Honoring The Memory Of Dr. J. Wendell Runion

September 11, 1941 - April 7, 2018

Founder and President: IBOM

General Manager: "The King's Radio" 1380AM

WKJW "Christian 1010"AM

Shar-a-thon Newsletter 2018

September 17th-23rd

From The Desk of Dr. Richard Smith, President of IBOM

Picking Up The Mantle

Dear Supporters and Prayer Partners,

    On April 7th, the Lord took Dr. J. Wendell Runion home to Heaven. He is missed by all who knew him. Dr. Runion was a faithful husband, loving father, ardent soul winner, compassionate Pastor, pioneer missionary, tireless church planter, studious theologian, prayer warrior, and experienced mentor.

    I had the privilege to travel with Dr. Runion for almost 21 years planting churches through the IBOM ministry. He was my best friend and co-laborer. To date International Baptist Outreach Missions has 352 church plants, located in Egypt, Philippines, Asia, Kenya, Uganda, Lebanon, Mexico, and America.

    Dr. Runion had a great burden and love for Christian radio, I've never known a preacher as well versed in radio as him. He invested 25 years of his life into "The King's Radio" WKJV 1380AM. He organized and led "The King's Radio" from a 5,000 watt station to a 25,000 watt station. In 2013, he also saw the benefits of expanding the radio network with the addition of "Christian 1010"AM a 47,000 watt station and prior to his passing starting the process of adding the 107.3FM station.

    When Elijah went home to Heaven, Elisha picked up the mantle of Elijah. We need to pick up the mantle of Dr. J. Wendell Runion and carry on with the legacy he left. He believed that old fashion singing and preaching from the AV 1611 King James Bible was relevant for today and so should we.

    We are dedicating this Fall Shar-a-thon to the memory of Dr. J. Wendell Runion and we invite you to come by this week and tell us how Dr. Runion was a blessing to you and your life. Please help us honor and continue his legacy this week by your prayers, participation, and financial help.

    Announcement: We Would also like everyone to come by and welcome back Tony Maynor as Station Manager.

A Few Words From Tony Maynor

Station Manager

    It was an honor to spend the first 12 years of my radio career working directly with Bro. Runion. We shared the burden of keeping Christian radio alive and going strong in WNC and worldwide via the internet. I had no idea I would be contacted by IBOM about coming back, once again to become the Station Manager of the The King's Radio, but when God has a job for a man to do, he fully equips him for the work and the journey. That journey is a joy!

    We are thrilled to be able to honor Bro. Runion during this year's Fall Shar-a-thon. You will be hearing many Gospel singing groups and soloists, along with preaching from several men of God. Make your plans to joinus for the Fall Shar-a-thon 2018, September 17th-23rd and please consider making a donation of support to The King's Radio Network.

Shar-a-thon Verse

II Kings 2:13

He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

Shar-a-thon Song: "Go Reach The World"


WKJV: $70,000

WKJW: $5,000

Preaching Schedule





Pastor Todd Page

Pastor Travis Spivey


Pastor Ricky Hensley

Pastor Kellen Griffin


Dr. Richard Smith

Pastor Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr.


Pastor Dr. Neil Walker

Pastor Davey Shelton


Pastor Randy Mitchell

Dr. Luther Spivey


Pastor Phillip Youngblood

Hooper's Creek Youth Choir

Bro. Cody Bullman

Bro. Dalton Hudgins

Singing Schedule










Bro. Orville Cutshaw

Bro. Mike Upright

Bro. Doug Ramage

Happy Valley Choir


Bro. Doug Ramage

Smoky Mountain Gospel

Primitive Quartet

Sis. Abigail Sprouse & Bro. Curtis Maynor


Bro. Doug Ramage

Fields of Grace


Bro. Doug Raynes

Rogers Family

The McElrath Family


Bro. Doug Ramage


Jimmy Justice Family


Middle Cross

Simple Faith

Hooper's Creek Youth Choir

The Hoppers

His Fold


New Morning Quartet

The Edwards Family

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WKJW Public File

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