WBRI

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WBRI
WBRI logo.png
City of license Indianapolis, Indiana
Broadcast area Indianapolis metropolitan area
Frequency 1500 kHz
First air date 1961
Format Religious
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 54706
Transmitter coordinates 39°52′14″N 86°05′17″W / 39.87056°N 86.08806°W / 39.87056; -86.08806
Callsign meaning Wonderful Bible Radio for Indiana
Former callsigns WNDY (1961–1964)[1]
Affiliations Wilkins Radio
Owner Wilkins Radio Network, Inc.
(Heritage Christian Radio, Inc.)
Website http://www.wbrionline.com/

WBRI (1500 AM) is a Religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, serving the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The station is owned and operated by Wilkins Radio Network, Inc. The WBRI broadcast license is held by Heritage Christian Radio, Inc.[2] WBRI is one of the oldest Christian talk stations in the United States.[3]

The station is authorized to broadcast only during daytime hours, as it shares the same frequency as clear channel station KSTP in St. Paul, Minnesota.

History[edit]

The station went on the air in 1961 as WNDY.[1]

In 1964, the station changed the call sign to WBRI and its format to the Christian.

In 2003, WBRI was sold to Heritage Christian Radio, Inc. (a subsidiary of Wilkins Radio Network, Inc.) for $1.5 million.[4]

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