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2012- The Year in Review
"Before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in him; and before they can believe in him, they must hear about him; and for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them" - Romans 10:14
My Golden Valentine Project
Listeners provided over 8,000 handmade Valentine Cards customized for regional senior citizens. Radio station staff and volunteers delivered the cards to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, care centers, Cornerstone Rescue Mission, The Black Hills Workshop, The Women and Children's Home sharing the love of Christ through each card.
Family Movie Night at the Elks
In March, we showed "Robin Good" Veggie Tales Movie at the Elks Theater in Rapid City.
Love Comes to Life Tour
Listeners from Dickinson and the surrounding area were given the opportunity to attend the Loves Comes to Life Tour featuring Big Daddy Weave, Mikeschair and Kerrie Roberts held at Trinity High.
Boston's Hills Alive Fundraiser
Listeners came to dine in at Boston's Restaurant with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hills Alive 2012.
Mom's Free Oil Changes
In honor of single moms, widows and wives of deployed military personnel, we honored them with a free oil change in Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis and Belle Fourche just to say we love you moms and appreciate you and who you are.
Hills Alive Free For All
Each year before Hills Alive, we give our listeners to be a part of Hills Alive financially through the Hills Alive Free For All. $20,000 was raised to cover the costs of Hills Alive through our listeners.
Good Friday Blood Drive
We hosted the Good Friday Blood Drive at United Blood Services as the sponsoring station of the Good Friday Blood Drive, collecting the units needed for people locally and nationally.
Called to Love Tour
In May, Downhere, Jason Gray and Aaron Shust came to Gillette and Spearfish on the Called to Love Tour in Support of Black Hills Christian Academy in Spearfish and Heritage Christian School of Gillette. We took this on as a promotion to help support the Christian Schools.
Erin's Run/Walk 5k
We are the sponsoring station for Erin's Run 5K to support a non profit organization called Meeting the Need- a camp set up for the handicapped that would like to enjoy the Black Hills. The run is in honor of a 16 year old local girl who lost her life in an auto accident.
Christian Music Nights
Christian Music Nights are held in Pierre at the Pierre 347 with music, food and fellowship and music giveaways in Pierre, SD.
National Day of Prayer
Encourages listeners to attend local prayer events-this year's event happened at Cedar Canyon Camp. We broadcasted the local National Day of Prayer Live over the air.
Power at the Pump
We gave away a $50 gas card weekly beginning June 8th through August 24th. All those who qualified for the weekly gas card also qualified for the grand prize drawing on August 31st to win FREE GAS FOR A YEAR! ($1200 value)
Hills Alive Squared
We were able to minister to the people of downtown Rapid City to kick off Hills Alive weekend in the new Main Street Square with our unplugged artist set featuring Todd Agnew, Anthem Lights and more! People of Rapid City could come and worship with us FREE of charge!
Hills Alive Christian Music FestivalEvery year, we are the backbone station who puts on Hills Alive in Rapid City- A ticket free christian music festival, drawing over 60,000 people to Memorial Park for live music from top Artists of the Christian Music industry. Kids Ministry Area, vendors, prayer tent, and special sessions for youth pastors. Thousands of people have come to know Jesus Christ through Hills Alive.
Day of Hope
Day of Hope had its 2nd year of ministry outreach to the working poor of our community. Day of Hope took place the first morning of Hills Alive with several personal invites drawing in hundreds of people with music, free haircuts, prayer, groceries, useful resource information, kids area, and a free lunch.
1 Hope Honduras Missions Trip
The end of July marked our second trip in 2 years to Choluteca, Honduras as a radio ministry. We took over 40 listeners with us to minister to the people of Honduras with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We finished some building projects there we started 2 years ago and ministered to children with a vacation bible school.
Christian Music Broadcasters Training
Ministry leadership also participates in the advancement of Christian radio through the Christian Music Broadcasters Association. During this event, team leaders meet with artists, record label representatives and other broadcasters to further ministry opportunities by consolidating resources. Additionally, we learn of new music artists who may be able to provide powerful new songs to the radio stations.
The Awakening Black Hills Men's ConferenceIn October, our station promoted and sponsored the Awakening Black Hills Men's Conference featuring The Million Dollar Man. The Men's Conference was open to all men of the listening area to come into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
October is the month of our annual fundraiser to meet the financial need for the next fiscal year. Over 20,000 of support per month was raised through our listeners.
Black Hills Shepherd's Retreat
October is pastor appreciation month, so we teamed up with John Witherspoon College and blessed a pastor and spouse with free registration to the retreat in Keystone, SD.
Scars to Grace Tour
We hosted 33 Miles and Johnny Diaz in Rapid City, Pierre, SD and Dickinson ND.
Veggie Tales Family Movie Night
Our station teamed up with St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School at Terra Sancta and Coca Cola sponsoring a movie night at the Elks Theater showing The League of the Incredible Vegetables.
Thanksgiving Blood Drive
We teamed up with United Blood Services for the Thanksgiving Blood Drive at UBS in collecting whole blood, platelets and plasma to patients who are in need.
Christmas at Main Street Square
We provided Christmas Music to JD Productions for Christmas in Main Street Square Family events throughout the day and the lighting of the city Christmas Tree.
Parade of Lights
We decorated their promotional vehicle advertising the Christmas Station and the Christmas Train in thousands of Christmas Lights to drive through town advertising to thousands of people to listen to the station.
Jason Gray Christmas Stories Tour
We hosted the Christmas Stories Tour featuring Jason Gray to Rapid City in Dec. The concert was held at the new Performing Arts Theater in Rapid City.
Gospel For Asia Critter Campaign
We teamed up with Gospel For Asia offering listeners the opportunity to impact desperate, needy families across the world through the Critter Campaign. Over the past years, hundreds of families have been blessed with lambs for wool, chickens for breeding and providing eggs, water buffalo for milk, water filters, sewing machines - plus having clean water wells dug in several communities, along many more items; as a result of listeners' generous kindness. Each item is delivered individually by a Christian missionary family.
Christmas Train Promotion
We teamed up with several area businesses to give away over $20,000 in prizes through this mega promotion drawing thousands to listen daily during the month of December.
Christmas Dream Boxes for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
We teamed up with Wings as Eagles Ministries to bless thousands of Children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with boxes filled with items that would be helpful in their everyday life (toothbrushes, gloves, hats, etc.).
Coat Drive/Cornerstone Thrift Store
Staff assists Cornerstone Thrift Store each year in sorting coats collected for those in our community that normally would go without. They sort by size in preparation of individuals of our community receiving them.
Listeners nominated those (families) in dire circumstances with a huge blessing through our radio ministry, for whatever their need was this year.