From the time God have Pastor Mark the vision to reach the local community through the air-waves with the power of God's Word, it was 10 years of spiritual battle manifesting in a physical legal lawsuit that itself lasted 7 years. Finally the presentation of the truth and LOTS of prayer finally broke through the stronghold.
Calvary Knoxville was granted a Low Power FM (LPFM) license from the FCC and subsequently went on the air March 24th, 2006 as an outreach ministry to the Knoxville community. WIAM broadcasts 24 hours a day with 65 watts of transmitter power and an effective radiated power of 23 watts on 101.1 FM. For those that are outside of our primary listening area, WIAM can be streamed live over the internet.
Our primary goal is to spiritually minister to the Knoxville community through solid scriptural teaching programs that for the most part focuses on the exposition of the Holy Bible. Expository teaching (2 Tim 3:16) with contemporary praise and worship combine to minister to every listener in a style which is unique to WIAM.
Our call letters and our tag line (I AM THE WAY) reveal our supreme desire, which is to point everyone to Jesus Christ as the author and finisher of our Christian Faith (John 14:6). Through Him and in Him we find eternal life beyond our present state, and from whom we receive the power to live victoriously for Him, as we seek to trust and obey according to the Word of God, which contains all answers for life and Godliness.
One factor (among others) which sets WIAM apart from the rest of the traditional broadcast industry is that there are no consultants programming the format or researching the target audience. All programming is done with direction of the Holy Spirit without regard to trends or marketing demographics. The result is purity, integrity, and a theological soundness which transcends all worldly pursuits (and which the Lord has blessed abundantly from the outset).
Our music is intended to lead one into the worship of God as well as be meaningful with the goal to encourage and edify. The goal behind the music you hear on WIAM is to keep the listener in an atmosphere conducive to the study of God’s Word and the worship of Christ. Rather than entertaining rock or pop, WIAM’s music edifies and carries the listener from one set of teaching programs to the next.
Through sound doctrinal teaching and meaningful music, WIAM points THE WAY to Jesus Christ 24 hours a day, ministering the love of God to Knoxville.