Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, Incorporated (MICB) is the official name of the ministry that includes KJLY-FM in Blue Earth, Minnesota, KJYL-FM in Eagle Grove, Iowa, KJCY-FM in Mason City, Iowa, KJIA-FM in Arnolds Park, Iowa, andKJWR-FM in Windom, MN. With a purpose to represent and present the dynamic Gospel of Jesus Christ, the ministry of MICB began in the heart of God and took on it’s physical form in 1982.
With effectively no Christian radio able to be heard by people in the area at the time, it was in the early 1980's that a loose knit group of individuals who desired to hear Christian radio met in the basement of a church in Blue Earth, Minnesota. It was from these meetings that a group of seven men incorporated as Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting. After a broadcast license was pursued and eventually awarded to the group, financing was arranged (secured by the original Board members personal assets!) and the first radio ministry (KJLY) began it's broadcast ministry on November 29th, 1983.
Thanks to the Lord's provision through grateful and generous listeners, the entire debt incurred in establishing the KJLY ministry was repaid in half of the time allowed by the original bank note. Growth has occurred too, with a power increase of KJLY from 3,000 to 50,000 watts, the addition of a second station in Eagle Grove, Iowa in 1992 and the establishment of 10 separate "Translator" (repeater) stations to serve the communities outside the reception area. KJCY (Know Jesus Cares for You) in Mason City was added in September 2001 and the newest station, KJIA (King Jesus is Alive) began broadcasting in August of 2002, KJWR in Windom (Know Jesus Will Return) began broadcasting in July of 2008.
Since it's inception, all MICB Board members have served in a volunteer capacity receiving no compensation for their leadership and service. Furthermore, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, no ownership interests exist with the Board members. Rather, their role is as fellow ministers in presenting the Gospel to the people of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa through their leadership and oversight of the entire MICB ministry.