WMBI-FM

WMBI-FM
City Chicago, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding "90.1 FM WMBI"
Slogan "Moody Radio Chicago"
Frequency 90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date July 25, 1960[1]
Format Christian radio
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 135 meters (443 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 66063
Callsign meaning "W Moody Bible Institute"
Owner Moody Bible Institute
(The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago)
Sister stations WMBI
Webcast Listen Live
Website WMBI.fm

WMBI-FM is an FM Station broadcasting on 90.1 MHz in Chicago. WMBI-FM is owned and operated by the Moody Bible Institute and broadcasts from their campus in downtown Chicago, and transmitter facilities are located in Addison.

WMBI-FM is the flagship station of Moody Radio. Moody Radio owns and operates 37 stations around the country and the network provides programming to almost 400 affiliates around the country. WMBI-FM's format consists of Christian talk and teaching and Christian music. Local programming includes The Morning Ride, and This is the Day with Nancy Turner. In addition to local programming, WMBI-FM carries a variety of talk shows originating at Moody Radio in Chicago including Midday Connection with Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt, Chris Fabry Live! with Chris Fabry and In the Market with Janet Parshall.

WMBI-FM broadcasts three channels in the HD Radio format as HD1: Moody Radio, HD2: Majesty Radio, & HD3: Radio Moody Espanol.[2]

History

The station began broadcasting July 25, 1960, and originally simulcast the programming of its sister station WMBI AM 1110.[3] The station originally had an ERP of 44,000 watts at a HAAT of 450 feet.[4] The station's ERP was increased to 49,700 watts in 1963, and in 1972 its ERP was increased to 100,000 watts at a HAAT of 441 feet.[4]

References

  1. 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting. 1971. p. B-62. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=25
  3. 1961-62 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting. 1961-1962. p. B-52. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. 1 2 History Cards for WMBI-FM, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 25, 2018.

Coordinates: 41°55′41″N 88°00′25″W / 41.928052°N 88.006963°W / 41.928052; -88.006963


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