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History

developmentWCNP was conceived by Dennis Baldridge in 2005 when he began conducting the initial research, praying for God’s direction, and developing the general vision for the station.

Having settled on the general themes of music, faith, and community, Mr. Baldridge then formed the non-profit organization “Freedom and Liberty” through which the initial application for the station was filed in 2007.

After three years of prayerful waiting and watching, a small group of supporters rejoiced over the good news that the FCC granted the construction permit. The call letters WCNP were secured in the Fall of 2010.

For the remainder of 2010 and during the year of 2011 technical and legal matters were addressed (engineering structural analysis, becoming a 501(c)3 organization, etc.). During this time, capitol funds were also raised as the support base grew.

In 2012, the station was introduced to the community, fund raisers were held, a studio location was chosen, the antenna was ordered, and programs began to be selected for airing.

As soon as the ground began to thaw in 2013, construction began, testing ensued, and full operation commenced on April 5, 2013.

A grand opening event was held on June 7, 2013 and we were encouraged by the support expressed by several members of our community.

Since then, the station has continued to grow in quality and listenership. We thank God for blessing our humble efforts and trust him to use our station for his glory.