Z Ministries Inc

Z88.3 - Safe for the Little Ears!

aka Z88.3   |   Altamonte Springs, FL   |  www.zradio.org

Mission

Operation of listener-supported, non-commercial Christian radio stations that make Central Florida a better place to live by providing a spiritual anchor, news, weather, and emergency information to keep families informed, safe, and encouraged.

Ruling year info

2009

President

James Hoge

Main address

1065 Rainer Dr

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 USA

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EIN

26-3532803

NTEE code info

Religious Radio (X84)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We endeavor to make the Central Florida communities we serve a better place to live... Our research shows that many minorities have no voice that they can call their own. Therefore, we started out to build radio stations for these segments of our community. First, with "HOT 95.9" - an urban initiative that plays "Positive Hip-Hop and R&B with artists like Lacrae and Mineo. HOT 95.9, Orlando is aimed at young adults under 34 and is on in Melbourne / Palm Bay and in Palm Coast above Daytona Beach. Second, with "G PRAISE" - This is a straight up urban Gospel outreach for the African-American community playing artist like Hezekiah Walker and CeCe Winans with hosts from the community. Starting first on 106.3 Orlando and spreading to 93.3 in Sanford and 102.9 in Daytona Beach Thirdly, with "La ZETA 102.5" aimed at reaching the 500,000 plus Hispanics that have moved into Central FL over the past 20 years. La ZETA plays artists like Blanca and Job Gonzalez and is hosted in Spanish.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Z88.3

HD1 – Main program (Z88.3) but in crystal clear digital quality, and on:
W245AZ 96.9 FM Leesburg
W274BR 102.7 FM Lady Lake/The Villages
W274BB 102.7 FM Haines City/Davenport
W298BO 107.5 FM Winter Haven/Auburndale
W300CL 107.9 FM Lakeland

HD2 — Positive Hits & Hip Hop, branded as HOT 95.9, and on:

W240BV 95.9 FM Orlando
W250BH 97.9 FM Melbourne/Palm Bay
W278BP 103.5 FM Palm Coast


HD3 — Urban Gospel, branded as G Praise, and on:

W292DZ 106.3 FM Orlando
W227CP 93.3 FM SanfordNorthern Seminole County
W275BZ 102.9 FM Port OrangePort Orange & Daytona

HD4 — Christian Rock and Alternative, branded as 103.7 – TheROCKHD.com, and on:

W279CT 103.7 FM Clermont

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Z88.3

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Eight (8) different radio formats on 17 FM facilities in Central Florida and streaming online and apps around the world.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to live with integrity in order to adequately present Christ so He can transform lives...

To live out the two greatest commandments taught by Jesus Christ [to] ...“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'" --Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

We accomplish the first commandment this not only in our business practices, but by building radio stations that gives worship to God for what He is and for what He has done by sending Christ as a rescue for humanity.

We endeavor to fulfill the second commandment by building and funding radio stations for people groups who can't afford their own voice in the community, such as, but not limited to, the young, the African American community and the growing Hispanic community.

We provide families with a spiritual anchor and news, weather and emergency information needed to keep the family informed, safe and encouraged...

We are now up to 17 broadcast facilities across Orlando and Central Florida which provide this not only to the bulk of the general population but to underserved populations of color and language.

There is an ongoing effort to add more FM facilities as they become available and to strengthen and harden existing facilities to be able to continue to give life saving information in the fiercest storm or hurricane.

Virtually every facility has redundant program paths to their respective transmitters, diesel generators and redundant equipment in a storm harden shelter.

These efforts will continue into the future.

We have made a commitment from the board on down to live as Christ has commanded us. We accomplish this with bi-weekly devotions and instituting good business practices of constant research into the market place and on going training of our staff.

WPOZ, WMYZ and WHYZ transmits using Digital Radio HD technology along with regular FM service in their respective coverage areas. HD Radio provides more stations, digital sound and never a subscription charge. With an HD Radio, one can listen to the following program offerings and on FM facilities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Music surveys how listeners feel about certain songs

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Z Ministries Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

JAMES HOGE

Z Ministries, Inc.

Judith Stephan

Treasurer

Stu Kinniburgh

Tim Detellis

Judy Wise

James Hoge

President

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data