Your Weekend Show

Your Weekend Show

By Robert S Biermann
“YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob Biermann had in the mid-1980s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever.
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"The Summer of 1969" A Young Man's View
The year (and summer) of 1969, through the eyes of a young high school boy, that’s the topic of this weekend’s program. In the summer of 1969, your host was already a high school student. In the summer of 1969, we had seen the moon landing. In the summer of 1969, the Woodstock Festival was held in Upstate New York. Earlier, in January of 1969, Richard Nixon had been inaugurated the 37th President of the United States, on a campaign promise of the "Vietnamization" of the ongoing Vietnam war Southeast Asia. Many young men wondered if they would be drafted, and what the future would look like.  1969 was also the year Children's Television Workshop introduced Sesame Street, and the Federal Communications Commission bans all cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States. In the summer of 1969, Bob had completed his first year of High School. Like many young people of that time, he wondered what his place would be in this ever-changing world. On this weekend’s show, we begin a series on the world, just a half-century ago, and how the events of that time still influences us today.
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August 22, 2019
Back In Georgia
Though almost 5 weeks later than planned, this weekend’s program originates from the beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia. On the first segment of the program, Bob shares some of the things that were happening that were the cause of their delay in traveling. Bob, who is a native of New York, shares his memories of the first time he ever was in the State of Georgia in 1973, and how many things have changed over these years, yet how many things have stayed the same. Also on the program Bob shares his thoughts about the future and direction of the show. In the final segment of the program he addresses one of his biggest concerns for the church in the Western World, that being the “thin-ness” of so much of what passes for music in the church today, and he shares the soundtrack of an excellent satire on what some of today’s Christian lyrics sound in a dramatic read, by a famous Hollywood actor. It truly is humorous, but thought provoking. 
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August 14, 2019
"Your Weekend Show" With Bob Biermann "Just Another Week" (August 10-11, 2019)
This weekend Bob shares a bit on some of the work that he is involved with, and some of the things for the radio show, and even for some radio stations, he hopes to complete during the remainder of the summer.  In addition, he shares some updates on the Ancient Word Radio project, which is an online music streaming service, You can find out more at http://ancientwordradio.com.  Bob winds up the program with some important thoughts and observations of our world today, and what we can do to hold on to our sanity.   
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August 7, 2019
"Changes and the Storms of Life" Your Weekend Show with Bob Biermann
Our lives at a crossroad, and even our world at a crossroad.  This weekend Bob starts the program with an update on some of the things happening in his life in both work and ministry. He shares his thoughts on being at a "threshold of change" in many areas, but he also looks at the major cultural changes that are occurring at an increasingly rapid rate in our world today. So much that is being "normalized" is really nothing more than institutionalized insanity.  On the final part of this weekend's program Bob shares a message he gave almost 15 years ago, when he was the pastor of a church in Sarasota, FL. This message was given shortly after Hurricane Charlie had hit near where Bob was living at the time. It is an encouragement as we face the storms in our lives.   
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July 31, 2019
Change of Plans
For the past several weeks Bob and his wife have been at their home in Florida. During this time, which is now a little over a month, they attended the memorial service for Bob's son-in-law, conducted an ordination for his church body, and spent a lot of time on radio station work at both the shortwave station (WRMI) and a few other Christian broadcasters in the Port Saint Lucie area of Florida as well.  Their original plans were to be back in Georgia a couple of weeks ago, but these needs have delayed their trip. As a result, this weekend's program is actually a program from one year ago, but is extremely almost "prophetic" in terms of where this radio show needs to change. Next weekend's show will explain more.   
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July 25, 2019
The Pain of Missed opportunity
Missed opportunity.  How many times have we let opportunity pass us by? Have we ever miss out on something worthwhile, but by the time we decided what to do it was too late? Procrastination is a very negative trait that can be costly.  Bob addresses that on the program this weekend, as he shares his thoughts on missing the "Hour of Your Visitation." This weekend's program opens with some thoughts on the future of conventional AM, FM and even International Shortwave Radio, along with his thoughts on the trends in Internet radio, and even the growth of Podcasting. The program concludes with his powerful message on not allowing opportunity to pass us by.  
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July 18, 2019
"Is Radio Still a Thing?"
