Hope, Strength & Encouragement for The Family(R)
The Family’s Vision
The Family will help all people in our communities draw closer to Christ.
The Family’s Mission
The Family broadcasts the hope of Jesus Christ to strengthen and encourage listeners.
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The Family serves to educate, encourage and preserve the family through a Christ-centered contemporary and versatile communications platform. We do that through both radio and online streaming.
The Family is owned and operated by The Family Radio Network, Inc. (The Family) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1969.
The Family Radio Network, Inc. consists of four stations with 10 signals in Eastern & Central Wisconsin. 91.9 (WEMI Appleton / Oshkosh), 91.5 (WEMY Green Bay), 88.5 (WGNV Wausau / Stevens Point / Central Wisconsin), and 91.3 (WSTM Sheboygan).
Originally an outreach of Evangel Community Church in Menasha, The Family became independent in 1969 to more effectively serve the greater Christian community.
In the late 1970’s The Family served the community through Christian bookstores in Neenah and Appleton, a graphics and printing company and WEMI-FM. WEMI took to the airwaves on September 9th, 1977 and in March of 1981 WEMI began broadcasting 24 hours a day. WGNV was added in 1991 and WEMY in 1998.
In April of 1998, the Christian Family Radio name and logo of the white cross on a blue & green background appeared. In June of 2011, the ministry was renamed “The Family” and rebranded to current green, blue and white logo.
- We are listener-focused as we deliver hope and encouragement to everyone who tunes in.
- We use a Christ-centered, contemporary, and versatile communications platform.
- We minister via radio, online streaming, social media, and community activities.
- Constant “changed life” stories from listeners testify to the efficacy of our message.
- We walk-the-talk by active involvement in our local communities through community projects.
- Our mission statement serves as the filter through which we run everything through. From texts, FB posts, phone or email interaction, to song selection and responding to prayer requests
- We welcome you to join us in this mission.
In 2017, Evangel Ministries, Inc. changed its legal name to The Family Radio Network, Inc. and acquired WSTM in Plymouth, Sheboygan.
In 2020, The Family acquired WGNW (formerly known as WDRK) in Eau Claire.
Our Foundational Principles
- We will advocate and protect the ideals of the traditional family as it is defined and established in the Holy Bible.
- We believe that truly healthy relationships can only be attained through a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ.
- We will feed the souls of individual family members by offering a daily diet of the Holy Bible in a variety of compelling ways.
- The context and content of all our offerings will intentionally and unapologetically be presented from a traditional Biblical worldview.
Our Core Values
Christ is the head of our workplace. We seek Him first, pursuing His will and His righteousness to guide our decisions and the actions that follow. We believe that Jesus Christ saves, restores, inspires hope, and transforms lives. We are committed to living out our faith by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ whenever possible, believing that ‘faith comes by hearing’. To that end, we commit to fostering a culture where we will:
Honor all people as beings created in God’s image. Treat others better than ourselves. Speak truth in love. Assume the best in each other and those we serve. Never let ego or insecurity keep us from treating all people with respect and kindness.
BE HONEST AND LIVE WITH INTEGRITY
Be honest. Honor commitments. Do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Take responsibility for our mistakes, without blaming others. Seek to build trust through every interaction. Be good stewards of God’s financial gifts to The Family and transparent in all business practices.
BE A GROWING CHRIST FOLLOWER
Commit to personal growth by studying His word. Be involved in a local church. Lift one another in prayer. Invite our listeners to do the same.
BE A SERVANT LEADER
Serve one another by extending grace. Forgive. Ask for forgiveness. Encourage others. Mentor others. Show compassion. Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
BE COMMUNITY FOCUSED
Commit to nurturing a culture of innovation, excellence, collaboration and service. Use these gifts to benefit individuals, families, businesses, and ministries in all of the communities we serve, in order to advance the gospel.
For a listing of our staff & board of directors, click here.
To view our audited financial statements and form 990, click here.
For our Statement of Faith, click here.