MEET THE TEAM

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Jered Slusher




Station Manager
Host of Sunday Call to Worship




Jered joined the WTGN staff as Office Manager in September 2017. He was promoted to Station Manager in November 2023.

He considers it an honor and a privilege to host Sunday Call to Worship each Sunday morning at 8am.

He's thankful for the opportunity to share God’s Word and encourage the WTGN listening family.

Jered also serves as Associate Pastor at Lima First Missionary Church, where he's also a member of the worship team.

Romans 8:28-29

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son..."

E-mail: Jered@wtgn.org


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Linda Yeager




Program Director
Co-Host of Rise and Shine
Host of Music with Linda




Linda is honored to be a part of the WTGN radio family. She joined the team in April 2020 as co-host of Rise and Shine.

She is humbled to share the hope and love found in Jesus with Rise and Shine listeners weekdays on WTGN. As a writer and radio announcer, Linda enjoys hearing stories of the miraculous things God is doing every day, and she’d love to hear your story too!

Linda has a beautiful daughter, Katherine, who is married to her son-in law Caleb. When not on air, Linda enjoys time in coffee shops with friends, and a good book! She also can be found mentoring teenagers, hiking, traveling and enjoying her church.

Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

E-mail: Linda@wtgn.org


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Ben Budde




Production Director
Co-Host of Rise and Shine
Host of WTGN Kids




Ben Budde joined the WTGN team in October of 2023. Ben is a devoted husband, father, songwriter and author. He holds a B.S. in Biblical Science and Theology from Lee University.

Ben is also a founder of the local Night of Hope concerts, held in parks, churches, and correctional facilities. These events feature worship and testimonies, spreading the life-changing power of Jesus Christ and offering hope to those affected by addiction.

Ben is also the host of WTGN Kids, featuring a half-hour of children's praise and worship music, on Saturday mornings at 9:26am.

Psalm 25:5

"Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

E-mail: Ben@wtgn.org


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Veronica McLaurine




Host of Afternoon Praise



Veronica McLaurine joined WTGN in April 2024. She is deeply honored to host Afternoon Praise and share the gospel on the radio. Veronica’s heart is set on sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through song and word.

With her husband Aaron, they run Soldiers of Honor Boxing in Lima, a faith-based program for at-risk youth. She's an associate minister at In Faith Ministries International, serving in senior leadership, worship, and as Service Coordinator. Veronica also holds degrees from Rhodes State College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Vernoica is active in community service and enjoys boxing, aerobics, and spending time with her dog. She’s a mother of three amazing children—Jessica, Jasmine, and bonus son Jr.

Matthew 28:19-20

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

E-mail: Veronica@wtgn.org


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Adeleigh Buerger




Office Administrator
Host of Word & Worship




Adeleigh Buerger joined WTGN as Office Administrator in August of 2023.

She is passionate about sharing God's Word and leading people in worship. She is honored to be able to share her passion on WTGN, hosting Word & Worship on Sunday evenings at 5:30.

She is involved in the worship team at Transform Church in Lima, where she uses her gifts of singing and playing the guitar. She also collaborates with her husband, Caleb, to create YouTube videos on their channel, "Called To Proclaim." She loves being able to do ministry with him and share God's Word in so many aspects of her life.

She is glad to be a part of the team and to encourage and pray for listeners. She considers it an honor to interact with the listening audience on the air and when they walk in the station.

Psalm 40:2-3

"He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth — Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD."

E-mail: Adeleigh@wtgn.org


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Zoe Johns




Office Assistant
Host of Country Faith




Zoe Johns joined WTGN as an Office Assistant in June of 2023.

She is honored to host Country Faith every Saturday morning from 7 to 9.

She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in music ministry at Southeastern University and plans on graduating in the fall of 2024.

In addition, she is involved in the ministry of WorshipAnyway and loves to lead people to the Lord.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and helping out area ministries.

Psalm 27:4

"One thing I ask from the Lord , this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."

E-mail: Zoe@wtgn.org