WCIF-FM 106.3

Original Call Letters: WCIF

Originally Licensed: Jan 1, 1980
Original City of License: Melbourne
Original Frequency: 106.3
Origin of Call Letters: Slogan: "Where Christ Is First" 
Original Power: 
Original Location:
Translator: 20XX-
Original Format:

Network Affiliation(s):


1980-First Baptist Church, Inc. (First Baptist Church of Melbourne)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:


History of WCIF-FM

Florida Today
Mar. 16,1980

Welcome To WCIF 
Today we welcome to the air a new Brevard radio station WCIF, a non - commercial, Christian FM (frequency modulation) station in South Brevard. The station, established by the First
Baptist Church of Melbourne, will be dedicated during today's 11 - a.m. worship service at the church. Several city and state dignitaries have been invited to attend the dedication, and special music will be provided by guest vocalist Sharon Klee. WCIF (Where Christ Is First) will broadcast in stereo at 106.3 on the FM dial. The station, with studios located in the church office building, will have a broadcast - day of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ken F. Klinger wiljserve as WCIF's general manager and minister of radio missions. There will be a public open house at the station this afternoon between 3 and 5. When the switch is thrown sending power to the transmitter today, it will mark the culmination of about seven years of hoping and planning by church members who wanted to get this Christian voice on the air. Brevard is served by another noncommercial Christian station in Titusville, WPIO. We. wish WCIF well, and hope it proves to be a joy and inspiration to the people of the Melbourne area for many years to come.

Names In WCIF History

Ken Klingier-1980-Station Manager-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Edward Hurt-1980-Chief Engineer-First Baptist Church, Inc.

Lee J. Martinez-General Manager-First Baptist Church, Inc.

Dave Edwards-1980-
First Baptist Church, Inc. Biography
Milton Root-1980-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Martha Root-General Manager-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Penny Galloway-Operations/Community Engagement Manager-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Cliff Lethbridge-1989-Midday/Evenings-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Mark P. Patterson-First Baptist Church, Inc.
John Norczyk-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Sheri Martin-Financial Secretary-First Baptist Church, Inc.
Jim Grossmann-Chief Engineer-First Baptist Church, Inc.

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