About Us

The Vision for Rejoice Radio

In the early 1970’s, God placed a desire on the heart of Dr. Arlin Horton to start a Christian radio station for listeners along the upper Gulf Coast. On June 21, 1971, WPCS began operation. And in December 1996, WPCS expanded its outreach by broadcasting the Rejoice Broadcast Network on its first satellator station in Eugene, Oregon.

Now, through the financial support of its listeners, Rejoice Radio is broadcast on almost 40 stations and the Internet, reaching listeners across America and around the world. Rejoice Radio continues the vision of broadcasting Christian music and programming to encourage believers and provide a gospel witness in the community. As we look forward to what the Lord will continue to do through this listener-supported Christian radio ministry, we can only say, “To God be the glory, great things He hath done.”


  • RBN History 1971


    On June 21, WPCS signed on the air as an educational, noncommercial, nonprofit, Christian radio ministry for the northwest Florida area. From its frequency 89.3 FM, WPCS broadcast Christian programming 17 hours a day.

  • RBN History 1971


    WPCS began broadcasting 24 hours a day.

  • RBN History 1987


    WPCS moved to a new tower, and the frequency changed to 89.5 FM.

  • RBN History 1988


    WPCS moved to its current location in the Visual and Performing Arts building of Pensacola Christian College.

  • RBN History 1990


    In December, the Rejoice Broadcast Network began with its first station in Eugene, Oregon.

  • RBN History 1990


    RBN became available on the Internet, extending its ministry to listeners around the globe.

  • RBN History 1990


    On April 23, the full-power station KPCS 89.7 FM began broadcasting in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area.

  • RBN History 1990


    Rejoice Radio became available on mobile devices.

Comment from Listener in Florida

“Just to thank you for the blessings you bring into my life. I listen daily trying not to miss a single program-"This Is the Day,” J. Vernon McGee, Russell Kelfer, “Drive Time,” “Songs in the Night,” “Stories of Great Christians.” -All are such a blessing and encouragement in my daily walk with Christ!! Praise God for you.”

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