CT Post Profiles WFIF

One of the most important Christian ministries in Connecticut was profiled in Sunday’s Connecticut Post:

There are no stunts or giveaways, and no ratings book at WFIF, the city’s only commercial radio station. The drive-time slot is filled by “Voices of Vision,” an inspirational talk by Bishop Jay Ramirez, pastor of the Kingdom Life Christian Church in Milford.

And the call-in shows discuss topics such as “What Does it Mean to be A Christian?” Even its news programming focuses on the positive, and the spiritual, station manager John Vaught said.

WFIF (1500 on the AM dial) has carved out a niche in the local radio market, but it is an important niche, listener Roosevelt Bowen of West Haven said. “With all the disheartening headlines, people need to hear the Good News of the gospel.”…

The varied programming includes regular shows by former Watergate figure Charles Colson, now a minister, and former teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron. The star of the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains” co-hosts an hourlong show called “The Way of the Master” on Sunday evenings.

Evangelists Billy and Franklin Graham have a regular slot, as does preacher James Dobson. Jay Sekulow, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer, has a talk show in which he dispenses practical advice.

Local programming besides Ramirez’ two shows includes “Abundant Life,” hosted by Bishop William Phillpot of New Haven and “Symphony of Praise,” several hours of gospel music hosted by Marie Miller, who also serves as WFIF’s advertising director.

Congratulations to our friends at WFIF for the well-deserved write up. If you live in–or are passing through–New Haven County, be sure to give them a listen by turning your dial to 1500 AM. You can learn more about WFIF’s life-changing radio here.

15 Responses to “CT Post Profiles WFIF”

  1. on 18 Apr 2007 at 5:36 pmmatt

    The varied programming includes regular shows by former Watergate figure Charles Colson, now a minister

    Convicted Watergate felon Charles Colson. Ahem.

  2. on 18 Apr 2007 at 6:15 pmPeter

    That’s the CT Post’s wording. If you don’t like it, perhaps you should write a letter to the editor.

  3. on 19 Apr 2007 at 5:47 pmPaul

    Matt, what do you do, hang around looking for any stupid comment you can make? One of the primary principles of Christianity is that people can turn to God after failing. Chuck Colson is out there helping prisoners and their families. I suggest that you spend some time trying to connect with the Lord instead of showing your ignorance with inane comments. Why not spend a day keeping your mouth shut and listen to WFIF you might actually learn something. Sorry, that’s as nice as I can be right now.

  4. on 19 Apr 2007 at 10:43 pmchele

    How Christian of you, Paul!! A fine example.

    If Matt listens to WFIF radio, will he go around calling people “ignorant” and telling people to shut up?

  5. on 20 Apr 2007 at 5:08 amPaul

    Chele. As far as I can see both you and Matt are igonorant and need to keep your mouths shut and listen to WFIF. Is that Christian ? Yes, it is! Solomon said , “Even a fool is thought wise when they don’t open their mouth” Christianity tells the truth and sheds light on the darkness so every one can see what it is. But once again you can’t stop rambling. Why don’t you also take my advice and try and spend sometime listening to WFIF and/or just get alone for a few days and read the BIble maybe it would change your life for the better. Your certainly not helping yourself or anyone else here by posting your drivel on this blog.

  6. on 20 Apr 2007 at 7:59 amtruebluect

    Listening to James Dobson’s bigotry will make you a better person? Sorry, but abusing religion for latent political agendas is simply abhorrent.

    If I listen to WFIF, it will only be to make a list of their local advertisers. People have a right to know who is funding the hate-mongers of this world.

  7. on 20 Apr 2007 at 8:12 amPeter

    TB just offered further confirmation of Paul’s point about ignorance. Dobson is as far removed from hate as any opponent you are ever likely to face. But the real goal, of course, is to paint mere opposition to SSM as hate…especially when up against as formidable an opponent as James Dobson.

  8. on 20 Apr 2007 at 8:31 ammatt

    OK, I’ll chime in — Dobson is a radical patriarch whose claims to fame are legitimizing child abuse as creating “character” and claiming that gay kids are an outcome of child rearing.

    Frankly, I’m sure he doesn’t think of himself as a bigot, but asserting that one can “cure” homosexuals by using physical force to discipline them as a child? Try rolling the sentence “one can cure jews by using physical force to discipline them as a child” around on your tongue for a while, and I’m sure you’ll get why his teachings sound like bigotry to those who pay attention to what he says.

  9. on 20 Apr 2007 at 8:44 ammatt

    Oh and Paul, I wouldn’t ever tell you to “shut up…” even though I think you’re severely misguided.

    I actually admire the organizational abilities of the conservative christian movement, which successfully uses widespread apathy and the work of a committed but small number of “true believers” in order to change the most fundamental truths from the founding of our country.

    Oh and as for ol’ Charlie Colson? I hardly care if they talk about his involvement in Watergate or not, but to describe him as a “Watergate figure” is splitting hairs to the point of absurdity.

  10. on 20 Apr 2007 at 8:50 amchele


    Here’s a question, Paul: do you think that everyone in the United States should be required to live by the tenets of the Christian faith, no matter what their own faith might be?

  11. on 20 Apr 2007 at 9:44 amPeter

    Matt, I am similarly impressed by the organizational abilities of the secularist left, a small elite whose successful “long march” through the institutions of our high culture led to the widespread dissemination of an interpretation of the seperation of church and state that owes more to the French Revolution than to the principles of the American founding.

  12. on 20 Apr 2007 at 10:26 amSteve

    TB, Matt… While calling Dobson and others like him hate mongers and bigots, do you do that recognizing the fact that you’re displaying your religious bigotry and hatred – or are you unconcious of it? I really do love listening to your perpetual hypocrisy! Way. Too. Funny!

  13. on 20 Apr 2007 at 10:32 amSteve

    Sorry, but abusing religion for latent political agendas is simply abhorrent.

    Somehow, I get the impression that you would be much less offended if Dobson was ‘using religion’ to promote liberalism.

  14. on 20 Apr 2007 at 12:53 pmDave


    Please remove Martin’s comment, since it is a copyright violation. You can replace it with a link to the original source material …

  15. on 20 Apr 2007 at 1:05 pmPeter


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