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City Natchitoches, Louisiana
Branding Radio Maria
Slogan A Christian Voice In Your Home
Frequency 89.7 MHz
First air date July 2, 2002
Format Christian radio
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 90 meters
Class A
Facility ID 85510
Transmitter coordinates

31°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
Affiliations Radio Maria
Owner Radio Maria, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website radiomaria.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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