Cumberland Valley Christian Radio History
Mid 1999 - Idea was discussed to bring a strong signaled FM radio station to the Cumberland Valley area from the west shore of the Susquehanna River to Shippensburg and from the South Mountain to the North Mountain.
1st Quarter 2000 - Cumberland Valley Christian Radio (CVCR) Incorporation completed.
2nd Quarter 2000 - FCC places 1 year moratorium on new applications for non-commercial channels in the FM band.
7 year 7 months length of moratorium – During this period of time CVCR prepared to submit application when FCC lifted moratorium. CVCR became a 501c3 organization.
October 2008 - FCC Open a short window for submission of new application for non-commercial channels in the FM band.
October 2008 - CVCR and their Lawyer (FCC Specialization) complete and submit an application for 91.3 FM in the Cumberland Valley.
October 2008 - FCC accepts CVCR application for 91.3 FM in the Cumberland Valley.
April 2009 - FCC provides CVCR with a construction permit to create a full service radio station on a frequency of 91.3 FM broadcasting from Wagonners Gap to an area covering a large portion of Cumberland and Perry counties. See Coverage Map.
April 2009 – CVCR submits request for WPFG call sign to FCC.
April 2009 to October 2010 - CVCR starts fund raising of $150,00 needed capital to purchase and establish the radio station. As of now $75,000 raised.
Studio and Tower site engineering completed. Tower ordered and received.
November 2010 to July 2011 - CVCR rented a tower location and developed the property by raising a new tower, installing antennas and transmitter equipment completing the transmission location in late July.
August to October 2011 - CVCR entered into negotiations for a studio location just outside of Carlisle. Additionally Studio equipment has been purchased and is being configured By Nelson Frey our Chief Engineer. Equipment will be ready for installation quickly in the new studio.
November to December 2011 - Application submitted to FCC for license On Air testing. Studio negotiations, variance approval and contract finalized.
January 2012 - FCC asked questions about WPFG's on air application test documents, causing review and reengineering to be corrected by our contracted engineering group.
May 19th, 2012 - WPFG on the air. With Praise For God !
May 19, 2013 – WPFG on the air, 1st year anniversity. With Praise For God !
December 29th 2013 WPFG 1st live broadcast of Chaplain Dave Kyllonen Couriers Last concert.
October 15,2015 Shermans Dale, PA Translator W226AS went on the air.