About Us

Joy Christian Radio is a nonprofit, distinctively Christian organization established and built for the Glory of God.  Our Founder and President, Veteran Broadcaster Ed Smith, has worked in Christian Radio for over 41 years as an announcer, national news anchor and reporter, engineer, manager and sales director.

On January 1, 2000, Brother Ed, as he is called around the office, sat at his dinner table with his wife and three sons to describe the new direction he believed God was leading him.  He would move from the security and blessings of a very good job in Christian Broadcasting with a National Network to the insecure and often treacherous path of radio station ownership.  Beginning with a failed lease of an AM station in North Mississippi to another station leased in Alabama that also failed, Ed faced discouragement and defeat as he struggled to build the dream he sincerely believed God had led him to build.  It wasn’t until 2004 that the purchase of three AM stations took place and the instability of leasing was erased forever.

Currently, Joy Christian Radio owns and operates FM non-commercial, educational stations in two states.  Our headquarters are located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, along with our flagship station, 88.5-FM.  We also own and operate WLYY, 88.3-FM in Jasper, GA plus we own and operate three Internet radio stations that you can listen to here at our website or via the Tune In App for smartphone or other device.  Online, you will find the Classic Gospel Network (the “flagship” format and the one we run on our FM stations), along with TCM (Today’s Christian Music) and Bible Talk.

Joy Christian Radio now has listeners in all 50 states and in over 100 countries outside the USA.  Poised to grow and reach even more people in the future, Joy Christian Radio enjoys a wonderful and fruitful ministry.  Will you partner with us?  Alone, we can do nothing!  But, with God’s help and blessing, along with your prayers and financial gifts, we can reach many people with the HOPE of the Gospel of Christ.  Thank you, and please let us know if we can pray for you!  Sign up for our mail lists today and leave us a prayer request or praise report while you’re here!  And, don’t forget to listen to our three online stations!!

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