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 New Weekend Show, The Magazine
For five years Bob Biermann has been producing “Your Weekend Show” each week. Started in March of 2015, the program was launched as a weekly “radio magazine” primarily for an International Shortwave Radio audience. Over time, the show moved into a weekly “themed format,” dealing generally with a life issue, shared life experience, memories of times past, and where we can find hope when things are uncertain. Those were the core values of the program, and always will be, however, after five years it is time to take a hard look on the changes in the audience, and better using additional technology. This weekend Bob launches a new version of “Your Weekend Show-The Magazine.” This program will feature a number of guests that produce podcasts, and some new talent that will be launching a podcast soon. On this weekend Bob welcomes Frank Salvato, the producer of the “Underground USA” podcast. Frank will share his thoughts on the unrest in our nation. On the second half of the program, Bob welcomes back his good friend Bob Parks of Black and Blonde Media, with his take on the politics of the COVID-19, and the impact of our current civil unrest.
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June 3, 2020
Time for a Change? Future unveiled for “Your Weekend Show”
For five years Bob Biermann has been producing “Your Weekend Show” each week. Started in March of 2015, the program was launched as a weekly “radio magazine” primarily for an International Shortwave Radio audience. Over time, the show moved into a weekly “themed format,” dealing generally with a life issue, shared life experience, memories of times past, and where we can find hope when things are uncertain. Those were the core values of the program, and always will be, however, after five years it is time to take a hard look on the changes in the audience, and better using additional technology. Since the fall of 2019, Bob has wrestled with how to keep this program alive, keep it relevant, and how to expand to a larger and more informative and helpful program. In addition, how best to find additional outlets for the program. In the past year, the program has been growing as a podcast on many popular platforms. After much prayer and talking it over with many of his close broadcasting friends, Bob has decided to make some changes in this program and return to the original concept of a “Radio Magazine.” To accomplish this, Bob has reached out to several people he has known in the broadcast and news industry, who Bob believes have quality content and commentary that needs to be heard. This weekend Bob winds up yet another chapter of “Your Weekend Show,” while preparing to add some incredibly talented and knowledgeable additional voices to the program on the first weekend in June. For this week, enjoy some memories and forgotten songs, and a preview of things to come.
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May 27, 2020
Are you “ESSENTIAL,” Or are you “NON-ESSENTIAL?” Do you even matter anymore?
During these past few months, the terms “essential” and “non-essential” have been a rallying cry, and a source of pain and suffering for many. Faceless bureaucrats, elected politicians, and health officials (All of whom are considered essential and getting their full paycheck and benefits!) Have decided who can make a living, and who should lose their jobs, their life savings, and their businesses. When this is over, many may even lose their homes. All these mandates were made while claiming it is “for your safety” though millions of families are being ruined. Bob takes this weekend’s program to look at the facts as we see them coming together now, and wonders if the cure will be more devastating than the disease we claim to be fighting. While many can survive these government lockdowns, shutdowns, and furloughs, many people simply cannot, and will not. Many will face financial ruin, substance abuse from depression, along with broken homes and shattered hopes dreams. In time it is inevitable that suicide will spike. Are these people lives and livelihoods less important than a politician? Do these hurting people’s lives even matter to the politicians and bureaucrats? Even more despicable, are some politicians using this “Pandemic” more as a “Plan-demic” for political gain at people’s expense? Bob analyses where we are today and starts a series on what we must do next to survive. Remember, to God, all His children are “essential.”
53:45
May 21, 2020
WHO DO YOU TRUST?
As the world adapts to where we have been, and where we may need to be, the most important question is “Who do you trust?” It is obvious the “experts” got more wrong than right in recent months. Talking heads on TV and social media, with an agenda, worked hard to push panic and fear, dwelling ONLY on the negative, hoping (breathlessly) you will buy in to their hype.  Our world and nation will take more time to heal from this pandemic, and not from the virus itself, but the fear, uncertainty, and economic devastation left in its wake. Many people will be scared for life. For those that take the words of Jesus as seriously as they claim, why do so many live with constant crippling fear, when Jesus says, “Fear Not?” While our nation and world look for a “restart,” maybe it is time to restart your relationship with the one you can always trust, Jesus Christ.      
