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Christian radio featuring Bible teaching and Christian focused news and current events. The American Christian Network Broadcasts the word of God to the Pacific Northwest and beyond via our 6 affiliates. Christian Radio from the American Christian Network. Providing Christian radio to the Pacific Northwest.

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CHURCH CALENDAR

Mail address:
KTBI
PO Box 734
Ephrata
WA 98823

Email: acn@acn.cc

Phone:  509 754 2000

KTBI is supported by the 810 Club Family Christian Ministry.

You can help keep KTBI on the air by using your credit card on the safe 810 CLUB site.

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KTBI 50,000 Watts On Clear Channel 810

KTBI is the exclusive network affiliate of the American Christian Network.

Christian Voice of Wenatchee and Central Washington


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KTBI Transmitter Building Pictures Before And After.  Click Here.

 

KTBI is one of the most unique radio stations in the country.   It is a grand fathered 50,000 watt daytimer, non directional on Clear Channel 810.   It operates from local sunrise to local sunset.   It covers hundreds of miles and is considered Washington's Christian Giant.

A Wenatchee pastor's wife was awarded a gift for selecting the meaning of KTBI.   Keeping The Believers Informed.


HISTORY OF KTBI and Tacoma Broadcaster's, Incorporated.

The call letters KTBI were first used in the 1920s when the Bible Institute of Los Angeles was granted a radio station.   The B I stood for Bible Institute.   The Bible Institute of Los Angeles became known as BIOLA which is now a Christian college in the LA area.

The next use of the call letters was in Tacoma, Washington.   KTBI went on the air in the early 40s at 1490 on the AM dial with 250 watts which was the maximum power for what were know as Class 4 radio stations.    KTBI was owned and operated by a corporation, Tacoma Broadcasters, Incorporated.   Obviously the TBI in the call letters meant Tacoma Broadcasters Incorporated.

This is the station at which Tom Read, President of modern day KTBI, began learning the broadcasting business.   After the war in the late 40s, KTBI was granted permission to move from 1490, 250 watts to 810, 1000 watts daytime.  The studio was moved from the second floor of the Puget Sound Bank Building in Tacoma to a beautiful new, studio/transmitter located at 2715 Center Street, literally in the center of Tacoma.

In the early 50's, KTBI received permission to move from 810 to 850 and go full time.  On 850, the station call letters changed to KTAC.    810 was used for a short time by a station in Western Canada and then became available as a major 50,000 watt facility for Central Washington to proclaim the Gospel.

Today, KTBI is an affiliate of the American Christian Network and airs the finest Bible teachers in the country.  To reach the ACN radio network on the internet, go to www.acn.cc.

To be continued.

 

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