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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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 involved in the worship team at Transform Church and collaborates with her husband, Caleb, to create YouTube videos on their channel, "Called To Proclaim."

She is glad to be a part of the team and to encourage and pray for listeners. 

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 currently pursuing a degree in music ministry at Southeastern Ohio University.

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.

E-mail: Zoe@wtgn.org