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Feb 24 2013

WAVL could go dark

WAVL-AM (910 Apollo) could be disappearing from the airwaves as early as March. The 5000 watt conservative talk station is run by Evangel Heights Church. The church’s associate pastor and station general manager Jeff Bogaczyk told the Tribune-Review that it’s not the intention to take the station dark, but tight finances may make it necessary. While the church is looking into selling or leasing the station, they may take it off the air for a while to reorganize and start a new format.

Evangel Heights has owned and operated the station since 2001 with the intention of using it as a Christian ministry to generate revenue for missions and other endeavors. It never happened. Instead it aired Contemporary Christian music, but the competition became too fierce and so a switch to conservative talk was made. Although it costs less than it did initially to run the station, it’s still a struggle for the church.