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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating632 of 110417 of 28
Fund acquisition rating310 of 11059 of 28
Resource allocation rating647 of 110519 of 28
Asset utilization rating823 of 110421 of 28

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,608,281$3,606,164$3,367,338$3,205,547$3,207,859
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,145,006$6,127,737$5,574,575$8,325,068$7,544,127
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,198,991$4,692,329$1,003,189$644,000$721,359
Other long-term assets$12,958,131$10,943,837$12,850,582$6,381,692$7,767,443
Total long-term assets$18,157,122$15,636,166$13,853,771$7,025,692$8,488,802
Total assets$24,302,128$21,763,903$19,428,346$15,350,760$16,032,929
Payables and accrued expenses$203,101$270,150$169,828$102,416$108,664
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$203,101$270,150$169,828$102,416$108,664
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,960,698$266,784$413,141$365,837$540,741
Total long-term liabilities$11,732,147$9,213,931$7,063,141$3,595,160$5,941,678
Total liabilities$11,935,248$9,484,081$7,232,969$3,697,576$6,050,342
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$12,069,932$12,033,326$11,969,646$9,055,348$7,912,472
With donor restrictions$296,948$246,496$225,731$2,597,836$2,070,115
Net assets$12,366,880$12,279,822$12,195,377$11,653,184$9,982,587
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Total contributions$6,764,187$6,762,027$6,759,410$7,049,114$6,639,789
Program service revenue$1,296,127$1,354,860$511,771$1,060,575$1,144,108
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$8,873$9,182$5,515$15,229$44,866
Other revenue$125,706$90,872$58,583$20,625$1,937
Total other revenue$1,430,706$1,454,914$575,869$1,096,429$1,190,911
Total revenue$8,194,893$8,216,941$7,335,279$8,145,543$7,830,700
Program services$6,065,016$6,394,297$5,239,509$5,075,498$4,919,072
Management and general$1,772,170$1,526,334$1,337,876$1,142,193$1,003,211
Total expenses$8,107,835$8,132,496$6,793,086$6,474,946$6,155,438
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$87,058$84,445$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$87,058$84,445$542,193$1,670,597$1,675,262


Sandi BrownPresident$266,934
Brett DempseyGeneral Manager$255,233
Mike CouchmanOperations Manager$140,409
Brandi ReichertDirector of Strategic Marketing$131,927

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2023

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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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