Moody Radio

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Moody Radio
Type Radio network
Country USA
Availability United States
Motto From the Word. To Life.
Owner Moody Bible Institute
Key people
Collin Lambert (Vice President of Broadcasting), Doug Hastings (General Manager), Denny Nugent (National Program Director), Mike Bingham (Manager, Moody Radio Group)
Official website
http://www.moodyradio.org/

Moody Radio is one of the largest Christian radio networks in the United States. Located in downtown Chicago, Moody Radio has 36 owned and operated stations [1] and hundreds of affiliates and outlets that carry all or part of its programming. It is owned by the Moody Bible Institute.

The network airs a variety of programming directed primarily toward a Christian audience. The format ranges between music, lecture, campus chapel, listener-interactive talk, and devotional.

History[edit]

WMBI, the flagship station of Moody Radio, got its start seemingly by accident. A violent storm in October 1925 prevented the talent for WGES' scheduled broadcast from performing on the radio. This opened the door for two cornet-playing Moody Bible Institute students, who happened to be on-site and could fill the time slot. Few would have thought this “chance-encounter” would result in a weekly show and less than a year later help to launch WMBI, the first noncommercial educational and religious radio station.[2] In spite of changing technology, audiences and formats, the station has maintained a familiar presence on the air for over eight decades.

This station was just the beginning of what would come to be known as Moody Radio. In 1958, MBI purchased WCRF in Cleveland, Ohio, and shortly thereafter, WDLM in Moline, Illinois. These purchases were the catalyst for a network that would grow to include 36 stations in the continental U.S. By the end of the 1960s, the network’s potential audience had increased to 30 million listeners. In 1982, Moody Radio began a satellite-fed network enabling communications across America.

Programs[edit]

Moody Radio provides biblical programming 24 hours a day. Some of the most popular and award-winning programs include: Midday Connection, Chris Fabry Live!, In the Market with Janet Parshall, and Music Thru the Night.[3]

They now offer three audio services on line plus podcasts of some of their programs.

Owned & operated stations[edit]

The following stations are owned and operated by Moody Radio.[1]

Call sign Frequency City of license State FCC info
WMBV 91.9 FM Dixons Mills  Alabama FCC
WRNF 89.5 FM Selma  Alabama FCC
WMFT 88.9 FM Tuscaloosa  Alabama FCC
WRMB 89.3 FM Boynton Beach  Florida FCC
WHGN 91.9 FM Crystal River  Florida FCC
WKES 91.1 FM Lakeland  Florida FCC
WSOR 90.9 FM Naples  Florida FCC
WKZM 104.3 FM Sarasota  Florida FCC
WMBI 1110 AM Chicago  Illinois FCC
WMBI-FM 90.1 FM Chicago  Illinois FCC
WDLM 960 AM East Moline  Illinois FCC
WDLM-FM 89.3 FM East Moline  Illinois FCC
WGNR 1470 AM Anderson  Indiana FCC
WGNR-FM 97.9 FM Anderson  Indiana FCC
WFOF 90.3 FM Covington  Indiana FCC
WIWC 91.7 FM Kokomo  Indiana FCC
WMBL 88.1 FM Mitchell  Indiana FCC
WHPL 89.9 FM West Lafayette  Indiana FCC
WJSO 90.1 FM Pikeville  Kentucky FCC
WGNB 89.3 FM Zeeland  Michigan FCC
WMBU 89.1 FM Forest  Mississippi FCC
KSPL 89.7 FM Kalispell  Montana FCC
KMBN 89.7 FM Las Cruces  New Mexico FCC
WCRF-FM 103.3 FM Cleveland  Ohio FCC
WVML 90.5 FM Millersburg  Ohio FCC
WVMS 89.5 FM Sandusky  Ohio FCC
WVME 91.9 FM Meadville  Pennsylvania FCC
WVMN 90.1 FM New Castle  Pennsylvania FCC
WMBW 88.9 FM Chattanooga  Tennessee FCC
WMKW 89.3 FM Crossville  Tennessee FCC
WFCM-FM 91.7 FM Murfreesboro  Tennessee FCC
WFCM 710 AM Smyrna  Tennessee FCC
KMLW 88.3 FM Moses Lake  Washington FCC
KMBI 1330 AM Spokane  Washington FCC
KMBI-FM 107.9 FM Spokane  Washington FCC
KMWY 91.1 FM Jackson  Wyoming FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stations Moody Radio. Accessed September 14, 2012
  2. ^ Vincent, James. The MBI Story: The Vision and Worldwide Impact of Moody Bible Institute. Moody Publishers, Chicago, 2011. page 20
  3. ^ Programs Moody Radio. Accessed September 14, 2012

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