Dave Lingafelt, president and CEO of WNNC, WAIZ 63 Big Ways and WXRC 95.7 The Ride, needs to be placed near the top of any ranking of the people who have done the most to raise Newton’s profile regionally and beyond. over the past half century. Through news broadcasts, sports shows, public service announcements and countless interviews spanning his 45-year career, Lingafelt has delivered great news about Newton to listeners across town and, now through streaming, to worldwide.
“I have always believed that a radio station has a responsibility to do so much for the community it serves,” Lingafelt said. “I have been privileged to have such a wonderful staff over the years, and especially my wife Janet, to be able to do all of these things for many years to come. I’ve always thought that when someone listens to you on the radio, it’s the same as opening the door of their house or their car and saying, “Come in. It’s a privilege! The best part about it all was that I enjoyed it all and still do. Everything I have had the opportunity to do is way beyond my dreams.
“Newton is so fortunate to have so many talented business leaders working every day to improve our community and ensure that our future is bright,” said Jennifer Stiver, Chair of the Business Advisory Board. “I would like to congratulate Abernethy Laurels, CBV Brewery + Taproom and Javier Chavez on being named winners of this year’s Bright Future Awards, and congratulations to Dave Lingafelt as this year’s recipient of the Brilliant Legacy Award. Our community is more vibrant thanks to the contributions of these companies and business leaders, and I wish them continued success.