“Wake up, everybody, no more sleeping in bed, No more backward thinking, time for thinking ahead.” – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Although the best in gospel music remains at the core of the WIDU sound, these smooth, familiar lyrics by Teddy Pendergrass remind the listening audience about “Wake Up.” The morning program airs five days a week and comprises news, discussion, debate and great information on WIDU and the WIDU radio network, as well as at widuradio.com.
Wes and Sandy Cookman envisioned Wake Up in 2007 as a hub for community involvement, a place where people can go to answer the questions, “What can I do?” “How can I make a change?” Since that time, Wake Up has become the only broadcast in Fayetteville NC. with locally produced news and talk, delivered by an entertaining cast of radio personalities, ministers, public officials, journalists and community-minded folks. Sponsors from churches to local businesses help power the partnership which runs on the theory, “all hands on deck.” Or, as it says in Proverbs about the advantage of working together, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17).
Wake Up has taken a lead role this election year, providing the only radio broadcast forum for candidates in all the major races as well as public “live” forums. Wake Up truly believes that people will make the right decision if given timely, accurate information, and it lives by the motto every day – “Knowledge Based , Issue Driven”.
Wake Up airs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Monday Morning Overview
9:30 am – 10:00 am – Nancy Shakir – Black Leadership Caucus
10:00 am – 11:00 am – Adam Beyah
11:00 am – 11:30 am (1st/3rd Monday) – FTCC
11:30 pm – 12:00 pm (1st/3rd Monday) – Let’s Talk Education
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (2nd Monday) – PWC
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (4th/5th Monday) – Special Programming
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Community Impact Hour – Pastors Chris & Demetria Davis
9:00 am – Randy Voller & James Powell
10:00 am – (Various Hosts & Topics)
11:00 am – Dr. T (Tyler Nelson)
12:00 pm – Fresh Word, Dion Rouse, Robyn Mon
Wed: (Pastors Coalition Round Tables Facilitators)
9:00 am – Pastor Marvin Gregory
10:00 am – Pastor David Camps
11:00 am – Pastor Reginald Johnston; “Walking In The Word”
12:00 pm – Pastor Lillian Spearman; “Pastors of Purpose”
1:00 pm – Pastor Alfonza McAllister – “What does the Bible say about it”
2:00 pm – Pastor Chris Davis
3:00 pm – Pastor, Bishop Greg Harper, Love & Truth In Action
9:00 am – Wes & Myron
10:00 am –Crossover; Sonny Kelly, Chris Ray, Brandon
11:00 am – Tim & Troy
12:00 pm – Free to be Me; Hosted by: Rev. Felica R. Thompson
9:00 am – (GYBT) Grow Your Business, Today, WIDU Business Coalition (Darsweil Rogers & Michael McCollum)
10:00 am – Attorney Jonathan Charleston
11:00 am – MP-3 (Marshall, Miquel, & Myron Pitts )
12:00 noon – Sheppard’s Corner (Host: Pastor, Rev. Dr. Carl E. Brinkley, Jr.)