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90.5 KJIC

Christian Country Radio

aka Christian Country Radio   |   Santa Fe, TX   |  kjic.org

Mission

Our mission at Community Radio, Inc. is to provide a source of comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength for Christians while serving as a beacon of hope for those who are lost. Through our radio broadcasts and online platforms, we aim to uplift and inspire individuals with Christian Country music and programming, fostering a sense of community and spreading the message of Jesus Christ. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we prioritize transparency, responsible stewardship, and accountability in all our operations, striving to make a positive impact in the lives of our listeners and the broader community.

Ruling year info

1986

General Manager

Mr. Justin Vaughn

Main address

P.O. BOX 1338

Santa Fe, TX 77510 USA

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Formerly known as

90.5

EIN

76-0168381

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Community Radio, Inc., we recognize that individuals are facing diverse challenges and trials in their lives. It is our steadfast commitment to serve as a consistent source of comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength to aid in navigating life's journey.

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?

FM Radio

Broadcasting on the frequency 90.5 FM Houston, TX and 90.7 FM Sealy, TX, is Christian Country radio. Based in Santa Fe, Texas, KJIC serves its listeners with uplifting music, inspirational messages, and programming aimed at providing comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength to Christians while also serving as a beacon of hope to those who lost.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Men and boys
Women and girls
Families

Community Radio, Inc. is dedicated to providing literature that reflects our mission of spreading comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength through Christian Country radio. Our literature includes newsletters, devotionals, and inspirational blogs, all designed to uplift and inspire our listeners. Through these resources, we aim to deepen our connection with our audience, share meaningful content, and foster a sense of community among those who tune in to our broadcasts. We strive to ensure that our literature aligns with our values of transparency, responsibility, and accountability, and that it serves as a valuable source of support and inspiration for all who engage with it.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Christians
Men and boys
Women and girls
Families

At Community Radio, Inc., we leverage streaming technology to extend the reach of our broadcasts beyond traditional FM radio frequencies. By streaming our content online and through dedicated apps like the KJIC App, we make it accessible to a global audience. This enables listeners from around the world to tune in to our Christian Country radio programming, regardless of their location. Through streaming, we aim to connect with a broader audience, share our message of hope and encouragement, and fulfill our mission of serving the community with uplifting content.

Population(s) Served
Families
Men and boys
Women and girls
Families
Men and boys
Women and girls
Christians

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.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

FM Radio

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FM Radio listenership ratings are conducted through Nielsen Audio each spring. These numbers represent the average weekly listeners. Online listenership is not included in these figures.

Number of fiscal sponsor applicants sponsored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

FM Radio

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We encourage business's who believe in our ministry to support us. That number has increased, in addition to non-profits advertising events with us.

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Through our programming and outreach efforts, we aim to uplift and support our listeners during their times of need, providing them with a beacon of hope and encouragement amidst life's trials.

At Community Radio, Inc., we are dedicated to extending resources to our listeners through various channels, including FM radio, the internet, and literature. Through these mediums, we strive to reach individuals in diverse locations and circumstances, ensuring that our message of comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength is accessible to all who seek it. Whether tuning in to our FM radio station, visiting our online platforms, or engaging with our literature, we aim to provide valuable resources that uplift and inspire our audience.

Currently, our FM signal broadcasts on 90.5 FM in the Houston area and on 90.7 FM in Sealy, Texas. Our office and studio facilities are equipped to operate our organization and facilitate our broadcasting activities. As a listener-supported station, we rely on the generosity of our audience to sustain our efforts financially. This enables us to continue spreading our message of comfort, encouragement, and spiritual strength to our community and beyond.

In 2023 we experienced a notable surge, with a remarkable 38% increase in our weekly listenership and we recorded an impressive 918,173 online listener sessions, with over half of them utilizing the convenient and free KJIC app. Our distribution of newsletters and devotionals has reached unprecedented levels, with an impressive circulation of 28,332 newsletters and 3,000 devotionals. In 2024 we are embarking on a significant project. The project involves constructing a new building and implementing backup power solutions for our transmitter sites and studio. Persistent power outages, prevalent in our rural location, have been a recurring challenge, leading to extended downtimes even for minor issues up the road. Our current office/studio faces numerous critical issues, including irreparable foundation cracks, structural framing challenges, and electrical and plumbing hazards. Initially established in a 12x20 cow shack 25+ years ago, subsequent additions and corrections have revealed irreversible damages. Fortunately, Community Radio sits on ample property, providing an opportunity to construct a modest-sized building. This new facility will incorporate modern efficiencies to reduce energy costs, ensuring a weather- and insect-tight environment, and allowing room for future expansion.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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90.5 KJIC

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Justin Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Term: 2024 - 2024

Sean Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Robert Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Sharon Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Steve Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Shane Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

Justin Vaughn

Community Radio Inc.

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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No