It’s Tuesday morning and Spring Share has begun.

Reading these stories, I am reminded why we do, what we do.  It’s all about changed lives!

 

Jennifer:  Life 101.9 is such an uplifting positive station. I have two small children and the music is wonderful…you don’t have to worry about what might be said or vulgar lyrics.  My children have leaned most of the lyrics.  I started listening to your station when I first got pregnant in 2007.  My 4 year old and 2 year old sing along in the car. It’s truly amazing how many songs they already know and sing. It is very uplifting and they love to join in and sing.  It also helps me.  I drive over an hour to and from nursing school every day, and with two small children and working, I’m not sure that I’m going to make it though the day.  Just the car rides listening to these songs have truly inspired me and keep me uplifted to make every day a positive day!

Annica:  I’m not exactly the most Christian woman in the world, in fact I stopped going to church two years ago because of my social anxiety…never feeling like I fit in, and the fear that I was a complete outcast. I suffer every day of my life trying to fight for my friends over ADHD and crippling social anxiety.  When I get into my car to drive to work, school, or anywhere else I always have Life 101.9 playing, in hopes to hear a song that will lift my spirits. Songs like “I Need a Miracle” by Third Day, “Kings and Queens” by Audio Adrenaline, and “If We Are the Body” and “Does Anybody Hear Her” by Casting Crowns speak to me in more ways than I could ever explain. In “If We Are the Body”, I am that girl who sees the judgmental stares and hears the laughter.  In “Does Anybody Hear Her” I am that girl who’s lost her way and given in to so many temptations with no more hopes than to be accepted and loved by the people I was so convinced hated me. I have never felt welcomed in the church and always felt outcast from everyone else. I know lots of my friends probably judge me for already listening to Life 101.9, but for a person like me who’s been through so much hurt even in her happiest times, it’s the station to lift me up and maybe, just maybe, give me a second chance at life.

Linda:  Just moved here from California about 6 months ago. So thankful to have found Life 101.9…I love being able to sing at the top of my lungs to my little guy and not have to worry about the words.   My son LOVES LOVES LOVES listening to his mama sing to him on the way to school!!! God bless you all and the hard work you doing in order to change peoples’ lives.  I live in Dubuque but would love to volunteer if I ever had a chance to…you guys are wonderful!  Thanks so much!

Martha:  I am writing to let you know that my sister and I have seen 6 of your Life 101.9 billboards in the Cedar Rapids area this past week. We saw them in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha. It is neat to see our favorite radio station being advertised all over the place!

Rochelle:  My son passed away 6 years ago. Life 101.9 helped me get through the hard days.  Every day we need reminders that God is with us and we are never alone. I first heard the song “Homesick” by Mercy Me on your station and it has helped me realize that there are no goodbyes, no endings, and we will be together again!  I thank you for being there for me during this very difficult time and having a positive impact on my life and my teenage daughter’s life. She knows to turn on this station when she’s having a bad day also. We both have really drawn closer to God from listening to your station.

Tracy:  I love how Life 101.9 makes me feel…how wonderful the staff is and how positive the conversation is.  I also love that it is listener supported, so I don’t spend my entire commute listening to commercials.

Stacy:  My whole family loves the music played on Life 101.9. It’s encouraging, and upbeat, and we love to rock out with the music turned up in the car!  What a gift this station is to Iowa!  I want all my friends and family to enjoy it like we do!

Molly:  Four and a half years ago our daughter was killed in a car accident on her way to school. It was ten days before her 18th birthday, in the middle of her senior year of high school.  What a horrible year that was. So many people say that music is their comfort in times of devastation, but for me it was the opposite.  I couldn’t listen to music…it just broke my heart. It was a year and a half after the accident that I came to the conclusion that I had to do something about me.  We were going to church and I was going through the motions of faith, but I was in a fog.  I decided to turn the radio back on.  I chose Life 101.9. I really don’t think I was trying to test God, but I knew I needed help. For about two weeks the radio was just background noise, but one day some lyrics in the middle of a song caught my attention, “this is love calling…out to the broken.”  What? Did I hear that right? So I started listening more earnestly.  I hadn’t caught who sang it, so all I could do was start paying attention. Then a few days later I heard a little bit more. “Wide awake in the middle of your nightmare.”  That was me.  “There’s always scars when you fall that far.” “Get back up again.” “This is love calling.”  Could God have said it any clearer to me? He knew my anguish. He knew I would be forever affected. He knew I would have struggles and questions and anger.  But love was calling out to me, through Life 101.9, and it was time to get back up again. I don’t know where I’d be today if it hadn’t been for your station…probably still going through the motions, but a long way from being where I needed to be.

Brenda:  I am not able to attend church on a regular basis. I am a nurse who works weekends.  This schedule has worked well for my family and me, especially when our kids were little, and then when they got into school, but I felt there was always something missing. However when I do have a chance to go to church, I feel like I appreciate the chance even more. Since listening to Life 101.9, which was recommended by a friend from work, I feel it has brought me closer in my journey to God, because I always feel uplifted when I’m listening.  It has also gotten my sons to listen to Christian music, and appreciate more types of music this way.

Allison:  I never really had a close relationship with God.  When I got married, my husband and I had a really small wedding party and got married at the justice of the peace’s office.  Now being married for going on 4 years, I am the happiest I’ve ever been, and our future is looking bright.  We can’t help but think we couldn’t have done this without God’s support. I find myself praying more, worrying less, and just being thankful for our blessings.   Life 101.9 is a highlight to a more enlightened life and support on those tough days.  Thanks so much.

Jessie:  I started listening to Life 101.9 over the summer since the kids were home more, and I didn’t want to have to turn channels when something ‘naughty’ came on one of the other stations.  You really are safe for the little ears!

Catherine:  I love that there are no commercials. I don’t mind hearing about businesses that support Life 101.9. I am more inclined to seek out their business in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

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