This is a message I expected would still be several years away, but the time has come.  This will be my final week as manager of Life 101.9.  I am being transferred to the Northwestern Media network station in Fargo, ND (Life 97.9) beginning next week.

I was offered this opportunity just a little over 4 weeks ago.  My supervisor explained the need that exists at the Fargo station for an experienced manager who could help with some unique challenges they were facing.  He left the choice to me, and after prayer and consulting with my family, I decided to take on this challenge.

It is not easy for me to leave here.  My wife Margie and I have been here for the past 19 years, we raised our children here, we have lots of friends, a wonderful church family, and we’ve built an excellent team here at Life 101.9.  What makes it a little easier to leave is knowing you’ll be in good hands.  Our program director, Matt Deane, has stepped up to become the new station manager, and I know he will do a great job.

It has been a privilege to manage this station and be a part of your lives for these past 19 years.  Together, we’ve seen God do some amazing things, in individual lives and in the community as a whole.  Thank you so much for listening to Life 101.9, for praying for us, for joining with us in ministry opportunities throughout eastern Iowa, and for helping to support this vital ministry.  I know you will continue to do so.  I will be back from time to time to help out with fundraisers, and I will definitely look forward to those opportunities to be back here with you.

So for all that has been accomplished, and for that which lies ahead, Soli Deo Gloria!

Yours in Christ,
Doug Smith
Station Manager

3 Responses to "A note of gratitude"

  • Joyce Tofel says:

    Doug, God bless you and Margie as you embark on this new journey. I’m sure He has plenty of blessings (and maybe a few headaches) ahead! I’m thrilled that Matt has been promoted to his new position; I’ve known his family for quite a few years. He’s a great guy!

  • Leanne Rezac says:

    It’s been a pleasure to serve as Life 101.9 volunteer under your leadership; may God continue to use you for his Glory in this next season! I am so looking forward to what God has in store for Life 101.9 under Matt’s leadership.

  • Miriam Wallace says:

    Congratulations, Doug, on your new assignment! I was pleased to be on your staff in the early 2000’s. I am sure your new staff will benefit as well from your leadership. Blessings to you and Margie.

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