|City of license||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Broadcast area||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Slogan||"Cincinnati's Uplifting and Kid Safe Station"|
|First air date||1961|
|Owner||Pillar of Fire|
WAKW (93.3 FM) is a contemporary Christian music radio station located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a listener-supported radio station owned by the Pillar of Fire International. The Class B, 50,000-watt signal reaches the greater Cincinnati area, including Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana. The station plays a Christian adult contemporary format. It broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts.
In 1959, during the tenure of Dr. Johannes Maas as pastor of the Pillar of Fire Church and principal of Eden Grove Academy in Cincinnati, he envisioned starting a radio station similar to the Zarephath station, WAWZ, where he had served on the staff. He contacted Rev. Russell Croucher, the manager and chief technician at WAWZ, and together they made plans that led to the application to the FCC for a new FM station to be located on the Eden Grove Academy campus. The application was approved in 1961. In honor of the leadership and counsel of Bishop White, the call letters of the new station were named after his initials, WAKW.
WAKW began broadcasting in 1961. While the call letters have remained the same the station has been known by many different names including, Majesty 93 and New Life 93. In March 2008, WAKW changed adopted the name Star 93.3 to match its sister station Star 99.1, WAWZ, the award winning flagship station of Pillar of International Radio Network. Star 99.1 is located in Zarephath, NJ.
The mission of STAR 93.3 is to connect with the hearts of radio listeners in the tri-state area to relate the greater story of God through the most compelling programs and engaging Christian music of its target audience.
Current daily schedule
Midnight-4:55 AM Christian Hit/Adult Contemporary Music with Rob Lewis
4:55 AM Sharing Jesus with Dr. Robert Barney Dallenbach
5:00 AM Focus On The Family
6:00-10 AM The Brant Hansen Show
10 AM-2 PM Christian Hit/Adult Contemporary Music with Donna Cruz
2-6 PM STAR 93.3's Keep the Faith with Julie Pierce
6-10 PM Christian Hit/Adult Contemporary Music with Delilah
10:00 PM Focus on the Family
10:30 PM Insight For Living
10:59 PM My Money Life
11:02 - 11:15 PM Key Life
11:15 - 12 AM Christian Hit/Adult Contemporary Music
- WAKW official website
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- Radio-Locator information on WAKW
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WAKW