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Christian Talk Radio Expands Across St. Joseph, Atchison, and Northern Kansas City

by Staff
August 2, 2010
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., ( -- On Tuesday, July 21, Bott Radio Network expanded its FM coverage in the greater St. Joseph, Missouri area with a power increase from 3,900 watts to 25,000 watts at 89.7 FM. That's an increase of more than six times the power. This new, more powerful broadcast signal expands the listening area to cover 185,000 additional people. This powerful Christian radio voice at 89.7 FM now covers more than 400,000 people with BRN's format of Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information, 24 hours a day. BRN also covers this area with its Kansas City based AM station at 760 AM.

BRN President/CEO Rich Bott noted, "For nearly 50 years, Bott Radio Network has served families with Quality Bible Teaching and Christian News and Information. We are excited about expanding our FM coverage in St. Joseph, Atchison, and all across Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas to reach more people with the power of God's Word. At 89.7 FM, this new powerful signal will help more people to grow in their faith and to know what's happening in the world around them, from a Biblical perspective."

In addition to St. Joseph, BRN serves the state of Missouri with 37 radio stations, including the cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Branson, Independence, Maryville, Kirksville, Richmond, Lexington, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, Cuba, Stover, Cole Camp, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Lebanon, Monett, Neosho, Mt. Vernon, Carthage, Kimberling City, Osceola, Hermitage, Stockton, Rockaway Beach, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Oran, and Poplar Bluff.

With headquarters in Kansas City, Bott Radio Network is recognized as a national leader in Christian broadcasting. For more than 48 years, Bott Radio Network has featured America's finest Bible teachers and Christian news and information programs to help people grow in the Lord and apply their faith in their daily lives. Bott Radio Network stretches across the United States from California to Tennessee, with a focus on the heart of America.

Bott Radio Network is nationally recognized as a pioneer in Christian talk radio. The company's founder, Dr. Richard P. "Dick" Bott, was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2008. Also, Bott Radio Network was honored to receive the Focus on the Family Network of the Year Award in 2009. Recently, the Missouri House of Representatives honored Dick Bott as an "Outstanding Missourian".

Time magazine listed several of BRN's talk show hosts among the nation's 25 most influential evangelicals, including Billy Graham, Dr. James Dobson, Richard Land, Jay Sekulow, and Chuck Colson. BRN also features broadcasts by Adrian Rogers, Phyllis Schlafly, Chuck Swindoll, June Hunt, Charles Stanley, and many other national Christian leaders.

Founded in Kansas City in 1962, Bott Radio Network currently broadcasts its format of Quality Bible Teaching with Christian News and Information on 82 radio stations, reaching into fifteen states with a combined coverage area of 40 million people. BRN is also heard nationwide on SkyAngel Channel 202, worldwide online at, and on the iPhone and Blackberry. You can find Bott Radio Network on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter at

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