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WWIL logo.png
CityWilmington, North Carolina
Broadcast areaWilmington, Jacksonville, North Myrtle Beach
BrandingLife 90.5 FM
Slogan"Sharing His Life with You"
Frequency90.5 MHz
First air dateDecember 1995 (1995-12)[1]
FormatContemporary Christian music
ERP31,000 watts
HAAT189 meters (620 ft)
Facility ID12165
Transmitter coordinates34°10′52″N 78°02′33″W / 34.18111°N 78.04250°W / 34.18111; -78.04250Coordinates: 34°10′52″N 78°02′33″W / 34.18111°N 78.04250°W / 34.18111; -78.04250
Callsign meaningWILmington
OwnerCarolina Christian Radio, Inc.
Sister stationsWDVV, WFBT, WWIL, WZDG
WebcastListen Live

WWIL-FM (Life 90.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary Christian music format. Licensed to Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, the station serves the Wilmington, Jacksonville and North Myrtle Beach areas. The station is owned by Carolina Christian Radio, Inc, a 501c3 organization. Carolina Christian Radio is funded by the generous donations of individual listeners.[2][3]


Family Radio Network purchased 1490 AM WWIL in 1993 and, while the station struggled at first, the station was soon doing so well that Jim Stephens planned an FM station.[4]

90.5 FM WWIL signed on in 1995 with 20,000 watts and a contemporary Christian music format that included Sandi Patti, Michael W. Smith, Wayne Watson and First Call as well as talk show hosts Chuck Colson, D. James Kennedy, Joni Eareckson Tada and Chuck Swindoll.[5]


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-410. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "WWIL-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WWIL-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ Frank Maley, "Christian Radio; He's Sending a Message," Star-News, February 19, 1995.
  5. ^ Ben Steelman, "Praise Radio; It's the Gospel Truth: Christian Radio Is Gaining Popularity," Star-News, December 14, 1999.

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