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American Family Radio
is a network of more than 180 radio stations broadcasting Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...
-oriented programming to over 40 states.
AFR was launched by Rev. Donald Wildmon
Donald E. Wildmon is an ordained United Methodist minister, author, former radio host, and founder and chairman emeritus of the American Family Association and American Family Radio.-Biography:...
in 1991 as a ministry of the American Family Association
The American Family Association is a 501 non-profit organization that promotes conservative Christian values, such as opposition to same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion, as well as other public policy goals such as deregulation of the oil industry and lobbying against the Employee Free...
, with the flagship station being WAFR
WAFR is a Christian radio station based in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA. WAFR is owned by the American Family Association and is the flagship station of American Family Radio. WAFR serves Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi with an ERP of 75,000 watts....
in Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo is the largest city in and the county seat of Lee County, Mississippi, United States. It is the seventh largest city in the state of Mississippi, smaller than Meridian, and larger than Greenville. As of the 2000 United States Census, the city's population was 34,211...
AFR airs original programs such as Today's Issues
, hosted by AFA president Tim Wildmon, and AFA Report
, "a daily panel discussion with members of the AFA staff regarding hot-button issues of the day", formerly hosted by AFA founder Don Wildmon. AFR also airs nationally syndicated programs such as Focus on the Family
and The Michael Reagan Talk Show
, as well as contemporary Christian music by various artists.
In 2009, AFR acquired the rights to its first politically-oriented talk show when it picked up Michael Reagan
Michael Edward Reagan is a former American radio host and Republican strategist. His nationally syndicated radio show, The Michael Reagan Talk Show, aired on stations throughout the United States on the Premiere Radio Networks before being dropped, after which it moved to Radio America...
's syndicated program.