(Sioux City) — Powell Broadcasting, the owner of KLEM radio, has announced the launch of Spirit 712, an online contemporary Christian music radio station.
Rather than tuning in on your traditional radios, listeners can hear this musical ministry through their computer, mobile apps, and Alexa.
Dennis Bullock, General Manager of Powell Broadcasting says “The smart phone is the new transistor radio,” and our listeners are now using a variety of platforms to hear all our stations.”
And why 712? Even though the programming is available anywhere around the world, the station is focusing on the 712 area code in Iowa for local information, weather, and announcements. “This is an original concept of ours that could grow into other areas of the country and with additional online formats,” says Dave Grosenheider, Director of Sales at Powell
Broadcasting and the coordinator of Spirit 712. The station, broadcasting 24 hours a day/seven days a week from Le Mars is concentrating primarily on the area from Sioux City to Sheldon.
Playing “Today’s Christian Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites,” Spirit 712 will also sprinkle in local recording artists like the Browns and Jill Miller.
The contemporary Christian station will feature popular names like Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Danny Glokey, Newsboys, and many others along with favorites like Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.
Grosenheider says “This has been a real passion project for me and a five year dream come true,”. “Every time this endeavor ran into a roadblock or was put on the back burner, God winked at me and showed me a sign and a path to bring it to reality. I’m fortunate to work for a great company like Powell Broadcasting that allowed me to pursue this concept.”
Grosenheider credits singing in his church’s Praise Band, People of Praise at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, as the spark that prompted Spirit 712. “It’s our hope that the station and its musical ministry will be a blessing to many people, offering hope, encouragement, and inspiration.”
Listeners can go the station web site www.Spirit712.com and listen online.
The site also explains how to download the Android and Apple iOS mobile apps and it gives instructions on how to enable the Alexa Skill. The station’s Instagram and Facebook page are additional ways to connect with Spirit 712.