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WDCH 99.1 FM
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Audacy (formerly known as Entercom/CBS Radio) (Entercom License, LLC)
4200 Parliament Place
Lanham, MD 20706
WDCH is an FM radio station broadcasting at 99.1 MHz. The station is licensed to Bowie, MD and is part of the Washington, DC radio market. The station broadcasts Business News programming and goes by the name "Bloomberg Radio 99.1" on the air. WDCH is owned by Audacy.
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Agency: Patterson High School
Title: "Patterson High School Community Fair"
Main Point: Patterson High School Community Fair will be held September 12, 2011. “It takes a village to raise a child.” Come join us as we celebrate this renewed effort by the school to engage the larger community in the academic life and success of Patterson students. This event will take place in the school cafeteria at 100 Kane Street, Baltimore, MD at 5:30-7: 30 p.m. Be part of the experience and strengthen your community. See you there! This message is brought to you by Mr. Vance Benton, Principal, and the Patterson High School Family.
By: Annmarie on September 9, 2011
"Never give up"
Hi my name is Randolph Westphal from Germany. Here is an incomparable story.
They call me, the living legend.
- record holder in Guinness Book of World Records
- 28 cancer surgeries.
- more than five times around the world by bicycle and with dogs.
My travel itinerary is as follows: to Alexandria
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“The most precious present that God has given us is life.
The worst mistake we can make is to return it unopened.”
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
My name is Randolph Westphal from a city near Frankfurt in Germany.
In 1987 I had my first cancer surgery . The reason was a melanoma (black cancer).
After this they gave me only another 6-12 months to live.
I accepted my fate but felt I needed to not give up so to get the word out I started my journey for cancer awareness.
Until today I´ve cycled over 213.000km(=132.000mi), which brought me a notice in the Guinness Book of Records. To date I have had 28 cancer surgeries and was also involved in a bad accident in Argentina which kept me hospitalized for 5 years.
My ambition is to give other people hope and courage.
My idea is supported worldwide.
I´d be happy if this was possible in North Amerika too.
On my homepage www.randolph-westphal.de you can follow the way on my excursions.
My two travelling companions are my sled dogs, Nanook and Chinook
I speak to different community groups throughout my travels and would embrace the opportunity to speak to yours.
My talk is heartfelt and enlightening. I bring a new outlook to lives as I share my story. In a recent talk at Yellowhead Rotary in Prince George, the group was overwhelmingly responsive to my message. Additional information about this event can be received by contacting Leslie M.Gilchrist.
I´d like to be an ambassador for hope at your next event too!
I also will speak at universities, hospitals, support groups, schools, social clubs, etc. (English)
My travel itinerary is as follows: Jan.15/16 we are in Winston-Salem
Story: Provo Utah / Daily Herald
Randolph Westphal lives what he preaches - "Never Give Up."
Westphal, a citizen of Germany, is on a short stop in Provo on his sixth bike trip around the world.
As if that weren't enough of an accomplishment, he has survived 28 cancer surgeries and spent five years in a hospital after nearly dying in a hit-and-run accident on his bike in Argentina. His left leg was severely damaged and had to be reattached after he was flown to Germany a month after the accident.
Nevertheless, he remains optimistic and wants to carry his message to others.
There are three parts to his message. The first is to never give up, the second is to be good to yourself, such as eating well and taking care of your body. The last part is to enjoy your life.
"Your immune system works much better when you do," he said. "You don't have as much chance to get cancer or allergies."
In 1987 he was diagnosed with cancer, which had spread to his lymph nodes.
"When it is in your lymph nodes, the statistics say you have six to 12 months to live," he said. "I was very depressed and crying. I was 29 years old. I didn't drink or smoke; I was very active."
He believes his cancer came from negative stress rather than from lifestyle. He had a series of setbacks in his early life, including working at an early age, and starting a business with a partner who eventually cheated him.
So he decided to challenge himself positively.
"When you do what you like to do, put positive stress on your body, maybe you can live longer," he said. So he started biking, and has been doing it for 26 years. He's biked through Europe, and North and South America.
Another reason he began biking is that he couldn't get work in Europe because nobody would hire him, as they thought he was dying.
"I took my dog Shir Khan and a bike and I went biking a little bit in Europe," he said. That little bit ended up to be 2174 miles in seven weeks, including crossing the Alps.
"I did it just to prove to myself that I am not sick, I just have cancer," he said.
So the adventure began.
He sold everything and flew to New York. Then as he was crossing the eastern United States and parts of Canada, he had a bout with frostbite. He was in Quebec when he needed a checkup for the cancer. The doctor there asked him if he would like to talk to cancer patients. He answered that he would, and would tell them about his desire to continue living.
"The next day there were 25 patients, two big newspapers and TV and radio stations there," he said. The experience was frightening to him. "I was close to a heart attack." His story touched the attendees and they began crying, but he wasn't sure about that.
