Gateway Creative Broadcasting / Joy FM Radio

The information on this page was last updated 6/24/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


99.1 Joy FM isn't your typical radio station. You'll hear great music, of course. But you'll also experience fun and meaningful conversations about real life. So, listen and find encouragement, purpose and fun!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Gateway Creative Broadcasting
13358 Manchester Rd
Des Peres, MO 63131


Phone: 314-909-8569

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 431793303

CEO/President: Sandi Brown

Chairman: Jennifere Benes

Board size: 7

Founder: Sandi Brown

Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


MUSIC: You'll hear what's new in Christian music from artists like: Hillsong, Toby Mac, Lauren Daigle, for King and Country and many more. The right song at the right time.

FAITH: Experiencing God's love and purpose in life is invigorating. It's the core of who we are and what we do.

COMMUNITY: You're not alone. You're part of a vibrant mission to love and serve the city in Jesus name.

Mission statement

Desiring obedience above all, we will use Christian Music as a means of encouraging believers, uniting the body of Christ and sharing the clear, life-changing message of Jesus with the world.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating450 of 103116 of 29
Fund acquisition rating228 of 10326 of 29
Resource allocation rating331 of 103220 of 29
Asset utilization rating890 of 103123 of 29

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,367,338$3,205,547$3,207,859$28,944$20,394
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,574,575$8,325,068$7,544,127$3,936,209$3,738,573
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,003,189$644,000$721,359$9,961,764$11,343,700
Other long-term assets$12,850,582$6,381,692$7,767,443$60,711$32,109
Total long-term assets$13,853,771$7,025,692$8,488,802$10,022,475$11,375,809
Total assets$19,428,346$15,350,760$16,032,929$13,958,684$15,114,382
Payables and accrued expenses$169,828$102,416$108,664$61,845$67,809
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$169,828$102,416$108,664$61,845$67,809
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$413,141$365,837$540,741$470,184$545,773
Total long-term liabilities$7,063,141$3,595,160$5,941,678$8,392,107$11,268,803
Total liabilities$7,232,969$3,697,576$6,050,342$8,453,952$11,336,612
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$11,969,646$9,055,348$7,912,472$4,092,206$0
With donor restrictions$225,731$2,597,836$2,070,115$1,412,526$0
Net assets$12,195,377$11,653,184$9,982,587$5,504,732$3,777,770
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,759,410$7,049,114$6,639,789$6,468,499$5,899,520
Program service revenue$511,771$1,060,575$1,144,108$1,450,509$773,702
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,515$15,229$44,866$9,455$4,626
Other revenue$58,583$20,625$1,937$0$0
Total other revenue$575,869$1,096,429$1,190,911$1,459,964$778,328
Total revenue$7,335,279$8,145,543$7,830,700$7,928,463$6,677,848
Program services$5,239,509$5,075,498$4,919,072$5,169,566$4,331,348
Management and general$1,337,876$1,142,193$1,003,211$824,236$883,062
Total expenses$6,793,086$6,474,946$6,155,438$6,201,501$5,410,267
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962$1,267,581
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962$1,267,581


Sandi BrownPresident$204,073

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/24/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

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