55:17
May 14, 2020
FINDING HOPE AFTER A TROUBLED TIME
This worldwide pandemic has taken more than just an economic toll on many families and small businesses. The fear of a virus (that never lived up to its hype) has caused many in this nation to be thrown into a state of paralyzing fear. There are people that may literally acquire the physiological prison of agoraphobia, the fear of leaving home, or slide into a deep depression. Ruined businesses may bankrupt young families and destroy many homes and marriages. The uptick of addition during this time will be a hefty price to pay. Many Churches, living in their 4 walls, discovered what it means when you cannot gather. Many were totally unprepared for such a reality as this and may never recover. Even young children may have fears going forward. On this weekend’s show Bob puts these long weeks of the pandemic into perspective, and reminds us of the fragility of our lives and livelihoods, and how easy it is to be herded into the two groups of “essential,” and “non-essential.” How do we learn, grow, prepare, and overcome this, and move into the future? Bob shares his thoughts and where we can find true hope on this weekend’s show.
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May 7, 2020
The Politics of a Pandemic (Continued from last week)
Last weekend Bob shared his thoughts about the actual realities of COVID-19. As of this weekend, most of the dire predictions made 6 weeks ago have not happened. New information seems to dribble out each day questioning some of what many state and local governments imposed. Were our efforts effective? Did we need to disrupt our lives and livelihoods as we have for the many weeks?  The big question, what role have politics played in our response? This weekend on the first half of the show, Bob shares some information, and a ray of hope in these stressful times. On the second half of the program, Bob welcomes as his Guest, Bob Parks, who operates the “Black and Blonde Media” website (https://www.blackandblondemedia.com). Both Bobs share their thoughts about this pandemic, and what positive things have we done, and what risks of this pandemic being used as a “power-grab,” or for other political and social purposes.  Be sure to visit our new website at http://yourweekendshow.com.
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April 30, 2020
THE POLITICS OF A PANDEMIC
For weeks now, we have heard more than we ever wanted to about Viruses, Pandemics, Mortality Rates, Social Distancing, and our nation in a virtual shutdown. People are now “protesting” many of the draconian “Stay at Home” orders in effect in many states. The TV talking heads are breathless in sharing each and every Covid-19 death, News Sites tally the daily infection rate. Fear of our own mortality drives people into depression, fear, anxiety. Will we ever be “normal” again? Was this Corona Virus all it was claimed to be? Was every recorded death really Covid-19? On this weekend’s program, Bob looks at the politics and fear of this novel virus, and its implications for years to come. Bob shares his thoughts from the benefit of having spent the past 5 weeks working in an Emergency Operations Center that is in the front-line fight and response to Covid-19. We believe you will find enlightenment, comfort, and information.
55:57
April 23, 2020
Coping with Covid-19 and the shutdown
This weekend’s Easter Special originates again from Asheville, NC, where Bob has been working in public information for an Emergency Management Agency with the Covid-19 response. This is his fourth week away from home. This weekend show comes in two parts. First, Bob shares his thoughts about this time, and shares the audio soundtrack of a video he produced last week for this time of Easter. On the second half of the program, Bob brings on a special guest, Rev. Randell Graf to talk about the impact on people from much of the “Stay at Home” orders in effect in many parts of the country. He talks about ways to cope in these difficult times.
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April 16, 2020
Easter Special-Real hope in a troubled time...
This weekend’s Easter Special originates from Asheville, NC, where Bob has been working in public information for an Emergency Management Agency with the Covid-19 response. This is his third week away from home.  On this special show, Bob reached out to several his friends in ministry to share their thoughts about this special time in our Christian Faith, and how many are celebrating differently in light of this world-wide pandemic. He welcomes to the show Bishop Ian Anderson, the former presiding Bishop of the Reformed Anglican Church, bishop Peter Robinson, the Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church, Bishop Rick Reid, a Bishop of the Independent Anglican Church of Canada, Rev. Scott Lay, who is actually establishing a mission in these difficult times, and Rev. Randel Graf, a pastor and clinical phycologist, who shares timely thoughts about what we are all going through. The program features timely music that highlights this feast of the resurrection, and its hope for mankind.  
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April 8, 2020
COPING WITH COVID-19, OUR NEW NORMAL
As mentioned over the past two weeks, Bob is in Asheville, NC helping with an Emergency Management agency in their COVID19 response. This weekend Bob on how this crisis is affecting the mental health of people, now home, and watching the continuous 24/7 News cycle. He also talks about how we will be following this time of imposed stay at home isolation, and what our “New Normals” might be. He shares some information on what he is seeing, plus a message of Hope. He also shares a great audio cut of a “Virtual Choir” that shares a beautiful song of hope in our difficult times. Listen, and share this program with your family and friends.
