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1 THE BEACON’S MISSION THE BEACON’S MISSION To improve the character of our world by opening the hearts of listeners with radio that is encouraging, entertaining, and inspiring. The Format The Beacon is a 3 hour modular AC music based Public Affairs program. Hosted by Austin Harris and consulted by McVay Media’s Mike McVay. The Music Sarah McLachlan, Michael W. Smith, Rod Stewart, Amy Grant, Whitney Houston, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Jewel, Mercy Me, Celine Dion, Train, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Clapton, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow. And many more! The Message The Beacon features a new message each week that shares the thoughts and concerns of listeners in the world today. Weekly Beacon Program Message Examples Knowledge, Friends, Kindness, Family, Honesty, Attitude, Blessings, Encouragement, Maturity, Spirituality, Mercy, Responsibility, Giving, Teachers, Faith, Hope, Role-Models, Perseverance, Mothers, just to name a few.

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3 Austin Harris is far more than a program host. The Beacon message is Austin’s passion, and that is why he is a powerful communicator for the program. Austin Harris is a nationally acclaimed radio personality, and voice over talent. He began his radio career in 1972 in Watertown, South Dakota, and has worked throughout the Midwest. Austin is also recognized as a successful on air talent, and highly rated morning personality. The voice of Austin Harris can be heard around the world. He has performed for major national advertisers such as Lens Crafters, Pennzoil, and Pep Boys. He is President & Founder of Austin Harris Productions, and co- creator of The Beacon. “The Beacon is a new kind of radio. Radio that Brightens beyond it's great music. That Sheds Light on Concerns, Hopes and Dreams of it's listeners.” – Austin Harris

4 “The Beacon is the perfect fit for anyone searching for a ray of hope in a world where it can be hard to find.” Scott Maguire Program Director KMXC /Sioux Falls, SD “It’s a positive message, with positive music, real-life examples and it doesn’t preach!” Jim Schaefer Program Director KSTZ /Des Moines, IA “The Beacon is a great addition to our Sunday lineup. It's positive, upbeat and fits in with our listener's lifestyle.” Brian Wertz Program Director WQLR/ Kalamazoo, MI “The Host (Austin Harris) gives a dynamic Presentation. He relates with the listeners through the music!” Brian Demey Program Director WBQB-FM /Fredericksburg, VA

5 MINNESOTA KNSG-FM Marshall KKCK-FM Marshall KYBA-FM Rochester KMXK-FM St. Cloud KWOA-FM Worthington NEBRASKA KBBK-FM Lincoln KNEN-FM Norfolk KELN-FM North Platte NEW YORK WENY-FM Elmira OHIO WLKR-FM Norwalk WATH-AM Athens WXTQ-FM Athens OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA KIXR-FM Ponca City SOUTH DAKOTA KBFO-FM Aberdeen KDBX-FM Brookings KQRN-FM Mitchell KOLY-FM Mobridge KLXS-FM Pierre KKMK-FM Rapid City KMXC-FM Sioux Falls KIXX-FM Watertown TENNESSEE WCLE-FM Chattanooga WMBZ-FM Memphis VIRGINIA WBQB-FM Fredericksburg WJCD-FM Norfolk WMQZ-FM Charlottesville WXCF-FM Clifton Forge WEST VIRGINIA WTBZ-AM Fairmont WBTQ-FM Buckhannon WISCONSIN WECB-FM Appleton ALASKA KAKQ-FM Fairbanks ARIZONA KQSR-FM Yuma ARKANSAS KDRS-FM Jonesboro GEORGIA WBGE-FM Bainbridge ILLINOIS WRIK-FM Metropolis INDIANA WBNL-AM Evansville IOWA KLGA-FM Algona KSWI-FM Atlantic KSTZ-FM Des Moines KPSZ-FM Des Moines KUEL-FM Ft. Dodge KLSS-FM Mason City KAYL-FM Storm Lake KWAY-FM Waterloo-Cedar Falls KANSAS KRBB-FM Wichita KENTUCKY WTHX-FM Louisville MICHIGAN WQLR-FM Kalamazoo MISSISSIPPI WMJU-FM Brookhaven CAYMAN ISLANDS KISS-FM Grand Cayman

6  Network Growth! Our network has grown 72%, in just the last 5 months! The Beacon is now 50 stations strong, and growing! The success of the program with existing affiliates has been a The success of the program with existing affiliates has been a significant and ongoing success story. Network growth is considerable, and we anticipate that we’ll continue to add affiliates at the current rate or even higher. Local to regional to national in less than a year!  FCC Compliance Reports! We provide monthly FCC Compliance Reports via the web.  Listener Loyalty! Our format and consistent on air presentation has led to tremendous listener loyalty. Listeners know what they get when they tune into The Beacon.  G-Rated! At The Beacon, quality family friendly programming is our #1 priority. The Beacon is Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and mom’s homemade apple pie. This is a powerful benefit to radio stations and advertisers. You never have to be concerned about “offending the listener”.  McVay Media! The Beacon is pleased to have Mike McVay, radio’s #1 consultant, now consulting the program. McVay Media has been associated with highly successful network programs from inception to major network success. Mike McVay brings the experience and track record to guide The Beacon to reach and exceed our network & audience growth goals. Why Wait?  The Beacon is the ideal Sunday program!  Show Your Community you care by having a positive, entertaining Public Affairs Program!  Become our partner in spreading the positive Beacon message!  LET THE BEACON SHINE IN YOUR MARKET!!  Contact Jim McVay at or

7 FCC ATTORNEY STATEMENT FCC ATTORNEY STATEMENT "The FCC gives enormous latitude to local stations in determining what is an issue of local public importance. I think this program would be very useful all over the country and fully deserving of FCC credit toward renewal for any station that airs it." "Keep in mind there are many separate requirements for getting renewed with programming just one of those components. This program is a very useful building block for the renewal process." Ernest Sanchez The Sanchez Law Firm 2300 M Street N.W., Suite 800 Washington, D.C October 7, 2005 FCC COMPLIANCE REPORT SAMPLE FCC COMPLIANCE REPORT SAMPLE ‘Friendship’ ‘Friendship’ February 10, 2006 February 10, 2006 Runtime 3 hours and 2 minutes. Runtime 3 hours and 2 minutes. On February 10, 2006 WABC aired a 3 hour inspiration/music mix produced by The Beacon programming company. The theme of the programming was friendship and carried real- life interviews with individuals addressing life lessons including: On February 10, 2006 WABC aired a 3 hour inspiration/music mix produced by The Beacon programming company. The theme of the programming was friendship and carried real- life interviews with individuals addressing life lessons including: Addressing peer pressure Addressing peer pressure Parent-child relationships Parent-child relationships Loyalty Loyalty Care & Concern for others Care & Concern for others Emotional Support Emotional Support The program also carried intermittent uplifting commentary from nationally syndicated host Austin Harris. The program also carried intermittent uplifting commentary from nationally syndicated host Austin Harris. Compliancy issues carried included peer pressure, positive attitude, parent-child relationships, emotional support and appropriate societal adaptation Compliancy issues carried included peer pressure, positive attitude, parent-child relationships, emotional support and appropriate societal adaptation


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