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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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Pastor Appreciation Luncheon

Please RSVP to:
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by Friday, October 17th




Fall Finale



KWFC's Fall Finale 2014
(Presented by Crossway Baptist Church, LaTour Advisory Group, Sunshine Bike Shop, & Compassion)

Featuring: The Old Paths and Tribute Quartet

 Friday, November 7th

 Concert starts at 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)

$25 - Artist Circle
$20 - Reserved
$15 - General Admission


89ers Card Admission

As an 89ers cardholder:

$5 off purchase of ticket
(ONLY at KWFC studios)
• VIP entry, 15 min. before doors open
• Must present card along with ticket
• 1 person per card


Located at:
1655 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65807


Tickets can be ordered:

Online Store:

Phone: (417) 869-0891




Music & Madness Tour

Mark Lowry Music & Madness Tour



with Mark Lowry, The Martins and Jason Crabb






Springfield, MO
Saturday, October 25, 6 PM
Baptist Bible College - Field House
628 E. Kearney St.,
Springfield, MO 65803 Map>

Click here to purchase tickets!


Ticket Prices:

General Admission*


Group Tickets*

(Group Tickets Available Online Only)

Groups of 10 or more.


VIP Experience* 
(VIP Tickets Available Online Only)

Early entry approximately 30 minutes prior to 
general admission doors, first come, first serve 
seating in Priority VIP Seating Section, Q&A with 
Mark Lowry and Jason Crabb, 1 free 
tour-provided swag item.



*Service fees may apply.


To order tickets by phone, call 1-855-223-1008

General Admission Ticket Outlets:

Baptist Bible College Field House / KWFC Studios

628 E. Kearney St., Springfield, MO 65803 Map>



Mark LowryMark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think. 

Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre including: Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Clay Aiken, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, and a long list of others. 

Mark has spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and serves as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video series
The MartinsSiblings, Joyce, Jonathan and Judy, collectively known as The Martins, have enjoyed countless radio hits and performances at concert halls, arenas, auditoriums and churches worldwide. During the 1990s, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from legendary singer/songwriter Bill Gaither’s multi-award winning Homecoming Video and Concert Series to the White House to Carnegie Hall. Over the years the Trio garnered eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, as well as a prestigious Grammy nomination.
Jason CrabbHis unmatchable voice, unparalleled charisma, GRAMMY nods and seventeen Dove Awards aside, Jason Crabb is a rare breed. Neither defined by, nor confined to a genre or even a singular career path, his powerful, emotive voice and talent transcend industry labels and artistic nooks. Add to that his authentic humility and relentless commitment to cultivating the most from what God has given him, and it’s clear that Jason Crabb—the vocalist, the author, the actor, the all-around entertainer—is an anointed phenomenon.



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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.


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, 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.