Real Presence Radio
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TypeRadio network
Country
Programming
FormatCatholic radio
History
Launch dateDecember 12, 2000
Links
WebcastListen live
Websiterealpresenceradio.com

Real Presence Radio is a lay apostolate Catholic talk radio network in the United States, with stations and translators (low power re-broadcasters) in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming covering five states and parts of two Canadian provinces. The network's headquarters and main studios are in Fargo, North Dakota. The network also carries some programming from the national EWTN Radio network.

History

Real Presence Radio began on November 6, 2004 following the purchase of KWTL AM 1370 (then known as KFJM AM) in Grand Forks, covering most of the Diocese of Fargo and the Diocese of Crookston. On February 6, 2009, Real Presence Radio purchased KVXR AM 1280 in Fargo from Voice of Reason Radio.[1] KVXR switched programming from the Relevant Radio network to a simulcast of KWTL, forming the Real Presence Radio network.

On October 22, 2010, the network built and signed on KPHA FM 91.3 in Bismarck. Translators (low power rebroadcasters) began broadcasting in Minot (91.1 FM) on February 20, 2011 and Williston (89.1 FM) on January 20, 2011. On October 16, 2012 Real Presence Radio purchased the KZZQ call letters (formerly used for KPUL in Des Moines Iowa) and began operating 101.9 FM KZZQ, which serves the Dickinson area, and on December 1, 2014, the network began broadcasting on 91.7 KXRP in Bismarck and on December 12, 2014, 104.1 KZTW in Tioga, ND.[1] The network purchased a station in the Duluth-Superior area, WWEN, on February 15, 2016 from American Family Radio.[2] Effective March, 2018, Real Presence Radio purchased KGLL in Gillette, Wyoming from American Family Radio.[3]

Real Presence Radio is also heard on low power affiliate stations 98.9 KXYM-LP in June 2015 in Belcourt, ND and 99.7 KZEB-LP in September 2014 in Jamestown, ND.[1]

With the new stations in the Diocese of Bismarck, the Real Presence Radio network broadcasts to a majority of North Dakota's population along with much of northwest Minnesota, northeastern South Dakota, southern Manitoba including Winnipeg and extreme southwestern Ontario.

Station list

Owned and Operated
City Callsign Frequency Area
Austin, Minnesota KQAQ 970 AM Rochester, MN, north-central IA
Babbitt, Minnesota KZJZ 106.7 FM Babbitt, MN area
Bismarck, North Dakota KXRP 91.3 FM
Ely, Minnesota W288AI 105.5
Wilton, Minnesota WBKK 820 AM Bemidji, MN area
Bemidji, Minnesota K254DJ 98.7 FM Fill-in translator for WBKK[4]
Moorhead, Minnesota KVXR 1280 AM Eastern ND, Western MN, Northeastern SD
Fargo, North Dakota K252GC 98.3 FM Fill-in translator for KVXR
Grand Forks, North Dakota KWTL 1370 AM Eastern ND, Northwestern MN, Southern MB including Winnipeg, NW ON
Grand Forks, North Dakota K223DF 92.5 FM Fill-in translator for KWTL
Harvey, North Dakota K217GL 91.3 FM
Mandan, North Dakota KPHA 91.7 FM
Minot, North Dakota K216EE 91.1 FM
Montevideo, Minnesota KBPG 89.5 FM
Richardton, North Dakota KZZQ 101.9 FM Dickinson, ND area, Southeast ND
Tioga, North Dakota KZTW 104.1 FM Williston, ND area, Northwest ND
Williston, North Dakota K206EI 89.1 FM
Brookings, South Dakota K235DE 94.9 FM
Hartford, South Dakota KSTJ 91.3 FM Sioux Falls, SD area
Ipswich, South Dakota KSJP 88.9 FM Aberdeen, SD area
Rapid City, South Dakota KJRC 89.9 FM
Rapid City, South Dakota K234BR 94.7 FM
Sioux Falls, South Dakota KGWD 94.5 FM Sioux Falls, SD area
Wentworth, Wisconsin WWEN 88.1 FM Duluth-Superior area
Gillette, Wyoming KGLL 88.1 FM
Winona, Minnesota KSMR 92.5 FM
Winona, Minnesota K232CZ 94.3 FM Relays KSMR

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Affiliates
Affiliate City Callsign Frequency
Two Hearts Radio Belcourt, North Dakota KXYM-LP 98.9 FM
Hope and Truth Radio Jamestown, North Dakota KZEB-LP 99.7 FM

References

  1. ^ a b c About Real Presence Radio. Accessed February 5, 2015
  2. ^ "Wis. Class A NCE FM is Sold", Radio & Television Business Report. December 15, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "This Buyer Gets A 'Real Presence' In Mountain West", Radio & Television Business Report. March 14, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Facility Details « Licensing and Management System Admin « FCC". enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  5. ^ "FCCInfo Facility Search Results". fccinfo.com. Retrieved 2021-07-28.