Family Friendly 89.7 KSGN covers a population of over four million people in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) as well as in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, with a signal at 89.7 FM covering more than 1700 square miles. KSGN can also be heard around the world on smartphones and at www.ksgn.com.
89.7 FM KSGN is an independent nonprofit organization, not affiliated with any denomination or institution. The station is community supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals and business owners who give in the form of on-air underwriting. There's no church affiliation, government grant or even rich uncle! It is friends like you who believe in and financially support God's work through Family Friendly 89.7 KSGN.
The core purpose of the station has two parts: To share the Good News of the Gospel with those who have never heard it before; and to bring hope, inspiration, and encouragement to those who have.
This radio ministry began in 1958 as KNFP, a small college station built by professors and students at La Sierra College in Riverside, California. It was created as a lab so students would have real-life opportunities to apply what they were studying in public speaking, ministerial studies, physics and engineering. Over the years the call letters changed a couple of times and then the station went off the air for two years in the late ‘60s. Then, in 1979 the call letters were changed to KSGN. For a time, branding on the radio station corresponded with the call letters using the words – Keep Sharing the Good News.
In the early years the station had a format of classical music and news, then traditional Christian music and now features contemporary Christian music. The station's programming includes local traffic, weather and news as well as information about special events at area churches and community organizations.