VCY America, is a traditional, evangelical Christian ministry based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The VCY America Radio Network maintains a format of Christian talk and teaching, as well as traditional Christian music through all of its broadcast outlets.
|Owner||VCY America, Inc.|
|Founded||1954 as Milwaukee Youth for Christ |
by Vic Eliason
Originally known as "Milwaukee Youth For Christ," and later, "Greater Milwaukee Youth For Christ," it left the national YFC organization in 1973 and became known as the Wisconsin Voice of Christian Youth (WVCY) until 1995, when it changed to its present name.
The ministry operates 33 VCY America-owned radio stations in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin and 25 low-power translators. VCY America radio also provides programming such as Crosstalk, Worldview Weekend, and Music 'til Dawn to stations throughout the country via satellite.
VCY America's radio programming includes Christian Talk and Teaching programming, among them:
- Crosstalk, hosted by Jim Schneider and formerly by Vic Eliason
- Worldview Weekend with Brannon Howse
- Grace to You with John MacArthur
- In Touch with Charles Stanley
- Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers
- Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
- The Alternative with Tony Evans
- Liberty Counsel's Faith and Freedom Report
- Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee
- Joni and Friends
- Moody Radio's Stories of Great Christians
VCY America also airs a variety of vocal and instrumental traditional Christian Music, as well as children's programming such as Ranger Bill. Notably, the network (including WVCY-TV) eschews any programs featuring Contemporary Christian music, and has dropped programming which has switched to it in any form, including as theme music.
The network also runs WVCY-TV (Channel 30) out of Milwaukee, which does hold a commercial license but is completely viewer/listener supported. As of January 2018, it is carried under a channel share agreement with commercial station WITI after it vacated its former independent frequency in the FCC's spectrum repack auction, the proceeds of which ($76.3 million, plus donations and bookstore purchases since) have been utilized to expand VCY's radio network. WVCY is also carried in the Wausau market via translator W26EE-D in Wittenburg. WVCY was notable for rejecting a 1994 offer to be purchased by the CBS Corporation in order to become the market's CBS affiliate in the wake of the 1994–1996 United States broadcast television realignment.
The ministry also operates a summer camp, near Hillsboro, Wisconsin, called, "Trail Ridge Camp" as well as its religious bookstore, with a physical location in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, and its online presence.
The ministry is run by a team formerly headed by the late Vic Eliason, a former Youth for Christ worker, ordained Christian minister and a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University, in 2001. Jim Schneider is the current Executive Director.
List of stationsEdit
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||State||Class||Power
|KVCP||88.3 FM||Phoenix||Arizona||C1||—||22,500||304 m (997 ft)||FCC|
|KVCC||88.5 FM||Tucson||Arizona||A||—||1,500||115 m (377 ft)||FCC|
|WLUV||1590 AM||Loves Park||Illinois||D||500 (day)
|WPTH||88.1 FM||Olney||Illinois||A||—||2,900||61 m (200 ft)||FCC|
|KVCI||89.7 FM||Montezuma||Iowa||C1||—||100,000||151 m (495 ft)||FCC|
|KVDI||99.3 FM||Huxley||Iowa||A||—||5,300||95 m (312 ft)||FCC|
|KVCY||104.7 FM||Fort Scott||Kansas||C3||—||16,000||125 m (410 ft)||FCC|
|KCVS||91.7 FM||Salina||Kansas||C2||—||11,500||228 m (748 ft)||FCC|
|WVCN||104.3 FM||Baraga||Michigan||C1||—||100,000||262 m (860 ft)||FCC|
|WVCM||91.5 FM||Iron Mountain||Michigan||A||—||500||183 m (600 ft)||FCC|
