Bible Broadcasting Network

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Bible Broadcasting Network
Bible Broadcasting Network (logo).png
TypeChristian radio
Country
United States
HeadquartersCharlotte, North Carolina
Ownership
Key people
Barbara Davey Redemann, President
Carl Redemann, Executive Director
History
FoundedOctober 2, 1971 (1971-10-02)
by Lowell Davey
Coverage
AvailabilityNorth and South America
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttp://www.bbnradio.org

The Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN) is a listener-supported global Christian radio network staffed and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was founded in 1971 by Lowell Davey, who was the network's president until his death in 2017. As of 2021, Carl Redemann is executive director.[1]

BBN's mission statement is "to get the Word of God into the hearts and minds of as many people as possible using the most efficient means" and its motto is "Giving the Winds the Bible Voice". Doctrinally, the programming is conservative evangelical in approach. BBN eschews programming geared towards "signs and wonders", "charismatic" theology, and "prosperity theology".

Programming content consists of traditional Christian music, including vocalists, choirs, and instrumentalists, prayer times, children's and teens' programs, Bible teaching and sermons, and family guidance programs.[2]

Programs[edit]

Among the notable ministries having long-running programs on the network are: Running to Win by Erwin Lutzer, Love Worth Finding by Adrian Rogers, Gateway to Joy by Elisabeth Elliot, Moody Church Hour, and the Pacific Garden Mission's radio drama, Unshackled!.[2] Reruns of the Children's Bible Hour radio plays are heard daily on the afternoon Captain’s Club program. Adventures in Odyssey, one of the most popular Christian radio shows in the U.S., is aired for teens and preteens.[3]

Founding[edit]

The network was founded in 1971 by Lowell Davey (July 22, 1933–February 18, 2017).[4] Hailing from Minnesota, he had previously served in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completing his enlistment, Davey attended Bob Jones University.[5]

Davey entered the field of Christian radio broadcasting when he acquired a bankrupt radio station, WYFI, in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 28, 1969. The station began broadcasting under his ownership on October 2, 1971, at 5 p.m.[6] BBN was still headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, when it bought Charlotte radio station WSOC (AM),[7] which became WYFQ (AM).[8]

Stations[edit]

BBN owns and operates 51 full-power stations and 94 low-power translators in 32 states and Bermuda, distributed by satellite.[9] According to the network's website, they also operate AM and FM radio stations in 14 countries of North and South America.[10] BBN also broadcasts around the world full-time via streaming on the Internet in eight languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, and Russian.[2][11] It is estimated that these stations reach over 200 million people.[who?]

Stations in italics are not owned by Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc., but broadcast BBN programming.

