What is Sharathon?

The 89Q Difference is…

Most radio stations play an average of 18 commercials an hour. Not at 89Q!

This means we can play more songs every hour than most radio stations and, at this present time, more than any other station in the area!

89Q is not supported by a small group of large donors, a giant corporation, or some big church. We’re supported by your donations and a few select businesses. Most people like you support 89Q with $20.00 per month.

So what does my monthly support pay for?

Keeping the station on the air ~ Programming, business expenses, maintenance, processing, etc.

Music ~ 89Q is an outlet for music like no other. While playing music on the radio sounds simple, it’s actually quite costly due to publishing rights, royalties, streaming fees, etc.

Other Ministries ~ 89Q also supports other ministries by providing air time, web, and social media exposure all free of charge.

Expansion ~ Since our first day on the air in 1988, listeners like you have helped us grow. Our first year on the air we had a small tower we rented at about 3,000 watts of power to today – broadcasting from Rib Mountain at over 90,000 watts! 89Q has grown over 400% since 1995 and now covers a population area of nearly 500,000 people. Your giving helps us pay for the increased power and helps us reach almost a half million people with hope, encouragement and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

What’s an EZ Gift?

The EZ gift is basically a monthly “auto-pay” using a credit or debit card. This actually saves 89Q money and makes your gift go even farther! Your monthly EZ Gift makes 89Q possible.

So what is a Matching Challenge anyway?

This is when 89Q listeners are “challenged” to meet various conditions during Sharathon (e.g., if listeners during a given hour meet a dollar-for-dollar challenged amount, that challenging listener or business matches it for the hour). The challenge fund is built by generous donors whose gifts are used to inspire other listeners give.

If you are interested in making a challenge gift, please call 844-453-4673.

Are my donations Tax Deductible?

Yes! 89Q is governed by the Christian Life Communications Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ministry.

I have other questions – can I call and ask?

Yes! Anytime day or night, 844-453-4673.

We’re here to serve you, your family, and your community in any way possible.

YOU Make 89Q Possible!

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