Get in the Halloween spirit with a trip to the Niles Scream Park…if you dare. Kankakee Valley Broadcasting is hosting a chartered bus trip to the popular seasonal attraction on Saturday, Oct. 15. Continue reading
A celebration of life service for WKVI’s Tom Berg is scheduled this afternoon in Knox. Mary Perren reports.
Tommy “Tom” Berg, 53, of Knox, won his battle against Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer on Sept. 11, 2016 as he peacefully passed away in his sleep at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Ill. Continue reading
WKVI’s Tom Berg lost his battle with cancer over the weekend. Our morning show host was diagnosed last July with Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer. He maintained a positive attitude throughout his treatment and remained on the air as much as possible throughout his treatment. Continue reading
The WKVI staff raised more than $230 for World Hunger Relief, thanks to the generosity of Knox Pizza Hut patrons. Continue reading
Let the WKVI staff serve you tomorrow night. We’ll be waiting table at the Knox Pizza Hut from 4 until 8 p.m., and all of our tips will go to World Hunger Relief. Come see us, and please tip generously. Continue reading
Time is running out for your shot at a guaranteed “America’s Got Talent” audition, courtesy of WKVI. The station has five front-row passes for the Saturday, Nov. 7 show tryouts in Detroit. The passes only guarantee you a chance to try out and do not include transportation to or from the Motor City. Continue reading
The force was strong Saturday night as community members turned out to a benefit for WKVI morning show host (and Star Wars fanatic) Tom Berg. He was recently diagnosed with State 4 cancer. Proceeds from the station’s 1950s-60s night at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center will help him pay his medical expenses. Continue reading
Put on your poodle skirts, slick back your hair and enjoy music and festivities from the 1950s and 60s for a good cause tonight at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. The WKVI staff is hosting a benefit to help our morning show host, Tom Berg, pay for medical expenses associated with his ongoing cancer treatment. Continue reading
American Red Cross officials are pleased with the results of last month’s WKVI blood drive. The station hosted a bloodmobile in the parking lot of the studio at 400 West Culver Road on Monday, Aug. 3. A total of 19 donors registered, one was deferred, and 18 units of blood were collected. Of the donors, three registered to give blood for the first time. Continue reading
WKVI morning show host Tom Berg is Las Vegas bound, thanks to the generosity of the community. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic colon cancer. WKVI General Manager Lenny Dessauer set up a GoFundMe page to help Tom check items off his bucket list. Continue reading
Monday, Aug. 3 marked WKVI morning show host Tom Berg’s five year anniversary at the Voice of the Valley. He celebrated it in a Chicago hospital. Oncologists at Cancer Treatment Center of America confirmed his diagnosis of cancer in his colon, liver, lungs, lymph nodes, lining of his abdomen and possibly his stomach. Seeing as they cannot cure it, it has been deemed terminal. Continue reading
WKVI wants your blood. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up in the station parking lot at 400 West Culver Road in Knox from 2 until 6 p.m. today. All donors must be in good health and feeling well, be at least 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. Continue reading
Here at the WKVI, we’re doing our part to prevent a summer blood donation shortage by hosting a blood drive on Monday, August 3. You can potentially save three lives with just one blood donation if you come down to 400 W. Culver Rd to participate. Not only will you walk away with a feeling of accomplishment after providing assistance but you will also receive a free American Red Cross baseball cap. Continue reading
Attention kids, WKVI has your hotline to Santa Claus this holiday season. We’ve set up a special voicemail box at the radio station to send messages directly to the North Pole. Have your parents help you call 574-772-6241 ext. 135 between now and Tuesday, Dec. 23 and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. In addition to passing the messages along to Santa, WKVI’s Tom Berg will play select messages back on his morning show.
The WKVI staff is set to serve you dinner tonight at Pizza Hut in Knox. Management at the restaurant has invited the radio station to take part in a tip night from 4 until 8 p.m. Radio station employees will be waiting tables with help from the Pizza Hut staff, and all tips will go to World Hunger Relief. Please tip generously. Last year the WKVI staff raised more than $300 for charity.
WKVI employees are stepping out from behind the microphone Monday evening for a good cause. The management at the Knox Pizza Hut has invited the radio station team to take part in a tip night from 4 until 8 p.m. CDT.WKVI staff members will be waiting tables, with help from Pizza Hut employees. All tips collected will go to World Hunger Relief, which is an initiative of Pizza Hut’s owner, Yum! Brands. Last year the WKVI staff raised more than $300 for charity.
WKVI morning show host Tom Berg and sports director Nathan Welter will be chilling out, or perhaps freezing to death, for charity this afternoon at the WKVI studios in Knox. News director Mary Perren paid it forward by calling both of them out as part of the cold water challenge. Continue reading
Get those Christmas lights and other holiday decorations hung up; WKVI is hosting the first-ever WKVI Country Christmas Contest, giving residents of rural Starke County the chance to participate in a tradition often left to the city folk. WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis said yesterday that the idea came about as the result of a post on WKVI’s Facebook page.
It’s finally here. The fourth WKVI Food Drive at Five Star – and this year, Sanders Foods as well – runs this morning from 9 a.m. until noon, live on K99.3 FM. The staff is hoping to outdo last year’s donation of 375 pounds of food for the local food pantry, and to aid in that, the food drivee features a new addition to the event as WKVI General Manager Jerry Curtis will be broadcasting live and accepting donations at Sander’s Foods in Winamac while Tom Berg and Lenny Dessauer broadcast and collect at Five Star in Knox.