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“Northern Christian Radio is a Christ centered media ministry through which God is changing lives, strengthening families, impacting communities and transforming our world”

These words are the mission statement for Northern Christian Radio as we serve Northern Michigan and portions of Ontario with non-commercial Christian Music and Programs. At present, we operate four stations and two translators reaching listeners across Northern Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula and into Ontario.

WPHN-90.5-FM, Gaylord

The ministry of Northern Christian Radio was birthed in the early 1980s when several Christian men felt a burden to have Christian broadcasting available in this area. A board was formed and WPHN 90.5 FM went on the air Easter Sunday in 1985. WPHN serves most of the Central and Eastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan as well parts of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

WOLW-91.1-FM, Cadillac

In 1988, WOLW 91.1 FM was added to serve the Cadillac area.  WOLW serves most of the Western Portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

WTHN-102.3-FM, Sault Ste. Marie

For many years Northern Christian Radio had been trying to place a station in the Sault Ste. Marie area.  On January 29th 2005, 102.3 FM signed on the air. This station covers most of the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well as into Ontario covering both the US and Canadian cities of Sault Ste. Marie.

With these four stations, plus translators in Petoskey at 99.7 FM and Newberry at 88.7 FM, much of Northern Michigan receives Christian broadcasting. Further expansion is planned to fill in those areas not served by Christian radio, or where a Christian radio signal is not strong enough to be received clearly.


Our Mission

The Promise FM is committed to changing lives, strengthening families and impacting communities for Christ.

Our Vision

The promise of hope, encouragement,
and the message of Christ to the world.

Our Values

We will develop a culture of prayer
We will pray for our staff, board, listeners, and donors.
We will pray for our ministry and God’s favor.

We will invest in our employees, donors, and listeners
We will practice and teach servant leadership.
We will promote unity through action and communication.

We will have the courage to change
We will embrace technology for the glory of Jesus Christ.
We will be culturally relevant.

We will hold to the truth of Gods word
We will do the will of God.
We will reflect Christ in all we say and do.

We will help build the church of Jesus Christ
We will be a positive resource for the local church.
We will encourage our listeners to connect with the local church.

We will always dream and believe in the power of God
We will develop a culture of dreamers and believers.
We will plant seeds of harvest in the communities we serve.