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WBGL station logo.png
Broadcast area Champaign, Illinois
Branding Family Friendly WBGL
Slogan "Faith, Hope, Family"
Frequency 91.7 MHz
First air date October 1982
Format Christian AC
ERP 20,000 watts
HAAT 140 meters (459 feet)
Class B
Owner Illinois Bible Institute
Sister stations WCIC
Webcast Listen Now
Website http://wbgl.org/

WBGL is a Christian radio station licensed to Champaign, Illinois and owned by the Illinois Bible Institute, the educational branch of the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God. Studios are located on Fieldstone Road in Champaign.

Relay stations[edit]

WBGL is relayed by 11 other FM stations also owned by IBI including; 104.7 WCFL Morris, Illinois, 91.1 WIBI Carlinville, Illinois, 89.7 WCBW East St. Louis, Illinois, 89.7 WBMV Mount Vernon, Illinois, 88.1 WNLD Decatur, Illinois, 88.1 WZGL Charleston, Illinois, 89.1 WIMB Murphysboro, Illinois, 88.5 WCRT-FM Terre Haute, Indiana and WVNL Vandalia, Illinois. Combined with three low-power translators, WBGL's network provides secondary coverage from the outer southern suburbs of Chicago to the Illinois side of the St. Louis area to southeastern Missouri.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WCFL 104.7 Morris, IL 50,000 137 m (449 ft) B WCFL FCC
WIBI 91.1 Carlinville, IL 50,000 145 m (476 ft) B WIBI FCC
WNLD 88.1 Decatur, IL 1,000 93 m (305 ft) A FCC
WZGL 88.1 Charleston, IL 2,100 69.9 m (229 ft) A FCC
WCRT 88.5 Terre Haute, Indiana 1,050 98 m (322 ft) A FCC
WCBW 89.7 East St. Louis, IL 250 57 m (187 ft) A FCC
WBMV 89.7 Mount Vernon, IL 10,500 150 m (490 ft) B1 FCC
WVNL 91.7 Vandalia, IL 100 50 m (160 ft) A FCC
WIMB 89.1 Murphysboro, IL 3,500 31.8 m (104 ft) A FCC
W211AD 90.1 Granite City, IL 60 32 m (105 ft) D FCC
W230BS 93.9 Effingham, IL 38 64.8 m (213 ft) D FCC
K295FB 106.9 Cape Girardeau, MO 92 65 m (213 ft) D FCC

Sister stations[edit]

The Illinois Bible Institute owns 1 other station clusters in addition to WBGL's:

  • 91.5 WCIC in Central Illinois Springfield, Pekin-Peoria, Sterling, Galesburg, JacksonvilleArea


  • Barry Copeland, Director of New Life Media
  • Brian Miller, Donor Relations Director
  • Danielle Perez, Afternoon Show Co-Host
  • Denise Fleming, Chicagoland Underwriting Director
  • Drew Copeland, Donor Relations Coordinator
  • Eric Nichols, Afternoon Show Host
  • Ginee Scott, Family Calendar Producer & Overnights
  • Greg Kaurin, IT Engineer
  • Jared Stuemke, IT/RF Engineer
  • Jason Rackow, Production Director
  • Jeff Scott, Station Manager
  • Jennifer Briski, Brand Manager
  • Jerilynn Jones, Volunteer Coordinator & Assistant To Station Manager
  • Joe Buchanan, Network Music Director & On-Air Host Noon-3PM
  • Joe Rother, RF Engineer
  • Johnathon Eltrevoog, The Morning Show Host / Social Media Director / Production Assistant
  • Karen Gonzalez, Front Office Support
  • Ladonna Von Holten, Office Manager
  • Lindsey Capperrune, The Morning Show Co-Host/Producer, Web & Print Creative
  • Melissa Milbourn, Underwriting Director
  • Meridith Foster, On-Air Host 9AM-Noon
  • Pam Peoples, Evening Show
  • Rick Smith, Director of Technology
  • Ryan Springer, Program Director / On-Air Weather
  • Sheryl Maxwell, Promotions Assistant
  • Weez Stockton, Assistant Network Music Director & Promotions
  • Zoe Fuller, Director of Underwriting

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°09′11″N 88°06′58″W / 40.153°N 88.116°W / 40.153; -88.116