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April 1, 2020
Doing Our Part with COVID-19
This weekend Bob is in North Carolina, helping in Emergency Management. Bob, though most of his life has been in broadcasting and active ministry, he spent a number of years working for an Emergency Management Agency as a Public Information Officer. With this current COVID-19 Pandemic, he was asked to come out of retirement to help with public information and helping a large county keep informed.  The hours are long, but it is a worthy work he is happy to do. Next weekend’s show will originate from North Carolina.  
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March 27, 2020
Fear Not in these Troubling Times
The Corona Virus is now on everyone’s mind - literally worldwide. From travel restrictions, to stores limiting their hours, schools closing, and so much more, people are troubled, worried, and often confused. We hear it’s not that deadly, but why are some states in the United States closing restaurants and canceling events? Are we not being told something, or is this some type of event to change the world order? Frankly no one knows. Bob ponders this, but also shares some hopeful information you need. This is a “must listen to” episode.
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March 18, 2020
"Living in the Past"
This weekend Bob shares his thoughts about "Living in the Past." Many of us, as we get older, have fond memories of the way things "were," but sometimes forget what they were really like. In addition, we sometimes take for granted how changes in our science, medicine, and technology have often influenced and dramatically changed our lives. What was "cutting edge" in 1969 may seem antiquated on a closer look today, just like when in 1969 people looked at the technology of 1920. Are we living in the past? Or learning from the past? There is a difference.
58:59
March 13, 2020
"Our 5th Anniversary of the Show, and a reminder of how to FEAR NOT"
This weekend Bob celebrates 5 years of broadcasting "Your Weekend Show." It is hard to believe that the show has been reaching people around the world for all this time, and to each of you who listen, a heartfelt "Thank You!" In light of the media coverage of the "CoronaVirus," bob shares some practical thoughts on how we should respond to this important story in our news cycle. Bob concludes the program with a fun visit back to 1975. It's a show of celebration, encouragement and fun memories.
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March 5, 2020
"Blown Up Plans, and Adapting to the Change" (February 29-March 1, 2020)
What happens when you plan something for months, spend money in advance, have everything packed and ready, are look forward with great anticipation, and then watch it all fall apart at the last moment? Bob shares what happened to him and his wife just a bit over a week ago, as their planned special event in St. Augustine , FL had to be cancelled the night before the event, due to weather affecting other participants travel, the flu, and fouled up hotel reservations. Bob shares how he redeemed the time suddenly added to his normally busy schedule. Also on the program he shares his thoughts on effectively using the tools of our time in our important work in sharing the good news, and really impacting lives. It is an eye-opener you really need to hear.
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February 27, 2020
Are We Losing the Culture War and Our Youth? (February 22-23, 2020)
This weekend Bob is coming to you from Florida where he will be attending an important meeting and conference. Bob will share more about that in a week or two. For the next month or so, Bob and his wife, Lori, will be at their Florida home, and where this broadcast will originate through March, and possibly into mid or late April. This weekend's Program picks up on the theme of the past two weekends, our dying heritage, faith, and culture, and how it is impacting our world today. This is an important show to hear as we are living in a time of cultural war, political correctness gone insane, and lies being accepted as truth. He also broaches the question of what can Christians and the Church do in such an age.
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February 19, 2020
Is the Church in the West Dead? (Honestly some should be.) February 15-16, 2020
Picking up on last weekend’s theme of our cultural degeneration, Bob talks about how many (so called) churches have been absent from the cultural and moral battle, and have actually surrendered and abdicated her God given role. The truth is many mainline churches are dying off, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Other churches, in an effort to keep “growing” are looking more like worldly Rock concerts than places of worship. Other churches are just not sure of how to share and relate the Good News in this rapidly changing world.
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February 13, 2020
We Have Lost and Entire Generation-Is There Any Hope? (February 8-9, 2020)
This weekend Bob takes a hard look at our world in our time. Never have we seen so much “strangeness” being touted as “normal.” Things that just 10 years ago would seem odd are being mainstreamed into our lives. The generation of teenage children today in the Western World is starting to come of age, and starting to take their place in this world. How have we prepared them for the realities of life? Many have no core values and value feelings over facts and emotion over truth. This is the generation that was raised “On-Line,” often with limited boundaries.  Will there be a price to pay? Bob examines the dangers of our time on a hard hitting show.    
