WPEO began Christian broadcasting in 1970. It was
purchased by the Pinebrook Foundation, Inc. and in 2012 Pinebrook
Foundation sold WPEO to WPEO Radio Foundation, Inc., a
WPEO Radio Foundation was granted a
construction permit on January 6th, 2015 for FM translator W249CZ on
97.7 licensed to Peoria. On June 8th WPEO began simulcasting
WPEO AM on FM translator W249CZ - 97.7, 24 hours a day.
On March 10th, 2016 The FCC granted a construction permit for our
second FM translator W280FA on 103.9 licensed to Peoria. W280FA began simulcasting
WPEO AM on May 31st, 2016, 24 hours a day.
October 1st, 2020 WPEO Radio
Foundation began simulcasting WPEO AM
24 hours a day on WEXG-FM 98.3 licensed
to Farmer City which is now WPEO-FM.
Theme Verse: For it won't be you doing
the talking...it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through
THE WORD-WPEO is a program oriented, commercial Christian
station. It includes Bible teaching, Christian news, talk, public
affairs, news/information and music. WPEO is Central Illinois' first Christian
Radio station. We are recognized for "quality" Christian
WPEO operates as a daytime station on 1020 kilohertz
with a power of 1000 watts, Class: D Commercial
WPEO also operates two FM translators W249CZ on 97.7 at 250 watts and
W280FA on 103.9 at 250 watts, 24
hours a day.
Meaning of Calls: PEO stands for Peoria
Studio & Transmitter Location: 1708 Highview Road, East Peoria
AM1020 covers an 80 Mile Radius
FM 97.7 & FM 103.9 covers the metro Peoria
area which includes communities located within the tri-county area of
Peoria, Woodford & Tazewell counties.
here to view the coverage maps)
Year around drop off location for Love
Live coverage of the
Annual Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale.
Central Illinois Run for Life.
Sponsor: Annual September Bible Drive
to benefit Love Packages.
Holy Land Tours to
Israel & Jordan with Prophecy Teacher Jimmy DeYoung.