Family Life Radio Expands Kansas Signal Reach
TUCSON, AZ (February 2, 2017) — More than 100,000 new listeners around Topeka, Kan., can now hear Family Life Radio (FLR) and music and messages of hope on 88.1. In January FLR moved its antenna from Lawrence to Topeka and improved its signal strength to include a previously unreached audience stretching to the northwest of Topeka and improving quality along the I-70 corridor between Topeka and Kansas City, Kan.
New listeners will hear a combination of contemporary Christian music and Bible-based teaching. Dr. Randy Carlson is both the ministry president and the host of the popular show Intentional Living, which provides guidance and encouragement in all key areas of life.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the listeners who support Family Life Radio and make it possible for us to reach an ever increasing audience with the message of hope,” says Evan Carlson, Executive Vice President. “In the last few years, we’ve added signals to the Family Life Radio network and expanded others with a goal to reach even more people with a message that transforms lives and equips listeners to live in light of that change.”
FLR is entirely listener-supported and looks forward to celebrating the launch of this expansion project with listeners in the Topeka area.
Behind the scenes at Family Life Radio in Tucson. We’re so grateful for your friendship in 2016!
Thursday, July 28th, Family Life Radio celebrated 50 years of Reaching the Next Generation with an Open House at our office Tucson! We had an outpouring of support from the local business community and listeners with about 70 people attending. Guests and staff enjoyed refreshments from Panera Bread.
CEO of the Marana, Arizona, Chamber of Commerce, Ed Stolmaker, led off the festivities with a ribbon cutting, and FLR Executive Vice President, Evan Carlson, shared a brief history of Family Life Radio, its humble beginnings and a video about the ministry.
Attendees enjoyed tours of our facility and got to see Johnny and Stacey Stone in action while learning some facts about Family Life Radio. It was a great time to renew and rekindle relationships among the represented businesses and listeners.
Nearly 2,000 people in three cities across two states gathered in July for the Intentional Love Marriage Conferences. Some couples attended hoping for a fun night out. Others were looking for help in relational problem areas. All invested in their marriages by learning how uniquely each is wired and key communication strategies to address those individualities.
Best-selling author, syndicated radio host and marriage and family counselor, Dr. Randy Carlson, spoke to sold-out crowds in Mesa, AZ; Glendale, AZ; and Rives Junction, MI, about the power of intentional love. An exploration of unrealistic expectations many had before marriage brought many chuckles and some knowing groans from the audience. Humorous finger pointing and laughter were balanced by moments of deep connection and communication. “It was a great conference,” said one attendee. “We enjoyed the information and the laughs.”
By the end of each conference, couples had identified one intentional action they could take every day for the next 30 days that would make the greatest difference in their relationships.
Fans of Family Life Radio in Mesa and Glendale also enjoyed a special appearance by afternoon show hosts Johnny and Stacey Stone. Stacey shared her “wife resume”—identifying key areas in which wives can build up their husbands. Johnny offered tips on “maniquette”—man etiquette—to help men understand and live in harmony with their wives.
Couples, both those newly married and those who said their vows more than three decades ago, gained new insights into their relationships and began to build love habits to last a lifetime.
Family Life Radio and our family of listeners became servants on Saturday May 14th as we banded together in several cities to assist nonprofit ministries accomplish projects they were unable to do with their staff alone.
A total of 165 volunteers of all ages and Family Life employees came together at Arizona Baptist Children’s Services in the Phoenix, AZ area, Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home in Albuquerque, NM., Hope Well Ranch in Mid-Michigan and Youth Haven Ranch in Eloy, AZ.
Some of the projects included grounds trimming and clean up, painting, cleaning out a Koi pond, cleaning carpets, washing windows, packaging diapers and attaching bible verses and pictures to the bundles of diapers.
At the end of the day both the volunteers and nonprofits were blessed.