Radio station 102.5 The Vine hosts dinner for religious and civic leaders

The nonprofit, noncommercial station will play contemporary Christian music

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Tim “Doc” Maranville outlines for guests the format of Cornerstone Church’s new radio station at the launch party in Temecula for 102.5 The Vine.

■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor

Tim “Doc” Maranville, president and general manager of the upcoming new Hemet-area contemporary Christian radio station, 102.5 The Vine (KGGN-FM), outlined the station’s format for attendees at last Thursday’s launch dinner at Galway Downs in Temecula.
The event was attended by faith-based leaders, city officials from Hemet, San Jacinto, Murrieta, Menifee, and Temecula, as well as the media.
The nonprofit, noncommercial station, with headquarters at 26089 Girard St., Hemet, will offer contemporary Christian music and frequent, positive, uplifting messages about local events, worthy causes, and business happenings, according to Maranville.
The station, which is licensed by Cornerstone Church of Hemet, is currently seeking contributions to help pay for work needed to complete work on its physical broadcast infrastructure (visit www.1025thevine.org).
Maranville has a 40-year history of broadcast successes with such heavyweights as CBS, Sandusky Broadcasting, and Westwood One Radio Networks. He and his wife, Beth, recently relocated to the Hemet area from North Carolina.

Photo by Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley Chronicle
Some 250 people, comprised of faith-based leaders and city officials, attended the radio station dinner.
Photo by Chris Smith/The Valley Chronicle
Dustin Jake, contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, and the first grand prize winner of the Wine Country Music Awards, performed for guests at the dinner hosted by 102.5 The Vine.

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