|City||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Format||Contemporary Christian music / Christian Talk and Teaching|
|ERP||100,000 watts FM|
|HAAT||488 meters (1,601 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||NorthWestern College|
|Owner||University of Northwestern – St. Paul|
|Sister stations||Faith Radio|
KNWC-FM, also known as Life 96.5, is a Christian radio station located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota owned and operated by University of Northwestern – St. Paul, a Christian college in St. Paul, Minnesota. KNWC-FM concentrates on contemporary Christian music, although Christian talk programs are carried as well. Life 96.5 is the official radio station of LifeLight Festival.
2007 FM Transmitter Failure
On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, KNWC-FM's main transmitter, which had been in service since 1983, failed. New parts were ordered so that the transmitter could serve as a backup in the future, as there was no backup main transmitter. This forced the purchase of a new transmitter. On Thursday, February 8, 2007, Life 96.5 was back up to full power, operating on the original transmitter; the new, permanent transmitter would be installed at a later date.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, the transmitter was again down. The new transmitter was installed on Thursday, March 8, 2007, but ice on the tower from a blizzard fell on the antenna, which resulted in more damage. That forced KNWC-FM to operate at low power on a backup antenna until the problem could be corrected. In late March 2007, KNWC-FM was operating at higher, but still reduced, power. KNWC-FM announced that the new antenna would be installed in May 2007, and Life 96.5 would operate on reduced power until then. After a long summer at reduced power due to circumstances beyond control, station manager Jeff Rupp announced KNWC-FM was back to full power on Friday, August 31, 2007.
2013 Antenna Failure
In May of 2013 a ice storm "took out" KNWC-FM(Life 96.5)'s Antenna, They Went To A Lower ERP.
|City of license||Class||FCC info|
|K227AN||93.3 MHz||Marshall, Minnesota||D||FCC|
|K229BK||93.7 MHz||North Sioux City, South Dakota||D||FCC|
|K231AR||94.1 MHz||Mitchell, South Dakota||D||FCC|
- KNWC-FM ("Life 96
.5") official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KNWC
- Radio-Locator information on KNWC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KNWC
- Northwestern College website
- Souled Out Radio website
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