About Us

Joy Christian Radio broadcasts on three FM radio stations.
88.5 FM – Serves Tullahoma, TN
98.9 FM – Serves the Mississippi Pine Belt (Meridian / Laurel / Quitman)
88.3 FM – Serves Jasper, GA
You can listen online here at the website or via the Tune In App for smartphone or other device.
Our Online stations are:
Classic Gospel Network (Traditional and Southern Gospel Music)
Christian Classics (Classic CCM Music)
Bible Talk (All Bible Teaching, Preaching and Bible Talk programming

Joy Christian Radio a non-profit Christian organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We receipt all gifts.
Thank you for your generous support of Joy Christian Radio!

Joy Christian Radio.  It really is “Good Medicine for Your Heart!”

A brief History of Joy Christian Radio

The concept of a network of Christian Radio Stations that is known as Joy Christian Radio was first presented on January 1, 2000 around the dining room  table to his family by our founder, Rev. Ed Smith.  Smith is a native of Georgia, and is married to Marie (a Mississippi native).   They are the parents of three boys, three daughters-in-love and 13 wonderful grandchildren and one God-son.  Ed is a 42+ year Christian Radio Broadcast Veteran, having owned or operated radio stations in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee. Smith has also worked with a nationally known Christian radio network as national news anchor, on-air personality, program producer, engineering  and in the construction and FCC related filings needed to build new radio stations.

Joy Christian Radio birthed its first radio station early in 2001 with the lease of an AM station in Mississippi, followed by the acquisition of three AM stations in Alabama in an almost equilateral triangle of about 120 miles on each “leg” that surrounded Birmingham, AL.  From there, Smith began the arduous task of acquiring and reselling AM stations in hopes of raising the capitol needed to break into the FM radio market.  It finally happened in 2010 with the donation of an FM station in South Alabama that was traded and traded again to finally land Smith in Tullahoma, Tennessee with 88.5-FM.   88.3-FM in Jasper, GA went on the air under Joy Christian Radio in August, 2014 and remains an integral part of the Joy Christian Radio Network.

98.9, a very large FM station located in the Eastern Pine Belt in Mississippi went on the air on September 3, 2018 (Labor Day).  The most powerful station ever owned by Joy Christian Radio, this powerhouse covers a large region of two states from Meridian to Laurel to Bay Springs and into Eastern Alabama.   

The Internet Broadcasting arm of Joy Christian Radio went live at this website on February 5, 2010 with its “Classic Gospel” format that is also heard on the terrestrial radio stations.  In May, 2013, Bible Talk went on the web with all Bible Talk, Teaching and Preaching programming featuring classics such as J. Vernon McGee, Chuck Swindoll and Charles Stanley.  Finally, in April, 2017, Christian Classics went online that features “oldies” from the Contemporary Christian Genre dating all the way back to the late 1970’s when CCM got its start, and playing CCM that reaches all the way to today’s “Classic bound” CCM. 

Joy Christian Radio has always been a nonprofit, Christian Broadcasting organization with a singular goal: To reach the world with the Hope of the Gospel.   You can support this World Missions-Minded outreach by clicking HERE.

We currently own and operate three FM Radio Stations in the Southeastern United States:
88.5-FM in Tullahoma, TN
98.3-FM in the Mississippi Pine Belt (Meridian, Laurel, Quitman)
88.3 in Jasper, GA

Online, we operate three streaming Radio Stations. These stations can be heard on this website, or via the Tune In app on your smartphone or other device.
*Classic Gospel (Traditional, Southern and Inspirational Music)
Christian Classics (Contemporary, Inspirational, Praise and Worship Music)
Bible Talk (Bible Preaching, Teaching and Talk programming)

*Classic Gospel is also heard on our FM stations.

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