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

The Family Life Network is a Christian radio network, broadcasting on FM stations across Western and Central New York, as well as northern Pennsylvania, from flagship station WCIK 103.1 Avoca. It is owned and operated by the Family Life Ministries of Bath, New York. 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 different chain of Christian radio stations in the South, Southwest and other regions of the U.S.

History

Family Life Ministries was founded in 1957; 67 years ago (1957). For most of its first 30 years, FLN operated a single radio station at 88.3 FM in Bath. 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. It began by acquiring WCID in Friendship, New York (now WCOV).[2]

Family Life actively buys and sells stations and translators in its coverage area, a practice that takes advantage of the ministry's status as a non-commercial religious broadcaster. That means it isn't subject to Federal Communications Commission restrictions on the number of stations it can own in one broadcast region. It has largely avoided the AM radio band. When presented with a right of first refusal to buy an AM station in Syracuse, it declined.[3] It quickly spun off two other AM stations 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, WCG or WCD. According to the company's station list, these abbreviations stand for Where Christ Is, Where Christ Offers, Where Christ Grants and With Christ Discover. Flagship WCIK, for example, represents "Where Christ Is King."

Stations and Translators by Markets

New York

Binghamton

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W275BC 102.9 FM Chenango Bridge, New York 57 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W205CB 88.9 FM Cayuga Heights, New York 180 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W293BE 106.5 FM Norwich, New York 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W250BE 97.9 FM Oneonta, New York 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W283AT 104.5 FM Walton, New York 70 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Buffalo

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W239BX 95.7 FM Albion, New York 38 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W291CN 106.1 FM Buffalo, New York 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W263CN 100.5 FM Dunkirk, New York 150 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W262CQ 100.3 FM Lockport, New York 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W239BA 95.7 FM Niagara Falls, New York 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Elmira

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W293CE 106.5 FM Bath, New York 9 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W281BA 104.1 FM Corning, New York 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W257AX 99.3 FM Hornell, New York 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W273BI 88.5 FM Watkins Glen, New York 50 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W230BM 93.9 FM Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 40 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Rochester

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W220CJ 91.9 FM Penn Yan, New York 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W234AZ 94.7 FM Rochester, New York 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Syracuse

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W252AC 98.3 FM Fairmount, New York 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Western Twin Tiers

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W280EB 103.9 FM Alfred, New York 34 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W231AH 94.1 FM Olean, New York 44 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W264AT 100.7 FM Warren, Pennsylvania 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W249ED 97.7 FM Westfield, New York 38 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W204CR 88.7 FM Butler, Pennsylvania 13 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W279AB 103.7 FM Clearfield, Pennsylvania 175 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W272BO 102.3 FM Coudersport, Pennsylvania 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W284BG 104.7 FM Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W269CX 102.3 FM Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W277BJ 103.3 FM Williamsport, Pennsylvania 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Erie

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W254AJ 98.7 FM Erie, Pennsylvania 250 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W238BD 95.5 FM Titusville, Pennsylvania 10 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Translators
Call sign Frequency City of license ERP (W) Class FCC info
W255BL 98.9 FM Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 240 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ
W228CH 93.5 FM Towanda, Pennsylvania 19 D ‹The template FMQ is being considered for deletion.› FMQ

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. ^ "FM Query Results". FM Query Broadcast Station Search (Database search result; 1 record returned). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  6. ^ "NERW Year in Review 2020, Part I: The Year in Station Sales". 28 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Site of the Week 9/10/2021: Around Northwest Pennsylvania". 10 September 2021.