Call sign Frequency City of license State Power
(W)
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
WYFD 91.7 FM Decatur Alabama 9,000 240 m (790 ft) C2 FCC
WGTF 89.5 FM Dothan Alabama 19,000 64 m (210 ft) C3 FCC
WYFZ 91.3 FM Belleview Florida 900 97 m (318 ft) A FCC
WYBP 90.3 FM Fort Lauderdale Florida 8,000 94 m (308 ft) C3 FCC
WYFB 90.5 FM Gainesville Florida 97,000 207 m (679 ft) C1 FCC
WYBW 88.7 FM Key Colony Beach Florida 400 28 m (92 ft) A FCC
WYBX 88.3 FM Key West Florida 1,900 31 m (102 ft) A FCC
WYFO 91.9 FM Lakeland Florida 25,000 97 m (318 ft) C3 FCC
WDBW-LP 97.3 FM Port St. Joe Florida 94 30.6 m (100 ft) LP1 FCC
WYFE 88.9 FM Tarpon Springs Florida 60,000 137 m (449 ft) C1 FCC
WYFK 89.5 FM Columbus Georgia 50,000 134 m (440 ft) C2 FCC
WYFS 89.5 FM Savannah Georgia 100,000 183 m (600 ft) C1 FCC
WYFA 107.1 FM Waynesboro Georgia 25,000 90 m (300 ft) C3 FCC
WYFW 89.5 FM Winder Georgia 6,000 61 m (200 ft) A FCC
WYHI 99.9 FM Park Forest Illinois 50,000 150 m (490 ft) B FCC
WYBV 89.9 FM Wakarusa Indiana 1,750 100 m (330 ft) A FCC
KYFW 88.3 FM Wichita Kansas 17,000 43 m (141 ft) C3 FCC
WYHH 89.7 FM Highland Heights Kentucky 12,000 97 m (318 ft) C3 FCC
KYFL 89.5 FM Monroe Louisiana 25,000 115 m (377 ft) C2 FCC
KYFJ 93.7 FM New Iberia Louisiana 100,000 296 m (971 ft) C1 FCC
WYFP 91.9 FM Harpswell Maine 6,000 44 m (144 ft) A FCC
WYBA 90.1 FM Coldwater Michigan 32,000 77 m (253 ft) B FCC
WYHA 102.9 FM Grand Rapids Michigan 50,000 150 m (490 ft) B FCC
KYFI 630 AM St. Louis Missouri 5,000 B FCC
KYFG 88.9 FM Omaha Nebraska 1,500 147 m (482 ft) A FCC
WYBY 920 AM Cortland New York 1,000 day
500 night
B FCC
WYFQ-FM 93.5 FM Wadesboro North Carolina 8,700 169 m (554 ft) C3 FCC
WYHW 104.5 FM Carolina Beach North Carolina 17,000 120 m (390 ft) C3 FCC
WYFQ 930 AM Charlotte North Carolina 5,000 day
1,000 night
B FCC
WYBH 91.1 FM Fayetteville North Carolina 255 195 m (640 ft) A FCC
WYFL 92.5 FM Henderson North Carolina 100,000 308 m (1,010 ft) C0 FCC
WHPE-FM 95.5 FM High Point North Carolina 100,000 159 m (522 ft) C1 FCC
WCVV 89.5 FM Belpre Ohio 4,400 117 m (384 ft) A FCC
WYFY 88.1 FM Cambridge Ohio 1,500 44 m (144 ft) A FCC
WYBQ 88.3 FM Leesport Pennsylvania 670 84 m (276 ft) A FCC
WYFU 88.5 FM Masontown Pennsylvania 16,000 106 m (348 ft) B1 FCC
WYFV 88.5 FM Cayce South Carolina 50,000 52 m (171 ft) C2 FCC
WYFG 91.1 FM Gaffney South Carolina 100,000 210 m (690 ft) C1 FCC
WYFH 90.7 FM North Charleston South Carolina 50,000 145 m (476 ft) C2 FCC
WYBK 89.7 FM Chattanooga Tennessee 100,000 250 m (820 ft) C1 FCC
WYFC 95.3 FM Clinton Tennessee 1,450 204 m (669 ft) A FCC
WYFN 980 AM Nashville Tennessee 5,000 B FCC
KYFB 91.5 FM Denison Texas 4,500 67 m (220 ft) A FCC
KYFP 89.1 FM Palestine Texas 100,000 148 m (486 ft) C1 FCC
KYFS 90.9 FM San Antonio Texas 100,000 130 m (430 ft) C1 FCC
KYFO-FM 95.5 FM Ogden Utah 100,000 219 m (719 ft) C1 FCC
WYFJ 99.9 FM Ashland Virginia 6,000 100 m (330 ft) A FCC
WYFT 103.9 FM Luray Virginia 6,000 92 m (302 ft) A FCC
WYFI 99.7 FM Norfolk Virginia 50,000 139 m (456 ft) B FCC
KWFJ 89.7 FM Roy Washington 1,000 30 m (98 ft) A FCC
KYFQ 91.7 FM Tacoma Washington 4,300 582 m (1,909 ft) C1 FCC

Translators[edit]