|WQRN||88.9 FM||Cook||Minnesota||C3||—||16,000||70 m (230 ft)||FCC|
|WQRM||850 AM||Duluth||Minnesota||B||50,000 (day)
|KVCS||89.1 FM||Spring Valley||Minnesota||C3||—||12,000||138 m (453 ft)||FCC|
|WRVX||91.7 FM||Cameron||Missouri||C2||—||27,500||116 m (381 ft)||FCC|
|KIRS||107.7 FM||Stockton||Missouri||C3||—||11,700||146 m (479 ft)||FCC|
|KVCN||106.7 FM||Los Alamos||New Mexico||C0||—||44,000||592 m (1,942 ft)||FCC|
|WJIC||91.7 FM||Zanesville||Ohio||A||—||6,000||97 m (318 ft)||FCC|
|KVCF||90.5 FM||Freeman||South Dakota||C2||—||9,000||246 m (807 ft)||FCC|
|KVCX||101.5 FM||Gregory||South Dakota||C1||—||100,000||195 m (640 ft)||FCC|
|KVCH||88.7 FM||Huron||South Dakota||C1||—||60,000||161 m (528 ft)||FCC|
|KVFL||89.1 FM||Pierre||South Dakota||A||—||400||113 m (371 ft)||FCC|
|KVDT||103.3 FM||Allen||Texas||C||—||98,000||606 m (1,988 ft)||FCC|
|KVLM||104.7 FM||Lamesa||Texas||C1||—||100,000||224 m (735 ft)||FCC|
|KVCE||92.7 FM||Slaton||Texas||C1||—||51,000||182 m (597 ft)||FCC|
|WVIW||104.1 FM||Bridgeport||West Virginia||A||—||2,450||158 m (518 ft)||FCC|
|WVCF||90.5 FM||Eau Claire||Wisconsin||A||—||1,600||112 m (367 ft)||FCC|
|WVFL||89.9 FM||Fond du Lac||Wisconsin||A||—||1,000||117 m (384 ft)||FCC|
|WVCY-FM[a]||107.7 FM||Milwaukee||Wisconsin||B||—||43,000||161 m (528 ft)||FCC|
|WVCY||690 AM||Oshkosh||Wisconsin||B||250 (day)
|WVCS||90.1 FM||Owen||Wisconsin||C3||—||1,900||153 m (502 ft)||FCC|
|WVCX||98.9 FM||Tomah||Wisconsin||C0||—||100,000||300 m (980 ft)||FCC|
|WEGZ||105.9 FM||Washburn||Wisconsin||C1||—||100,000||226 m (741 ft)||FCC|
|WVRN||88.9 FM||Wittenberg||Wisconsin||C2||—||25,000||147 m (482 ft)||FCC|
|City of license||State||ERP
|K293AO||106.5||Alamosa||Colorado||250||34.8 m (114 ft)||D||FCC|
|K214DE||90.7||Antonito||Colorado||10||731 m (2,398 ft)||D||FCC|
|W213AW||90.5||Charleston||Illinois||55||46 m (151 ft)||D||FCC|
|W287BY||105.3||Rockford||Illinois||135||90 m (300 ft)||D||FCC|
|W249CX||97.7||Duluth||Minnesota||250||164 m (538 ft)||D||FCC|
|K292FX||106.3||Joplin||Missouri||250||60.7 m (199 ft)||D||FCC|
|K203EZ||88.5||Alamogordo||New Mexico||10||509.1 m (1,670 ft)||D||FCC|
|K218AK||91.5||Artesia||New Mexico||63||18 m (59 ft)||D||FCC|
|K207CQ||89.3||Gallup||New Mexico||100||12 m (39 ft)||D||FCC|
|K211CW||90.1||Hobbs||New Mexico||57||99 m (325 ft)||D||FCC|
|K250AB||97.9||Roswell||New Mexico||205||42.5 m (139 ft)||D||FCC|
|K220CE||91.9||Ruidoso||New Mexico||82||918 m (3,012 ft)||D||FCC|
|K212EH||90.3||Silver City||New Mexico||2||461 m (1,512 ft)||D||FCC|
|W232CQ||94.3||Cambridge||Ohio||13||108 m (354 ft)||D||FCC|
|K206EQ||89.1||Brookings||South Dakota||250||41 m (135 ft)||D||FCC|
|K258AG||99.5||Mitchell||South Dakota||250||86 m (282 ft)||D||FCC|
|K293BQ||106.5||Sioux Falls||South Dakota||250||22.8 m (75 ft)||D||FCC|
|K278BK||103.5||Watertown||South Dakota||250||78.2 m (257 ft)||D||FCC|
|W286DS||105.1||Appleton||Wisconsin||120||68 m (223 ft)||D||FCC|
|W216BL||91.1||McFarland||Wisconsin||120||30 m (98 ft)||D||FCC|
|W211AU||90.1||Monroe||Wisconsin||13||105 m (344 ft)||D||FCC|
|W260DL||99.9||Oshkosh||Wisconsin||155||83 m (272 ft)||D||FCC|
|K208FO||89.5||Prairie du Chien||Wisconsin||205||19.6 m (64 ft)||D||FCC|
|W275CH||102.9||Ripon||Wisconsin||13||96 m (315 ft)||D||FCC|
|W235AG||94.9||Sheboygan||Wisconsin||18||95 m (312 ft)||D||FCC|
- Radio, VCY America. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
- "VCY America Central Time Schedule" VCY America. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "FCC Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction Auction 1001 Winning Bids" (PDF). April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
- "Trail Ridge Camp" Trail Ridge Camp. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; May 22, 2001
- "Jim Schneider, Executive Director", VCY America. Retrieved April 22, 2021.