The mission of family broadcasting is to provide a haven of comfort in an anti-faith, secular world. It is designed to contact and share positive, spiritual messages with even more people at home and in their cars using technology and the Internet. The impact of worship being presented on the air that includes inspirational and electrifying Christian artists and bands, life lessons and down home conversation is why the following Christian radio programs are in the top list that have huge followings across the country:
A fun morning show, heart-warming stories and great talk shows that features community events planned around local stations and helps listeners contact larger ministries. The music selection is a well balanced mix of various artists without the typical heavy rotation that often dominates mainstream programs. Plus, K-Love always has a free song available each week for download on iTunes!
2. WFSH 104.7 FM – Atlanta
The Fish based out of Atlanta is integrated with many businesses and offers many discounts and deals. The Fish’s music targets the younger crowd and they actively run a program called “Happy Meal Heroes”, which awards and rewards some of Atlanta’s youngest volunteers. Their website and programs provide many opportunities to ‘spread some liove’ in the community while playing great music.
As one of the larger air broadcasts in the country, with stations in 41 states, Airl plays a generous variety of music and provides great tidbits of information about the songs they play. Some songs are a bit more edgy, but they do play a lot of popular, mainstream Christian music and is supported by donations.
4. WGTS 91.9 FM – Washington D.C.
One listener commented that they really came to liove Christian music by listening to WGTS 91.9 FM. Based in Maryland, they promote the “Golden Rule” principal with their Drive-thru Difference program, that encourages patrons to pay for the orders behind them while visiting a drive thru. WGTS 91.9 FM has a diverse crew of DJ’s on board that deliver a well-rounded broadcasting that listeners can connect with and listen to while playing the latest Christian hits.
The network of Moody stations reach a broad range of listeners across the country. They have six different radio stations online that all focus on something slightly different. With that being said, listeners have a ‘buffet’ of faith-based selections to choose from and meditate on.
6. American Family Radio
With 180 stations in 40 states across the country, American Family plays upbeat, mainstream Christian music and has a strong military presence with their Military Biblestick program. Online streaming programs include Urban Family Communications, AFR Talk Audio Live, AFR Inspirational LIVE and AFR Talk LIVE that provide spiritual insight on modern topics.
7. 94.9 KLTY – Texas
Everything about 94.9 KLTY oozes a family-friendly vibe, including their Family-Friendly Morning Show and Family-Fun Five @ Five programs. They play a variety of music, from older favorites from Michael W. Smith and Switchfoot to newer artists like Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets and Matt Maher.
8. Smile FM- Michigan
Smile FM, (coined the “positive hit music” of Michigan), play a variety of old and new music hits. They even have a jolly mascot named “Giggles” for children to laugh and play with and are known for supporting wholesome events in the community. Smile FM also supports up and coming artists throughout Michigan (plus other states) and many local missions. There is an online prayer forum that helps people in dire need to submit requests and allows people to share a prayer for those in need.
Christianrock.net plays heavier Christian rock music and is exclusively streamed across the Internet. You can listen to radio news wherever you have access to the Internet, so it’s a great pick for when listeners are on the go. Artists they play include Submission Red, The Wedding, Audio Adrenaline, Skillet, Project 86, The Protest, POD, Awaken, Nine Lashes and We As Human.
10. The Message
The Message on channel 63 aired (listeners must have a subscription with Sirius XM Radio) plays mainstream contemporary Christian music and also has interviews and talks with musicians and pastors. The three biggest programs they offer are The Message: Changing Tracks, AMPED! and Sunday Praise.
11. EWTN network
Launched as a Catholic network in 1981, EWTN works around the clock to bring devout listeners the best in religious and family programming spun from a Catholic viewpoint in English and Spanish. The majority of the network’s programming is original (80 percent) and provides real-time coverage of church events, exciting children’s animation, inspiring talk shows, thought-provoking documentaries and exclusive teaching series that is totally funded by donations.
The spiritual relationship between the individual, with God and with Jesus Christ is now being delivered via digital ad media. DJs and guests alike can spread the news of living for God instead of self, recognizing and avoiding sin in its many forms and living a life of self-sacrifice as did Jesus Christ in our tech-era.
On-the-air faith programs diligently work to promote wholesome ad media to sway the hearts and minds of people who are constantly being influenced by shocking, controversial and immoral mainstream lifestyles. For those who get tired of constantly switching channels to protect themselves from the various vices of society, there are still plenty of existing Christian-based programs out there who choose to openly express their beliefs and moral values with others.