The nonprofit, noncommercial station will play contemporary Christian music
■ 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.