After nearly 70 years as WCCC-AM, the station went on the air as WNWW Faith 1290 at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. Earlier this year, EMF/K-LOVE donated the station to the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, which owns Faith Radio, less than two years after purchasing the station and switching it from a classical format to a Christian format.
“We are grateful to EMF/K-LOVE for their generosity and at the same time we believe that the Lord has opened this door of ministry to Faith Radio for such a time as this,” commented Dick Whitworth, Assistant Vice President for Media at the University of Northwestern and General Manager of Faith Radio.
According to Whitworth, the new Faith 1290 will have a potential listening audience of 890,000 people.
Faith Radio, which primarily consists of AM stations, features long form Christian talk and teaching, including Susie Larson of Live the Promise and Dr. Bill Maier of the Dr. Bill Maier Live morning show. Its sister network, Life Radio, which primarily consists of FM stations, features contemporary Christian music, engaging on-air talent, and a focus on involving and serving the communities they reach. Altogether, Northwestern Media owns and operates 16 stations (Life and Faith) in nine markets in seven different states.
Northwestern Media has been a ministry of University of Northwestern – St. Paul since 1949.
By NRB Staff
Published: April 14, 2016