Life 97.9 logo.png
Fargo, North Dakota
Broadcast areaFargo-Moorhead
Frequency97.9 MHz
BrandingLife 97.9
FormatContemporary Christian
OwnerNorthwestern Media
(University of Northwestern - St. Paul)
KFNW, Faith Radio
First air date
Call sign meaning
"Fargo Northwestern College"
Technical information
Facility ID49772
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT305 meters
Transmitter coordinates
47°0′36″N 97°11′42″W / 47.01000°N 97.19500°W / 47.01000; -97.19500Coordinates: 47°0′36″N 97°11′42″W / 47.01000°N 97.19500°W / 47.01000; -97.19500
Translator(s)93.9 K230AS (Fergus Falls)
WebcastListen Live

KFNW-FM (97.9 FM) is a contemporary Christian music formatted radio station located in Fargo, North Dakota. Branded Life 97.9, the station is owned and operated by Northwestern Media, a ministry of the University of Northwestern- St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

KFNW is a non-profit radio station, receiving its funding from listener donations and the University of Northwestern- St. Paul. The station is also aired on several low-powered broadcast translators outside of its main listening area. The station's programming is also streamed on the Internet.

Its studios are located on 52nd Avenue South in Fargo, while its transmitter is located near Amenia.


On June 1, 2007, a fire in the antenna system used by KFNW-FM, WDAY-FM, and KRWK put all three stations off the air. KFNW-FM later resumed broadcasting from a backup transmitter site at reduced power.

In May 2020, KFNW-FM won the award for Small Market Station of the Year given by the Christian Music Broadcasters.

In June 2021, KFNW-FM moved to a brand new studio facility located on 53rd Avenue South in Fargo.


Broadcast translators of KFNW-FM
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K230AS 93.9 MHz Fergus Falls, Minnesota 250 D FCC FM Query