Christian radio station in Black Mountain remembers the Rev. Billy Graham

The Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday morning, maintained a long relationship with Christian station 106.9, The Light, in Black Mountain. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

During his long life, the Rev. Billy Graham spread his gospel message in many ways, including through radio.

Graham, who died Wednesday morning, maintained a long relationship with Christian station 106.9, The Light, in Black Mountain.

James Grant is a 47-year employee and former announcer. His father, Wesley Grant, preached during the station's early years in the 1960s and was good friends with Graham.

Grant said Graham's message on the air or in person was plain and pure.

Around the station Wednesday, there was sadness and celebration.

“The sadness is that we're going to miss him because of this faithfulness. But the happiness is that he doesn't have to suffer anymore. He doesn't have to go through any heartache or pain. But the joy is that he's on the other side where he said he was going,” Grant said.

Grant said one of Graham's legacies is that he pulled all sorts of people together through his common touch.

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