It happened! The email from our staff engineer read:

“Faith Radio is on the air at Faith 1290 WNWW, West Hartford as of 8:15 this evening; March 29th!”

I can’t tell you that there were fireworks or that we received an amazing flurry of phone calls excited to hear us in Hartford, Connecticut; but I do believe that the Lord has opened this door of ministry for such a time as this.

Here are some fast facts related to Hartford:

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County.

As of the 2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775, making it Connecticut’s fourth-largest city.

Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World”, Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region’s major industry.

Founded in 1637, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Hartford is home to the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; and the Mark Twain House where the author wrote his most famous works and raised his family, among other historically significant attractions.

Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the richest city in the United States for several decades. Today, Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty line.

As I think about this open door of ministry, I think of Jesus words in Matthew 28: 18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Thank you for praying for Hartford and Faith Radio!

Dick Whitworth
General Manager of Faith Radio