“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 –Bro. Wes Cookman
9:30 am – Cumberland Co. Black Caucus
10:00 am – Adam Beyah
11:00 am –
12:00 pm –
9:00 am –
10:00 am –
11:00 am – Dr. T (Tyler Nelson)
12:00 pm – Fresh Word, Minister Dion Rouse
Wed: (Pastors Coalition Round Tables)
9:00 am – Bro. Wes Cookman/Pastor Marvin Gregory
10:00 am – Pastor David Camps
11:00 am – Pastor Reginald Johnston
12:00 pm – Pastor Lillian Spearman & the Pastors of Purpose
1:00 pm – Pastor McAllister – What does the Bible say about it
2:00 pm – Pastor Chris Davis
3:00 pm – Bishop Greg Harper, Love & Truth In Action
4:00 pm – Pastors Jones
9:00 am – Myron Pitts, Nancy Shakir & Wes Cookman
10:00 am –Crossover with Sonny Kelly
11:00 am – Tim & Troy
12:00 pm – Free to be Me; Hosted by: Rev. Felica R. Thompson
9:00 am – Grow Your Business, WIDU Business Coalition (Darsweil Rogers & Michael McCollum)
10:00 am -Wes Cookman
11:00 am – MP-3 (Marshall Pitts, Miquel Pitts, & Myron Pitts )