This weekend Bob opens the program with an update on where he has been over the past month, and some of the opportunities he is now considering in terms of this radio show and other ministry needs. He then shares some thoughts about the broadcasting industry, including domestic AM and FM radio, and also some thoughts on where we are at in the world of International Shortwave Broadcasting today. Bob then talks about the future of radio, the direction radio is going, and thoughts about the world of Internet Radio and Podcasting. The program concludes with a special message he shared exactly 1 year ago, a timeless topic you need to hear.
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July 11, 2019
"Your Weekend Show" With Bob Biermann "Opportunities in St. Kitts and Nevis" (June 6-7, 2019)
This weekend Bob shares a recording of an interview when he was a guest on a radio program on Praise 99.3 FM in Nevis. Nevis is part of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, and is located in the Eastern Caribbean. The interview was recorded from a live program a few weeks ago when Bob was in Venice, Florida and was done by phone. On this program Bob shares his vision for expanded missionary radio. As a side note, "Your Weekend Show" is heard on Praise FM 99.3. You can find out more at http://www.praisefmnevis.com.  About your host:  Bob has been in and around the radio industry since 1971. Starting out as a Top-40 Disc Jockey, he spent the next 9 years on the air, but gradually set his sights on the engineering side of the industry. By 1980, he was the chief engineer of the most powerful FM radio station in the City of Atlanta, GA. Within a few years he took the position of field service technician, plus new product development for a large manufacturer of Radio Transmitters.  Eventually, by the late 1980’s he ended up working for the broadcast ministry of Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, USA. For the next decade, he worked to improve that radio facility, plus developed a satellite network feeding programming to many radio stations around the United States. The college also acquired a number of radio stations throughout the United States. Over the years he has built numerous radio stations and transmission facilities.  Even though he worked mostly in engineering, he still kept time to be on the air. Bob said that “Being on the air, especially for a place like Toccoa Falls College, is more than providing entertainment; you have the opportunity to change lives.” In the early 1990’s, Bob felt a powerful calling on his life, one he had known since childhood. While still working for Toccoa Falls, he started his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained in January 1996 to the ministry. By 1998, Bob left Georgia for Sarasota, Florida. There he took over as the pastor of a struggling mission church, but also worked part time in radio, both on-air and in engineering. Bob was the host on a local morning show, plus maintained several transmitter facilities for a radio station group in that market. “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob had in the mid 1980’s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever. You can contact Bob at bob@yourweekendshow.com
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July 4, 2019
"Finding Truth in a World of Falsehoods" Guest Bob Parks from Black and Blonde Media (6/29-30/2019)
This weekend Bob welcomes as his guest his good friend Bob Parks to the program. Bob, and his wife, Laura Erickson, are the founders and drive behind "Black and Blonde" media (http://www.blackandblondemedia.com), an excellent and relevant news site. Bob Parks shares his thoughts on much of the strangeness happening in the United States, and much of the world today. It's an excellent hour of conversation that is both entertaining and informative.   About your host:  Bob has been in and around the radio industry since 1971. Starting out as a Top-40 Disc Jockey, he spent the next 9 years on the air, but gradually set his sights on the engineering side of the industry. By 1980, he was the chief engineer of the most powerful FM radio station in the City of Atlanta, GA. Within a few years he took the position of field service technician, plus new product development for a large manufacturer of Radio Transmitters.  Eventually, by the late 1980’s he ended up working for the broadcast ministry of Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, USA. For the next decade, he worked to improve that radio facility, plus developed a satellite network feeding programming to many radio stations around the United States. The college also acquired a number of radio stations throughout the United States. Over the years he has built numerous radio stations and transmission facilities.  Even though he worked mostly in engineering, he still kept time to be on the air. Bob said that “Being on the air, especially for a place like Toccoa Falls College, is more than providing entertainment; you have the opportunity to change lives.” In the early 1990’s, Bob felt a powerful calling on his life, one he had known since childhood. While still working for Toccoa Falls, he started his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained in January 1996 to the ministry. By 1998, Bob left Georgia for Sarasota, Florida. There he took over as the pastor of a struggling mission church, but also worked part time in radio, both on-air and in engineering. Bob was the host on a local morning show, plus maintained several transmitter facilities for a radio station group in that market. “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob had in the mid 1980’s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever. You can contact Bob at bob@yourweekendshow.com
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June 27, 2019
"A New Direction" With guest Randall Graf, the host of "Chi Rho Scope"
