About Good News Network

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 (click this blue link for a copy of this form and our E.I.D number). 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. One of our most recent stations is WGHJ 105.3FM in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, reaching south to Myrtle Beach and north to Wilmington.


GNNradio is a ministry of The Good News Network. GNNradio is comprised of 15 radio stations and 3 radio translators/repeaters that extend throughout the southeast, covering communities in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

The primary focus of GNNradio is to provide quality teaching and preaching that will help make disciples. 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.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 510
Appling, GA 30802


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Radio Amistad

Radio Amistad is the Spanish-language ministry of the Good News Network. 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, and Valley Head, Alabama, 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:

Radio Amistad Website