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History

Moody Radio, WKES, was established in July of 1961 as Keswick Radio and was the first and only full-time radio ministry in the Tampa Bay area at that time.

In 1973, the call letters of the FM station were changed from WGNB (West Coast Good News Broadcasting) to WKES. That same year, the station began broadcasting in stereo and increased its power to 100,000 watts. In 1976, the format was expanded to broadcast 24 hours a day. One year later, in 1977, the Keswick Christian School, Bible conference grounds and radio station were donated to Moody Bible Institute.

During the following decades, WKES proclaimed the Gospel throughout the Tampa Bay area. In 1999, Moody Radio purchased WKZM in Sarasota, which began repeating the WKES signal. In 2003, two other stations owned by Moody also began simulcasting WKES programming; they were WSOR in Naples and WHGN in Crystal River. Moody Radio became a regional station heard throughout Central and Southwest Florida.

In 2003, the onset of Internet streaming presented the incredible opportunity for world-wide expansion of the ministry. It’s now possible for the station to be heard anywhere in the world where there is Internet access.

Highlights


Microphone
Friday, January 30 in Brandon, FL More
Silverware
Friday, January 30, 12:30-2 p.m. FREE, but reservations are required. More
Money
In Lakeland and The Villages: Feb. 11-13. More
Moody
Serving at Moody Radio stations in Cleveland, Boynton Beach and St. Petersburg. More
Partners
Info about ministries and businesses who support Moody Radio. More
MP3 Player
Listen on your phone. More
Partnership
Come with us as we return to the Navajo Nation, June 13-20. More
Travel
Experience the Land and the Book in 2015. More
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