This past weekend Bob spent some time with family and friends in Venice, Florida as they celebrated the life of Bob's son-in-law who passed away after a battle with cancer. From all in Bob's family, we thank you for your prayers and condolences.  This weekend Bob welcomes to the Show the Rev. Randall Graf, the pastor of  Good Sheppard Church in Metairie, LA. Randall is the host of a new radio podcast entitled "Chi Rho Scope."  This Podcast attempts to offer a Christo-centric lens by which to examine the news of the world and the issues of the day. This excellent podcast is available on "Ancient Word Radio," a ministry project that Bob founded. You will probably being hearing Randall in the near future as a guest host as well. On this program Bob and Randall even discuss the future direction of "Your Weekend Show." Exciting things are happening.   About your host:  Bob has been in and around the radio industry since 1971. Starting out as a Top-40 Disc Jockey, he spent the next 9 years on the air, but gradually set his sights on the engineering side of the industry. By 1980, he was the chief engineer of the most powerful FM radio station in the City of Atlanta, GA. Within a few years he took the position of field service technician, plus new product development for a large manufacturer of Radio Transmitters.  Eventually, by the late 1980’s he ended up working for the broadcast ministry of Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, USA. For the next decade, he worked to improve that radio facility, plus developed a satellite network feeding programming to many radio stations around the United States. The college also acquired a number of radio stations throughout the United States. Over the years he has built numerous radio stations and transmission facilities.  Even though he worked mostly in engineering, he still kept time to be on the air. Bob said that “Being on the air, especially for a place like Toccoa Falls College, is more than providing entertainment; you have the opportunity to change lives.” In the early 1990’s, Bob felt a powerful calling on his life, one he had known since childhood. While still working for Toccoa Falls, he started his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained in January 1996 to the ministry. By 1998, Bob left Georgia for Sarasota, Florida. There he took over as the pastor of a struggling mission church, but also worked part time in radio, both on-air and in engineering. Bob was the host on a local morning show, plus maintained several transmitter facilities for a radio station group in that market. “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob had in the mid 1980’s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever. You can contact Bob at bob@yourweekendshow.com
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June 20, 2019
Remembering the Ones You Love
This weekend will be a difficult for your host, Bob Biermann. This weekend Bob will be in Venice, Florida at a memorial service for his son-in-law. His son-in-law passed away a while back after fighting a battle with cancer. Bob will gather with family and friends over this weekend, which also happens to be Father's Day.  Bob shares some memories of lost members of his family, and reminds us how important it is do never take time, or our families for granted. 
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June 13, 2019
The Political Correctness Destruction
How has our conversation changed in the past 40 years? It is amazing how we have been herded into what the book by George Orwell, “1984,” called “New-Speak.” In a generation we have added new words to our vocabulary, and literally “deleted” others. “Political Correctness” has invaded (like a conquering army) our schools, our government, our media, and even our social media. What’s even worse, this “New-Speak” of Political Correctness has even crept in like a cancer into many of our faith-based organizations and even a number of once faithful church bodies. It has happened so gradually that many simply did not pay attention. Our young people know no different, as many young people have been raised more by the public schools (and daycare) than by truly engaged parents. Bob begins a series that looks at these and other social changes on this week’s program. It’s a program you need to hear and share.     
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June 6, 2019
"The Increasing Herd Mentality"
This weekend Bob continues where he left off last weekend in assessing how we got to the place in our Western World that we are today. We live in a world where right is wrong, and wrong is becoming right. Feelings and emotions replace facts and reason, and if you disagree, you are cut off from the marketplace of ideas. We are told what to think and told we must be categorized in a group. We are increasingly being divided. This series is a must listen to program. We hope that you share this with your family and friends. We would love to hear your comments at bob@yourweekendshow.com.
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May 30, 2019
1919, to 1969 to Today. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Where have we improved? And where we’ve have declined as a culture in the western world? Bob shares his thoughts of the unprecedented changes in our world since 1969. Things that no one would ever believe would happen in people’s lifetimes in 1919 happened by 1969. Now, 50 years later we see technology that was only a dream less than 60 years ago. In spite of all our accumulated knowledge, there seems to be a total lack of wisdom dominating the culture.  Today, in 2019, we see things being forced on us to accept, that defy logic, reason, common sense, and even natural law. Bob starts this conversation this week on “Your Weekend Show” Be sure to listen, and encourage your friends to listen as well.    