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February 7, 2020
A Musical Journey-How We Remember Life with Music (Part 2) February 1-2, 2020
This weekend bob continues where he left off last weekend, sharing some of his memories and life experiences, and some of the music he remembers from those times. This program is one that (if you’re a “Baby-boomer”) you will remember the music and times very well. On this program Bob shares some things from his life he has never shared in a public forum or on radio before. He shares one of the most difficult things that troubled him for many years, and how "Grace and Forgiveness" can make things right. In addition, Bob shares what he is thinking about  FOR the future of this program, and the possible direction it may take in 2020.
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January 31, 2020
A Musical Journey and The Times of Our Lives - January 25-26, 2020
As we enter this last weekend in January, Bob begins a journey through music. Many of us associate certain memories with certain songs. Depending on when you went to High School and College, you probably have many musical memories and favorites. On this weekend’s program and podcast, Bob shares a few snippets of his life from the fall of 1970 through the fall of 1973. Some of the music, if you’re old enough, you will remember well. Some of what Bob will share may be songs you remember, but haven’t heard in decades. We hope you enjoy this musical journey down memory lane.
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January 23, 2020
“The World Through Our Eyes” January 18-19, 2020
What lens do you use to look at the world around you? To you see the world as it is? Or do you see the world as you would rather see it? One of the fastest declining attributes in our western world is the inability to look at the world with realistic eyes. We are losing with each passing generation, people that even have the ability of “Critical Thinking.” While it’s true that the eyes are “The Window to the Soul,” what we often see in many people are empty and hollow eyes.
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January 16, 2020
“Opportunity, or Distraction?” January 11-12, 2020
Often times we are faced with a huge decision that can have an enormous impact on our lives. Sometimes we are faced with having to make a choice that could end up being a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity or a distraction from where we should be. Sometimes these choices sound good, but they can also have devastating consequences. How do we discern the difference? Bob takes on that topic as he shares those decisions he has had to face, and one he and his wife are trying to figure out now.   
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January 9, 2020
“Everything Old is New Again” (January 4-5, 2020)
As we begin this first weekend of the year 2020, Bob reminisces of two different times, one almost 30 years ago, and the other almost 45 years ago. He shares how one chance meeting almost 45 years ago in a tiny drug store changed his life forever. He shares the story of how it also changed the entire path of his radio career. It’s a fascinating story of young love, hard work, and adapting. On the second part of the show, he shares some of the current things happening in their lives, as they prepare to head back to their home in Florida, plus Bob shares how 30 years ago he built a radio station in South Carolina, and how that radio station has come back into his life again. It’s a show about memories and opportunities taken and missed. It’s a show worth hearing, no matter what stage of your life you are living.
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January 2, 2020
“It’s a New Year Again (Remember Y2K?)” December 28-29, 2019
In just a few days it will be the year 2020. What a year 2019 was, however, do you remember 20 years ago at celebrating the arrival of the Year 2000? How many of you remember all the excitement, but also all the fear of the “Y2K” computer bug? Bob shares a few thoughts on just how gullible many people were, and how many believed that at midnight jet airliners would fall from the sky, the lights and power would go out, people’s money in the bank would vanish, and our food chain would disappear. Countless people fell victim to all the fakes and frauds who were selling their “Y2K survival” and Y2K “Judgment Day” books. Many of those “prophets” are still selling fear today on the radio and TV. Also on the show, Bob shares his thoughts about the opportunities we have for the year 2020. It’s a very special program you need to hear and share with your family and friends. 
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December 27, 2019
“Where Are You Christmas?” (December 21-22, 2019)
This weekend is Bob’s annual Christmas Special for Your Weekend Show For the past few weeks Bob has been on a countdown to this special time of the year, sharing memories, but also sharing the hope that truly is the “Reason for the Season,” and what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. This weekend Bob shares some memories of Christmas from years ago in music and thoughts. We hope this program will bring you Peace, Joy, Hope, and Blessings. Next weekend Bob will close out the year with some memories of a few of the past year’s programs, and share what the future holds for the program, and for Bob’s work and ministry.
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December 20, 2019
“The Holiday Blues” (December 14-15, 2019)
With Christmas only about a week and a half away, many people will find this time of the year very difficult. For some, it may because of the loss of a loved one. For others, perhaps work and responsibilities will make it impossible to be with family and friends. Maybe we have unrealistic expectations, or the family does not appreciate all your efforts. Whatever the reason, many people will be suffering “The Holiday Blues.” This weekend Bob reaches out to a friend of his who is a clinical psychologist to share some thoughts on overcoming those difficult feelings. Maybe it’s not a hard time for you, but perhaps for a close family member or friend. This program will give you some insight.
