The Radio Ministry at Christ Church began in 2015 as a way to provide “Radio That’s Different” to Greensboro and Guilford County, as well as an outlet for ministry from Christ Church. Christ Church Radio is the only United Methodist church radio station in the Western NC conference. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year over the air at WDFC 101.7 FM for a 20-mile radius from our tower off of Westover Terrace in Greensboro, covering approximately 1 million potential listeners.
It continues to grow and develop with some major infrastructure additions in 2019—including the ability to listen worldwide. In addition to being available over the air, you can now listen online from anywhere with WiFi at christgreensboro.org/live. (The first time you access the stream, you may be asked to fill out a form. None of the requested information is shared elsewhere and is used only to help us develop demographic statistics.)
Smartphone users can automatically place the stream on their iPhone and Android devices using the QR scanner available at christgreensboro.org/live (click “menu” in the bottom left corner, then click the smartphone icon and follow instructions). Numerous devices carry the programming including Alexa, smart speakers, and all types of computers.
Since its launch, Christ Church Radio has gained popularity due to its varied programming—including classical, smooth and standard jazz, beach music, and more, as well as live broadcasts and rebroadcasts of our 11am traditional service and other special events at Christ Church. (View the full program schedule at christgreensboro.org/radio.) The station has developed relationships with local and national organizations including the Bel Canto Choral Society, Music for a Great Space, Greensboro Symphony, WGHP-TV, the UMC National Communications Department, Industries of the Blind in Greensboro, and the Upper Room. Like us on Facebook at WDFC Radio 101.7 FM.
The station, which is supported by individuals as well as nonprofit and for profit companies, is run entirely by volunteers in all areas of interest, ranging from production, programming, engineering, IT, and development to writing, public relations, promotion, and more.
Through the Radio Ministry here at Christ Church, along with our members, we are able to serve the unchurched, those who are unable to attend church for various reasons, and those who have moved away or are traveling but would still like to maintain a connection to this congregation. If you are interested in supporting or volunteering with the station, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 336-299-1571 ext.390. Our volunteers consist of people throughout the area and from other Churches. No experience is needed: We will train you, and broadcasting is fun.