VCY America

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VCY America
TypeRadio network
BrandingVCY America
Country
United States
Founded1973
by Vic Eliason
SloganChristian Information Radio
OwnerVCY America, Inc.
WebcastListen Live
Official website
http://www.vcyamerica.org/

Voice of Christian Youth America, a.k.a. VCY America, is a traditional, evangelical Christian ministry based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The VCY America Radio Network maintains a format of Christian talk and teaching, as well as traditional Christian music through all of its broadcast outlets.

History

Originally known as "Milwaukee Youth For Christ," and later, "Greater Milwaukee Youth For Christ," it left the national YFC organization in 1973 and became known as the Wisconsin Voice of Christian Youth (WVCY) until 1995, when it changed to its present name.

Radio Network

The ministry operates 25 VCY America-owned radio stations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin and 15 low-power translators.[1][2] VCY America radio also provides programming such as Crosstalk, Worldview Weekend, and Music 'til Dawn to stations throughout the country via satellite.

Programming

VCY America's radio programming includes Christian Talk and Teaching programming, among them:
*Crosstalk, hosted by Jim Schneider and formerly by Vic Eliason
*Worldview Weekend with Brannon Howse
*Grace to You with John MacArthur
*In Touch with Charles Stanley
*Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers
*Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
*The Alternative with Tony Evans
*Liberty Counsel's Faith and Freedom Report
*Back to Genesis, by the Institute for Creation Research
*Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee
*Joni and Friends
*Unshackled!
*Moody Radio's Stories of Great Christians[3]

VCY America also airs a variety of vocal and instrumental traditional Christian Music, as well as children's programming such as Ranger Bill.[3] Notably, the network (including WVCY-TV) eschews any programs featuring Contemporary Christian music, and has dropped programming which has switched to it in any form, including as theme music.

Television

The network also runs WVCY-TV (Channel 30) out of Milwaukee, which does hold a commercial license but is completely viewer/listener supported. W04CW in Tigerton also airs WVCY-TV's programming. An agreement was reached in the FCC's repack of frequencies in television, that Channel 30 in Milwaukee would be shared on WITI-TV 6's carrier. As a result of TV-30 leaving its original frequency, the ministry received a payment from the Federal government an amount in excess of $75 million dollars.

On July 18, 2012, VCY America was granted a license for W26EE-D on digital channel 26 in Wittenburg, Wisconsin.[4]

Other efforts

The ministry also operates a summer camp, near Hillsboro, Wisconsin, called, "Trail Ridge Camp,"[5] as well as the "VCY Bookstore" in Milwaukee, which is also online.

Leadership

The ministry is run by a team formerly headed by the late Vic Eliason, a former Youth for Christ worker, ordained Christian minister and a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University, in 2001.[6] Randy Melchert is the current leader.

List of stations

Illinois

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WPTH 88.1 Olney, Illinois 2,900 61 m (200 ft) A WPTH FCC
W213AW 90.5 Charleston, Illinois 55 46 m (151 ft) D FCC

Iowa

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KVCI 89.7 Montezuma, Iowa 3,100 103.4 m (339 ft) A KVCI FCC

Kansas

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KVCY 104.7 Fort Scott, Kansas 16,000 125 m (410 ft) C3 KVCY FCC
KCVS 91.7 Salina, Kansas 11,500 228 m (748 ft) C2 KCVS FCC

Michigan

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WVCN 104.3 Baraga, Michigan 100,000 262 m (860 ft) C1 WVCN FCC
WVCM 91.5 Iron Mountain, Michigan 500 183 m (600 ft) A FCC

Minnesota

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WQRM 850 Duluth, Minnesota 50,000 (day)
14,000 (c.h.)
0 m (0 ft) B WQRM FCC
WQRN 88.9 Cook, Minnesota 16,000 70 m (230 ft) {{{class2}}} FCC
KVCS 89.1 Spring Valley, Minnesota 12,000 138 m (453 ft) C3 FCC
W249CX 97.7 Duluth, Minnesota 250 164 m (538 ft) D FCC

Missouri

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WRVX 91.7 Cameron, Missouri 27,500 116 m (381 ft) C2 FCC
K292FX 106.3 Joplin, Missouri 250 60.7 m (199 ft) D FCC

New Mexico

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KVCN 106.7 Los Alamos, New Mexico 43,000 592 m (1,942 ft) C0 KVCN FCC

Ohio

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WJIC 91.7 Zanesville, Ohio 6,000 97 m (318 ft) A WJIC FCC
W232CQ 94.3 Cambridge, Ohio 13 108 m (354 ft) D FCC

South Dakota

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KVCF 90.5 Freeman, South Dakota 9,000 246 m (807 ft) C2 FCC
KVCH 88.7 Huron, South Dakota 60,000 161 m (528 ft) C1 FCC
KVCX 101.5 Gregory, South Dakota 100,000 195 m (640 ft) C1 KVCX FCC
KVFL 89.1 Pierre, South Dakota 400 113 m (371 ft) A FCC
K233BN 94.5 Aberdeen, South Dakota 250 45.2 m (148 ft) D FCC
K205FL 88.9 Brookings, South Dakota 44 79.2 m (260 ft) D FCC
K258AG 99.5 Mitchell, South Dakota 250 86 m (282 ft) D FCC
K293BQ 106.5 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 250 22.8 m (75 ft) D FCC
K278BK 103.5 Watertown, South Dakota 250 78.2 m (257 ft) D FCC

West Virginia

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WVIW 104.1 Bridgeport, West Virginia 2,450 158 m (518 ft) A WVIW FCC

Wisconsin

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WVCF 90.5 Eau Claire, Wisconsin 1,600 112 m (367 ft) A FCC
WVFL 89.9 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 1,000 117 m (384 ft) A FCC
WVCY-FM 107.7 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 43,000 161 m (528 ft) B WVCY-FM FCC
WVCY 690 AM Oshkosh, Wisconsin 250 (day)
77 (night)
0 m (0 ft) B WVCY FCC
WVCS 90.1 Owen, Wisconsin 1,900 153 m (502 ft) C3 FCC
WVCX 98.9 Tomah, Wisconsin 100,000 300 m (980 ft) C0 WVCX FCC
WEGZ 105.9 Washburn, Wisconsin 100,000 226 m (741 ft) C1 WEGZ FCC
WVRN 88.9 Wittenberg, Wisconsin 25,000 147 m (482 ft) C2 FCC
W216BL 91.1 McFarland, Wisconsin 120 30 m (98 ft) D FCC
W211AU 90.1 Monroe, Wisconsin 13 105 m (344 ft) D FCC
K208FO 89.5 Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 205 19.6 m (64 ft) D FCC
W275CH 102.9 Ripon, Wisconsin 13 96 m (315 ft) D FCC
W235AG 94.9 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 18 95 m (312 ft) D FCC
W250CO 97.9 Appleton, Wisconsin 38 47 m (154 ft) D FCC

External links

References

  1. ^ VCY America Radio Network, VCY America. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Crosstalk - April 7, 2008
  3. ^ a b "VCY America Central Time Schedule" VCY America. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed July 19, 2012
  5. ^ Trail Ridge Camp
  6. ^ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; May 22, 2001