Who We Are
Thrive FM plays what is known as a “Praise and Worship”. Those artists include Casting Crowns, Hillsong, Big Daddy Weave, Needtobreathe, MercyMe and a bunch of others.
We run this awesome music around the clock.
We broadcast at 88.1 FM with 3,500 watts of power from Hardin, Kentucky in southern Marshall county. Our signal covers most of western Kentucky with us dipping down into parts of northwest Tennessee and on up to southern Illinois.
We are a ministry that happens to be a radio station, not the other way around. Our cornerstone is Jesus. Nothing more. In fact, we live by what our late friend Bob Warren used to say: “Jesus plus nothing”.
Philippians 4:8 claims:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
That’s our battle cry. Our go-to verse. Our philosophy.
Thrive FM is owned and operated by the non-profit corporation Heartland Ministries, Inc. Our radio station is listener-supported, meaning we do not sell commercials or receive grants from the government. We raise funds through business and church underwriters and individual contributors just like yourself!
Heartland Ministries, Inc. began in 1989 with the signing on of WVHM-FM 90.5. In 1996, they received approval to build WAAJ-FM (which is now Elevate FM) at 89.7 FM. Then, in 1999, we added a third station – Truth 88 (WTRT).
Today, Heartland Ministries continues to operate three radio stations from the studios in Hardin. WVHM continues it’s original mix of southern gospel and teaching programs. WTRT is now Thrive FM and features modern praise and worship. And Elevate FM features Christian hit music.
How You Can Help
We are funded by you, our listeners. If Thrive FM is important to you, would you consider making a one-time or a monthly contribution? Click here to find out more.