Certainly, if we just use the term “music” loosely, there is an abundance of new material being introduced every day. If we narrow the definition to “Christian” music, there remains an incredible selection of sounds. But, when we look for music that fits what we believe is the right music to play, available choices become scarce.
This leaves us with two main sources of music: “Classic” music from the days when the majority of Christians held to the musical values we do, and new music from Bible colleges, missionaries and churches and a few other ministries that believe the way we do.
Christian Family Radio has been around over 40 years now, and that has left us with a library that includes a large number of “classic” Christian songs. In fact, many of these songs are still being aired on Christian Family Radio. But, hearing the same songs all the time would “wear them out”, so sources of new music are vital.
We feel that we have been blessed with some good sources that have a lot of fresh, new music that adheres to both biblical standards and standards we believe are Christ-honoring.
We still have several sources of new music. Leading providers are Faith Music Missions of Evansville, Indiana, and Majesty Music of Greenville, South Carolina. Another source that sells but doesn’t produce music is the Old Fashioned Christian Radio Music Store of Grand Prairie, Texas. Also, Sacred Music Services of Greenville, South Carolina has some really good offerings. We invite you to explore each of these ministries’ offerings to add to your personal music collection.
One thing that must be remembered is there is not a lot of demand in this present world for the kind of music we play. Most of our artists do not make much, if any, money from sales of their recordings. In turn, this leads to the necessity of saving costs when producing the songs, which means it’s unlikely you’ll find many new recordings that include a 100-piece live orchestra. Many of the musicians either do the work part-time or as part of their college education. Either way, we must work extra-hard to find those recordings that are done well before we place them on the air, and that means that there are a lot that do not “make the cut”, yet we are still able to find many good songs for you to enjoy.
We hope you agree with us that this results in a steady stream of godly, uplifting, enjoyable music for you and your family to listen to on this station. As always, we invite your comments and suggestions.