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Raise a Hallelujah

Jonathan and Melissa Helser

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On Air

Weekdays 06:00:00
10:00:00

Wide Awake with Rick and McKenna

We want to help you wake up by encouraging you through fun, uplifting, and real conversations!

Hi!

We believe the way you start your morning often sets the pace for the rest of your day. It’s so easy to get swept away, distracted, and deceived especially in the morning. And that’s exactly what the enemy wants, which is why we’re here; we want to make sure you’re wide awake! Wide Awake to the truth of who you are and who God is, but also just literally wide awake for your day. 😉 So get ready to laugh and bring your competitive side, we love hanging out with you!

Who We Are

Rick

My job here is literally a dream come true after first joining WCIC part-time back in 2002. I have prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom throughout the years, and He was faithful to complete what He started. I’m so glad to be here and look forward to getting to know you more. I’m excited to share stories about life together and to pursue God with you!

My wife, Melissa, and I have been married since 2003. We have five kids – Makenna, Maddie, Meadow, Reece and Macey. Melissa and I got our nicknames for each other (Honey Bee and Honey Bear) after I shared news of our engagement on the air. A listener called to tell me that Melissa meant Honey Bee in Greek. When I told Melissa and said I would call her that from now on, she decided to call me Honey Bear! I’m a lifelong Cardinals fan, who is glad to try to balance out all the Cubs fans that work at the station!

McKenna

I don’t think I could count the number of “I can’t believe this is my life!” moments I’ve had since working here. I barely dared to dream that I could actually make a job of talking with folks about God, and He has taken that very meek hope and brought me here!
My parents introduced me to Christ when I was young, and I accepted Him as my savior at five years old. However, it wasn’t until high school that I pursued an actual relationship with Him. I tried the DIY route to being a “good” Christian and can tell you myself it’s just not the move. Being honest and vulnerable with a God who loves me no matter and lends me His strength- that’s the move.

I love anything outdoors! Hiking, swimming, rock climbing, tubing, biking, skiing, skating, longboarding: if it challenges me to use my mind and body in new ways, I’m all about it! Then of course, there’s my dog, Kipper. He’s a West-Highland Terrier and my little adventure buddy who goes wherever I do- unless there’s water!

On The Show

Joing us on the air every morning from 6-10 am. Call in to 888-691-9150 or join us on Facebook.

Morning Focus

The daily devotional reminding you of who the Bible says God is and who God says you are. Every morning at 6:40 and available as a podcast.

Jump Start

Trouble getting your brain started on Monday monring?! Join us for a fun and challenging trivia question to get your brain rolling. Monday Monrings at 7:10.

Would You Rather Wednesday

It’s a hypothetical question, but your opinion is not. Join us from 7:00 to 9:00 and avoid the buzzer at all costs!!

Count Your Blessings

Kick off the weekend by looking back at your week and sharing your blessings, big or small. Friday mornings from 7:00 – 9:00.