WDCX 99.5 Life-fm - FM 99.5 - Buffalo, NY

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Crawford Broadcasting Company / WDCX-FM 1932- Dr. Percy B. Crawford, having graduated from seminary, began the very first religious network radio program "Young People's Church of the Air." It aired on some 400+ Mutual Radio Network stations with outlets in every state of the Union, and broadcast live from Philadelphia ... See more for some 25 years. (Dr. Crawford was also the founder and first president of The King's College in New York City.) 1955- Dr. Crawford, concerned about the accessibility of broadcast time for Christian programs (esp. on the Mutual Radio Network and ABC Network of stations), founded the Crawford Broadcasting Company. Dr. Crawford believed that Christian ownership of broadcast properties would guarantee access to prime time for the future. 1958- Dr. Crawford devised a strategic business plan for the acquisition of radio stations for Christian programming. From 1958 to 1960 several stations were purchased, or construction permits for new stations granted by the FCC, including Chicago (WYCA-FM), Lancaster, PA (WDAC-FM), Detroit (WMUZ-FM), and Buffalo (WDCX-FM...construction permit.) 1960- Dr. Percy Crawford passed away (suddenly) with the radio station operation left in the hands of his wife (Ruth) and their five children. The stations were managed by the oldest son, Donald B. Crawford. Understanding the complexities of the broadcast industry, the FCC, etc., Donald Crawford enrolled in law school, even while managing his family's broadcasting company, and received his law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. (Donald Crawford served as President of the company for his family until 1979, when the station ownership interests were divided among the family. The major market stations were then purchased by Donald B. Crawford and thus began the Crawford Broadcasting Company of today.) 1963- Donald B. Crawford, on February 18, 1963, signed WDCX-FM in Buffalo on-the-air with its first day of Christian programming for Western New York and Southern Ontario. The original construction permit, issued just prior to Dr. Percy Crawford's death in 1960, was cancelled by the FCC. Donald Crawford had to fight through the government "red-tape" to make WDCX, his first new station, a reality. Present on that first broadcast day was Milt Ellis who has served on staff for over 40 years. 1966- ln October of 1966, Nev Larson joined the staff of WDCX as afternoon host from 4-7pm each day. Within that first year the WDCX-Sunday Night Sing program was initiated. "Sunday Night Sings" took Nev and the staff into hundreds of churches on Sunday evenings for over 25 years. 1974- Donald B. Crawford hired Nev Larson as the General Manager of WDCX, and together they set in motion much of the programming focus of the station that is still relevant, and ministers so strongly to so many tens of thousands today. 1980 to 1990- On the WDCX side, much stability in operations was accomplished as WDCX began to grow as one of the premiere Christian radio stations in the country. On the Crawford Broadcasting Company front, the company now included WDCX-FM (Buffalo), WYCA-FM (Chicago), WMUZ-FM (Detroit), WDJC-FM (Birmingham), KPBC-AM(Dallas) and KBRT-AM (Los Angeles). 1991 to 2000- CBC, under the careful hand of God's direction, and under the cautious ownership of Donald B. Crawford and management of Nev Larson, began an expansion program of station purchases across New York State into Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany. All were developed and formatted by Donald Crawford and Nev Larson to be mirror image stations of the great Buffalo flagship station, WDCX-FM. 1999 saw the full-time addition to the WDCX staff of Brett Larson, Nev Larson's son, whose broadcast expertise and love of the ministry of WDCX will help to lead WDCX into the next generation of Christian Radio. Also during the 1990's, CBC purchased stations in markets such as Denver, Colorado Springs, Portland, San Francisco, and St. Louis...and additional market stations in Detroit, Chicago, Birmingham, St.Louis, Portland, Denver, Rochester and Albany. 2005- Brett Larson is promoted to Station Manager (from Sales Manager) and begins his new role involving overall station management. Together, Brett and his dad (Nev) begin to transition and prepare WDCX for the next generation of management and many more years of ministry! 2005- WDCX installs the first HD transmitter in Buffalo and begins broadcasting in High Definition Radio. 2006- WDCX also adds its HD-2 signal, a full-time Christian music station and in doing so, became the first station in Western New York to "multi-cast". 2007- WDCX hires back Neil Boron as Program Director and host. After several years in pastoral ministry, Neil brings his one-of-a-kind abilities back to WDCX for a ministry feature show, Mon-Fri, 3-6pm. Future- With 110,000 watts of FM power, it is our prayer that WDCX may broadcast the Gospel of Jesus Christ...as the "most powerful full-time Christian radio station east of the Mississippi"...until the Lord returns.

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I am listening to a pastor preaching about unwed girls and pregnancy. I would like to know what church is broadcasting the sermon because I would like to get a copy. Wondering if you could let me know how to go about this. I believe the church is located in Buffalo, NY.

March 16, 2014, 4:28 p.m. GMT



I have been searching for this song which was played on this station about four months ago I heard a snippet "He's enthroned...he's above...all heaven's bow" can anyone give me the name of this chorus or song

Sept. 16, 2013, 6:13 p.m. GMT


Peter Tower

I love Jenna beautiful 716-892-2979

July 27, 2013, 12:33 p.m. GMT



ive been waiting all week for worship wednesday!! wheres the music!?

Feb. 13, 2013, 6:02 p.m. GMT



I listen to wdcx everyday and I find it to be my spiritual food for the day. Since Feb 7th from 10.30 a.m.it gets cut of from my laptop and when I try to switch it on the same message is repeated, I do not get Charles Price at all, what is the problem, on the radio 970 am it is all cracky and not a see more... udible at all, help help

Feb. 8, 2013, 4:08 p.m. GMT



I listen to WDCX every day, was looking for the other site, It appears to be gone??? -- I am glad to hear of the new AM location for WDCZ AM 970. thanks for that, sometimes in Oshawa Canada the signal in the past gets crackly

Jan. 3, 2013, 4:06 p.m. GMT



dr. jeremiah

Sept. 17, 2012, 1:17 a.m. GMT



Write som ething on this wall! mon - fri at 10 david jeremiah

Aug. 7, 2012, 2:55 p.m. GMT



Can Hardyl pick uo this Station Week signal Niagara Falls Ny

April 18, 2012, 3:19 p.m. GMT



Wanting to listen to the Focus On The Family radio podcasts and there does not seem to be an option. (Bit frustrating)!! can u pls advise or pls send me a direct link for the Focus on The Family March 22, 2012 broadcast?

March 23, 2012, 1:11 a.m. GMT

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