About Us

Who We Are

Thrive FM plays what is known as a “Praise and Worship”.  The featured artists include Casting Crowns, Hillsong, Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust, MercyMe, Matt Redman 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.

Our Vision

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 Pennyrile Christian Community, 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!

WTRT, Thrive FM, merged with the Pennyrile Christian Community, Inc. in May, 2023. We continue to broadcast today’s worship and praise for western, Kentucky and biblical programming.  For more information on Thrive FM go to www.thrivefm88.com.  You can learn more about Missionary Radio at www.missionary.radio.

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.