About GAM Radio
GAM Radio is a listener-supported, non-profit ministry that is here to bring you music that you hardly ever hear anymore. We need your support to stay on the air. Please consider giving to GAM Radio monthly. Thank you for listening and for your prayers and support.
Jesus Music - Contemporary Christian Music
A Musical Movement that started in the late 60s and has continued to grow into a huge format.
In the late 60s, a movement called the “Jesus Movement” exploded with a rush to make music that would relate to this new group of Christians. Hymns, Gospel and Southern Gospel were popular in the church but not with this new group of believers. These new believers took the style of music they knew and made it their own and called it “Jesus Music”.
Pioneers of this movement included Larry Norman, LoveSong Keith Green, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Barry McGuire, Andraé Crouch and the Disciples, Evie, Randy Stonehill, and The Imperials, among others. The small Jesus music culture had expanded into a multimillion-dollar industry by the 1980s and has only continued to grow by the 2000s.
Many people listen to contemporary Christian music for comfort through tough times. One of the earliest goals of CCM was to spread the news of Jesus to non- Christians. In addition, contemporary Christian music also strengthens the faith of believers and provides a place of comfort and support.
Over the years, this music has been fading from the airwaves. Most of the music played on radio today is music of the 2000s. Yet the music that started it all has been forgotten. Generations are coming up that have never heard this music before. This is why this ministry was created.
Judah Music Ministries
In 2015, Kevin Grady went back to Texas to visit the old CCM stations he helped create. Most were still on the air. After visiting with Bill Woleben, a former engineer of one of that station, Bill encouraged Kevin to do a show to bring this music back. They discussed syndication to other radio stations, but after discussing it and looking at the costs involved that was not the best option. So, they looked into a podcast, but that also was not cost-effective. They decided the best thing to do was a full-time radio station that was on the internet. This non-profit ministry was created so the station could do other ministries besides the radio station. We hope to also do concerts featuring these classic artists that would be played on the station. So in March of 2017, we began to do test broadcasts to make sure the sound was top quality and the player and software would do what we needed it to do. The problem is, we found out, Kevin could not do the station from his house as where he lives the internet is not very good and we needed a top-notch signal to make the station work. That meant moving into a bigger city, and at first, we were in Ashland, KY but the location was not the best as it was very noisy. So, in 2018, the station moved to its current location in Russell, KY.
Judah is the nonprofit that owns GAM Radio. The money raised goes completely to the station. The cost is $600 a month. The rent and the internet provided by the landlord is $490 a month. The rest is made up of the servers in London England that rebroadcast the station and the copyright fees. No one with Judah Music Ministry or GAM Radio is paid a salary as we all do it out of a love for the ministry and the music. Please consider making a monthly donation to Judah so we can keep this music playing on the air.
Judah is the non profit that owns GAM Radio. The money raised goes completely to the station. The cost is $600 a month. The rent and the internet provided by the landlord is $490 a month. The rest is made up of the servers in London England that rebroadcast the station and the copyright fees. No one with Judah Music Ministry or GAM Radio is paid a salary as we all do it out of a love for the ministry and the music. Please consider making a monthly donation to Judah so we can keep this music playing on the air.
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Meet The Host
One of the Pioneers of the CCM Music Format on radio.
Kevin Grady became a Christian in 1970 in the early days of the “Jesus Movement” and wanted to share this new music with everyone he knew. There were no CCM radio stations at this time, so Kevin bought air-time on secular stations and played this music for people.
In 1977, Kevin moved to Tulsa, OK and created “The Gospel According To Music” on a secular station from 6 pm—Midnight, 7 nights a week till he left in 1980. From there Kevin started CCM radio stations in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi.
However, in 2009, Kevin noticed that many of the networks and Christian stations today no longer play the Classic CCM’s songs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. After talking with friends and many of these Pioneering artists, there was a major need to bring this music back. Judah Music Ministries was formed to create the internet radio station now known as GAM RADIO—The Gospel According To Music Radio.
It is our hope to bring this great music back and to not only bless those who know this music but to introduce it to a whole new group of listeners.
People who make Judah and GAM Radio Possible
Many Thanks to for following people and companies that have donated their time and services to this ministry:
Bill Woleben – Bill has been a broadcast engineer since 1986, both as a chief engineer for broadcast groups and contracting broadcast engineer for various companies. His company is Woleben And Associates Broadcast Technical Consultants
Curt Oxford Graphic Arts & Design, Inc. – Curt graciously donated his time and talent to provide the artwork for the GAM Logo, for the website and our radio apps. Curt works with two and three -dimensional art and creates logos, illustrations, posters, graphic designs, custom signs and sculptures for clients all over the world.
Lake Hawk LLC – Made our apps for Apple and Android.
Randy A. Brown – Writes about WordPress for a living, runs BibleBuyingGuide.com, and built this website.