Family Life Network
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TypeRadio network
Country
BrandingFamily Life
Ownership
OwnerFamily Life Ministries, Inc.
Links
Websitehttp://www.familylife.org/

The Family Life Network is a Christian radio network simulcasting via FM stations across Western and Central New York, as well as northern Pennsylvania from flagship station WCIK. It is owned and operated by the larger Family Life Ministries of Bath, New York. Founded in 1957, FLM is an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Family Life is a listener-supported outreach with about 95% of its operating revenue coming directly from listeners, participants, and supporting churches.[1]

The Family Life Network should not be confused with the unrelated Family Life Communications (also known as Family Life Radio), a chain of similar radio stations in Michigan and the southwest.

History

For most of its first 30 years of existence, Family Life Ministries operated a single FM radio station, Bath's WCIK. With the release of Docket 80-90 and the massive expansion of rural and suburban FM radio signals in the late 1980s, Family Life rapidly expanded into a network, beginning with WCID in Friendship, New York (now WCOV).[2]

Family Life maintains an active presence in buying and selling stations and translators in its coverage area, a practice that takes advantage of the ministry's status as a religious broadcaster and its exemption from caps on the number of stations it can own in one broadcast area. It has largely avoided AM radio; when presented with a right of first refusal to buy an AM station in Syracuse,[3] it declined, and it quickly spun off two others in Elmira and Salamanca two months after acquiring them in the wake of Waypoint Media's dissolution.[4]

All of Family Life's stations begin with call signs WCI, WCO or WCG. According to the company's station list, these abbreviations stand for Where Christ Is, Where Christ Offers and Where Christ Grants. Flagship WCIK, for example, represents "Where Christ Is King."

Stations and Translators by Markets

New York

Binghamton

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W275BC 102.9 Chenango Bridge, New York 57 D FCC FM Query
W205CB 88.9 Cayuga Heights, New York 180 D FCC FM Query
W293BE 106.5 Norwich, New York 10 D FCC FM Query
W250BE 97.9 Oneonta, New York 10 D FCC FM Query
W283AT 104.5 Walton, New York 70 D FCC FM Query

Buffalo

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W239BX 95.7 Albion, New York 38 D FCC FM Query
W291CN 106.1 Buffalo, New York 250 D FCC FM Query
W263CN 100.5 Dunkirk, New York 150 D FCC FM Query
W262CQ 100.3 Lockport, New York 250 D FCC FM Query
W239BA 95.7 Niagara Falls, New York 250 D FCC FM Query

Elmira

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W293CE 106.5 Bath, New York 9 D FCC FM Query
W281BA 104.1 Corning, New York 10 D FCC FM Query
W257AX 99.3 Hornell, New York 10 D FCC FM Query
W273BI 88.5 Watkins Glen, New York 50 D FCC FM Query
W230BM 93.9 Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 40 D FCC FM Query

Rochester

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W220CJ 91.9 Penn Yan, New York 10 D FCC FM Query
W234AZ 94.7 Rochester, New York 250 D FCC FM Query

Syracuse

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W252AC 98.3 Fairmount, New York 250 D FCC FM Query

Western Twin Tiers

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W280EB 103.9 Alfred, New York 34 D FCC FM Query
W231AH 94.1 Olean, New York 44 D FCC FM Query
W264AT 100.7 Warren, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC FM Query
W252CG 98.3 Westfield, New York 99 D FCC FM Query

Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W204CR 88.7 Butler, Pennsylvania 13 D FCC FM Query
W279AB 103.7 Clearfield, Pennsylvania 175 D FCC FM Query
W272BO 102.3 Coudersport, Pennsylvania 10 D FCC FM Query
W284BG 104.7 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC FM Query
W269CX 102.3 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC FM Query
W277BJ 103.3 Williamsport, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC FM Query

Erie

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W254AJ 98.7 Erie, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC FM Query
W238BD 95.5 Titusville, Pennsylvania 10 D FCC FM Query

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Translators
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W255BL 98.9 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 240 D FCC FM Query
W262DR 100.3 Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 1.3 D FCC FM Query
W228CH 93.5 Towanda, Pennsylvania 19 D FCC FM Query
W280CV 103.9 Scranton, Pennsylvania 13 D FCC FM Query

References

  1. ^ "Financial Accountability - Family Life". www.familylife.org. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  2. ^ Site of the Week 7/9/2021: Wellsville and Alfred, NY. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "WSEN, Sunny 102 combining into one 'super' radio station". 21 March 2016.
  4. ^ Deal digest: EMF makes buys a Tulsa FM
  5. ^ "NERW Year in Review 2020, Part I: The Year in Station Sales". 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Site of the Week 9/10/2021: Around Northwest Pennsylvania". 10 September 2021.