|City||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Branding||Shine Radio 1220AM|
|First air date||1947|
|Power||1,000 watts (day)
166 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||We Shine The Light|
|Owner||Faith Christian Center
(New England Christian Media, Inc.)
WSTL (1220 AM, "Shine Radio 1220AM") is a radio station licensed to serve Providence, Rhode Island. The station is owned by New England Christian Media, a subsidiary of Faith Christian Center, a large charismatic church in nearby Seekonk, Massachusetts. It airs a Christian radio format.
The station was started as a 250-watt daytimer, WRIB with studios at the old Narragansett Hotel.
WRIB increases its daytime power to the current 1 kilowatt. It was still a daytime-only station at this point.
Faith Christian Center bought WRIB & changed its format and callsign. The station was abruptly taken off air at 12:30 on July 7, angering many of WRIB's former time brokers. Some shows continue on other stations (e.g.: the Armenian Radio Hour is now on WARA) but others disappeared.
- WSTL official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WSTL
- Radio-Locator Information on WSTL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WSTL
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W229AN
- Boston Radio essay on Providence radio (incomplete)
- Armenian Radio Hour's take on the loss of WRIB
- Providence Journal story from September 9, 2006
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