History of Moody Radio South Florida
Moody Radio South Florida, 89.3 FM, was born out of the vision of several Chicago businessmen and South Florida residents who knew that the area was populated by seasonal “snow birds” from other states where Moody Radio was available. WRMB, known at that time by its call letters, was constructed on Boynton Beach Boulevard just west of Congress Avenue on land that was formerly a cow pasture. The station officially launched on Easter Sunday, April 15, 1979.
During the 1980s, an average of 892 people moved to Florida each day, making it one of the fastest growing radio markets in the United States. From its location in Boynton Beach, Moody Radio South Florida continues to reach this densely-populated region up and down the east coast, from the metropolitan areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach northward to Stuart. It also reaches eastward toward the Western Bahamas and westward to communities bordering Lake Okeechobee. Three translators have been added to serve those in Stuart, Fort Pierce and the city of Okeechobee.
Since its sign-on over 30 years ago, the 89.3 FM listening area has seen the addition or change of six telephone area codes, the creation of a major league baseball team, the Marlins, and the conversion of agricultural land to housing to accommodate its over 5 million residents. As time has passed, Moody Radio South Florida has added satellite programming, automation and digital production. Despite its technological advances, the heart of the station remains the same: to serve the community with essential local information and solid Bible teaching, and to creatively address issues of the day with a Christian worldview.