About GNN Radio
The Good News Network is the umbrella organization comprised of GNNradio, which broadcasts via satellite to 22 English-speaking affiliates, and Radio Amistad, which broadcasts via satellite to six Spanish-speaking affiliates. All the affiliates are located throughout Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Alabama.
The Good News Network began in 1984, as the Augusta Radio Fellowship Institute, when President and founder, Clarence Barinowski acquired a construction permit to begin broadcasting on 91.7FM, WLPE. From its inception it has been a ministry, and the ministry was given non-profit status by the IRS as a 501c(3) organization. This was the first full-time Christian station in the Augusta, Georgia market. Immediately, people from the community responded positively with letters and financial support for this non-profit ministry.
As the support increased, the vision grew to place radio stations in communities where no other Christian stations existed; so The Good News Network began to emerge with the acquisition of stations in Jesup, Vidalia and Byron, Georgia and Florence, South Carolina. A group of Christians in Morehead City, North Carolina had a Federal license to build a station in Harkers Island, and after the progress stalled, they transferred the license to the Good News Network, by far the network’s most powerful signal.
We extended our coverage with WGHJ 105.3FM in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, reaching south to Myrtle Beach and north towards Wilmington, and most recently, we have added WFAL, 105.9 to cover South Atlanta to Macon, WJTB 95.3 covering Columbia, SC, and WJNA 96.7 extending from Toccoa Fallls to Seneca, Clemson, and Anderson.
We are grateful for God’s blessing and the many new listeners we have been hearing from, and we look forward to continuing with our mission to carry God’s Word over the airwaves.
GNNradio, a ministry of the Good News Network, broadcasts via satellite to 22 English-speaking affiliates located throughout Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Alabama.
The primary focus of GNNradio is to provide solid, biblical teaching to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world and encourage believers in their walk with Him. The mission of the network is taken from II Timothy 4:2-4, and we have a commitment to sound doctrine, with the intention of all our broadcasts to direct listeners to the Lord. In addition to the quality teaching, GNNradio plays inspirational music from such favorites as Steve Green, Michael Card, The National Christian Choir, and John G. Elliot, to mention a few.
P.O. Box 510
Appling, GA 30802
Radio Amistad, a ministry of the Good News Network, broadcasts via satellite to six Spanish-speaking affiliates located throughout Georgia and South Carolina.
This ministry began when the Good News Network purchased WBLR in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. After visiting a poultry processing plant in that county, the need for a Spanish ministry became evident. After designating this broadcast to the Spanish format, we added more Spanish-language stations in Soperton and Sparta, Georgia, with repeaters in Lake Oconee, Lumber City, and Higgston, Georgia.
We partnered with the Radio Amistad out of Houston, Texas to provide most of the music and content. Radio Amistad is Spanish for “Friendship Radio”, and it reaches a large Hispanic community with Christian music as well as teaching, such as “In Touch” with Charles Stanley, “Focus On The Family” and others, only in Spanish. These stations have been very effective in reaching these communities with the gospel.
Dolly Martin is our Program Director, and she regularly translates letters and forwards phone messages to us, detailing the impact of these ministries in our communities. If you would like more information about Radio Amistad, you can visit their website: