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Win Tickets to Winter Jam!

Monday through Thursday, November 7-10, 104.5 WAY-FM will be giving away 1 pair of tickets per hour during Afternoons with Carlos and Joy. You can win in just 4 easy steps: Step 1. Listen for the Word of Day! Carlos and Joy will be interupting the Wally Show and Brant Hansen to tell you the Word of the Day. You’ll need to know what it is in order to win. Step 2. Listen 1 PM -6… … Continue reading

Hometown Hero: Loran Wright

We are excited to announce our next Hometown Hero: Loran Wright Denise nominated Loran and here is what she said: Loran Wright has fed the homeless weekly since around 1977 . This man has taught, prayed, hoped for, and housed the rejected. He has also served as a police officer and a benevolence pastor. He continues to encourage us at the dear 80-something that he is. Wow! What a story of selflessness and an example… … Continue reading

Our Hometown Heroes

104.5 WAY-FM and Gresham Ford have chosen our first Hometown Hero award winners! We are excited to be able to honor Kimberly Arndt, Biana Neet, and Marshall Crites for acting as Good Samaritans helping to save the life of a person who was being attacked in Tigard. This heroism, stepping up in a time of crisis and acting selflessly, has earned these three individuals a much deserved award. All three were honored at the Casting Crowns concert on… … Continue reading

Matt Maher Is Coming to Portland

Matt Maher is coming to Portland on September 30, 2016 with Casting Crowns on The Very Next Thing Tour. Paul Van Sickle talks with Matt about the new music he is writing, having a 7 month old baby, politics, unity among churches, and we find out if Matt is Team Edward or Team Jacob. (Yes he did answer that question.) GET TICKETS TO THE VERY NEXT THING TOUR … Continue reading

Casting Crowns Talks New Album, Portland Concert

  Mark Hall from Casting Crowns talks with Operations Director Paul Van Sickle about the band’s new album “The Very Next Thing.” Mark also answered some questions from fans on Facebook (Like have Casting Crowns actually ever cast crowns?) and talked about the tour with Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr. Casting Crowns will be here in Portland on September 30 at Moda Center Theater of the Clouds (which Mark thought was the coolest venue name… … Continue reading

Lori’s WAY-FM Story

Lori was able to connect with and encourage her son with the music of WAY-FM while he was in prison. “I told him… you are going to be able to sing this song when you get out. And sure enough he did.”  (Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave) As a kid, Lori had a dream to help other kids that didn’t have shoes. She was able to do that by partnering with WAY-FM during a pledge… … Continue reading

The 5 Best Casting Crowns Songs of All Time

Casting Crowns has been active in the Christian music industry for over 15 years! After making their mark both on the stage and on the WAY-FM charts, the group has gone on to score both Grammy and Dove Awards! And soon, Casting Crowns will be helping Portland lift up His name at their upcoming concert on September 30th, 2016. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute best songs in their discography so far. 1.… … Continue reading

Our Ministry of the Month: School Partnership Network

Church communities large and small throughout the Portland area are working together with public schools, providing consistent volunteers and supporting projects. Collaborative efforts have become vehicles for awareness, ongoing involvement and deepening relationships among school administrators, community members, pastors and ministry leaders. Our role is to: COLLECT the data on existing church/school partnerships CONNECT church leaders with local school teachers & administrators. CULTIVATE these relationships & strengthen partnerships COMMUNICATE the resulting stories, ideas, and best… … Continue reading

Four Great Date Ideas

Date Night PDX challenges all of us old married folks (that includes you newlyweds too) to keep the flame alive by continuing to date our spouse. In the month of August they have challenged us to go on 4 dates in 4 weeks. The Date Night Comedy Tour on August 5 was an amazing start to the month, but we know how easy it is to get stuck and let the ideas fizzle out. So… … Continue reading