Gateway Creative Broadcasting / Joy FM Radio

The information on this page was last updated 5/2/2023. 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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating603 of 108512 of 28
Fund acquisition rating253 of 10887 of 29
Resource allocation rating613 of 108813 of 29
Asset utilization rating860 of 108520 of 28

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,606,164$3,367,338$3,205,547$3,207,859$28,944
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,127,737$5,574,575$8,325,068$7,544,127$3,936,209
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,692,329$1,003,189$644,000$721,359$9,961,764
Other long-term assets$10,943,837$12,850,582$6,381,692$7,767,443$60,711
Total long-term assets$15,636,166$13,853,771$7,025,692$8,488,802$10,022,475
Total assets$21,763,903$19,428,346$15,350,760$16,032,929$13,958,684
Payables and accrued expenses$270,150$169,828$102,416$108,664$61,845
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$270,150$169,828$102,416$108,664$61,845
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$266,784$413,141$365,837$540,741$470,184
Total long-term liabilities$9,213,931$7,063,141$3,595,160$5,941,678$8,392,107
Total liabilities$9,484,081$7,232,969$3,697,576$6,050,342$8,453,952
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$12,033,326$11,969,646$9,055,348$7,912,472$4,092,206
With donor restrictions$246,496$225,731$2,597,836$2,070,115$1,412,526
Net assets$12,279,822$12,195,377$11,653,184$9,982,587$5,504,732
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Total contributions$6,762,027$6,759,410$7,049,114$6,639,789$6,468,499
Program service revenue$1,354,860$511,771$1,060,575$1,144,108$1,450,509
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9,182$5,515$15,229$44,866$9,455
Other revenue$90,872$58,583$20,625$1,937$0
Total other revenue$1,454,914$575,869$1,096,429$1,190,911$1,459,964
Total revenue$8,216,941$7,335,279$8,145,543$7,830,700$7,928,463
Program services$6,394,297$5,239,509$5,075,498$4,919,072$5,169,566
Management and general$1,526,334$1,337,876$1,142,193$1,003,211$824,236
Total expenses$8,132,496$6,793,086$6,474,946$6,155,438$6,201,501
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$84,445$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$84,445$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962


Sandi BrownPresident$251,335

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/2/2023. 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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