Under the leadership of President and CEO, Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 TOLEDO has been Northwest Ohio's and Southeast Michigan’s premier source for Christ-centered, family-friendly television for the past 11 years and counting. Our mission is to provide Christ-centered television of high technical quality and programming excellence to uplift, unite, educate, challenge, and encourage viewers in a manner consistent with the teachings of God’s Word.
We are thrilled to counter the negative messages of secular TV with the hope of the Gospel. Our commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel and to programming excellence has driven us to produce some very compelling programs, some of which can be seen nationally. It is our goal to be a Christian television ministry that remains locally focused while becoming more nationally appealing.
Locally Focused. As a local television station, we have our eyes fixed on the community. Our resources allow us to participate in our viewers' lives in many extraordinary ways. For example, our locally produced program, Pastor’s Point, features pastors from around the region delivering messages directly to local viewers. Couple that with programs like Find a Local Church and specials like our LIVE National Day of Prayer Concert, and it’s easy to see our passion for connecting viewers to local churches.
Because we are local, we have the opportunity to help our viewers with issues that are important to the community. In 2009 we held a Toledo Mayoral Candidate Forum where Toledo mayoral candidates were given the opportunity to answer tough questions regarding faith in God, values, and morality. It proved to be a very insightful program, as did our special addressing the implications of casino gambling in Ohio. We called this special Issue 3: A Ridiculous Deal, and it was hosted by experts in the field of Urban Studies and Addiction Counseling.
Nationally Appealing. We are committed to producing programming with a national appeal. Recent productions include Cooking for Busy People, which enjoys national air time, and Discovering the Jewish Jesus, which can be seen in Israel as well as across the US. Watch for new productions from WLMB as we continue our commitment to produce programming with a national appeal.
To find out more about WLMB –TV 40, visit www.wlmb.com.