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December 12, 2019
“A Peek Behind the Scenes of Bob’s Work and Ministry ” (December 7-8, 2019)
It’s hard to believe that we are only about 2 and a half weeks until it is Christmas. As we mark this time, Bob opens the program reminding us to not forget that we are still in the season of Advent, and why not neglecting Advent is very important. Also on the Program, Bob welcomes Ian Anderson, the Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Anglican Church. Many regular listeners know that Bob is in ministry, but what many did not know, is that bob serves in the Reformed Anglican Church as a missionary Bishop. Bob and Ian discuss a little about what the Reformed Anglican Church is, their mission, their ministry, and their future. They also share their thoughts about the “state” of Christianity in the Western Word.
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December 5, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “The Countdown To Christmas Begins” (Nov 30-Dec 1, 2019)
This weekend Bob starts his countdown to Christmas with memories of times past. For many people, this time of the year is NOT easy. Perhaps the loss of a loved one, bad memories, or even loneliness is making this a particularly difficult time for you. Bob urges us to stop, reflect, and rethink this most unique time of the year, so you can find hope and joy.
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November 28, 2019
“The Future of Your Weekend Show” (November 23-24, 2019)
This weekend Bob shares some important thoughts about the future and direction of “Your Weekend show.” Following on the topic of last weekend’s show, “Time,” Bob wonders if this show is something of real benefit to his listeners, and is producing it (in its current form) a good use of Bob’s time? As the show is nearing its 5th anniversary, is it time to rethink the show, and where and how the show is aired? Bob asks you to share your thoughts with him, as he makes some major decisions in life and ministry for 2020.
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November 21, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “The Regrets of Missed Opportunity” (November 16-17, 2019)
There is nothing worse than a missed opportunity. Many times we have regrets that last for many years, and have a deep and often time’s negative impact on our lives. Generally, “procrastination” is the number 1 reason we have regrets, or refusing to get out of our comfort zone. In life, we often have to make decisions, but choosing to ignore those decisions can prove devastating. This weekend Bob talks about how time once spent is gone forever, and why it’s imperative to not miss our “Hour of Visitation” on the important things in our life.
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November 14, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “Going Back to 1969-Again” (November 9-10, 2019)
Earlier this past summer, Bob had a program entitled “The Summer of 1969 Through the Eyes of a Teenager.” Of all the programs ever produced in the near 5-year history of the program, it had (by far) the most downloads and listens on podcasts of any other episode. It’s almost hard to believe that it has been 50 years since that historic summer. Because Bob is traveling on important ministry work this past week and this weekend, he was unable to be able to produce a program for this weekend. Because this program was so well received before, and many that listen by Radio may have missed it, here it is again. Next weekend Bob has a totally brand new episode and will be sharing some of the new work coming his way, and some thoughts about the direction of this radio show and podcast.
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November 5, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “Prophet Giver or Profit Maker” (November 2-3, 2019)
One of the most listened to show of the past five years was on the topic of false prophets and false preachers/teachers. There is no doubt we are living in a different time and age than even 30 to 40 years ago. However, many people still fall victim to bible teachers with an end-time message that sounds fascinating but is often simply not true. In other words, “Fake Prophets Making Big Profits.” What is even more troubling, these individuals are still on radio and TV, selling their books and videos, after being WRONG in the past. Why do people let themselves be deceived? Bob takes them on again in this weekend’s program. You will hear some of the wrong predictions made by some in just the past few years. You need to share this encore broadcast with your family and friends.
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October 31, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “A World in Turmoil” (October 26-27, 2019)
On this weekend’s program, Bob ties together all the programs put together for the Month of October. At the beginning of the month, Bob shared his thoughts about the “religion of climate change,” and how the optics of a young girl from Sweden has captured the hearts of the media and deceived the minds of many. On the second Show of October, Bob talked about how much of what we are seeing in our culture today is nothing more than recycled ancient paganism. On last weekend’s show, Bob shared the story about his birth and adoption, and the value of life. This weekend Bob brings it home for us to understand the world in which we live today. It’s a program you don’t want to miss.
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October 24, 2019
“Heartbreak, Despair, and a Happy Ending” (October 19-20, 2019)
On the first half of this weekend’s show, Bob shares a very true story of young love, heartbreak, and starting all over again.  In this “close to home” narrative, Bob shares how some very unexpected things often are the turning point in our lives.  In the second half of the program, Bob shares why life is so valuable and so precious, and why our life is such a gift not to be wasted. He also shares his thoughts on those forces that try to destroy our lives. This is a really powerful and emotional program you need to share with your family and friends.
