Southern Gospetality, LLC is committed to broadcasting quality Christian programming 24 hours a day.   A combination of inspirational programming, uplifting music, and community oriented broadcasts will energize your day!

Inspired by our calling, we aim:

  • To increase community awareness and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • To be a partner in the Community through the broadcasting of local events, and church services.


Harold Lawder - Owner

Harold Lawder is the founder and co-owner of WXAN radio under the umbrella of Southern Gospetality, LLC. A consumate professional and self made business man, Harold founded WXAN Radio in 1982 after years running Lawder Sand Company in Grand Tower, Illinois with his father. Harold is the former Chairman of the Board at the First State Bank of Campbell Hill, a former professional baseball player, and member of the Chester High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

After earning a living in the sand business, Harold could have retired, however, hearing a calling from God he decieded to build a Christian radio station at an age when most would have considered thier work life over with. Now at the age of 90, Harold still oversees the work of WXAN.  Harold attends Victory Baptist Church in Carterville.


Will Stephens - General Manager

Will Stephens is the General Manager of WXAN Radio. Will was born in DuQuoin, Illinois and now makes his home in Murphysboro. Will joined the management team at Southern Gospetality, LLC in November of 2005, replacing the former G.M. Doug Apple.

Will holds a B.S. in Journalism from SIUC and is the host and producer of "The Will Stephens Show" on WXAN 103.9 FM weekdays from 12-1pm. Will also serves as Mayor of Murphysboro, IL.  You can reach Will via e-mail at wxangm@yahoo.com.