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Your Favorite Radio Stations? Programs? Brand of Radio Receiver?

Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 4:47 PM

This blog entry begins with these questions. What are your favorite radio stations? What are your favorite radio programs? What brand of radio receiver do you use?

I'll begin by answering those questions for myself. Since we don't have television, we listen to a lot of radio. I've been an avid listener of shortwave (sw) radio ever since I was just a kid. My first receiver was a Braun AM/FM/shortwave with a phonograph and cabinet. It was bought for 5 bucks at a yard sale. It had the old vacuum tubes! I strung a longwire antenna up on the roof. I've had several cheap analog AM/FM/shortwave portables since then.

Anyway, the radio I now have is a Grundig S450DLX. This is the upgraded replacement for S350DLX. Features include built in fine tuning for single sideband. I bought it a couple months ago at Radio Shack at the mall in Cape Girardeau. It receives AM, FM, and shortwave. It receives all shortwave frequencies, continuous from 1.7 to 30 MHz, covering all 13 international shortwave broadcast bands of 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 31, 41, 49, 60, 75 and 90 meters.

My FM listening includes a variety of Christian radio. American Family Radio AFR) can be heard on 88.5. Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN) is heard on 88.7. Bott Radio (Christian talk radio) has several frequences: 90.5, 91.7, 98.3, and 99.7. Then there are two Southern Gospel stations: KOKS 89.5 and KMHM 104.1. BBN plays traditional Gospel music and has great Christian programs. My favorite is Christian Classics, the reading of fiction and non-fiction stories.

My favorite AM stations are 640 AM (Bott Radio, Memphis) and KLID 1340 AM, Poplar Bluff. KLID is an Accent Radio Network affiliate.

But, shortwave radio is my favorite alternative media. WTJC 9.370 mhz is the Fundamental Broadcasting Network (FBN) shortwave affiliate. WWCR (World Wide Christian Radio) is heard on a number of sw frequencies: 3.215mhz, 4.840mhz, 5.070mhz, 5.935mhz, 7.465mhz, 7.490mhz, 9.350mhz, 9.980mhz, 9.985mhz, 12.160mhz, and 13.845mhz. WINB and WHRI are two other Christian sw stations heard on a number of frequencies. WWCR is Genesis Communications Network.

FBN, WWCR, and Accent Radio uses Information Radio Network USA Radio News for their news at the top of each hour. BBN and the two Southern Gospel stations use Salem Radio Network news. Bott Radio is Christian talk radio. My favorite talk shows on the Bott Radio stations are Jay Sekulow Live, Richard Land Live, and the Bible Answer Man. Accent Radio has several talk programs. My favorite is Straight Talk With Jerry Hughes. Genesis Communications Network is also talk radio. Alex Jones Info Wars is my favorite talk program on GCN.

Well, these are my favorite radio stations and programs. here's a list of links, incase you might be curious. Actually, you can listen live on all these links.

American Family Radio


Bible Broadcasting Network


Bott Radio Network


Fundamental Broadcasting Network


Accent Radio Network


Genesis Communications Network


Information Radio Network USA Radio News


Salem Radio Network




What are your favorite stations and programs? Post links too, if you'd like.

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Notice, there is no mention of Fox News or the three major AM radio stations, 930, 960, or 1400? Notice I didn't mention Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh or Boortz? A side reason for posting this blog entry is so that I can always point to it whenever liberals start their, "I'm not surprised by this as your lot worship Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, O'Reilly, Savage, Jones, and any other money-grabbing entertainer with a microphone and no legitimate sources" montage.

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Mar 9, 2011, at 2:40 PM

Update: WWCR is now heard on 3.195mhz instead of 3.215. WWRB http://www.wwrb.org/ uses the 3.215mhz and now 2.390mhz.

I should also make mention of two other Christian sw stations, WHRI http://www.whri.com/ and WINB http://www.winb.com/.

Here is a way to find International sw stations. Get the news before the American news networks get it! http://www.shortwave.be/

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Mar 10, 2011, at 4:05 PM

This morning, I heard SRN News at 4am on 88.7 report on the 8.9 earthquake which hit Japan. I switched from FM to sw1 (1.7mhz to 10mhz) and found Radio Australia 9.475mhz which gave a detailed news report.

-- Posted by swift on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 4:09 PM

My favorite way to listen to radio is live online streaming while doing email, surfing the web, etc. My favorites are Z88.3 in Orlando, Florida, at http://zradio.org at K-LOVE in Winchester, California, at http://www.klove.com - both are nonprofit, commercial-free contemporary Christian stations. Check 'em out!

-- Posted by ScottChristianBauer on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 12:49 AM

K-LOVE's local affiliate is 107.9 out of Sikeston.

-- Posted by swift on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 4:45 PM

Another contemporary Gospel station in the area is 90.3.

-- Posted by swift on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 4:48 PM

Being hearing impaired makes it difficult for me to listen to the radio. I depend on written news, the computer, and programs that are close captioned on TV. I may miss too much trying to listen to the radio.

-- Posted by mythought on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 8:28 AM

Mythought, you make a good point. This is is why several of these radio stations, networks, and programs have websites where they post the same things they air on the radio. check out the sites.

Last Sundaynight, while traveling back from MtVernon, Ill. we turned on KMOX 1120am and heard the sad news that one of our favorite talk show hosts, Derry Brownfield had passed away. His show was unique from the perspective of rural Missouri commonsense, which is why he named his program, the Common Sense Coalition.


-- Posted by swift on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 3:04 PM

I didn't have much trouble with listening to Derry Brownfield on the radio he spoke loudly and clear enough for me to understand him. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Derry. You did a great service to your listeners.

-- Posted by mythought on Sun, Mar 20, 2011, at 7:55 PM

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My wife Susan (Sue) and I have lived in Soddard County since September of '96. We both graduated from Bible Missionary Institute, our denomination's small four year Bible college in Rock Island, Illinois. I was born and raised in Pomona, California while my wife was raised in Monmouth, Illinois. I am an ordained minister in the Bible Missionary Church. We attend and are members of the Dexter Bible Missionary Church. I've been employed by Tyson Foods for 14 years. My wife is a CNA. I've always been conservative in my political views and have always been active in politics and the Pro-Life movement. My politics have not always been Republican. From 2003-2009 I was vice-chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, the steering arm of the Prohibition Party. In '09, I joined the Constitution Party of Missouri. But, I've been attending the GOP rallys and club meetings since last year and have been campaigning for certain Republican candidates since we moved to this area. I'm on the SEMO Life Chain Committee.