History

Bob Wilkins founded Wilkins Radio Network, Inc. in 1989 with the acquisition of KLNG AM 1560 located in Omaha, Nebraska and by 1999 had expanded to a total of six markets.

In 2001, the company more than doubled its total population covered when it added KCNW AM 1380– Kansas City, Missouri and WWNL AM 1080 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  These two stations alone cover more than 5 million people.

The year 2004 was another milestone for Wilkins Radio when one of the oldest Christian programmed stations in the nation was acquired, WBRI AM 1500 – Indianapolis, Indiana.  Recognized as a heritage radio station, WBRI has been Christian programmed since 1964 and continues to provide the very best in Christian Teaching and Talk radio.

Wilkins Radio purchased its corporate office building in Spartanburg, South Carolina in December of 2001 allowing the company to expand its sales, accounting and administrative staff.  The company remains headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but has additional offices located in 23 cities across the United States.

Wilkins has had decade-long relationships with many of its ministry partners including Grace to You with John MacArthur, In Touch with Charles Stanley, Focus on the Family with Jim Daly, New Life Live with Steve Arterburn, Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Wonders in the Word with Doug Batchelor, Fellowship in the Word with Bil Gebhardt, Discover the Word with Haddon Robinson, Watchman on the Wall with Noah Hutchings, Tuning Point with David Jeremiah, Hope for the Heart with June Hunt, Leading the Way with Michael Youssef, Through the Bible with Les Feldick, Road to Reality with K.P. Yohannan, The Old Trailblazer with Albert Pendarvis, Truth Light and Life with Daniel Rodes, Healthline with Bill Martinez and many more. Through partnerships with local churches and national ministries, and with a team of dedicated staff members committed to spreading the gospel through radio, Wilkins Radio has grown to a network of thirty one Christian Teaching/Talk stations. In 2012, Wilkins Radio purchased its first FM station.  In 2014, Wilkins Radio purchased its second FM station.  In 2016 Wilkins Radio purchased seven FM stations and anticipates future growth.

With stations located in major markets, the Wilkins stations reach 20.3 million people.  All of the Wilkins Radio stations are dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the broadcasting of Teaching and Talk programming.

 

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