About Us

The Praise FM Story

Praise FM is a listener supported Christian radio network with 6 stations and translators in the Upper Midwest with listeners online from nearly every nation.


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 worship.  He impressed on our hearts a promise that he would expand our ministry to share His glory with the nations. 
In response, Praise FM began to include more prayer, more scripture and extended times of worship. We invited people into His presence and began to hear of their personal encounters with the Living God. 

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



We were then invited in late 2008 to enter a lease agreement and partnership with North Central University to broadcast on KNOF in St Paul/Minneapolis.  While operating in the Twin Cities we have partnered with many local organizations in worship events and relief efforts in the community.


Our online presence has been growing rapidly. On social media we have been honored to touch literally millions; we are overjoyed to hear from worshipers in dozens of countries nearly every day.


We believe that this is just the beginning. As God leads listeners into places of profound revival and renewal, He is raising a canopy of worship, preparing our communities for what He plans to do.

Our history is really His story. His fame. His glory. Our delight.

"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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