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May 22, 2019
False Prophets and Fake Teachers (May 18-19, 2019)
Integrity, honesty, and simply being upfront, that is one of the topics on this weekend’s program. Bob continues with a theme of people that use their position, authority, reputation, or even “ministry” to deceive you, and have you support them. Bob shares some direct dealings with some of the “Holy Ghost Hucksters,” and how they claim to hear from God, but what they are sharing is often anything but from God. There are Ministries littered with unfinished projects, and a history changing directions that you need to learn to avoid. It is urgent you listen and learn.  About your host:  Bob has been in and around the radio industry since 1971. Starting out as a Top-40 Disc Jockey, he spent the next 9 years on the air, but gradually set his sights on the engineering side of the industry. By 1980, he was the chief engineer of the most powerful FM radio station in the City of Atlanta, GA. Within a few years, he took the position of field service technician, plus new product development for a large manufacturer of Radio Transmitters.  Eventually, by the late 1980’s he ended up working for the broadcast ministry of Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, USA. For the next decade, he worked to improve that radio facility, plus developed a satellite network feeding programming to many radio stations around the United States. The college also acquired a number of radio stations throughout the United States. Over the years he has built numerous radio stations and transmission facilities.  Even though he worked mostly in engineering, he still kept time to be on the air. Bob said that “Being on the air, especially for a place like Toccoa Falls College, is more than providing entertainment; you have the opportunity to change lives.” In the early 1990s, Bob felt a powerful calling on his life, one he had known since childhood. While still working for Toccoa Falls, he started his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained in January 1996 to the ministry. By 1998, Bob left Georgia for Sarasota, Florida. There he took over as the pastor of a struggling mission church, but also worked part-time in radio, both on-air and in engineering. Bob was the host on a local morning show, plus maintained several transmitter facilities for a radio station group in that market. “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob had in the mid-1980s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever. You can contact Bob at bob@yourweekendshow.com
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May 16, 2019
False Prophets making Profits
From time to time “Your Weekend Show” has reminded us all about being cautious with many of the so-called “End Time” preachers and ministries. Many have had a dismal record of predictions that never came to pass, alluding to things that were supposed to happen, but didn’t, and many that use gimmicks and scare tactics to keep you supporting them, even when they have been consistently wrong. There is no doubt that understanding the “end times” is important, but we need to stay away from those that after 20 or more years, still get it wrong. Bob talks about some to avoid on this weekend’s show.    About your host:  Bob has been in and around the radio industry since 1971. Starting out as a Top-40 Disc Jockey, he spent the next 9 years on the air, but gradually set his sights on the engineering side of the industry. By 1980, he was the chief engineer of the most powerful FM radio station in the City of Atlanta, GA. Within a few years, he took the position of field service technician, plus new product development for a large manufacturer of Radio Transmitters.  Eventually, by the late 1980’s he ended up working for the broadcast ministry of Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, USA. For the next decade, he worked to improve that radio facility, plus developed a satellite network feeding programming to many radio stations around the United States. The college also acquired a number of radio stations throughout the United States. Over the years he has built numerous radio stations and transmission facilities.  Even though he worked mostly in engineering, he still kept time to be on the air. Bob said that “Being on the air, especially for a place like Toccoa Falls College, is more than providing entertainment; you have the opportunity to change lives.” In the early 1990s, Bob felt a powerful calling on his life, one he had known since childhood. While still working for Toccoa Falls, he started his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained in January 1996 to the ministry. By 1998, Bob left Georgia for Sarasota, Florida. There he took over as the pastor of a struggling mission church, but also worked part-time in radio, both on-air and in engineering. Bob was the host on a local morning show, plus maintained several transmitter facilities for a radio station group in that market. “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW” is the culmination of a dream Bob had in the mid-1980s when he first realized the world-wide impact of International Shortwave radio. Over the years he has wanted to launch such a program, but the timing was not just right. As the nature of Shortwave has changed in recent decades, a Magazine type show, such as “YOUR WEEKEND SHOW,” fills a definite programming void now, more than ever. You can contact Bob at bob@yourweekendshow.com
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May 9, 2019
Your Weekend Show with Bob Biermann (05/04/2019)
   This edition of “Your Weekend Show” originates from the mountains of Northeast Georgia. Bob and his wife arrived a little over a week ago, and last weekend participated in the wedding of his Granddaughter, Kerri, in Toccoa, GA. On this weekend’s show, Bob talks about a few things that are on his mind. First, Bob expresses his concerns on how more and more of today’s young people are having such difficulty in coping with the basics of life, and what has become “lowered expectations.” On the second half of the program, he talks a little about some of the changes he is considering for the show, and he seeks your input on what you would like to hear. 
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May 7, 2019
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