KNWS-FM, also known as Life 101.9, is a radio station in Waterloo, Iowa that is owned and operated by Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota, and supported by donations from the local community.
Life 101.9 broadcasts Contemporary Christian music. Its signal covers Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and surrounding areas in eastern Iowa. A live stream is available worldwide at its website. The station also broadcasts its programming on translator stations K245AZ, serving Dubuque at 96.9FM; and, K242BX, serving Marshalltown at 96.3 FM.
Brent Manion hosts The Morning Show from 6-9 AM weekdays. The show consists of music interspersed with news, weather, public affairs interviews, and listener participation. Other station personalities include Mya Thomas, Doug Smith, Dan Raymond, and Mike Lanser.
24 hours a day (except for a church service on Sunday mornings), the radio station broadcasts commercial-free Contemporary Christian music.
Life 101.9's sister station, Faith 1090, broadcasts a Christian talk and teaching format.