New Radio Station Launched for the Magic Valley
Recently, Twin Falls community leaders and new listeners filled the Twin Falls conference room at the Shilo Suites Hotel to dedicate a new Christian radio station for the Magic Valley. 88.1 FM, KTFY officially signed on Friday, Aug. 26, at noon. City council members, Chamber of Commerce members, a representative from U.S. Senator Larry Craig’s office, as well as Idaho Conference leaders and the station’s staff all helped lead the kick-off celebration.
The journey for KTFY started a long time ago with sister station 89.5 FM, KTSY in the Boise area. When general manager Mike Agee moved to the Boise area, he immediately began talking with Steve McPherson, Idaho Conference president, about future plans for expansion. Those plans became a reality in 2001 when KTSY applied to start a sister station called KTFY in Twin Falls.
KTSY has been around since 1990 and has been nominated as the Christian radio station of the year nationwide numerous times by several different organizations. The station was awarded the “Station of the Year Award” in 2000 and 2002.
Right now the new Twin Falls station rebroadcasts the Boise signal. Long-term plans call for starting a ministry center in Twin Falls with local studios and a local staff.