In addition to its full-power stations, BBN is relayed by 94 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State FCC info
W269AX 101.7 Anniston Alabama FCC
W280DA 103.9 Florence Alabama FCC
W230AV 93.9 Gadsden Alabama FCC
K218CV 91.5 Springerville Arizona FCC
K286AQ 105.1 El Dorado Arkansas FCC
K219LZ 91.7 Springdale Arkansas FCC
W219BZ 91.7 Lewes Delaware FCC
W265BJ 100.9 Crystal River Florida FCC
W241BP 96.1 Kissimmee Florida FCC
W257BF 99.3 Leesburg Florida FCC
W249CH 97.7 Palm Coast Florida FCC
W247AF 97.3 Sarasota Florida FCC
W260CA 99.9 Sebring Florida FCC
W228BK 93.5 Union Park Florida FCC
W224CQ 92.7 Winter Garden Florida FCC
W273AE 102.5 Albany Georgia FCC
W293CH 106.5 Brunswick Georgia FCC
W245CN 96.9 Griffin Georgia FCC
W282AE 104.3 Macon Georgia FCC
W208AW 89.5 Pontiac Illinois FCC
W209AY 89.7 Jasper Indiana FCC
W209CL 89.7 Washington Indiana FCC
K207EX 89.3 Marshalltown Iowa FCC
K258AE 99.5 Hutchinson Kansas FCC
K204CR 88.7 McPherson Kansas FCC
K281CD 104.1 Newton Kansas FCC
W202AZ 88.3 Frankfort Kentucky FCC
K217FD 91.3 Alexandria Louisiana FCC
K290AL 105.9 Minden Louisiana FCC
W248CB 97.5 Augusta Maine FCC
W277AM 103.3 Portland Maine FCC
W286CU 105.1 Saco Maine FCC
W218AY 91.5 Laurel Mississippi FCC
W220BN 91.9 Natchez Mississippi FCC
K204CS 88.7 Poplar Bluff Missouri FCC
K212GG 90.3 Grand Island Nebraska FCC
K209CF 89.7 Kearney Nebraska FCC
K208CK 89.5 Scottsbluff Nebraska FCC
K210EB 89.9 Clovis New Mexico FCC
W220EL 91.9 Jamestown New York FCC
W216CG 91.1 Pottersville New York FCC
W274BV 102.7 Boone North Carolina FCC
W229CF 93.7 Charlotte North Carolina FCC
W255BE 98.9 Fuquay-Varina North Carolina FCC
W287AI 105.3 Goldsboro North Carolina FCC
W287AH 105.3 Greenville North Carolina FCC
W269CW 101.7 Hendersonville North Carolina FCC
W240AW 95.9 Kinston North Carolina FCC
W280EP 103.9 Lumberton North Carolina FCC
W219BO 91.7 Manteo North Carolina FCC
W290AD 105.9 Southern Pines North Carolina FCC
W220DL 91.9 Statesville North Carolina FCC
K204FG 88.7 Bismarck North Dakota FCC
W210BG 89.9 Ashland Ohio FCC
W283BL 104.5 Malta Ohio FCC
W207CC 89.3 New Philadelphia Ohio FCC
W202AW 88.3 Sandusky Ohio FCC
W218BL 91.5 Willard Ohio FCC
W218CP 91.5 Wooster Ohio FCC
K278AF 103.5 Ponca City Oklahoma FCC
W219DB 91.7 Johnstown Pennsylvania FCC
W247BR 97.3 Anderson South Carolina FCC
W260AK 99.9 Georgetown South Carolina FCC
W290AE 105.9 Laurens South Carolina FCC
W223BG 92.5 Lugoff South Carolina FCC
W241BI 96.1 Orangeburg South Carolina FCC
W222CV 92.3 Rock Hill South Carolina FCC
W242AH 96.3 Sumter South Carolina FCC
W220EE 91.9 Columbia Tennessee FCC
W202BG 88.3 Dyersburg Tennessee FCC
W229AK 93.7 LaFollette Tennessee FCC
W286AG 105.1 Morristown Tennessee FCC
W210BO 89.9 Tullahoma Tennessee FCC
W239AE 95.7 Winchester Tennessee FCC
K218EB 91.5 Greenville Texas FCC
K203EQ 88.5 Lufkin Texas FCC
K221FI 92.1 Mexia Texas FCC
K217CP 91.3 Paris Texas FCC
K217FQ 91.3 Centerville Utah FCC
W218CQ 91.5 Accomac Virginia FCC
W296AM 107.1 Bassett Virginia FCC
W240AF 95.9 Charlottesville Virginia FCC
W208BN 89.5 Christiansburg Virginia FCC
W224AF 92.7 Danville Virginia FCC
W261AI 100.1 Fairlawn Virginia FCC
W204CH 88.7 Fredericksburg Virginia FCC
W293BQ 106.5 Harrisonburg Virginia FCC
W249AL 97.7 Pulaski Virginia FCC
W261AH 100.1 Radford Virginia FCC
W253BE 98.5 Salem Virginia FCC
W268AC 101.5 Waynesboro Virginia FCC
W267AK 101.3 Winchester Virginia FCC
W224AE 92.7 Wytheville Virginia FCC
W209AX 89.7 Fairmont West Virginia FCC
W244BB 96.7 Princeton West Virginia FCC
K217EY 91.3 Laramie Wyoming FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fifty Years". BBN Monthly Newsletter. Bible Broadcasting Network: 3. January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Hollenbeck, Gail (September 3, 2005). "Radio station still warm, not fuzzy". St. Petersburg Times – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Christians Take to the Air Waves". St. Petersburg Times. July 29, 1995. pp. E6.
  4. ^ BBNRadio.org (2017-02-18). "Lowell Davey Finished Well". Charlotte, NC. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  5. ^ Davey, Lowell (2020). 5 P's in the Progress of a Disciple. Bible Broadcasting Network.
  6. ^ Hollenbeck, Gail (September 3, 2005). "First BBN station dawned in '71". St. Petersburg Times – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ Parker, Jennifer French (1992-09-30). "WSOC Says Swap Will Change Little". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1D.
  8. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  9. ^ Becker, Roy (August 2, 2017). "BBN Spreads Message With GatesAir". Radio World. Vol. 41 no. 19. p. 29.
  10. ^ Stations List, BBN Radio, retrieved August 12, 2017
  11. ^ "Language selection". Bible Broadcasting Network. Retrieved December 26, 2020.

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