About Us

The Praise FM Story

The reason we exist is for all nations to know, worship and glorify Jesus Christ. In light of this, our mission is to create opportunities for people to experience Jesus.

It all began in Osakis, Minnesota in 1985 when Praise FM started broadcasting on KBHL. Then, in 1995, God directed us to focus our format on an invitation for our listening family to experience Jesus. He impressed on our hearts a promise that he would expand our ministry to share His presence and glory with the nations. In response, Praise FM began to include more prayer, scripture, and extended times of worship.

In 1996, Praise FM began to broadcast on KBHZ in Willmar, Minnesota and, in 1999, KCGN was added in Milbank, South Dakota.

The next door that opened was an opportunity in 2008 to minister on 95.3 FM KNOF in the Twin Cities. In 2016 we moved from this FM signal to 96.3 FM – HD2.

God in His grace has allowed us to serve our listening areas in Minnesota and the Dakotas, and expanded our online presence to touch people around the world.

We invite you to join this mission and to be a part of fulfilling this promise from the Old Testament!

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the
Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV)

"Our mission is to raise up millions of worshipers who praise together, pray together and partner together."

Vision, Mission & Beliefs

The mission of Praise FM is to help our listeners treasure and serve Jesus Christ.

“Among the gods there is none like you,Lord;
 no deeds can compare with yours.
 All the nations you have made
 will come and worship before you, Lord;
 they will bring glory to your name.
 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
 you alone are God.” (Ps. 86:8-10)


When a believer enters the authentic presence of the living God, allowing the flood of His mercy, forgiveness and grace to wash over a soul in need, the heartfelt response is worship. Praise FM is dedicated to the ministry of offering people from every nation the opportunity to enter the throne room of the most high God and experience all that He has for them. In His presence we are changed, made whole and called into His service.

As the Body of Christ is nurtured in its relationship to God and each other, we are equipped to serve a lost and dying world, another form of worship and an extension of His love.

Through worship and service, Praise FM exists to make famous among the nations the Name above all names, Jesus Christ.

"The vision is to bring His praise to the ends of the earth and God’s Word to every child."

Praise FM Staff

David McIver - david@praisefm.org
Executive Director

Jackson Zitzmann - jackson@praisefm.org
Announcer, Operations

Kerry Liebelt - kerry@praisefm.org
Announcer, Operations

Michele Sorvik - michelesorvik@praisefm.org
Announcer

Carrie Ann Gess - carrieann@praisefm.org
Director of Development

Liz Gorham - liz@praisefm.org
Community Relations - Outstate MN, SD, ND

Dave Hartman - dhartman@praisefm.org
Operations and Engineering

Sherrie McIver - sherrie@praisefm.org
Music Director

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