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Christian Radio Stations Online: Reaching Out To Everyone

At Spirit 92.9, our mission has always been to provide the positive and uplifting programming for people of all sorts in Central Minnesota. There are those who believe that radio stations such as ours only focus on a small demographic of people. Radio, in general, especially mainstream radio, often uses a single listener profile as the basis for what they do. Therefore, most of the advertising, music, and personalities will be more attractive to a small, focused group. An example would be a station playing “light hits”, targeting professional women aged 35 to 50. For many stations, this strategy is successful. However, this method is not nearly as useful for an online Christian radio station like Spirit 92.9. It is a common belief that our brand of programming is meant to target middle-aged married women with children. The truth is; that is simply not the case.

Online Radio for All Types

The ability to broadcast Spirit 92.9 has been a great way for more people from all walks of life to be encouraged and enjoy the music we play. However, focusing on a larger demographic has been our goal since long before this technology was available. As an industry, it is true that women account for 60-70 percent of the audience on average. That means that men account for the other 30-40 percent. That is quite a balanced audience. Even these numbers, however, can be misleading. Basing your programming target on gender alone does not provide the entire picture. There are countless sub-categories for each including age, marital status, the number of children, profession, and many others. The demographic we target is just human.

Meeting You Wherever You Are

Everyone faces daily challenges and struggles. Some are minor while others may be catastrophic. The message of hope and encouragement can be a benefit to anyone, whatever their situation may be. For the business professional, the right song at the right time can change the course of their day. For the single mother struggling to provide, a kind message from one of our radio personalities can offer a ray of hope. For the child who had a difficult day at school, an upbeat rhythm can soothe their soul. We have always, and will continue to provide the programming that reaches out to all people and welcome anyone to listen online for encouraging and uplifting music.

Family-Friendly Spirit 92.9

Spirit 92.9 is dedicated to being your source for family-friendly radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is hope and encouragement, and we strive to be both positive and uplifting to all our listeners. We invite you to contact us for more information, song, and prayer requests, to offer your support for this ministry, or for any other reason. Call our studio line at (320) 257-0929 or office at (320) 251-1780. You can also email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info, or visit our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter page. We are positive and encouraging, Spirit 92.9!

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KKJM Turns 20 | From Windows 95 to Internet Radio: Remembering 1995

2015 marks the 20-year anniversary of KKJM 92.9. It was 1995 when the station first hit the airwaves, but it was not the station you know and love today. It was a year later when KKJM switched from their original focus, adult contemporary and transformed into family-friendly, positive and encouraging Spirit 92.9. In honor of the station’s 20 years of broadcasting, we thought it would be fun to take a look at all that has changed. For example, in 1995, the thought of internet radio was still a dream. In fact, it was not until 1996 that the very first internet radio station began broadcasting over the internet. It has amazing all that is different in our lives and the way we live in such a relatively short time. Here are some of the biggest differences from the station’s birth to today.

Online Radio for All Types

First, of course, we have to take a look at the average price of gas. It may be hard to believe, but in 1995, a gallon of gas was only $1.09! For sports fans, the Atlanta Braves won the World Series thanks to the athleticism of players including Chipper Jones, David Justice, and Tom Glavine. First class postage stamps cost only $.32. AuctionWeb was also founded in 1995. You know the company now by their current name; eBay. Apollo 13 made a big splash at the box office, and Seinfeld, Friends, and E.R. ruled the television. Newt Gingrich was named as the Time Magazine Man of the Year, and Christopher Reeve was paralyzed following a fall from his horse.

Meeting You Wherever You Are

It seems mind-boggling, but it was 20 years ago that the O.J. Simpson trial ended with a verdict of not-guilty. In technology news, Microsoft revolutionized personal computing with the release of Windows 95. It was also this year when a bomb destroyed the Oklahoma City Federal Building. In happier news, the first planet located outside our solar system was discovered, and the DVD was first announced. Some other things that are turning 20 in 2015 include the Nintendo 64 game console, the Sony PlayStation, the George Foreman Grill, and the Frappuccino by Starbucks. Finally, POGS were the most popular and widely traded toy in 1995 during a craze that swept the nation.

It is true; the same year that KKJM began broadcasting the internet was just starting to hit its stride. Now, the internet has changed our lives and revolutionized the way we live. Looking back just 20 years, it is truly amazing all that has changed. Moreover, it is hard to believe that it’s been that long since these major world events occurred. As we move into our next 20 years, one can only wonder how different our world will be.

Family-Friendly Spirit 92.9

Spirit 92.9 is dedicated to being your source for family-friendly radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is hope and encouragement, and we strive to be both positive and uplifting to all our listeners. We invite you to contact us for more information, song, and prayer requests, to offer your support for this ministry, or for any other reason. Call our studio line at (320) 257-0929 or office at (320) 251-1780. You can also email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info, or visit our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter page. We are positive and encouraging, Spirit 92.9!

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Our Mobile App Is Available and Full Of Great Features!

