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Third Presbyterian Church

1221 Custer Avenue, Rockford, IL  61103
Phone: (815) 962-7889; Fax (815) 962-9133



We are on the Air! 24 hours a day/7 days a week: WTPB FM Low Power Radio 99.3 FM

We celebrated our second anniversary of going on the air this past Easter Sunday!

Enjoy fine religious programming including Day One, Woman to Woman, The Lutheran Hour, and Sing for Joy from St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minnesota

Enjoy fine  Easy Listening music including Musical Memories and Musical Melodies by John "Radio" Russell!

Listen to our live talk show "Good Senior Moments" hosted by Rod and Scott MacDonald each Wednesday from 2-4 PM and re-aired on Sundays at 2 PM>

Hear News, What's New?(Community Calendar), and weather warnings and alerts for Winnebago and Boone Counties.

WTPB LP is a broadcast service of Third Presbyterian Church. Come meet us "live" every Sunday at 10:15 AM Worship. 1221 Custer Avenue, Rockford, 61103

Hear Big Band, Easy Listening and light Jazz music, along with this program line up on Sundays and Wednesdays:

  • 10:15 AM         Worship at Third Presbyterian

  • 11:40 AM        "Wonderful Words of Life" a radio ministry of The Salvation Army

  • Noon               “Woman to Woman” Talk show for Today's Woman

  • 12:30 PM         “Sing for Joy” a new program every week featuring sacred music that         follows the  lectionary calendar with performances from the world's top choral groups.- from St. Olaf College of Northfield, Minnesota.

  • 1:00 PM            “Day One” the finest preaching from the mainline churches of America, with a new program every week.  On Sundays, Enjoy a rebroadcast of Worship at Zion Lutheran Church of Rockford.

  • 1:30 PM            “The Lutheran Hour” a weekly program featuring one of America’s best known and most gifted preachers, Rev. Ken Klaus.

About Our Radio Personalities

John “Radio” Russell

Music Programmer for WTPB - LP

John has over 40 years in radio broadcasting experience. He is the author of 15 books, including “Valley Voices,” a history of Chicago and Northern Illinois Radio. Along with programming WTPB - LP, John is also currently hosting for Midwest Ballroom on Chicago radio station WDCB (Glen Ellyn/Chicago). For WTPB - LP, John is the host for Musical Memories and Musical Melodies. John also hosts the “Everyday People” show, and provides news updates, and Rockford community announcements on the “What’s New” program.

Dr. Murray Hanson

Pastor of Third Presbyterian Church of Rockford

Host of several programs including “Local Music Spotlight”

If you would like more information about Third Presbyterian Church, please  email us.