Moody Radio purchased radio stations WXXP FM and WHUT AM in Anderson, Ind., from Anderson Radio G.P. of Anderson, Ind. The change in ownership brought the inspirational Christian format of Moody Radio to Central Indiana using the call letters WGNR 97.9 FM and WGNR 1470 AM. Broadcasting from these stations began on January 26, 1998.
The two stations focus on Indianapolis and Central Indiana, an eight-county metro area, reaching 2.2 million individuals. Stations WGNR 97.9 FM and WGNR 1470 AM reach the greater Indianapolis area. Moody Radio Indiana's four other stations in Central Indiana, WIWC 91.7 FM (Kokomo), WHPL 89.9 FM (West Lafayette), WFOF 90.1 FM (Covington) and WMBL 88.1 FM(Mitchell), are programmed in conjunction with WGNR 97.9 FM.
Moody Radio has strong regional programming combined with the best of syndicated and network features. Then and now, the program schedule includes syndicated programs like Focus on the Family, Insight for Living and Turning Point, along with Moody Radio network favorites: Music Thru the Night, Midday Connection and Prime Time America. The stations, like others owned and operated by Moody Radio, are commercial-free.
Moody Radio's parent, Moody Bible Institute, began broadcasting in Chicago during 1926 with WMBI, one of the country’s first religious stations. Today, Moody Radio owns and operates 35 stations. The network also provides programming via satellite to 400 affiliate stations across North America.