WBGL
CityChampaign, Illinois
Broadcast areaChampaign-Urbana
Frequency91.7 MHz
BrandingFamily Friendly WBGL
Slogan"Faith, Hope, Family"
Programming
FormatChristian AC
AffiliationsNorthwestern Media
Ownership
OwnerUniversity of Northwestern - Saint Paul
WCFL, WCIC, WIBI
History
First air date
October 1982; 38 years ago (1982-10)
Call sign meaning
We Bring God's Love
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID28296
ClassB
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT140 meters (460 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°09′11″N 88°06′58″W / 40.153°N 88.116°W / 40.153; -88.116Coordinates: 40°09′11″N 88°06′58″W / 40.153°N 88.116°W / 40.153; -88.116
Translator(s)See § Translators
Repeater(s)See § Relay stations
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen Now
Websitewbgl.org

WBGL (91.7 FM) is a Christian radio station licensed to Champaign, Illinois and owned by the University of Northwestern - Saint Paul. Studios are located in Champaign.

Relay stations

WBGL is relayed by 9 full-power FM stations and three low-power FM translators. Their combined footprint provides at least secondary coverage from the outer southern suburbs of Chicago to the Illinois side of the St. Louis area to southeastern Missouri.

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
WIBI 91.1 FM Carlinville Illinois 28289 B 50,000 145 m (476 ft)
WZGL 88.1 FM Charleston Illinois 83381 A 2,100 69.9 m (229 ft)
WBGL 91.7 FM Champaign Illinois 28296 B 20,000 140 m (460 ft)
WNLD 88.1 FM Decatur Illinois 28294 A 1,000 93 m (305 ft)
WCBW-FM 89.7 FM East St. Louis Illinois 83448 A 250 57 m (187 ft)
WCFL 104.7 FM Morris Illinois 28304 B 50,000 137 m (449 ft)
WBMV 89.7 FM Mount Vernon Illinois 28302 B1 10,500 150 m (490 ft)
WIMB 89.1 FM Murphysboro Illinois 172907 A 3,500 31.8 m (104 ft)
WVNL 91.7 FM Vandalia Illinois 92248 A 100 50 m (160 ft)
WCRT-FM 88.5 FM Terre Haute Indiana 28293 A 1,050 98 m (322 ft)

Translators

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
W230BS 93.9 Effingham Illinois 145216 D 38 64.8 m (213 ft)
W211AD 90.1 Granite City Illinois 21503 D 60 32 m (105 ft)
K295FB 106.9 Cape Girardeau Missouri 148624 D 92 65 m (213 ft)

Northwestern Media

WBGL and Peoria-based sister station WCIC are part of Northwestern Media. Between them, the two stations and their satellites and repeaters cover almost two-thirds of Illinois, as well as portions of Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana.

In August 2019 the Illinois Bible Institute reached an agreement to sell the entire WBGL/WCIC New Life Media Network to the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, which owns and operates a network of contemporary Christian stations and a network of Christian talk and teaching stations, for $9,901,558.34, plus $200,000 in third-party underwriting announcements for the seller's non-broadcast, non-profit activities for one year. The closing date was November 1, 2019.[1][2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Northwestern Media Acquires WBGL/WCIC In Illinois", Radio Insight. August 6, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "U. of Northwestern Buys 13 Stations From Illinois Bible Institute", HisAir.net. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Northwestern Media Moves to Buy New Life Media", All Access Music Group. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "U. of Northwestern Buys 13 Stations From Illinois Bible Institute", Inside Radio. August 6, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Northwest Arkansas Cluster, Michigan AM, Bakersfield FM, Vermont FM Sold". All Access. Retrieved 2019-11-14.