KBIO

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KBIO
CityNatchitoches, Louisiana
BrandingRadio Maria
SloganA Christian Voice In Your Home
Frequency89.7 MHz
First air dateJuly 2, 2002
FormatChristian radio
ERP100 watts
HAAT90 meters
ClassA
Facility ID85510
Transmitter coordinates31°47′13″N 93°07′52″W / 31.78694°N 93.13111°W / 31.78694; -93.13111- Currently
31°53′22″N 92°48′50″W / 31.88944°N 92.81389°W / 31.88944; -92.81389- Construction permit
AffiliationsRadio Maria
OwnerRadio Maria, Inc.
Sister stationsKNIR, KDEI, KOJO, WHJM, WULM, WHHN, WOLM.WRMW
WebcastListen Live
Websiteradiomaria.us

KBIO (89.7 FM, "Radio Maria") is an American radio station in Natchitoches, Louisiana relaying the programming of station KJMJ of Alexandria, Louisiana and airs the English-language version of Radio Maria USA airing Catholic programming.

History and Facilities[edit]

KBIO began life as a construction permit issued to American Family Association, A Christian values based organization to start a relay station in Natchitoches. The group however decided to sell the radio station in 2001 apparently concentrating on the more powerful KAVK signal from Many, Louisiana to fill the void of them not building the radio station.

It was finally licensed in 2006 by the FCC at 90 meter HAAT with only 100 watts of power ERP giving Radio Maria a small coverage area from a tower in Northwest Natchitoches. However most stations operate on a construction permit and information is unavailable on actual first air date.

Listeners can also access the Radio Maria audiostream by using iPhone, BlackBerry and Android mobile phone devices by downloading the appropriate app from the same website.

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