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October 17, 2019
“Recycled Paganism” (October 12-13, 2019)
This weekend Bob continues his theme on earth-centric worship and its impact on our western world. Many of the thought processes today in education, politics, the environment, and even in many of our faith-based institutions are nothing more than recycled paganism. What impact will this rebirth of the earth and pagan worship have on our society? Bob takes a sobering look at where we are and starts looking at where all this could lead.
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October 11, 2019
“Your Weekend Show” With Bob Biermann “It’s a Hard Day on the Planet” (October 5-6, 2019)
This weekend Bob takes on the never-ending political prophets of gloom and doom. During the month of October, Bob is going to be doing a unique set of programs dealing with issues ranging from failed environmental predictions to the dramatic shift in the western world from the Logic and the Judeo Christian ethics, to emotion-based outcome thinking and literal ancient paganism. These four programs may prove to be some of the most controversial “Your Weekend Shows” ever produced. This weekend’s show is entitled “It’s a Hard Day on the Planet,” and looks at over 50 years of missed predictions, questionable motives, and societal bondage.
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October 3, 2019
"A Limited Edition"
This weekend’s show is a very special “limited edition.” Due to a glitch in distributing the program last week, last weekend’s show did not air on a number of the International Shortwave stations. If you listened last week online you might remember that Bob was sharing that it had been 15 years since he lost his first wife to cancer. There was a wonderful response from the on-line audience to this program, so Bob thought it would be best to ensure that last weekend’s show aired on those stations that missed the program this weekend. As a result, Bob put together this special program for the “online” and podcast audience to share his thoughts about where this show needs to go, and to find out how best to help you in your daily walk.
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September 26, 2019
"It All changed So Quickly" Overcoming loss and rebuilding life.
This weekend marks an anniversary in Bob’s life, as something that happened 15 years ago on September the 21st radically changed his life from that point on. Bob shares from his heart a bitter-sweet series of events and memories that he hopes will help you in your life, regardless of the challenges you face. We hope you will take time to listen to this very special program, and share it with your family and friends. It may be a program that will have a positive impact on someone you know going through a difficult time in life. It’s a show about memories, decisions, and why you never take life for granted.
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September 19, 2019
"Your Weekend Show" With Bob Biermann "Memories Are Made of This" (Sept 14-15, 2019)
Looking back at our grandparent’s time, and how things have changed. In recent weeks Bob has shared the changes we have seen in this world since 1969, which is now 50 years ago. We look back and realize that 1969 was the year man landed on the moon, The Woodstock Music Festival in Upstate New York and so many civilization altering events. But what about those that were old enough in 1969 to remember what life was like 50 years earlier in 1919? For most of today, the idea of what life was like 100 years ago is something hard to fathom. Bob shares his thoughts and some special music. On the final portion of the program he shares a message on what’s truly important in life.
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September 12, 2019
Welcome to September! (Finally)
Hurricane Dorian was a very destructive hurricane for the Bahamas, and even caused some damage to the United States coastline. Last weekend it appeared that one of the radio stations that airs the program might be affected. While the storm came close, the station survived. This week we continue off where we left two weeks ago. Don’t blink, because time moves too quickly, and some of the most important things of life will be missed if you do. He shares a few memories and songs along the way, and reminds us that life is too short to waste on toxic people and things of little value. This weekend also marks the first full week of the month of September, meaning that two-thirds of the year 2019 is now in the history books. Bob concludes this weekend’s show with some of the other musical influences that found their way into the culture in 1969 that are still with us to this day.
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September 6, 2019
"Hurricane Dorian On the Way "
This weekend is a very special edition of “Your Weekend Show.” This program was produced on Friday, August, 30, 2019. At the time of the recording of this weekend’s program, Bob and his wife are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. This particular storm could pose a major threat for the State of Florida, and also cause serious issues for one of the major radio stations that air the program each week.  Though projections have changed daily, the current models show that Dorian could impact Bob and his wife’s home in Florida, but it also may, as it comes inland, impact radio station WRMI. Because WRMI is located in an extremely rural area north of Okeechobee, Florida high winds could cause long term damage to their antenna field. Also, being located in a rural location could mean a long term power outage, depending on the severity of the storm. Keep those potentially in harm’s way in your prayers, the first responders, and those that will be involved in the cleanup and aftermath. In the event of serious damage at the transmitting facilities in Okeechobee, “Your Weekend Show“could possibly not be heard for a while on WRMI.
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August 30, 2019
"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