Hope On the Radio Waves
For 35 years, KSBJ has been the “Voice of Hope Connecting People to God” in the greater Houston area. Since KSBJ first signed on air in June of 1982, listeners have not only heard uplifting music, but also scripture and messages of hope to bring them closer to God.
“We started as a radio station with an on-air ministry and over the years KSBJ has evolved to be so much more,” Megan Berry, KSBJ Marketing Manager, said. “With our special events and prayer stations we strive to be out in the community truly defining a church without walls.”
KSBJ offers contemporary Christian music and can be heard on 89.3FM for listeners north and east of downtown Houston and on 96.9 FM for listeners south and west of downtown Houston. Or KSBJ can be streamed online via KSBJ.org for listeners all over the globe.
In 2010, KSBJ launched NGEN radio for the next generation of Christian music listeners. NGEN can be heard on 91.7 FM and offers listeners alternative pop and hip hop music while bringing a message of hope, unity and love.
Something KSBJ is most noted for is their registered trademark slogan ‘God listens.’ As an organization built on a foundation of prayer KSBJ believes God listens. This is displayed in not only their company culture, but also their prayer ministry.
“Prayer and our prayer ministry is one of the most important things we do here at KSBJ,” Berry said. “Everyone here prays – our DJs pray with listeners on the air. Our staff prays before meetings. Every day at noon, we say the Lord’s Prayer on-air.”
Through their prayer ministry, for years KSBJ has offered their Prayer and Care Line for callers to call into to have a prayer volunteer pray with them when they need someone to listen and to lift them up in prayer. Anyone can call 281-652-5555 to receive this service.
“That is what prayer is – a conversation with our loving God who always listens to us,” Berry said. “For someone to get involved, they can listen on air – they will hear the prayers of our callers, guests, and DJs, or they can call the Prayer and Care line. They can also go to our website to submit a prayer request or learn how to pray or sign up to be a prayer volunteer.”
A board of directors, who are volunteers from across the Greater Houston area and represent diverse denominations, backgrounds and professions, governs KSBJ. Through the years, KSBJ has hosted numerous special events and supported numerous ministries to further their goal to be the ‘Voice of Connecting People to God.’
“We are involved in many projects in the community,” Berry said. “We know how important it is to be involved in our community, to listen to the needs of the people here, and to share what is happening with our listeners.”
Recently, one of the bigger ministry initiatives KSBJ has taken on is partnering with the foster care community in the greater Houston area. Through this project they help bridge churches with this community, to begin caring for foster children.
Now, as Houston and the surrounding communities begin to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, KSBJ wants to be the voice of hope even more for everyone who was impacted. Currently, KSBJ is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse, The Relief List and area churches to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We want to be the ‘Voice of Hope Connecting People to God’ in the greater Houston area and especially for those who have been devastated by Harvey,” Berry said. “We know many people are hurting, and some may also be angry – angry that this happened and questioning why.”
During this especially trying time for so many in the greater Houston area, KSBJ has continued to be the voice of hope for many through their radio broadcast, social media outlets, support efforts, foster ministry and especially their prayer ministry.
“We are committed to providing continued hope and help to those impacted by Harvey,” Berry said. “We are excited to work with our partners to help foster children in our area. And we will continue to be the ‘Voice of Hope Connecting People to God.”
In the days following Harvey, KSBJ partnered with various Christian artists to support relief efforts and have also been an integral part of sharing information and support for those impacted.
“Our prayer is that KSBJ/NGEN can provide our listeners with hope,” Berry said. “We know that even in the midst of catastrophe, God can bring good. We hope this will help everyone here in our city realize how much Christ loves them.”
For more information about KSBJ, visit KSBJ.org. To learn more about what they are doing to provide hope and help to Houston after Harvey, visit KSBJ.org/Harvey. For all of this information and the latest news, follow KSBJ on Facebook at KSBJ Radio.