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Market: Bowling Green, KY (Owensboro & Glasgow, too)

Frequency:
90.7 FM/ 91.7 FM/ 89.3 FM

Station CUME: NA

Format:
Christian AC

Non-Commercial .

Staff Size: 5 Full-time, 7 part-time


Tell us about your station:

We exist to encourage believers, reach the lost, and unite the voice of the Church. CFR has been celebrating 30 years of music & ministry, holding more than 30 events in our 30th anniversary year (2016). From 12 Days of Hope each December to “Secret Keeper Girl” to Faith & Family Nights with the Bowling Green Hot Rods and major concerts featuring Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, and for King & Country (to name a few), we are showcasing God’s glory through the stories of His people. Christian Family Radio…living vital faith, building strong families, and ensuring communities thrive in His presence.

Your station’s most successful promotion:

National Day of Prayer. Several years back we began taking a leadership role in our area NDP gatherings. Our Owensboro friends have hosted an annual event just before the prayer ceremony on the town square called the “Circle of Good News” in which the entire bible can be read aloud in 20 minutes. Volunteers receive a slip of paper assigning a section of scripture, stand in a circle around the courthouse, and read aloud simultaneously. Even if there aren’t 365 participants to cover the entire bible, it is powerful to experience! Since adding the Circle of Good News to Bowling Green three years ago, we have now expanded to facilitating this activity in Franklin and Morgantown, KY, in all 4 cities simultaneously. It is our privilege for our staff members to lead the Prayer for the Media, as well.

Resources your station uses:

In addition to CMB webinars and events, past coaches/consultants have included Share Media, The Heart Share Group, and Tommy Kramer. Current show prep resources come from “Christian Radio Show Prep Services” and “Keep The Faith.” We are active partners of the Chamber(s) of Commerce, Western Kentucky University, FCA, Owensboro Convention Center, Crossover Ministries International, the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), and hundreds of local churches — all of which are excellent resources for stories of kingdom building.

One bit of wisdom to share with others:

Hear that new thought, analyze your initial reaction…and then respond. Listeners (and management) are seeking those who exude genuine enthusiasm and positive energy.

Share an impactful listener story:

An email from earlier today:
Hi CFR! I’m doing great!
I love CFR … I’m 52 and getting ready to be a “Mimi”!
I also feel I know you just from the radio. I listen daily on my drive to and from work. Last year, CFR helped me so much. My parents were both very ill and in hospice care in their home. As I drove there to help care for them, CFR seemed to have just the right song to give me peace, strength, or even a good cry…. whatever I needed! Sadly they both passed away last year but I’m holding on to the promise to see them again! So keep up the good work! I love CFR! God is good all the time and all the time God is good. Blessings to you and your family! I also keep up with you on Facebook! 
In Christian Love,
Stacy

Tell us why you’re a member of CMB:

Our budget has not allowed us to participate in full, but the events I have attended have been excellent. Access to the webinars gives us year-round resources from the latest industry “stars”. Momentum Summits and the annual conference are packed with goodness and allow us to stay up to date on the latest trends and opportunities. Networking with colleagues has provided insight into other markets, and the music label reps and artists offer many rich experiences that strengthen relationships. What a great tool to gauge the impact we have now and to develop innovative strategies. I am so blessed by CMB that I took that step of faith and purchased myself a Gold membership for this year.

  • 2016 PLEDGE DRIVE
  • 2016 FNF
  • 2016 NDP

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