People are on the go more than ever before, and the technology we use daily has allowed us to benefit in ways that even a decade ago would have seemed like something out of a science-fiction movie. After all, did you ever think that someday your telephone would also serve as your computer, your shopping mall, and your radio? Whether you had or not, the reality is that mobile applications have changed our world and the way we live. One thing that has not changed is the ability for music and radio programming to touch us, and provide encouragement throughout the day. With mobile apps, we can take that same music and programming and enhance our experience with it. Have you ever heard a song and missed which artist is was? Did you ever wonder if your favorite band was touring nearby? These and so many more features are now available wherever you are and whenever you need it. At Spirit 92.9, we are proud to announce that we have entered the mobile app world and have released our brand-new app. Are you curious as to why you should download it? We are happy to share the many great benefits.

About The Spirit 92.9 Mobile App

After downloading the totally free Spirit 92.9 Mobile App, the first thing you will see is our updated playlist. At the top is the current artist you hear on the station, and also a list of previous songs. This is so if you are listening but aren’t able to drop everything and see which artist it was, you can do so when it is more convenient. Even more impressive is that by touching the song listing will open up a vast array of information about the performer, links to videos, and upcoming concerts and events. You are also able to receive up to the minute notifications from Spirit 92.9 including contests and promotions. Some contests will be through the app only making it a real bonus to try it for yourself. Access within the app to the National Weather Service allows immediate access to the best and latest information on what is happening in the skies. Easy access to our donation page provides an excellent opportunity to support our ministry and further our mission throughout Central Minnesota.

Even More Benefits!

If you have ever taken advantage of the exceptional deals on the Shop N’ Save, you understand what a great savings it delivers. This is true both for products and services you already use, and even ones you do not. The mobile app connects you directly to our Shop N’ Save partners saving you both time and effort to boost your budget. You can submit your “Celebrations! announcements, send us your prayer requests, and peruse job opportunities with our business sponsors. It is also great for finding the companies in our area that support this ministry while you are on the go. It is possible thanks to the effortless access to our Business Directory. Our Facebook page is also just a fingertip away. All of this is included in our very easy to use and high-quality mobile application. However, perhaps one of the most fun features is the ability to favorite the songs and artists you love most. Perhaps one of the most useful features is that you can listen live directly through your mobile device, and easily pause the sound when needed.

Give It A Try!

As you probably have deduced, we are very excited about this app, and our hope is that it will serve as a great blessing to you and others. We could go on and on about the exceptional usefulness and the excellent benefits the app provides, but to truly understand you should just give it a try. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and is totally free!

Family-Friendly Spirit 92.9

Spirit 92.9 is dedicated to being your source for family-friendly radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is hope and encouragement, and we strive to be both positive and uplifting to all our listeners. We invite you to contact us for more information, song and prayer requests, or to offer your support for this ministry, or for any other reason. Call our studio line at (320) 257-0929 or office at (320) 251-1780. You can also email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info, or visit our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter page. Moreover, of course, please take advantage of our website www.spirit92.9.com. We are positive and encouraging, Spirit 92.9!

Music for Everyone, Even Online!

Here at Spirit 92.9, we have always worked hard to provide positive and uplifting music to individuals and families throughout Central Minnesota. However, there is more to our method than just that. We know that great music is great, whether it is being heard for the first time or is a well-known favorite. We play a range of music including those songs you love, and carefully interweave them with the latest and most popular new ones. Either way, you can count on is music that is always family-friendly and encouraging from the top Christian artists. Our playlists ensure that regardless of your personal denomination, when listening to Spirit, you are warmly welcomed. We are so thankful you listen to Spirit, and we strive to listen to you as well. Our Music Advisory Team is a great way to give your input on our playlist. Best of all, whether in your car or on your computer, Spirit will be there playing those songs that make a positive difference in your life!

Our Family-Friendly Promise

It does not take long for one to cruise through the stations before that song comes on that makes you uncomfortable. We understand the importance of ensuring that our music is great for all ages. In fact, it is our promise. We guarantee you that the music we play won’t leave you scrambling to turn it off before it becomes offensive. No embarrassing or inappropriate lyrics are sent over our airwaves. We carefully select the songs we play and review them to ensure that whoever may be listening, they can fully enjoy them without concern.

Denominationally Friendly

Being a station that plays contemporary Christian music, we are often asked if we cater to an individual denomination. Our goal has always been to present the love of Christ through the music we play, to those a part of any denomination. Our music does not discriminate, and whatever your theology and beliefs may be, you can visit us for that positive message of hope and encouragement. Listeners of many different denominations have shared with us how that one song at just the right time so deeply touched them. This is so encouraging for ourselves, to ensure our music reaches and embraces people of all faiths. Also, even those who do not consider themselves “Christian” can still fully take advantage of our family-friendly and positive message.

Personal Taste Friendly

Furthermore, we understand that different people have different musical tastes. This is why radio stations often choose an individual format. Some enjoy more upbeat and faster-moving songs while others prefer a softer sound. At Spirit, we join a variety of musical stylings to suit anyone. Just like other genres, contemporary Christian artists create music in many different styles. We want to ensure that anyone listening will resonate with the songs we play and the artists we feature.

Family-Friendly Spirit 92.9

Spirit 92.9 is dedicated to being your source for family-friendly radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is hope and encouragement, and we strive to be both positive and uplifting to all our listeners. We invite you to contact us for more information, song, and prayer requests, to offer your support for this ministry, or for any other reason. Call our studio line at (320) 257-0929 or office at (320) 251-1780. You can also email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info, or visit our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter page. We are positive and encouraging, Spirit 92.9!

Click the Listen Live button at the top of this page and hear our music for yourself!