MEET THE TEAM

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Scott Young

WTGN General Manager, Co-Host Rise and Shine, Host Country Faith
Scott Young came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ as a Sophomore in high school, and shortly after knew that God was calling him into Christian service. Scott began his radio career at a small Country station in Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1974.

Scott joined WTGN Radio as an evening announcer in October of 1978. He became the morning announcer in 1980, and began hosting Country Faith in March of 1985. In 1988, Scott became WTGN General Manager. Scott considers himself blessed to be a part of the Lord's work at WTGN.

Scott's married to his wife Linda. They have two grown daughters, Sarah and Emily, and two grandchildren, Brendon and Landon.

E-mail: Scott@wtgn.org

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Linda Yeager

Co-Host Rise and Shine
Linda Yeager is an accomplished broadcaster with decades of experience in radio and television. She signed on the air with WTGN in April 2020 as the co-host of Rise and Shine with Scott Young. She’s also the host of WTGN’s Community Closeup program.

An Indiana native, Linda lived in Indianapolis for many years before moving to Lima. Before coming to WTGN, Linda was a Director of Admissions & Marketing at a private Christian school and communications manager for a Christian Financial Planner. Prior to that, she spent 10 years on air as part of the morning team at a Moody Radio station in the Indianapolis area.

Linda is the proud mother of her daughter, Katherine, who lives with her son-in-law, Caleb, in South Florida. In Linda’s free time, she likes to hike, read, cook and enjoy time with friends and her dog, Schotze.

E-mail: Linda@wtgn.org

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Jered Slusher

WTGN Office Manager, Host Monday Afternoon Praise
Jered Slusher has been with WTGN since September of 2017. As WTGN Office Manager, Jered oversees the day-to-day operations of the ministry, and serves as a main point of contact for listeners. He considers it an honor and a privilege to host Monday Afternoon Praise, for the opportunity to share God’s Word and encourage the WTGN listening family.

Jered teaches Life Class at Lima First Missionary Church, where he also serves as a deacon and member of the worship team.

E-mail: Jered@wtgn.org

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Libby Oswald

WTGN Office Assistant
Libby Oswald joined the WTGN team as Office Assistant in February of 2020. In addition to her role in the office, Libby announces the Church of The Week and can be heard on the Good News Stories alongside Kevin DeLong.

Before coming to WTGN, Libby was a Medical Assistant at an OB/GYN office in Bluffton. And before that, she served as the Youth For Christ Campus Life Director at Arlington High School for five years.

Libby and her husband Darrick have two daughters, Ellie and Hallie. Libby enjoys spending her free time with her girls, and her family and friends, as well as being outside when the weather is nice.

E-mail: Libby@wtgn.org

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Kevin DeLong

Host Afternoon Praise, Sunday Call to Worship
Kevin DeLong was saved while listening to the Unshackled program on WTGN Radio in 1973. He served as a WTGN volunteer from 1979 to 1982. Kevin joined the team as a broadcaster in January of 2011.

In addition to hosting Afternoon Praise and Sunday Call to Worship, Kevin enjoys producing Good News Stories and Roundtable in The Word.

Kevin lives with his wife Laurie in Southeastern Paulding County, and they have two adult children, Lindsay and Brock.

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Wendell Hill

Host By Request, Buckeye Music Connection
Wendell Hill has been with WTGN for over 25 years. He began his time at WTGN as a volunteer announcer, and came on staff years later as the lead announcer for Saturday mornings and By Request.

Wendell produces the Buckeye Music Connection, featuring the music of local artists and music groups. Also, he produces the Hymn Stories feature that airs Sunday mornings.

Wendell attends church at Lima Baptist Temple where he also serves as a member of the worship choir. He's also a teacher for the Awana youth discipleship program.

Wendell is married to Ann, and they have three children, Andrew, Amanda, and Austin.

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Mark Hodges

Host By Request, Bright New World Revisited
Mark Hodges is the host of Bright New World Revisited, a program that revisits the late 60’s to the mid 70’s in Christian Music. He shares stories and interesting details about the groups popular to the time period.

Mark also hosts By Request on Saturday afternoons, and is the voice of the daily Good News Verse.

Mark is married to Donna, and together they have eight children, Benjamin, Caleb, Carrie, Dan, Elesha, Hannah, Joshua, and Micah.

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Bill & LaVonne Hartman

Church of The Week Representatives
Bill Hartman and his wife LaVonne have faithfully served the WTGN ministry since the early 1970's as the broadcast representatives for Church of The Week.

Each Sunday morning WTGN airs a worship service from a local church. Many churches in Northwest Ohio participate in Church Of The Week. Following the broadcast of the morning service, the pastor will host PrayerTime weekdays at 9:05 AM on WTGN.