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52nd WIDU Anniversary Celebration & Conference October 7-9th

August 2010

Fayetteville, NC –  WIDU marks its 52nd Anniversary broadcasting at 1600AM  with a  weekend of special events at the Crown Center, culminating with a  concert featuring gospel music legend Fred Hammond.   “The WIDU Anniversary is not just a celebration of our radio station’s achievements, but an opportunity for us to enrich the community that has been supportive of our mission” said Sandy Cookman, VP & General Manager of WIDU.

On Thursday, October 7th, at 12 noon, Rev. Felica Thompson hosts a “Free To Be Me” live radio show, which is followed by a women’s empowerment luncheon at 1 pm with Pastor Beverly Crawford.  Tickets are available through WIDU radio at 910-483-6111..   At 3PM there is a woman’s empowerment conference with special guest, Dr. Grace Nichols.  The conference is open to the public.   

That evening at 7 pm, Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant and James Fortune are the special guest at the Anniversary Unity Service featuring Stephen Hurd and the WIDU Mega Mass Choir.  Admission is free.

A prayer breakfast is slated for Friday October 8th at 9:30 am.   WIDU Anniversary Expo follows, opening at 12 noon with a  30 minute live concert with Darrell McFayden & the Singing Disciples. Empowerment sessions are held throughout the day until 7PM and at 7:30 PM Canton Jones takes the stage as the capstone event of the day . Admission to the Anniversary Expo is free.   Tickets for the prayer breakfast are available through WIDU radio 910-483-6111.
Fred Hammond headlines the 52nd Anniversary Celebration concert on Saturday October 9th. The event starts at 4 pm. Other acts are Tye Tribbett, Bishop Rudolph McKissick Jr,  Lee Williams and the WIDU Mega Mass Choir.  Tickets for the concert are available at Ticketmaster or at the Crown Center
WIDU 1600 AM is an independent, locally owned, Christian Radio station that airs Christian music and programming.  WIDU takes their programming a step further and focuses on community and state news and issues that impact the local community.    You can find information about WIDU at www.widuanniversary.com or www.widuradio.com.
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau positions Cumberland County as a destination for meetings, conventions & individual travel.   For information on this or other events, or community information, please visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com.

Press Contact: Melody Foote (mfoote@visitfayettevillenc.com), 888-98-HEROES

Places To Stay

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Places To Stay

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