Covenant Network

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Covenant Network
TypeRadio network
Country
AvailabilityUnited States
Launch date
May 1, 1997 (1997-05-01)
WebcastListen live
Official website
ourcatholicradio.org

The Covenant Network is a network of Catholic radio stations in the Midwestern United States. Covenant maintains 15 full-power radio stations and a further 26 dependent translators in Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

The Covenant Network maintains studios in St. Louis, Missouri, where it owns two AM stations feeding three FM translators. Covenant stations carry EWTN Radio programming as well as network productions and other Catholic radio shows.

History[edit]

Covenant was the brainchild of Tony and Teresa Holman, who met in St. Louis and felt a calling to share their faith. After looking for stations to buy, Covenant Network began broadcasting May 1, 1997, on WRYT, licensed to Edwardsville, Illinois.[1] After using the Illinois studios acquired from WRYT, Covenant bought a former dance studio on Hampton Avenue in St. Louis[2] and began producing programming. In 1998, Covenant acquired its second station, the former WTIM in Taylorville, Illinois, and renamed it WIHM.[2]

In 2005, Covenant added a second frequency in the St. Louis area when it acquired KIRL in St. Charles, Missouri and relaunched it as KHOJ.[3]

Stations[edit]

Covenant Network owns 15 full-power stations and 26 dependent translators:

Call sign Frequency City of license State FCC info
WRYT 1080 AM Edwardsville Illinois FCC
W224DC 92.7 FM Caseyville Illinois FCC
KHOJ 1460 AM St. Charles Missouri FCC
K244FO 96.7 FM Crestwood Missouri FCC
K275CI 102.9 FM St. Charles Missouri FCC
KBKC 90.1 FM Moberly Missouri FCC
K234CC 94.7 FM Columbia Missouri FCC
K277BZ 103.3 FM Fulton Missouri FCC
KEFL 91.5 FM Kirksville Missouri FCC
W229BU 93.7 FM Quincy Illinois FCC
KHJM 89.1 FM Dexter Missouri FCC
K232FF 94.3 FM Cape Girardeau Missouri FCC
KHJR 88.1 FM St. Thomas Missouri FCC
WCKW 1010 AM Garyville Louisiana FCC
W230CL 93.9 FM Kenner Louisiana FCC
WGMR 91.3 FM Effingham Illinois FCC
W273CF 102.5 FM Mattoon Illinois FCC
WHJR 88.3 FM Murphysboro Illinois FCC
WHOJ 91.9 FM Terre Haute Indiana FCC
W226AZ 93.1 FM Martinsville Illinois FCC
W281BG 104.1 FM Knightsville Indiana FCC
WIHM 1410 AM Taylorville Illinois FCC
W296CT 107.1 FM Stonington Illinois FCC
WIHM-FM 88.1 FM Harrisburg Illinois FCC
W275CB 102.9 FM Mount Vernon Illinois FCC
WMSH 90.3 FM Sparta Illinois FCC
K275BU 102.9 FM Washington Missouri FCC
K211GB 90.1 FM Gray Summit Missouri FCC
WOLG 95.9 FM Carlinville Illinois FCC
W205BG 88.9 FM Springfield Illinois FCC
K207BY 89.3 FM Chadron Nebraska FCC
W213CD 90.5 FM Vincennes Indiana FCC
K216GM 91.1 FM Canton Missouri FCC
K219CX 91.7 FM Atoka Oklahoma FCC
W220EN 91.9 FM Carlyle Illinois FCC
W241CC 96.1 FM Williamsville Illinois FCC
W246BL 97.1 FM Salem Illinois FCC
W265CW 100.9 FM Centralia Illinois FCC
W285EX 104.9 FM Springfield Illinois FCC
WRMS 790 AM Beardstown Illinois FCC
W221BX 92.1 FM Pittsfield Illinois FCC
W292FC 106.3 FM Beardstown Illinois FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutton, Matt (March 25, 2017). "Two natives bring new Catholic radio stations to region". Herald-Whig. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b McGuire, John M. (July 29, 1998). "WRYT-AM(en)". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. E1. Retrieved June 10, 2019. (Continued)
  3. ^ Hayes, Bernie (2005-05-06). "KIRL sold to Covenant Network". St. Louis American. Retrieved 2019-06-10.

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