Saturday Sunrise

Saturday Sunrise is a weekend talk show that airs at around 7:40 a.m. on 104.9 WFIW, WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM, and online through our website at Derek has been broadcasting for 13 years and has interviewed people locally and abroad from community leaders, business owners, citizens, and celebrities. If you want to be interviewed by Derek, you can contact him at You can also phone 618-842-2159 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to schedule an appointment. Interviews are 12-14 minutes long, and can be done in-person or through the phone.

On this February 20th edition of Saturday Sunrise, Derek chats with ace fill-in, Jeremy Smith, about this meteorology course he is currently taking online through Penn State and the latest snowy weather.


On this February 13th edition of Saturday Sunrise, Derek plays a few love songs and mentions facts about the Valentine’s Day holiday.


On this February 6th edition of Saturday Sunrise, Derek chats with Dana Bare, famous resident of Mill Shoals. Topics include what’s coming up at Steph’s Coffee Shoppe and great community support at the facility.


On this January 30th edition of Saturday Sunrise, Derek interviews Alex Dreith, Veterinary Consultant of Nestle Purina. Topics include his new bloodhound Theo, positive trends in 2020 that Dreith hopes continues for this year, and college basketball.