Good News Media, Inc. is a non-denominational, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Traverse City, Michigan serving northwest Michigan. Utilizing any form of media necessary to promote the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Good News Media’s collection of FM and AM radio stations allows the organization the broadest reach all over northwest Michigan.
Good News Media Inc. signed on our flagship station WLJN AM 1400 on December 23, 1982. It was just in time to bring the sounds of the Christmas season to many that had been waiting with great anticipation for the first Christian radio station in this part of the state. The station provided a blend of music and Bible teaching and later became our all talk station featuring Bible teaching and live national interactive talk programs that help build a Biblical worldview into the lives of the listener.
Good News Media Inc. brought WLJN 89.9 FM on the air on October 1st, 1989. This was a welcome addition and compliment to our AM 1400 mother station that had been on the air since December 23, 1982. God has allowed us to gradually increase our borders. In 1982 our power output was just 10,000 watts. In 1993 we increased to 12,500, in 2002 we increased to 39,000 watts, and then in 2013 we went to a full power station at 100,000 watts.
In the Spring of 2004 Good News Media experienced God expanding our borders again with the addition of a five-thousand watt AM signal in Cadillac. WLJW AM 1370 allowed us to take our Christian Talk radio programming into another part of the state. With the two AM stations we are able to cover much of the same area of WLJN FM with the alternative programming.
WLJN 89.9 FM allowed us a compliment and expansion of our AM 1400 programming. When WLJN FM 89.9 signed on in 1989, AM 1400 moved to an all Christian Talk Radio station from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. WLJN FM became a mix of music and Bible teaching.
With our current signal we now blanket northwest Michigan in a radius from Ludington to Big Rapids, Higgins Lake, Mio and up to the straits of Mackinac. We have the potential of reaching more than 300,000 people every day within our coverage area with the message of Christ and His redeeming love relationship that He wants with all people.