OCALA CHURCH PROVIDING A FRIENDLY LOCAL RADIO VOICE.
Most Adventist radio stations simply rely on a satellite or internet feed for their programming. Ocala church members however wanted a more local presence. Since their radio station WRGE “The Refuge. God Eternal” went on the air in late 2016, that goal of local programming has been met.
Besides carrying sermons by Ocala pastor Monte Robison, listeners can hear Ocala church members throughout the day. Personal Ministries leader Emmanuel Mieses is a WRGE staff announcer. Church secretary Margie Orem is “Margie The Weather Lady” giving hourly weather reports. Singer Kelsey Golden and the church's men's quartet sing WRGE jingles. Dietician Cheryl Rilea presents her “Abundant Health Minute.” Jack Copeland reads an occasional story during his segment entitled “It's Not The End of the World But You Can See It From Here.” Other Ocala church members read their favorite Bible passages on “Ocala Reads The Bible.” Still others are involved behind the scenes such as Shadai Perez, who developed the station webpage, www.WRGE.org.