For over 15 years St. Louis had a contemporary Christian music station (commercial station). In 1997, that station was sold, and St. Louis was without Christian music for three and a half years. In 2001, JOY FM came on the air as a non-commercial, listener supported station. That means we rely fully on the generous, faithful support of our listeners and can never be sold. It also means that instead of listening to commercials, you get at least 55 minutes of music every hour.