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WNZR hosts anniversary party

This Saturday, Oct. 1, WNZR will host a party at Happy Bean to commemorate the station’s 30th anniversary.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include a photo booth, a special recording corner, cupcakes, snacks, and 20 percent off all drinks. There will also be a picture gallery from the last three decades of ministry.

"I’m excited and blessed to celebrate this milestone with our WNZR students, alumni and listeners,” said Joe Rinehart, MVNU’s Director of Broadcasting. “The support of this community has been vital to WNZR’s growth so celebration is just one way for us to personally say THANK YOU!"

The event does not require a ticket or RSVP. All members of the community are invited to attend and celebrate with the staff.

“Our staff decided to host a party to celebrate this special occasion. Saturday's event is a kick-off to a year-long emphasis on God's faithfulness to our ministry,” said WNZR Station Manager Marcy Rinehart.

WNZR team members encourage MVNU students and alumni to stop by and join them for the celebration as well.

“It is incredible to see our students support each other's hard work and outreach efforts. I love seeing fans cheer at volleyball games, fill the Schnormeier gallery at an art show opening, worship with the praise band in a chapel or attend a concert to see their friends perform,” Marcy Rinehart said. “We are a community that supports each other. Saturday night's event is one more way to support the great things happening at MVNU.”

The event is come and go and located at Hunter Hall in downtown Mount Vernon it will honors three decades of ministry and the founding of WNZR.

30 yeas ago MVNC applied for a non-commercial, educational broadcasting license and after four years of bureaucratic delays and application revisions they were approved in January of 1986. MVNC and WNZR constructed the radio tower and installed the transmitter during April of that year.

The Federal Communication Commission’s license is dated Oct. 1, 1986, allowing students and staff to begin broadcasting to the Knox County community.

For more information about the station’s ministry or this event, visit the WNZR website,

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