Station Spotlight


Tampa- St Pete-Clearwater

88.1 91.5

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Tell us about your station:

Listener supported broadcast ministry with 7 full power signals formatted with Adult Contemporary Christian music serving one third of the state of Florida. Licensed to Radio Training Network as a 501 C-3 charitable organization.

Your station’s most successful promotion:

Our Florida stations are known in the industry for our “Community Involvement”. Our team has been honored by Christian Music Broadcasters with a national award for excellence in this area. Successful promotions include T-Shirts for Turkeys and Team Freedom race runners.

Resources your station uses:

3D Media Ventures programming consultants, Mediabase, Topic Pulse from Futuri media, Yellowleaf marketing (social media strategies) Wenstrom Communications (media agency) MusicMaster scheduling software and Wide Orbit automation system.

One bit of wisdom to share with others:

“Strength is for service, not status.”

Share an impactful listener story:

Kimberly bought a car in Missouri, it had a Joy FM sticker on it, (Thx Sandy) she moved to Tampa to get away from an abusive boyfriend and the place she is staying has a Joy FM billboard right outside her window. Then she ends up at Starbucks to buy a cup of coffee and someone buys it for her and tells her to listen to the Joy FM. She had been listening for about a week when she called to let us know the story. She was not a Christian but sensed something different about the station. We gave her Dare to be tickets so Michelle Tellone our evening host called her, thanked her for her message and gave her the tickets.

When she showed up in Clearwater Michelle met her at will call. Kimberley told her that she was going to leave because “everyone in the line seemed so happy and they had something she did not have.” The two ended up talking before the concert began and Kimberley said she wanted to be a Christian but she had done so many bad things. Michelle had the privilege of praying with her!

Charlotte Gambill brought an incredible word! Kimberly said she felt she had a load taken off her shoulders. She texted Michelle Sunday morning and this is what she said, “so this morning is the first day I woke up with Jesus in my heart and the first morning in years that I am waking up with excitement to begin my day! I feel I am in someone else’s mind, but it’s really my own. Knowing and believing that, I can’t wait for my first mission to honor God. I prayed real prayer this morning. I know it was real because I was crying the entire time yet I was in complete comfort. The peace I felt after was incredible. So I thank you once again.”
Michelle told her that her real life began the day she said yes to Him! Kimberly said, “I believe that with my whole heart! I could feel a difference almost instantly after I accepted Jesus. I could feel even my facial muscles more relaxed than ever before. It’s kind of strange but I am loving it!”

She is looking for a church now, she lives off Nebraska Ave in Tampa near Fowler? If you have any suggestions let me know.

How has your station been impacted through CMB Memberships?

CMB Memberships allow our team members to enjoy a 30,000 foot view of our music and broadcast industry. Relationships are strengthened plus actionable ideas for strategy and tactics come via CMB. And we get to see how our work at The JOY FM is connected with others in advancing the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

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2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

*subject to change


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