You are part of the team
While you may not be able to climb a tower and change a light bulb, or work on a radio transmitter, your prayers and financial support enable us to keep everything going. Our small staff is able to keep up with the demands of our network of stations, often assisted by volunteers who help on projects. Like to know more? Contact us today!
What it Takes
When we began broadcasting back in 1990 on one station, WBGW, out of Ft. Branch, IN, little did we know that God would eventually allow us to grow to seven different radio stations...6 FM and one AM.
To keep them on the air requires constant maintenance and attention to a multitude of details. From towers to transmitters, it all requires that we keep everything well maintained in order to stay on the air.
Running a small radio network takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and diligent attention to detail. When you are On-The-Air 24/7/365, there really is no downtime, and these are the team members that make it work
President & CEO
Floyd Turner has been the Chief Engineer for the station since its inception, helping in the construction of WBGW, in 1990. Floyd is now the President of Music Ministries, Inc., the parent organization of Thy Word Network. He is married to Susan, has one son Bill, who is also involved in the radio ministry. Floyd enjoys outdoor activities and especially camping and fishing in the West. As SBE Certified Broadcast Engineer, he works with a number of Christian Stations keeping them on the air.
Susan Turner is host of overnight music NightLight, in addition to being Financial Secretary for the corporation. Managing the office, keeping a check on F.C.C. compliance, helping with newsletter articles and the day-to-day operations keeps her busy. Susan also enjoys reading and projects around her house and garden- mostly the projects that bloom!
Vice President/ Donor Relations
Randy Chagle, a lifelong Evansville resident, is the son of station founders Don and Shirley Chagle, and corporate Vice President. He works full-time at Thy Word Network with outreach ministries and assisting with managerial duties. He and his wife, Kim Chagle, have two adult children, Kelsey and Trevor.
Richard Barton comes to us after 35 years establishing his business here in the Tri-State. Like Don Chagle, Rick knows nearly every road in the area and is ready to serve in the area of Outreach Ministries and donor relationships. He’ll be making contacts throughout our listening area. Rick and Marilyn have two grown, married sons, three grandsons, and a grandaughter, their pride and joy. They make their home on the west side of Evansville except when Rick is out hunting and fishing!
Ruth Cravens is our Administrative Assistant, and her day is full of email, phone calls, donation entry and taking phone calls. She originally worked with Shirley Chagle, and the two of them prayed for Thy Word Network before it even began broadcasting in 1990. She and her husband Jerry live in Evansville along with their cat, Mr. B.
Bill Turner works full time in the Engineering/IT Department and assists in station maintenance, construction and repairs. His job of loading and scheduling daily programming means never being caught up. Having grown up in the ministry here, Bill is acquainted with almost every area of radio station activities. The never-ending job of keeping all of these computers working and virus free guarantees Bill’s job security!
Susan Jourdan brings her accounting skills to handle the day-to-day bookkeeping needs of the ministry. At present, she works part-time handling the many details which involve our annual audit. Susan is from southern Illinois, but calls Evansville her home. She and husband, Jack, have two grown married daughters and 5 grandchildren. Susan is a gardner, a great cook, and loves her babies!
Join the team
There are literally hundreds of people around the Tri-State area that have partnered with Thy Word Network. You, too, can add your support to our broadcast team by praying for us, supporting us financially and volunteering. Like to know more?