About Us


Our headquarters and main studios are located in Quitman, Mississippi.

Joy Christian Radio broadcasts on the following radio stations.
98.9 FM – Eastern Mississippi Pine Belt (Meridian / Laurel / Quitman)    {Flagship Station}

Other Stations Include:

88.3 FM – Jasper, GA

Also, you can listen online here on the website or via Tune In on your phone.

Joy Christian Radio a non-profit Christian organization. Joy Christian Radio operations are supported and sustained by faithful listeners and organizations who share the ministry’s passion for souls, vision and mission.

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

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History of Joy Christian Radio

The concept of Joy Christian Radio as a network of stations was first revealed to my family on January 1, 2000, as we gathered around the dining room  table for a family meeting.  Our founder, the Rev. Ed Smith is a native of Rome, Georgia, and is married to Marie (a native of Laurel, Mississippi).   They are the parents of three adult sons, three daughters-in-love and 13 wonderful grandchildren plus one God-son.  Smith is a 43 year Christian Radio Broadcast Veteran, having owned and operated radio stations in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee.  Before Joy Christian Radio, Smith worked with many radio stations in various capacities across the Southeast.  Most recently, he was a national news anchor, on-air personality, program producer, worked in the engineering department and helped in the construction and FCC related filings needed to build new radio stations.

Our newest acquisition, and the location of our headquarters and main studios is WLYJ, 98.9, a large, 25,000 watts FM station located in the Eastern Pine Belt in Mississippi went on the air on September 3, 2018 (Labor Day).  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 first online radio station known as “Classic Gospel.”  This is the same format that is heard on our terrestrial radio stations.  In May, 2013, Bible Talk went online.  Finally, in April, 2017, Christian Classics set sail online.

We LOVE to hear from our Listeners!

Our Mailing Addresses:
Joy Christian Radio

Mailing and Shipping Addresses:

PO Box 6
Quitman, MS 39355

STREET (Ship to): 
311 County Road 140

Office Phone Number: 

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