Gateway Creative Broadcasting / Joy FM Radio

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99.1 Joy FM isn't your typical radio station. You'll hear great music, of course. But you'll also experience fun and meaningful conversations about real life. So, listen and find encouragement, purpose and fun!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Gateway Creative Broadcasting
13358 Manchester Rd
Des Peres, MO 63131


Phone: 314-909-8569


Organization details

EIN: 431793303

CEO/President: Sandi Brown


Board size: 0

Founder: Sandi Brown

Year founded: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


MUSIC: You'll hear what's new in Christian music from artists like: Hillsong, Toby Mac, Lauren Daigle, for King and Country and many more. The right song at the right time.

FAITH: Experiencing God's love and purpose in life is invigorating. It's the core of who we are and what we do.

COMMUNITY: You're not alone. You're part of a vibrant mission to love and serve the city in Jesus name.

Mission statement

Desiring obedience above all, we will use Christian Music as a means of encouraging believers, uniting the body of Christ and sharing the clear, life-changing message of Jesus with the world.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating455 of 94017 of 30
Fund acquisition rating262 of 94210 of 30
Resource allocation rating523 of 94219 of 30
Asset utilization rating612 of 94019 of 30

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,205,547$3,207,859$28,944$20,394$21,101
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,325,068$7,544,127$3,936,209$3,738,573$3,322,758
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$644,000$721,359$9,961,764$11,343,700$12,901,155
Other long-term assets$6,381,692$7,767,443$60,711$32,109$39,954
Total long-term assets$7,025,692$8,488,802$10,022,475$11,375,809$12,941,109
Total assets$15,350,760$16,032,929$13,958,684$15,114,382$16,263,867
Payables and accrued expenses$102,416$108,664$61,845$67,809$101,395
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$102,416$108,664$61,845$67,809$101,395
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$365,837$540,741$470,184$545,773$672,850
Total long-term liabilities$3,595,160$5,941,678$8,392,107$11,268,803$13,652,283
Total liabilities$3,697,576$6,050,342$8,453,952$11,336,612$13,753,678
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$9,055,348$7,912,472$4,092,206$0$0
With donor restrictions$2,597,836$2,070,115$1,412,526$0$0
Net assets$11,653,184$9,982,587$5,504,732$3,777,770$2,510,189
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,049,114$6,639,789$6,468,499$5,899,520$5,667,044
Program service revenue$1,060,575$1,144,108$1,450,509$773,702$569,465
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$15,229$44,866$9,455$4,626$3,638
Other revenue$20,625$1,937$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,096,429$1,190,911$1,459,964$778,328$573,103
Total revenue$8,145,543$7,830,700$7,928,463$6,677,848$6,240,147
Program services$5,075,498$4,919,072$5,169,566$4,331,348$4,056,616
Management and general$1,142,193$1,003,211$824,236$883,062$961,747
Total expenses$6,474,946$6,155,438$6,201,501$5,410,267$5,183,131
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962$1,267,581$1,057,016
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,670,597$1,675,262$1,726,962$1,267,581$1,057,016


Sandi BrownPresident$171,882

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/15/2021. To update the information below, please email:


For over 15 years St. Louis had a contemporary Christian music station (commercial station). In 1997, that station was sold, and St. Louis was without Christian music for three and a half years. In 2001, JOY FM came on the air as a non-commercial, listener supported station. That means we rely fully on the generous, faithful support of our listeners and can never be sold. It also means that instead of listening to commercials, you get at least 55 minutes of music every hour.

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