"I thought it was my English that made them cry," he said.
As supportive as he is of the medical profession, he said that doctors don't actually heal people.
"It starts here," he said, pointing to his head. He said that people need to be positive and do their best so their bodies can heal themselves.
Elizabeth Shepherd, an oncology certified RN at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, said an attitude can help.
"Having a positive outlook during cancer treatments helps patients know that the days will seem shorter and that the treatments will seem less of a hassle, less of a bother," she said. "Having a positive attitude gives patients hope for better days to come."
Unlike many other riders who have support vehicles and sponsors, he is a solo act.
"I am a lone rider," he said. "I do everything on my own. I have no big company behind me."
He does have some support, however. Best Western hotels and motels offer him short stays in areas where he travels. The rest of his expenses are covered by donations he receives. He budgets $10 to $12 a day for those expenses.
The bike trip came to an abrupt halt in 1996 when he was in Argentina. He was hit by a car which rolled over him and his dog, who died. The driver put him into the ditch and left.
"Four hours later they find me and brought me to La Plata," he said. "They wanted to amputate my leg. The bone was gone."
Hospital personnel contacted the German embassy, which contacted some of his friends who said they would take care of his expenses. He was taken to a German hospital in Buenos Aires and later sent to Germany, where his foot and ankle were reattached.
He had temporary brain damage and lost his memories, his speech and much of his vision.
"I was in a wheelchair, then a walker," he said. The prognosis was not good.
"I proved them again wrong," he said. "In the meantime they called me a living legend. A cat has nothing against me. He has nine lives, but I have had 12 already."
One of his latest brushes with death was this August.
"I collapsed along the road," he said. "I had an infection in my leg. A lot of people passed me by but three girls finally stopped and called an ambulance. They brought me into Prince George. The doctor said in two more hours I would have been dead because the bacteria would have been in my heart."
After that collapse, the doctor told him he shouldn't be biking with so much heavy luggage. He purchased a car at an auction and changed his methods, but not his message.
"I don't like to give up," he said. "I never give up." Now he drives to a location and bikes in areas around it. It actually ends up being more miles that he bikes, but that's fine with him.
"It gives me a chance to meet with people," he said. "I will talk one-on-one or to groups like Lions or Rotary clubs, whenever I have a chance."
His only companions are his two dogs, Nanook, 10, and her son Chinook, who is 8. They come first for him.
"In 1992 we were snowed in in the Yukon and I ate dog food," he said. "I have no food for me but always enough for the dogs."
They have faced wolves, bears, rattlesnakes and other predators, but he said they are not the worst.
"The scariest are the humans," he said. He said he has been hit and pushed off the road "just for nothing."
As a motivational speaker, he offers a message of hope and never giving up. Occasionally, however, he admits he gets to feeling a little down.
"It's when nobody is interested anymore and I go four or five or six days trying to help people and nobody listens," he said. "I feel like giving up. I am starting to get really down."
In the evenings when he is in his hotel room, he will go back and read his journal and remember the times when he made a difference.
"Those times, like when I talk to other cancer patients and see hope in their eyes -- that is my motivation to keep on going," he said.
He plans on leaving Utah County Friday morning and heading south.
"Our next big place is St. George," he said. "We will go to Zion, Bryce, Moab and Arches. Then we will get in the car and go to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, then bike around Santa Fe and Houston."
He plans on spending two more years in the United States and perhaps South America, then ending in Germany around the end of 2015.
• Information about Westphal's journeys is available at www.randolph-westphal.de.
By: randolph westphal on January 27, 2014
Please tell Angie, your traffic reporter, that she is not using the word "Gridlock" properly. I keep hearing her incorrectly use that word to describe traffic jams on a highway or beltway when traffic can only move in one direction. That is not what gridlock means! I have included the definition below, copied from Merriam-Webster.com:
grid·lock | \ˈgrid-ˌläk
Definition of gridlock
1 : a traffic jam in which a grid of intersecting streets is so completely congested that no vehicular movement is possible
Note the words GRID and INTERSECTING. Anyone who is used to driving in big city downtown streets should be familiar with the expression, "Don't block the Box". That is because "'blocking the box' can result in GRIDLOCK! Getting stuck in a traffic jam behind a car crash is NOT GRIDLOCK!!
Please get this straight.
By: Jim Goffredi on December 21, 2018
Please cut the background music. Especially, over traffic and weather announcements. It is loud, distractingly, and disturbing. Thanks.
By: S Yehosef on February 26, 2021
Yes! The Weekend traffic report jockey has no idea how to work the board. Background is so loud you cannot hear anything he’s reporting. Then later he turned the main volume down instead of just the background so you couldn’t hear anything! He needs a few lessons on what dial does what. Very disappointing as I travel quite a bit over the weekends.
By: T. Eaton on May 7, 2021
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