Join us for DAY 1 of our Spring Pledge Drive

Over the past 21 years, God has used Pulse 99.5FM in the lives of thousands of listeners. Your support makes that possible! Our Spring Pledge Drive is coming up this week, and have we got something exciting for you when you call in early!

-834458575Be sure to call in between 6AM and 6PM during Day 1 of the Spring Pledge Drive this Wednesday. We’ll enter you into a drawing for a trip for SIX to Sonshine Music Festival at its new location near Minneapolis! Free camping, VIP passes for the best seats, concerts by dozens of Pulse artists, and three days of fun – all for you and five friends this July.

So get ready – and join us this Wednesday as we raise the dollars needed to continue making a difference and changing lives in our community with Today’s Positive Music, Pulse 99.5FM.

Making a pledge online between now and Wednesday at 6PM? Don’t worry – you’ll automatically be entered into this drawing without the phone call! THANK YOU for helping make a difference through Pulse 99.5FM.

Click here to read our pledge drive contest rules.
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    101.7 – Share the News!

    pulse1017_change_instagram_612x612If you’re one of those lovely listeners who is excited and willing to help us get the word out about our frequency switch to Pulse 101.7 on March 31st, we’ve put together a handful of materials you’ll find to be helpful! Click here for a dropbox link to images you can share on social media and in email blasts. You’ll also find an announcement video you can share on social media or with a church or community group. And there are printable flyers you can use as bulletin inserts or event hand-outs.

    If you have any other ideas on how you’d like to help us spread the word, please send an email to Thanks for listening, and thanks for supporting Today’s Positive Music for Des Moines and central Iowa!

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      Pulse 99.5FM is MOVING!

      We’re moving UP THE DIAL!

      Four years ago, we began a campaign to upgrade Pulse 99.5FM.

      • We kicked off a new CityStop program, which is now reaching over 25,000 people per year.
      • We upgraded our studio, improving our production capabilities and on-air sound.
      • Pulse now has a new website, giving you more access to Pulse music and artists.
      • We recently launched our new mobile app, allowing you to take us with you and interact with us wherever you go.

      The upgrade is working! Our listenership has grown considerably over the past four years, and it will continue to grow. 

      In addition to these upgrades, we announced four years ago that the FCC was considering a request to move Pulse and two other stations to different frequencies to better serve our listeners.  We have now heard that we will be switching from 99.5FM to 101.7FM very soon!

      Pulse-ColorSticker-CS2Our target date is March 31, 2015. Find out how you can help us get the word out here!

      Thanks for your continued prayer and support. The only thing that’s changing is our frequency… we’re excited to continue serving Des Moines and central Iowa with music that inspires and raises your PULSE!

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        Movin’ On Up!

        MovingOnUpWE HAVE NEWS! Pulse 99.5FM will be MOVING UP THE DIAL to 101.7FM on or around March 31st. SAME STATION, NEW LOCATION!

        Your support matters now more than ever as we use this frequency switch to raise awareness about Pulse and reach out to more people with a message of hope!

        Here are some additional ways you can help us make the most of this opportunity:

        PRAY for the success of our move and continued effectiveness of our mission.

        DISTRIBUTE flyers and/or present a video to your church or community group.

        FORWARD/re-post any online messages you see regarding the switch to help get the word out.

        STICK the new Pulse 101.7 window sticker on your car in April.

        PARTICIPATE in and pray for a successful March 4/5 Spring Pledge Drive.

        UNDERWRITE some billboards. :)

        Thank you for your faithfulness to the Pulse 99.5 (101.7!) mission.
        We are excited about the opportunities.

        Here’s to new horizons!

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          Backstage at WinterJam 2015

          We called our friends at Freedom For Youth and invited them to bring a dozen students from their after school program to attend WinterJam and go backstage. It was a blast! Thanks to Word Records for helping us make this happen for these great kids!

          Pulse 99.5FM Winterjam 2015 – Freedom For Youth from Pulse 99.5FM on Vimeo.

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            Winter Jam 2015!

            Winter Jam 2015 was the best yet!

            As a staff, we love to be a part of Winter Jam because it gives us the chance to share Pulse 99.5FM and positive hit music with THOUSANDS of people and have fun while doing it! What an awesome opportunity!


            The Pulse Street Team threw frisbees from locations all over the arena at one point during the show, which always looks so cool. Some of the frisbees were specially marked as prize winners. The people who caught those got a free CD from a Winter Jam artist. I love that! We also handed out hundreds more frisbees at our booth, which made a lot of kids really happy (and some grown-ups, too!)


            Our red carpet photo booth was also a big hit this year. Don’t we all like to strike a pose with our family and friends while feeling like a famous celebrity on the red carpet?!? Yes we do.


            We also enjoyed being able to talk with people as they stopped by the booth. We loved seeing so many familiar faces as well as sharing the station with people who had never heard of us before. It was great to be able to tell people from all over the state that although they couldn’t get our signal on their car stereo, they could listen to the station on our APP! I LOVE that no matter where you live, you can listen to Pulse 99.5!

            So, that’s another fun Winter Jam in the books for this year. We’ll see you next year at Winter Jam 2016!

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              Winter Jam 2015 – a glance backstage


              What an amazing experience we all had at Winter Jam this year! From hanging out backstage to going on stage to wonderful conversations and interactions at our booth, it was a night to remember.

              One of my favorite moments happened while we were waiting to go on stage and dance during “Cray Button” with FF5. I turned to see John Cooper of Skillet standing within a few feet of me. Then, I saw him stand on his tippy-toes to look over some equipment and watch  his children as they danced with friends of theirs from the tour. That smile – you know, the one that parents have when watching their children – came over his face and at that moment I saw him as a fellow parent and not a celebrity. It was super-cool!10915003_10153060347622174_5746220557188080669_o

              All of our interactions with the artists were so genuine. More than ever before, I was reminded of how wonderful it is to be able to work with Christian artists. They generally have a very humble demeanor and are kind and conversational. Most important of all, they are extremely talented and provide awesome music that offers an alternative (without compromise) to the vulgarity of most popular, mainstream music. Please remember to support these artists by tuning in to Pulse 99.5FM and also by purchasing albums from your favorites. You might even find that your most favorite song isn’t the hit single!


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