New Year, New Station! 99.9FM is now WGNW The Family

Appleton, WI – 91.9/91.5/91.3/88.5/99.9 The Family Radio Network. Inc.: The Federal Communications Commission approves The Family to expand into Western Wisconsin. As we welcome 2021, The Family welcomes listeners in the Chippewa Valley. WGNW (formerly known as WDRK), 99.9FM is now part of The Family Radio Network Inc.’s family of stations, a non-profit and listener-supported radio ministry with main studios located in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The Family’s mission is to broadcast the hope of Jesus Christ to strengthen and encourage listeners. The Family looks forward to connecting with their new listeners in the 99.9 FM area through their hope-filled music and messages of encouragement. They are also excited to support local crisis programs in the Chippewa Valley through their annual “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive and “Christmas Blessing” fundraiser.

“It’s always exciting to see a family grow! For more than 50 years The Family has been broadcasting hope to listeners in Northeast and then later, Central Wisconsin. We couldn’t be more thrilled to include the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley communities in our listening areas!” said Sonia Barham, CEO of The Family Radio Network, Inc.

The Family Radio Network currently covers Central Wisconsin (Wausau/Stevens Point) via 88.5FM, Northeast Wisconsin (Appleton/Oshkosh) through 91.9FM, Green Bay and the Lakeshore at 91.5FM, and Plymouth/Sheboygan via 91.3FM.

The 99.9FM coverage area is roughly a 65-mile radius, which will include Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and many other communities throughout the Chippewa Valley and Western Wisconsin. The station can also be heard on The Family Radio Network’s App and streaming online on You can also connect with The Family on Facebook (@thefamilyfm) or the 99.9 The Family’s Facebook group. For more information go to

About The Family: The Family Radio Network, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing contemporary Christian music and programming, as well as community outreach support to Central and Northeast Wisconsin since 1969. The radio network has 11 signals and 5 stations in Wisconsin: 91.9FM WEMI Appleton/Oshkosh, 91.5FM WEMY Green Bay, 91.3FM WSTM Sheboygan, 88.5FM WGNV Wausau/Stevens Point, 99.9 FM WGNW Eau Claire Chippewa Valley.

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