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Bott Radio expands in northeast Indiana

Statement issued Friday:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 24, 2011 - Bott Radio Network (BRN) launched a powerful new FM expansion of its Christian Talk Radio service to Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana on Friday with the addition of 100.1 FM. Formerly WNUY, the new station is WFCV-FM, a service of Bott Radio Network.

Bott Radio Network began broadcasting in the Fort Wayne area with the launch of WFCV 1090 AM back in 1980. Now, more than 30 years later, BRN is building upon their legacy of service in Northeast Indiana with the addition of WFCV 100.1 FM.

A special dedication broadcast took place at noon on Friday, June 24 to mark the moment when this quality, full-power, 24/7 FM station became part of Bott Radio Network. Together with BRN’s powerful station at 1090 AM, this new FM signal will broadcast Quality Bible Teaching as well as Christian News and Information 24 hours a day to families in Fort Wayne and all across Northeast Indiana.

The addition of 100.1 FM, together with 1090 AM, underscores Bott Radio Network’s commitment to serve families in Northeast Indiana. BRN has plans for a major power increase at 100.1 FM. “The engineering report shows that we can nearly triple the power of the station,” explains Rich Bott, BRN President & CEO. “We plan to implement the power increase as soon as possible.”

“I’m excited about this new full power station at 100.1 FM. Now with both AM and FM, we will be able to reach more people with the power of God’s Word all day and all night,” said Dale Gerke, BRN’s Indiana Regional Manager.

With headquarters in Kansas City, Bott Radio Network is recognized as a national leader in Christian broadcasting. For nearly 50 years, Bott Radio Network has featured America’s finest Bible teachers and Christian news and information programs to help people grow in the Lord and apply their faith in their daily lives. Bott Radio Network stretches across the United States from California to Tennessee, with a focus on the heart of America.

BRN President/CEO Rich Bott noted, “For nearly 50 years, Bott Radio Network has served families with Quality Bible Teaching and Christian News and Information. We are excited about expanding our FM coverage in Northeast Indiana to reach more people with the power of God’s Word. At 100.1 FM, this new signal, combined with our existing AM 1090 station, will help more people to grow in their faith and to know what’s happening in the world around them, from a Biblical perspective.”

Founded in 1962, Bott Radio Network currently broadcasts its format of Quality Bible Teaching with Christian News and Information on 88 radio stations, reaching into fifteen states with a combined coverage of 40 million people. BRN also is heard nationwide on SkyAngel Channel 202, worldwide online at, Apple TV, iTunes Radio, and on Smart Phones, including the Bott Radio iPhone app and the new Android app. You can find Bott Radio Network on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter at

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