Pulse 99.5 History

We came on the air in 1994 as Q 99.5 – and were fund-raising during the flood of 1993 – oh boy! It has been obvious through every step of our existence that Q 99.5 is God’s property. Rachel Leigh and Dave returned to Pulse after a failed music switch, and with the help of friends old and new, have watched God restore the audience and impact of Pulse 99.5.

Through all of our ups and downs we have watched Him use the station in the lives of many hearts and homes – and we are grateful for what is ahead. Our history is reflective of our future – what does the Living God desire from Pulse to accomplish His purposes? This is the key enduring question for the staff, board, and prayer-givers as we look to the future of Pulse 99.5!

Here are some fun shots from our early years!

Fresh out of college Rachel Leigh with a young Q superhero in the studio.
Young Rachel LeighAndre’ Neff burning our second mortgage – a huge relief. The 99.5 station required our Q Family and Pulse Matrix to pay off $750,000 in debt. Wow!
Mortgage Burning
The Q disc on the wall with hundreds of signatures of now grown up kids. One of our vision partners with a group of kids from her neighborhood – 99.5 – Good News!
Our first morning on the air 17 years ago. So many faces, so little time!
Day 1
Some young listeners in one of many 99.5 community projects through the years. 99.5 is local, local, local. And we are owned by the community – for the sake of access to the Gospel of Christ – and Today’s Positive Music – good for the heart!
Thousands of kids – just one moment in the studio – so many generations – so many young lives.
The family experience has been awesome for so many of us. Something positive. Something good. Something we can share together.
Rachel Leigh and John
The equipment has changed but the reason to exist has not. Pulse 99.5. One positive thing in media you can count on to bring good music, good words, and good living to our city!

 

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