|City||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|Branding||Real Presence Radio|
|Slogan||"Your Family of Faith and Hope"|
|Frequency||1370 AM (kHz)|
|Repeater(s)||KBPG (89.5 MHz, Montevideo, Minnesota)|
|First air date||1923 (as KUND)|
|Power||12,000 watts (day)
270 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Knowing the Way, the Truth, and the Life|
|Former frequencies||1080 kHz (1927)
900 kHz (1927-1928)
550 kHz (1928)
1370 kHz (1928-1936)
1410 kHz (1936-1941)
1440 kHz (1941-1957)
|Affiliations||Real Presence Radio, EWTN Radio|
|Owner||Real Presence Radio|
KWTL (1370 AM) is a radio station airing Catholic talk radio programming. The station is the flagship station for Real Presence Radio covering parts of three states and two Canadian provinces. KWTL airs EWTN National programming and produces local shows like "Real Presence LIVE" and "The Catholic Coach with Tim Mosser". Local Programming includes interviews and guests from across the Red River Valley and across the Area Dioceses.
See also KFJM
1370 AM signed on as KUND in 1923 at 1080 kHz as a college radio station for University of North Dakota, making it one of the first college radio stations and the second radio station to sign on in North Dakota after WDAY. Its frequency has changed throughout the years from 900, 550, 1370, 1410, and 1440. It changed back to 1370 kHz in 1957. KUND later became known as Northern Lights Public Radio, as some of its funding came from the listening audience. In 1995, KUND-FM signed on at 90.7 FM simulcasting KUND. During April 1997, both stations went off the air as the floodwaters went through the transmitter. KUND-FM switched call signs with KFJM 89.3 FM after the flood.
On July 31, 2002, KUND/KFJM went off the air due to shortages from public funding. KUND/KFJM signed back on in August 2002 with an adult album alternative format along with programming from NDPR and NPR.
KUND 1370 was sold to Real Presence Radio, a Roman Catholic organization, in 2004 to allow funding for a costly transmitter move which was completed on August 22, 2006. The call sign changed to KWTL, and it began airing programming from EWTN.
On December 25, 2007, KWTL began operating at 12,000 Watts.
- FCC History Cards for KWTL
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- Radio-Locator Information on KWTL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KWTL
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