|Slogan||A Christian Voice In Your Home|
|First air date||July 2, 2002|
- Currently - Construction permit
|Owner||Radio Maria, Inc.|
|Sister stations||KNIR, KDEI, KOJO, WHJM, WULM, WHHN, WOLM.WRMW|
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
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.
- Official Radio Maria USA site (with streaming audio)
- Listing of Radio Maria USA's stations in English,Spanish and Italian
- World Family of Radio Maria
- Official Radio Maria Italy site
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KBIO
- Radio-Locator information on KBIO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KBIO