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Christian radio station opens in Carlisle area
June 28, 2012
By Joshua Schmidt, For the Patriot-News
"The Bridge" — WPFG 91.3 FM — is live on the airwaves throughout Cumberland and Perry counties. The Christian radio station for Cumberland Valley celebrated its grand opening on June 8.
Christian radio station to hit local airwaves soon
Re-printed from The Sentinel
By Lauren McLane, Sentinel Reporter
Friday, May 18, 2012
A project 13 years in the making will finally become a reality on Saturday when Cumberland Valley Christian Radio will begin broadcasting on WPFG 91.3 at 10 a.m.
Because of FCC test regulations, on Saturday the station will only be broadcasting at 50 percent capacity. After the FCC ensures that the station's broadcasting won't interfere with other radio stations' frequencies, the station will be allowed to go to full capacity.
Once the station is broadcasting at full capacity, it will reach all of Cumberland and Perry counties.
"We just hope people will tune in and listen and give us a chance," Bruce Apgar Sr., project manager, said.
The idea came to Apgar when he was doing sound for a church and he was talking with two radio hosts who also attended the church when one of them talked about the outreach of radio to the Christian community and lamented the fact there wasn't a good Christian station in the Cumberland Valley.
"That was in 1999," he said. It took the station several years to be allowed to apply for licensure by the FCC, to raise funds to buy the tower and location and equipment, to pay the fees and costs and so on.
"By God's grace, we turn the switch at 10 a.m. Saturday," he said.
"We'll be broadcasting the gospel of Jesus Christ in a biblically correct way," he added.
The station — whose call letters stand for With Praise For God — will broadcast Christian music, Bible reading, local news, weather, traffic reports and public service announcements.
The studio is located at 14 Stover Drive with business hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. The phone number is 241-9734.