Sometimes silence can be deafening

It’s rare, but it happens. This morning I was in my office after a few days out of town, working to get my tasks organized for the week and listening to Pulse 99.5FM in the background. And then… silence! I looked up. Reached over to turn up the radio. Nothing. Just static.

The staff snapped to attention – we have specific things we do any time the station is off the air. And as we worked our way through our checklist, it became apparent this was not going to be a quick fix. A major piece of equipment had gone down at our broadcast tower, and we would have to wait for a replacement to be overnighted from California.

It’s very rare for Pulse 99.5FM to be off the air for a long stretch of time. As I went about my day, I cannot tell you how many times I reached over to turn up the radio, only to realize that it wasn’t there. Which got me thinking about how grateful I am!

Grateful for Pulse, which is there for me (and my kiddos) 24 hours a day. Grateful for the on-air personalities who do their best to encourage me and remind me that God loves me. Grateful for online streaming and our smartphone listening apps, which allow me to tune in even when I’m out of range of our on-air signal. Grateful for YOU, because your support makes what we do at Pulse 99.5FM possible.

Our Fall Pledge Drive takes place next week. If you, like me, have missed the presence of Pulse 99.5FM today, won’t you consider its impact in your daily life? YOU make Pulse 99.5FM possible. It’s YOUR gifts that allow us to offer hope to thousands each day through the music and message of Pulse.

You can pledge securely here. Thank you for joining the cause! And thanks for listening. While we anticipate getting back on the air ASAP, please consider listening online or downloading our new app for your smart phone – and let your friends know they can do the same!

Share This:
    Posted in Blog, Good Living, Rachel Leigh | Leave a comment

    Dave with Pulse Mornings

    Back to school, crisp autumn days, beautiful leaves – I love fall!

    I also love Pulse 99Five, and I want it to continue for another year – helping you to stay focused on who you know you want to be!

    Our Fall Pledge Drive is coming up on September 17th and 18th.  Please consider making a monthly pledge to your station to further the mission of Pulse 99Five. Your gift of $20-$30 or $40 a month is huge to our success.

    It’s important to keep Pulse 99Five strong as we shine a light in a troubled world. Thanks for listening – and thanks for your partnership in the mission! Make your gift today at Pulse 99Five dot com.

    Share This:
      Posted in Blog, Dave, Events, Good Living, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

      CityStop Update – 8/22

      We had an awesome opportunity to stop out at First Church Of The Open Bible in
      Des Moines on Friday for a HUGE garage sale they were putting on. The two-day event was put on to raise money for the church’s Tijuana mission in Mexico. The church is working on expanding their missions base and will be taking a trip down there in April of next year!


      Share This:
        Posted in Good Living | Leave a comment

        CityStop Summer Recap – 2014

        Thank you to all of our supporters and listeners who invited us out for a CityStop this summer… you have helped us reach over 22,000 people in the spring and summer alone!

        Share This:
          Posted in Good Living | Leave a comment

          Dove Award Nominations 2014

          doveawards21The Dove Awards nominees have been announced, and there were many Pulse 99.5FM artists who were nominated in multiple categories! We’ve listed categories involving our artists below, and you can find the entire list here.

          Category 1: Song of the Year
          Fix My Eyes – For King & Country
          Hello My Name Is – Matthew West
          Hurricane – Natalie Grant
          I Can Trust Him – The Perrys
          Lord I Need You – Matt Maher
          Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED
          Overcomer – Mandisa
          Revival – Karen Peck and New River
          Say Amen – Brian Free & Assurance
          That’s Why – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

          Category 3: Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year
          Fix My Eyes – For King & Country
          Hurricane – Natalie Grant
          Lord I Need You – Matt Maher
          Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED
          Overcomer – Mandisa

          Category 6: Artist of the Year
          Casting Crowns
          Hillsong UNITED

          Category 7: New Artist of the Year
          1 Girl Nation
          Andy Mineo
          Ellie Holcomb
          Hillsong Young & Free
          Love & The Outcome

          Category 9: Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year
          100 – KB (feat. Andy Mineo)
          Dear Mr. Christian – Derek Minor (feat. Dee-1 and Lecrae)
          Head Held High – Rapture Ruckus
          Stop The Traffic – Andy Mineo (ft. Co Campbell)
          You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo

          Category 10: Rock Song of the Year
          Die for You – RED
          Not Gonna Die- Skillet
          Run And Escape – RED
          We Are the Brave – VERIDIA
          Zombie – We As Human

          Category 11: Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year
          Don’t Deserve You – Plumb
          Let It Be Love – Family Force 5
          Love Alone is Worth The Fight – Switchfoot
          Multiplied – NEEDTOBREATHE
          Never Gone – Colton Dixon

          Category 12: Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year
          Alive – Hillsong Young & Free
          All The People Said Amen – Matt Maher
          Fix My Eyes – For King & Country
          Hurricane – Natalie Grant
          Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED

          Category 20: Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
          100 – KB
          Invader – Rapture Ruckus
          Minorville – Derek Minor
          Never Land – Andy Mineo
          Royal Flush – FLAME

          Category 21: Rock Album of the Year
          Fear Inside Our Bones – The Almost
          Proof of Life – Scott Stapp
          Release the Panic: Recalibrated – RED
          Rise – Skillet
          We As Human – We As Human

          Category 22: Rock Contemporary Album of the Year
          Everfound – Everfound
          Fading West – Switchfoot
          I Am Mountain – Gungor
          Inland – Jars of Clay
          Rivers In The Wasteland – NEEDTOBREATHE

          Category 23: Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
          As Sure As The Sun – Ellie Holcomb
          If We’re Honest – Francesca Battistelli
          Overcomer – Mandisa
          Thrive – Casting Crowns
          We Are Young & Free – Hillsong Young & Free

          Category 35: Praise and Worship Album of the Year
          Home – Kim Walker-Smith & Skyler Smith
          Kingdom Come – Bryan & Katie Torwalt
          Majestic – Kari Jobe
          Passion: Take It All – Passion
          We Are Young & Free – Hillsong Young & Free

          Category 39: Recorded Music Packaging of the Year
          Brave- Shawn Mcdonald
          Collapsible Lung – Relient K
          Kingdom Come – Bryan & Katie Torwalt
          The Extremist – Demon Hunter
          The Water & The Blood – Dustin Kensrue

          Category 40: Short Form Video of the Year
          Love Does – Brandon Heath
          Love is Stronger – Jason Crabb
          Never Gone – Colton Dixon
          Overcomer – Mandisa
          Shake – Mercy Me
          Speak Life – TobyMac

          Category 41: Long Form Video of the Year
          Endless Praise – Planetshakers
          Fading West – Switchfoot
          Glorious Ruins – Hillsong LIVE
          Hope Is What We Crave- For King & Country
          Strong God – New Life Worship

          Share This:
            Posted in Artist Access, Music | Leave a comment

            BTWI Job Opportunity

            Did you hear the employment ad on Pulse 99.5FM about a job opportunity with BTWI as a wireless internet installer? Click here for details!

            Share This:
              Posted in Good Living | Leave a comment

              Pulse CityStop Recap 8/09/14

              10606507_10152631501397174_8218426956205119483_nThis weekend we had the opportunity to head out to the Shawn Engledinger Memorial 5k Fun Run. Pathway church puts on the event every year to remember one of their beloved pastors who passed on a few years ago. The event helps to raise money for the church’s various needs. This year the event helped to raise money for the church’s new location on Merle Hay Road. The money will specifically fund the children and youth rooms at their new location.

              Share This:
                Posted in Blog, City Stops, Events | Leave a comment