September 16, 2019 / Volunteer DJ Dave Engstrom signs off after 25 years at WVUB
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VINCENNES, Ind. - Longtime volunteer Dave Engstrom was honored on Sept. 15 just before he signed on the air for his final time hosting “The Missing Link” on Blazer 91.1 WVUB.
Engstrom was celebrated for his 25 years of service. He hosted the Christian radio show every Sunday night since Sept. 18, 1994.
A tour of the WVUB studio located in Davis Hall on the Vincennes University campus prompted him to get into radio even though he didn’t have any experience.
His degrees are in aviation and marketing. He earned a degree in aviation from VU in 1990.
“I heard about WVUB having volunteer on-air announcers and I submitted my application,” Engstrom said.
Blazer 91.1 WVUB Program Director Rebecca Clark Duckworth presented Engstrom with a microphone shaped award prior to his last show.
“He has had a really positive and powerful impact on our Sunday night programming. He always comes prepare with not just a playlist, but with scriptures and devotions to share with listeners. He’s always been very devoted to the station,” she said.
“I admire Dave for his dedication to this ministry that he has provided to our listeners every Sunday night, for giving up time with his family, for giving up time with other hobbies, and just being dedicated to come in and minister to our listeners every Sunday night with “The Missing Link” for 25 consecutive years.”
Engstrom, a married father of two, is employed as a case manager at Samaritan Center and lives in Monroe City.
He dedicated 2,600 on-air hours to WVUB.
One of his taglines was “the best music this side of heaven”. “Music with a positive message” was another.
“I enjoyed doing what I did,” Engstrom said. “I really liked standing in the studio and playing music because I just love it. Music is one of my passions. I’m so thankful for my family and for WVUB for allowing me to do what I did for 25 years. I thank the community. The whole 25 years was really, really fantastic. I can’t say enough about how much enjoyment I got out of it. Not very many people have an opportunity to get on the radio for 25 years. I enjoyed every bit of it.”
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