CRISTA Broadcasting’s three radio stations—SPIRIT 105.3 FM, PRAISE 106.5 FM and AM 630 KCIS—encourage radio listeners to build vital relationships with Jesus Christ.

"I never gave listening to the
radio a thought, but when we arrived in Japan, I started to really miss SPIRIT 105.3. One day, my son said 'Mom, you can listen online.' I feel like I am home again—to hear the music and feel the power of God is such a wonderful blessing."

Mel Jordan
Navy wife and
online SPIRIT listener

SPIRIT 105.3 FM, with its contemporary Christian format, is consistently rated as a top-five station in the Seattle Metro area; PRAISE 106.5 FM serves north Puget Sound and the greater Vancouver, BC area with contemporary Christian music and teaching programs; and AM 630 KCIS features classic Christian music and teaching programs.

In FY 2008, SPIRIT 105.3 earned national recognition as an industry leader, receiving Radio and Records’ (R&R) awards for Christian Radio Station of the Year, Morning Team Personalities of the Year (Scott Valentine and Sam Kelly), Program Director of the Year (Scott Valentine), and Music Director of the Year (Sarah Taylor). Sarah Taylor also received the major market Music Director of the Year award at the Gospel Music Association’s 2008 Radio Echo Awards.

In FY 2008, CRISTA Broadcasting’s three stations reached over 500,000 listeners with the message of Jesus Christ. Also, SPIRIT and PRAISE listeners raised over $173,000 for World Concern’s “44-Cent Cure” campaign. SPIRIT helped local homeless men, women and children through funds raised for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission with over 84,000 meals, a 10% increase from last year.

AM 630 KCIS held their first listener pledge drive in 30 years! As a result, KCIS raised $41,000 for its ministry and connected with over 400 passionate supporters of the station.

   Spirit 105.3                   Praise 106.5                  KCIS AM 630   

Revenues(In thousands)

Fees for service$12,182


Other 224


Expenses(In thousands)

Program services$9,371

Fundraising & Promotion128

Management & General612


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