The Christian Rock Station!
Power FM is a non-commercial licensed radio station that is run by Research Education Foundation Inc.
Eldred and Raye Nell Thomas were returning from a two-year stay in Florida and seeking God's will for their lives as well as looking for some type of ministry in which to participate. The need was open to establish a Christian broadcast station. Through other business interests, Mr. Thomas learned of KVTT, an existing station that operated as an extension of Elkins Institute, a broadcasting training facility. Bill Elkins, the founder and president of the foundation that owned KVTT, was retiring and wanted to find someone to continue with the station he had operated since 1950. The Lord brought these two men together and Mr. Elkins presented to Eldred Thomas the possibility of operating KVTT. In March of 1976, Mr. Thomas became the president of Research Educational Foundation, Inc. and General Manager of KVTT.
KVTT wanted to do more to reach young people and began to play music in the evenings targeted to youth on Power Mix and also on the weekends with Lighthouse 21 and Spin 180 beginning in 1995. KVTT had already decided to apply to the FCC to start a full-time rock station near the end of 1994.
It took over 4 years for the application to be processed and granted by the FCC. We were granted a license to broadcast at 14,000 watts and transmit from a tower north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2004 REF Inc. signed over the board of directors of KVTT and became responsible only for Power FM.
Both Eldred and Raye Nell Thomas have gone on to be with the Lord and the foundation that took over KVTT eventually sold it to the owner of KERA FM/TV. The ministry the Thomas' established carries on now with 89.7 Power FM, a full time Christian rock station in north Texas.
Our mission statement is "to glorify Jesus. "