Dana Russell – New “SonRise” Morning Host

Dana Russell – New “SonRise” Morning Host

WDYN Radio is pleased to announce that Dana Russell will be the new host for the morning program “SonRise”. Dana says, I am excited to announce that I am joining the team at WDYN Radio, 980 AM and 94.9 FM Chattanooga, TN to be the voice of the “Sonrise” program. It is a distinct pleasure to join this station that for several decades has been a leader in proclaiming the Gospel in word and song over the airwaves.   In many ways I feel inadequate to fill this seat behind the microphone, but I serve a God who is much more than adequate. I will lean wholly on His power to accomplish the task before me…the continuation of the proclaiming of His Word through WDYN. I hope you will join us each weekday morning as I become part of the tradition of ministry that has been the mission of WDYN.      Tell your friends to tune in...
“Hey Earl” Announces Retirement

“Hey Earl” Announces Retirement

Shares TwitterFacebookGoogle+Like On August 26th, Earl Freudenberg, a well known broadcaster in the Chattanooga area for over fifty-five years, will retire from fulltime broadcasting.  Earl began his radio career in his teens as an intern at WAPO Radio.  The day Earl graduated from high school in 1965, his career led him to WDOD where he acquired five years of valuable experience before “Uncle Sam” called him into the army in 1970. During his stint in the army, Mr. Freudenberg was offered and accepted a position at the American Forces Network Europe in Frankfurt Germany.  It was quite an honor for Earl to work with the American Forces Network, and after gaining some invaluable experience, he came home and resumed work with WDOD.   During the next 40 years, Earl was a news director, talk show host, announcer and even did some sales.  Included in his accomplishments have been interviews with such notables as Art Linkletter and Red Skelton. He was also  named AP broadcaster of the year in 1981 and honored as a notable citizen on the state of Tennessee in 1995. When most people would have retired, Earl continued forward after WDOD to work at WDYN Radio station to work for the next ten years. He worked with former Commissioner Adams in interviewing many notable Chattanoogans and hosted the program “SonRise” every morning Monday through Friday. In May of this year, Earl Freudenberg was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame after over a half century of work in radio.   “Hey Earl,” has become a familiar phrase among many Chattanoogans, and Earl’s voice will be missed...