The Star-Herald

WFST marks 25 years of local broadcasting

CARIBOU, Maine — A local radio station will celebrate 25 years on the airwaves the week of Nov. 4-8 and invites the public to join in the festivities.

WFST AM 600 Family Radio of Caribou will mark its 25th anniversary under Northern Broadcast Ministries, Inc.  Though the station has been around since the 1950s, it began its new mission in April of 1994, and serves listeners in the Caribou and Presque Isle areas, as well as the rest of northern Maine and western New Brunswick.  

Throughout Nov. 4-8, there will be snacks, beverages and giveaways. People are welcome to drop by in person, or share song and prayer requests.

“We want to invite the public to stop by and see what we’re all about,” said Christa Waugh of Northern Broadcast Ministries/WFST.

The nonprofit station is funded entirely by donations. The upcoming anniversary celebration coincides with the organization’s annual “sharathon,” a fundraising effort which helps staff purchase programming for the coming year.

“In the first week of November, we fundraise for the rest of the year,” Waugh said. “We find that God always provides, no matter how low the bank account gets. That’s what’s really neat about being part of a faith-based ministry.”  

Waugh added the station provides uplifting and encouraging programs on education, money management and family/relationship issues, as well as children’s programming, and plays music 24 hours a day.

WFST is located at 670 Sweden St. in Caribou and broadcasts on AM 600 or online at

For more information call 492-6000 or email

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