From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the AM radio station in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, see WWIL (AM).
WWIL logo.png
City of license Wilmington, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern
Slogan "90.5 Family Radio"
Frequency 90.5 MHz
Format Religious music
Power 40,000 Watts
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]

The station's owners purchased The Dove FM 89.7 and WMYT for $1.2 million (the company also owned WLSG at the time), according to volunteer manager D. Chuck Langley, who had run the stations since the beginning but wanted to focus on his realty and marketing businesses.[5]


  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.
  5. ^ "Christian Radio Stations Are Sold," Star-News, December 18, 2000.

External links[edit]