May 2016

Happy 45th Birthday, WPCS

On June 21, 1971, WPCS began broadcasting along the Upper Gulf Coast, reaching listeners 17 hours a day at 89.3 FM. The station of origin for the Rejoice Broadcast Network, WPCS started with a small studio in an empty classroom in the corner of Pensacola Christian School. This summer, we’re celebrating 45 years of radio ministry! Here’s a timeline of our history:

1985  WPCS expands broadcast to 24 hours a day.

1987  The frequency changes to 89.5 FM with the move to a new 1,300 ft. tower in Elsenor, Alabama.

1988  The station moves to Pensacola Christian College campus in the studios of the new Communicative Arts Center.

1996  Rejoice Broadcast Network begins with its first stations.

1997  Music and Programming begins streaming on the Internet at

2010  KPCS, a 45,000-watt full-power station in Princeton, MN, begins broadcasting in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Through these 45 years, God has blessed this ministry with many friends who have become our share partners. We appreciate each one of you! During this month of celebration, it would be exciting to find out when you began listening to Rejoice Radio and how it has been a blessing to you. When you write, consider including a special birthday gift to help keep Rejoice Radio on the air for another great year of music and programs.


Because we desire to help carry your burden, no matter how big or small, we invite you to send in your prayer requests for us to lift before the Lord during Family Prayer Time. And if you have a praise, we would love to share that, too!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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From Our Listeners

Hi, my name is Luc. I am a 12-year-old boy. For as long as I can remember I have been listening to Rejoice. I enjoy hearing “Unshackled,” especially when I can relate to it either with my life or with the life of someone I know. The music is a real blessing. Thank you, and may God bless you.


Thank you for your faithfulness. Your broadcasts connect me with other members of the body of Christ....Please continue to bring the Word of God and His beautiful music into the lives of so many of us that live alone. You are one way God reaches out and loves us.

—Ann in Michigan

Thank you, as always, for the wonderful day of history, patriotic music, and even some humor related to our American heritage. I especially enjoyed the military music, the banjo music, and the history segments. No other station does what you do!

—Shirley in Texas

I have recently discovered your wonderful radio station and feel so blessed about it! Wanted to tell you THANK YOU for playing all the incredible patriotic music today! It was wonderful! May God bless you in all you endeavor to do to spread the gospel of our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ!

—Patsy in Mississippi

Comment from Listener in Minnesota

“I must let you know how much I am blessed in my very being with the songs early in the morning. I get up at 4:15 AM and start my day with Russell Kelfer. What a blessing his messages are everyday to me. Then, Mina Oglesby’s voice, for some reason, is such a strength and comfort to me, you can’t imagine. I need it all, and I thank the Lord and pray for your station.”

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