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Christmas Programing



December 1-25
• 6:40a & 1:20p, “Christmas Is”
• 3:20p & 7:20p, “God Came Near”


 

Friday, November 28
• 7p-9p, A Christmas Carol


Friday, December 5
• 7p-8p, A Marriage Carol
• 8p-9p, The Hope of Hanukkah


Friday, December 12
• 7p-8p, December Live
• 8p-9p, Max Lucado: God’s Redeeming Story & The Crippled Lamb


Friday, December 19
• 7p-8p, John MacArthur: One Perfect Life
• 8p-9p, The Shepherd’s Prayer


Wednesday, December 24
• 7p-9p, Handel’s Messiah
• 9p-10p, Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas
• 10p-12a, A Christmas Carol


Thursday, December 25
• 7p-9p, Candlelight Carols


Wednesday, December 31
• 10p-12a, Ozarks Top 20 for 2014


Thursday, January 1
• 12p-4p, Gospel Greats Year in Review

 


 

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Turkey Shoot 2014

The Hy-Vee Turkey Shoot is November 10-14. Be listening for your chance to win a frozen 10-14 lb. turkey from our friends at Hy-Vee!

Surviving The Holidays

 

KWFC and Oxford Health Care & Hospice are hosting a workshop on "How to Survive the Holidays."

Pastors or bereavement ministry leaders will be equipped with information about Grief Share International's Bible-based curriculum.

For more than 20 years this proven material has help those who have suffered the grief of loss.

The meeting takes place at 2pm Thursday, October 9th at Oxford Health Care.

1550 E. Sunshine, Springfield MO

Registration is free.

Phone:  Renee Jenkins (417) 883-7500

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KWFC Interviews

December 12, 2014

Bob Waliszewski of Plugged In Movie Reviews talks with Kyle Dowden about the movies Exodus and Unbroken, as well as his favorites from 2014.

December 4, 2014

John Fuller of Focus on the Family talks with Kyle Dowden about the exciting things that have happened at the ministry this past year, and what is coming in 2015.

November 21, 2014

Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River talks with Kyle Dowden about the new movie she is in, Redeemed.

November 14, 2014

Darin Lore of the Lore Family talks with Kyle Dowden about their new album Mount Testimony.

October 30, 2014

Brad Strider of Mercy's Well talks with Kyle Dowden about their new album Today, as well as the group's current activities.

October 15, 2014

Steve Green talks with Kyle Dowden about the CCM Forever concert at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on October 18, 2014.

October 13, 2014

Twila Paris talks with Kyle Dowden about the CCM Forever concert at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on October 18, 2014.

September 26, 2014

Cindi Boston from the Pregnancy Care Center talks with Kyle Dowden about the Walk 4 Life on October 4, 2014.

April 4, 2014

Bob Waliszewski from Plugged In Movie Reviews talks with Kyle Dowden about this year's Christian-themed films.

About KWFC

KWFC is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, on the campus of Baptist Bible College. Studios are located at 2316 N. Benton Avenue, and tower facilities are north of Fordland, 20 miles east of the studios.

Broadcasting on a frequency of 89.1-FM at 100,000 watts, KWFC is among the most powerful radio stations in the area, with a signal reaching much of southern and central Missouri, as well as northern Arkansas. The station's size and strength have made it a leader in the southern gospel industry, with personnel recognized nationally for excellence, and in 2013, the station as a whole was named Radio Station of the Year by the Southern Gospel Music Guild.

History

KWFC began broadcasting on April 17, 1969 at 97.3-FM in Springfield. At the time, the station operated for most of the day, but would shut down for the night. Those early days saw a programming mix of teaching, preaching and music. The musical format was not strictly southern gospel as it is today, primarily because the genre didn't have that designation nationally.

Instead, according to a 1970 Billboard magazine article, the station aired a mix of gospel, contemporary and easy listening Christian music. That musical format would stay with the station until the 1980s when the Christian music genre diverged into better defined sub-genres (southern gospel, inspirational, contemporary christian). At that time, KWFC became primarily southern gospel.

KWFC moved into the W.F. "Bill" Askew Broadcast Center in 1979, where operations still originate today. Originally, the transmitter facility was also located on the BBC campus on a 400 foot tower. It was said that the 100,000 watt signal was strong enough that students living in the dorms at the base of the tower could sometimes pick up the station signal through the metal springs in their beds.

In 1998, KWFC and BBC purchased a 1,000 foot tower (formerly owned by KSPR-TV) at Fordland, and relocated to that location. This move tripled the coverage area of the station, adding many new listeners and making KWFC the southern gospel powerhouse in the Ozarks.

At around that same time, KWFC began expanding into another technology, the Internet. In 1998, KWFC.org was launched to meet the growing demand to get information out to the world. KWFC would begin streaming its signal over the Internet in 2006.

Jim Price

KWFC's beginnings spawned from radio piracy when a young Jim Price began tinkering in radio as a teenager. He built a pirate radio station in his parent's garage. Not long after that, he found legitimate work as a DJ and engineer at a station in Detroit.

As he got older, he moved to Springfield, Missouri, to attend Baptist Bible College. While a student at BBC, he convinced school leaders to begin building a Christian radio station on the campus. As the project moved along, BBC administrators hired Rev. Bill Askew.

Jim would become KWFC's first Program Director, a title he held until he left the station in the late 1970s. In 1979, he helped found Sterling Communications in Ringgold, Georgia. He spent the rest of his life helping others fulfill their dreams of building radio stations across the country. Jim passed away in 2011.

Bill Askew

Rev. Askew began his radio career in the U.S. Marine Corp where he was a radio man serving in the Pacific theater in World War II. Following the war, he began working in commercial radio. Technology at that time required the use of engineers constantly at the station or any outside broadcast. While working for a station in Florida, Bill was assigned to be the engineer for a live broadcast from a local church. At the end of one of these services, Bill went forward to accept Jesus into his life. This would forever change the course of his life.

Over the years, Bill would work in radio and become a pastor in Florida. In 1968, he was hired by BBC to become KWFC's first General Manager. He and Jim Price worked together to make KWFC a reality.

Bill Askew would spend two stints as the station's manager. These two terms allowed him to lead the growth in the early days of KWFC, the new beginning in 1985 when KWFC moved to 89.1-FM, and the transmitter move to Fordland in 1998. He served KWFC until his death in September 2000.