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KWIL-AM logo.png
City of license Albany, Oregon
Broadcast area Corvallis, Oregon
Branding AM 790 The Word
Frequency 790 kHz
First air date January 14, 1941[1]
Format Religious
Power 1,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 837
Transmitter coordinates 44°37′54″N 123°00′57″W / 44.63167°N 123.01583°W / 44.63167; -123.01583
Owner Extra Mile Media, Inc.
Sister stations KHPE

KWIL (790 AM, "AM 790 Word") is a radio station licensed to serve Albany, Oregon, USA. The station is owned by Extra Mile Media, Inc.



KWIL broadcasts a religious radio format to the greater Corvallis, Oregon, area. KWIL programming includes Christian ministry, religious education, and Bible teaching programs.[2][3]


This station began broadcasting January 14, 1941, with 250 watts of power on a frequency of 1240 kHz as KWIL.[4] The station, the first licensed by the FCC to serve Albany, was owned and operated by the Central Willamette Broadcasting Company.[4] In 1953, KWIL changed frequencies to 790 kHz and increased the power of its signal to 1,000 watts, albeit in a directional array with different daytime and nighttime coverage patterns.[5]

KWIL was acquired by Larry Gordon's Albany Radio Corporation on July 1, 1957.[1] Christian broadcaster Integrity Media acquired KWIL and KHPE, its FM sister station, in 1980. Integrity Media changed its name to Extra Mile Media, Inc., in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc.. 1979. p. C-179.  
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.  
  3. ^ a b "Sale of Eugene's KEED planned". Christian News Northwest. February 4, 2005.  
  4. ^ a b "Directory of Standard Broadcasting Stations of the United States". 1944 Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc.. 1944. p. 142.  
  5. ^ "Directory of the AM and FM stations of the United States". 1954 Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc.. 1954. p. 264.  

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