KWTL

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KWTL
City of license Grand Forks, North Dakota
Branding Real Presence Radio
Slogan "Your Catholic Radio Station"
Frequency 1370 AM (kHz)
First air date 1923 (as KUND)
Format Catholic
Power 12,000 watts (day)
270 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning Knowing the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Affiliations Real Presence Radio, EWTN Radio
Owner Real Presence Radio
Webcast Listen Live!
Website http://www.youram1370.com/

KWTL (1370 AM) is a radio station airing Catholic talk radio programming. The station is the flagship station for the Real Presence Radio network covering parts of three states and two Canadian provinces. KWTL airs EWTN National programming and produces local shows like "KWTL LIVE" and "Catholic Coach with Tim Mosser". Local Programming includes interviews and guests from across the Red River Valley and across the Fargo and Crookston Dioceses.

History[edit]

See also KFJM

1370 AM signed on as KUND in 1923 at 1080 kHz as a college radio station for University of North Dakota, making it one of the first college radio stations and the second radio station to sign on in North Dakota after WDAY. Its frequency has changed throughout the years from 1310, 1440, and currently 1370. KUND later became known as Northern Lights Public Radio, as some of its funding came from the listening audience. In 1995, KUND-FM signed on at 90.7 FM simulcasting KUND. During April 1997, both stations went off the air as the floodwaters went through the transmitter. KUND-FM switched call signs with KFJM 89.3 FM after the flood.

On July 31, 2002, KUND/KFJM went off the air due to shortages from public funding. KUND/KFJM signed back on in August 2002 with an adult album alternative format along with programming from NDPR and NPR.

KUND 1370 was sold to Real Presence Radio, a Roman Catholic organization, in 2004 to allow funding for a costly transmitter move which was completed on August 22, 2006. The call sign changed to KWTL, and it began airing programming from EWTN. [1]

On December 25, 2007, KWTL began operating at 12,000 Watts. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Updatepage

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Coordinates: 47°52′59″N 97°06′46″W / 47.88306°N 97.11278°W / 47.88306; -97.11278