to WGTS 91.9 to find calm, comfort, and companionship.

My wife suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in May of 2014 and she had had a blood clot  that stopped the bleeding temporarily. But when they went in there, they found it caused a new brain hemorrhage, so she had a second brain hemorrhage in the cath lab. It was far more severe than the first, and she needed to have emergency open brain surgery. It was totally God's grace giving the surgeons the ability to save her. It was the second worse thing to ever happen in my life with the other thing being when my three-year-old son died of a heart attack. That was the worst.

When I'd be overcome, I'd go out and take breaks in the hallway or I'd go out to just to drive around for a little bit just to break the hospital setting and I'd have WGTS on and time after time, it was that feeling that this was my place. Inside my car, it was my retreat. How the music came into play that day and that night and the days after was the comfort that I knew I had a place, a safe place, where everything would minister to me. There were no commercials. There was nobody yelling at you to buy this or buy that. It was just music but that ministered to me in ways that as if I had my pastor with me by my side. It got me in closer contact with God, and I could lose a lot of the tension in handing over the fear and that's the way pretty much it's been for years. It’s always the music that ministers to me at just the right time.
Doug Hill at emergency room

Doug Hill at WGTS

I have been blessed beyond measure. Almost 40 years in radio and television. I've had an incredible career and I thought, as I've been getting older, what's next? I had more and more of a conviction that it became absolutely rock solid that what God wants from me is to take what he's given me, the platform I have developed from being on TV and radio in the Washington market and to use the skill and talent he's given me for him, for his purpose, for his kingdom, to just expand my horizons and that's why it started the work of WGTS is that was what came to me first that made sense. First, I was a big supporter of the station. My wife and I supported WGTS for a long time. We're fans of the station. I've gotten to know some of the people there years ago, and it just seemed like the natural next step.

It's not just a radio station. It's part of a family. It's a ministry, but it's a ministry that's on the move. God has his hand on WGTS. It is a great place, a great family, and I just can't wait to see what God has in store tomorrow and the day after and the day after and the day after.

 

The Story Project - Dean

After losing two friends while serving in Iraq, Dean began to suffer from survivors guilt. He turned to drinking heavily, and began to spiral out of control to the point where he didn't want to live any longer. But there was something Dean's wife was going to reveal to him that would change his life and perspective.

The Story Project - Michelle (Miss DC World)

It seemed like it was one thing after another for Michelle. Her mother and close family member had been diagnosed with cancer, and then she learned her father was diagnosed. Besides that, she was in a bind financially and her car was about to be repossessed. It was at this point she felt like she had hit rock bottom. So she began driving aimlessly around (she figured they couldn't take her car if she was driving it) and while praying to God, decided to flip on the radio. Watch the rest of her story to see how God used WGTS and the music to reach Michelle at her lowest point to give her the courage to press forward.

The Story Project - Michelle

She felt called to be a mother, but Michelle waited 20 years and endured a number of miscarriages. In the midst of it all, she discovered a way to remain encouraged and hopeful. Find out what God was up to the whole time.

The Story Project - Sharon

Sharon almost lost her home that had been in her family for over 100 years. In the midst of all the legal battles and uncertainties, she learned to trust in God more and praise him through the difficulties.

The Story Project - Suze

Suze never thought that Christian music would be something she and her kids would ever listen to. Yet after going through a painful divorce and trying to keep it all together, she discovered something she really needed.

The Story Project - Esther

Esther discovered WGTS 91.9 because of a bumper sticker she saw on a car. The first song she heard spoke to her heart, and she shares what the station has meant to her since she moved to this area.

The Story Project - Omy

​As a military family, they had just moved to the area and were still unpacking. But Omy's daughters taught her that sometimes all it takes is marshmallow pops, and a generous heart to find your place and your purpose.

The Story Project - Dawn

Dawn had been struggling to find her place; her work situation wasn’t working out and she and her husband hadn’t been able to have children. Then a song came on the radio with a message she needed to hear.