Dordt University has decided to cease operation of KDCR radio at the end of the academic year. Since 1968, KDCR has used terrestrial radio to proclaim God’s Word to generations of listeners. This decision to cease operation is the result of ongoing costs and limited listener financial support for the station.

Dordt is committed to engaging the community, both regionally and beyond, by encouraging and equipping God’s people to accomplish his work. To that end, Dordt will concentrate on growing livestream access of athletic events, chapel, fine arts, and other programming. In addition, Dordt will continue to provide coverage of all home basketball, football, and women’s volleyball contests through the Dordt Media Network livestream broadcasts and away games via an audio link.

“We are grateful for the good work of KDCR radio and the legacy of Christian radio,” says Dr. Erik Hoekstra, president of Dordt. “This was a difficult decision, and we are committed to honoring the legacy of KDCR radio as well as the good work of those involved. We will also continue to focus on the Dordt Media Network to provide an excellent broadcasting experience for our constituents.”

Dordt has agreed to sell the 88.5 frequency to K-LOVE, which will provide contemporary Christian music beginning on May 15, 2021.

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by The Wall Street Journal,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

For more information, please visit the Dordt University website.