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Heartland Ministries Radio

Heartland Ministries, Inc., turned on its WVHM (90.5 FM) transmitter on June 30, 1989. We operate an additional translator in Madisonville, Kentucky to increase the station's coverage area and provide Southern Gospel music and Christian programming to a larger audience. WVHM remains the flagship station of Heartland Ministries Radio, covering all of western Kentucky and portions of northern Tennessee and southern Illinois.

WVHM's sister stations, WAAJ (89.7 FM) and WTRT (88.1 FM), also serve west Kentucky and the surrounding area. WAAJ, known as Elevate FM, plays a Christian Hit Radio format. WTRT, known as Thrive FM, plays a mix of contemporary Christian worship and Christian teaching programs, including Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.

Our stations are non-commercial and listener-supported, operating under the vision of Philippians 4:8, which admonishes us to think on “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is of good repute...and anything worthy of praise...”


WVHM-FM 90.5
Southern Gospel Music &
Encouraging Programming
Elevate FM

Elevate FM

(WAAJ-FM 89.7)
West Kentucky's Christian Hit Music
Thrive FM

Thrive FM

(WTRT-FM 88.1)
Today's Modern Praise & Worship

Quick Facts

Call Letters:  WVHM
Format:  Southern Gospel
Power:  16,500 watts
Target Audience:  Adults 35 and up

Quick Facts

Call Letters:  WAAJ
Format:  Christian CHR
Power:  6,000 watts
Target Audience:  14-50

Quick Facts

Call Letters:  WTRT
Format:  Christian Soft AC/Inspirational
Power:  3,500 watts
Target Audience:  18-55

WVHM is the flagship station of Heartland Ministries, Inc.  With a great blend of Southern Gospel music and teaching programs, WVHM has a large listening audience from many different walks of life.

Located at 90.5 on the FM dial, WVHM also broadcasts at 89.1 in Madisonville, Ky.  WVHM  streams live online at and the TuneIn radio app for smartphones, so our reach is literally around the world!

Programs include Focus on the Family, Family Talk, The Alternative, Key Life, In Touch, Insight for Living, and many local broadcasts.

News and weather are featured throughout the day as is information regarding local events from churches and non-profits.

Elevate FM 89.7 features around-the-clock music tailored toward young adults, although a wide variety of listener demographics are reached.

Christian artists featured on Elevate FM include NEEDTOBREATHE, tobyMac, Switchfoot, Hollyn, and dozens of others.

Just like WVHM, Elevate FM streams live on our website as well as the TuneIn radio app for smartphones.

Elevate FM features weekend music programs that focus on Christian rock, hip-hop and dance. 

We strive to provide a positive alternative to today’s mainstream media.

Thrive FM 88.1 provides a softer Christian contemporary music format with an emphasis on praise and worship.

You’ll hear artists such as Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Aaron Shust, and Matt Maher.  Programs on Thrive FM include Family Talk, Focus on the Family, Truth for Life, and Key Life.

Not only will you hear about local events in and around the area, you’ll be encouraged with scripture that lifts up the name of Jesus and the body of Christ.

Thrive FM and Elevate FM compliment each other by appealing to many of the same listeners.  We hear from many people that listen to both stations.

270-437-4095 or 1-800-467-4095

PO Box 281 or 219 College Street - Hardin, KY 42048

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