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WWIL logo.png
City Wilmington, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern
Branding Life 90.5 FM
Slogan "90.5 Family Radio"
Frequency 90.5 MHz
Format Religious music
ERP 31,000 Watts
HAAT 189 meters (620 ft)
Class C3
Transmitter coordinates 34°10′52″N 78°02′33″W / 34.18111°N 78.04250°W / 34.18111; -78.04250
Callsign meaning WILmington
Owner Carolina Christian Radio
Website http://www.life905.com

WWIL-FM (90.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. Licensed to Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, the station serves the Wilmington area. The station is currently owned by Carolina Christian Radio Inc. The station has obtained a construction permit from the FCC for a power increase to 40,000 watts.[1][2]


Family Radio Network purchased WWIL in 1993 and, while the station struggled at first, the station was soon doing so well that Jim Stephens planned an FM station.[3]

WWIL-FM signed on in 1995 with 20,000 watts and a Contemporary Christian music format that included Sandi Patti, Michael W. Smith, Wayne Watson and First Call as well as talk show hosts Chuck Colson, D. James Kennedy, Joni Eareckson Tada and Chuck Swindoll.[4]


  1. ^ "WWIL-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WWIL-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Frank Maley, "Christian Radio; He's Sending a Message," Star-News, February 19, 1995.
  4. ^ Ben Steelman, "Praise Radio; It's the Gospel Truth: Christian Radio Is Gaining Popularity," Star-News, December 14, 1999.

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