Saturday Snapshot – 106.9 the Light

Did you know that we share this beautiful 1,200 acre property with a radio station?

106.9 the Light is the award-winning, listener-supported radio station that was founded by Billy and Ruth Graham in 1962 and is operated by Blue Ridge Broadcasting.

Their mission is to lead as many people as possible into a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage their listeners in spiritual maturity and active service for Christ. They strive to do this through playing music with a hopeful message as well as through solid and powerful Bible teaching.

While the radio station is based here in Asheville, it broadcasts to a seven-state area that covers parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. With a coverage like that, it reaches over 6 million people which makes it the 12th largest FM radio station in the nation, in terms of coverage area. You can also listen to 106.9 the Light online at

Initially starting with the AM signal WFGW (the first three letters stand for William Franklin Graham, and legend has it that the last ‘W’ stands for wife), Blue Ridge Broadcasting acquired the FM signal WMIT in 1963.

Blue Ridge Broadcasting is celebrating its 55th year of ministry this year. Below you will see the official announcement from Billy Graham as well as other things, old and new, that are around the station.

Radio Announcement
Announcement from Billy Graham about the station
Radio Equipment
This corner holds equipment used by the station in the past.
Floor Radio
This floor model radio belonged to Ruth Bell Graham’s family when she was a child. It has been refurbished to working condition.
Ministry Partners
This table holds items provided by ministries 106.9 has supported.
BG Preaching
This photo of Billy Graham preaching the gospel over the air waves overlooks the main staircase in the building.
DJ Jon Wood
Afternoon show host, Jon Wood, gives a traffic update.

The next time you visit The Cove, give 106.9 the Light a call to schedule a tour of their facility!


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6 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – 106.9 the Light”

  1. So thankful for this ministry. It is very
    awesome how God has used Billy
    Graham to touch the world and how his family continue to touch the world.
    There is no end to the far reaching
    Ministry of the BGEA and Samarentins
    Purse, The Cove , on and on.
    I thank God for them all. The Doners,
    the volunteers all do their part as led by God and all glory to His holy name.

  2. My heart is so glad to se these pictures my Hubby nd I come to the cove twice a year in sept Dec. sept is Search for Jesus my Hubby is a internet counseler/. he is also a Rapid Release Chaplin, we are so proud of the BEGA. we love every part of it,
    God gave Dr. Graham to the whole world and many excepted Christ as their Savior, I pray every night that God would heal the world.
    Our son has ALS and would appreciate if you bring together oe prayer warriors to pray for healing, he has a heart for God
    thank you our sons name is Jack Edwards, thank you so much. Carol Alderma

    1. Carol, we are lifting your son, Jack, in prayer. We are submitting your request to our Prayer Intercessor team, too.
      We thank you and your husband for your faithful service to the Lord.
      Bless you, sister!

  3. Our son passed away with ALS on the 24th of August he is now in Heaven thank you. Caro and Myron Alderman. We worked tiredly to reach a goal for ALS? Upstate Greenville raised $82,000!! Dollars. Last yr. was $65,000. We are way ahead. Thank you for prayers.

    1. Carol, we are so very sorry for your loss. We do rejoice your son is in the loving arms of Jesus and pray that brings you comfort. Blessings to you, sister.

  4. Our son told his wife Teri that Day around 1 pm he wanted to go home, she told him honey you are home, he said no I wanted go home, hour later I was holding his hand he looked at me and Mother I want to go, I told him son, when Jesus calls for you you will go home, 6:pm Jesus called him home. Thank God he was a Christian and loved our Jesus,,, prayers work thank you…

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