WFCA-FM, also known as “FM 108,” is a Southern Gospel music and broadcast radio station based in French Camp, Mississippi. WFCA-FM is a non-profit organization and support ministry of French Camp Academy--"The Voice of French Camp Academy."
Former FCA president H. Richard Cannon had the idea for the radio station while on a mission field trip to New Guinea, and in 1984, FCA launched WFCA-FM.
Our "Mr. Warbucks"
Soon after taking the administrative reins at French Camp Academy, Mr. Rich Cannon (FCA President from 1977-2003) approached the FCA Board of Trustees with the idea of starting a radio station. Though funds were not available and only a few board members were interested, his persistence in prayer and vision to allow young people to build vocational experience while reaching out with Christian hope to a hurting world won the day. The cost for a radio license was $17,500, an amount the school did not have. Once Mr. Cannon relayed the need to teachers and students, everyone on campus began praying. When the mail was opened later that day, a note from a dear lady donating $17,500 to help with immediate needs was received. According to Mr. Cannon, “I knew then that the Lord wanted us to build the radio station here. That’s the way things happen at the school.”
From that point forward WFCA began taking shape. A studio, radio tower, staff, training—all needed for a successful Christian radio program—were pursued under the leadership of Mr. David Vincent during the first phase of building a viable station.
Mr. Chuck Carroll was hired to supervise programming, personnel, and advertising. His philosophy captured the heart of French Camp Academy—seeing radio as a way to encourage Christians, reach out to non-Christians, and tell others about the ministry of French Camp Academy. Those values have carried WFCA to its present form well into the 21st century.
WFCA exists to improve the education and experiences of students at FCA. First, WFCA directly educates and improves the experience of students by giving them opportunities to work in and learn the radio broadcasting industry. Secondly, WFCA allows the Academy to continue offering life-changing experiences to students by providing much needed funds. Lastly, WFCA strives to provide wholesome, Christ-centered audio entertainment for the public through uplifting and inspiring messages and music.
WFCA has 6 full-time and 5 part-time staff and is Central Mississippi's most powerful Christian voice, covering half the state of MS and streaming live via the internet into 127 countries world-wide! WFCA is also the voice of Central Mississippi's Broadcast Station for Mississippi State University Sports!