WSTL

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WSTL
City of license Providence, Rhode Island
Branding Shine Radio 1220AM
Frequency 1220 kHz
Translator(s) W229AN/93.7
First air date 1947
Format Christian
Power 1,000 watts (day)
166 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 9183
Transmitter coordinates 41°49′15″N 71°23′07″W / 41.82083°N 71.38528°W / 41.82083; -71.38528
Callsign meaning We Shine The Light
Former callsigns WRIB[1]
Owner Faith Christian Center
(New England Christian Media, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.shineradio.us/

WSTL (1220 AM, "Shine Radio 1220AM") is a radio station licensed to serve Providence, Rhode Island. The station is owned by New England Christian Media, a subsidiary of Faith Christian Center, a large charismatic church in nearby Seekonk, Massachusetts. It airs a Christian radio format.[2]

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since July 7, 2006.[1]

History[edit]

1940s[edit]

1947[edit]

The station was started as a 250-watt daytimer, WRIB with studios at the old Narragansett Hotel.

1950s[edit]

1952[edit]

WRIB increases its daytime power to the current 1 kilowatt. It was still a daytime-only station at this point.

2000s[edit]

2006[edit]

Faith Christian Center bought WRIB & changed its format and callsign. The station was abruptly taken off air at 12:30 on July 7, angering many of WRIB's former time brokers. Some shows continue on other stations (e.g.: the Armenian Radio Hour is now on WARL) but others disappeared.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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