WCVK

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WCVK
City Bowling Green, Kentucky
Broadcast area Bowling Green, Kentucky
Branding Christian Family Radio
Frequency 90.7 MHz
First air date April 23, 1986
Format Christian contemporary
ERP 14,000 Watts
HAAT 137 meters
Class C3
Callsign meaning We're a Christian Voice in Kentucky
Owner Christian Family Media Ministries, Inc.
Website christianfamilyradio.com

WCVK (90.7 FM) is a Christian radio station with studios and transmitter located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. The station is the flagship for Christian Family Radio, which currently simulcasts WCVK's programming to WJVK in Owensboro, Kentucky and WZVK in Glasgow, Kentucky, with plans to expand to other repeater stations in the region.

History[edit]

The station went on the air on April 22, 1986. The studios were originally located at 313 State Street in downtown Bowling Green. The station was founded by James Chapman, a local businessman and farmer who still serves as the chairman of the board of directors, with the help of a group of other businesses, churches and local residents. Before going on the air, the station's organizational offices were located at First Assembly of God, two doors down from the station's current studios. Ken Cummins was the director of development before the station went on the air, and the first general manager afterward. Cummins left WCVK to serve on the mission field in Central America at some point in the 1990s.

In 2004, the station's owner, Bowling Green Community Broadcasting, purchased WJVK in Owensboro to convert it into a full-powered repeater of WCVK, broadcasting at 91.7 MHz. Six years later, the station began broadcasting on another satellite station, WZVK of Glasgow, broadcasting at 89.3 MHz.

In 2016, the station marked its 30th anniversary by updating their current studio at 1407 Scottsville Road.[1] In June 2016, Bowling Green Community Broadcasting changed its name to Christian Family Media Ministries, Inc.

The station's format is a mix of music, primarily contemporary Christian, and long-form Christian programs such as Focus on the Family with James Dobson, Adventures in Odyssey, The Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, and Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, Simone C. (April 1, 2016). "JOYFUL NOISE: Station celebrates 340-year milestone". Bowling Green Daily News, April 1, 2016, pages B-1, and B-4.

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Coordinates: 37°00′18″N 86°31′19″W / 37.005°N 86.522°W / 37.005; -86.522