WFCJ

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WFCJ
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City Miamisburg, Ohio
Broadcast area Dayton metropolitan area
Branding 93.7 FM The Source
Frequency 93.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date January 1961
Format Christian radio
ERP 50,000 Watts
HAAT 150 meters (492 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 41457
Transmitter coordinates 39°39′35.00″N 84°18′53.00″W / 39.6597222°N 84.3147222°W / 39.6597222; -84.3147222
Callsign meaning Witnessing for Christ Jesus[1]
Owner Strong Tower Christian Media
Sister stations WEEC
Webcast The Source
Website wfcj.com

WFCJ (93.7 MHz "The Source") is a 50,000 watt FM radio station licensed to Miamisburg, Ohio and serving the Dayton metropolitan area, central & southwest Ohio and eastern Indiana. WFCJ is owned by the Miami Valley Christian Broadcasting Association (part of Strong Tower Christian Media) and it airs a Christian radio format combining music and instructional shows.

WFCJ broadcasts in HD.[2] Its HD-2 channel is called "Worship!" and carries religious music around the clock. NOAA Weather Radio station WXJ46 also transmits from the WFCJ tower. WFCJ's studios and offices are in Xenia, Ohio, and the transmitter is off Manning Road in Miamisburg.[3]

Programming[edit]

Local hosts play Contemporary Christian music during drive times while other hours of the day are devoted to nationally syndicated shows from preachers such as Rick Warren, Charles Stanley and Chuck Swindoll. WFCJ also carries Dave Ramsey's family finances show. The station is non-commercial and airs pledge drives several times a year to raise money.

History[edit]

WFCJ first signed on in January 1961.[4] According to its website, WFCJ is the second Christian radio station to go on the air in Ohio and the first in the Dayton area. The organizers originally sought an AM license but had to settle for an FM outlet, not realizing that in a few decades, most radio listening would be on the FM dial. Clair Miller served as General Manager 1980-2011. For more than 20 consecutive years, WFCJ was home to the same weekday hosts: Mike Hill midnight-6 AM; Bill Nance (1989-2011) and co-host Melody Morris (1999-2011) 6-9 AM; Jim Williams (1979-2015) middays; Stan Ellingson (1986-2014) 3-6 PM and Robin Walton (1988-present) 6 PM - midnight. Both WFCJ and WEEC make up Strong Tower Christian Media.... formed on February 13, 2008. Bill Nance and Melody Morris (6-9 AM weekdays) formed Faith and Friends Radio (www.FaithandFriendsRadio.com) in Dayton, OH featuring current and classic Christian hits in 2011 and Stan Ellingson (3-6 PM weekdays) joined them in 2014, becoming the first internet-based radio station in the nation on iHeartRadio. WFCJ (Miamisburg, OH) and WEEC (Springfield, OH) put their buildings up for sale and merged into one building owned by Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH.

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