Partnership Banner Q3 2024


The third quarter of this fiscal year closed at the end of March 2024. Revenue streams remain diversified with a hybrid model of financial support as noted below.

The majority of STAR 99.1’s operating funds are received from individual partners who support the ministry with monthly pledges, one-time gifts, or a combination of both. Additionally, financial support has been derived from donor advised funds, IRA contributions, stock gifts, corporate matching gifts, foundations and donor hosted events. The balance of our revenue is gleaned from business development in the form of on-air advertising.

Total CHART 99 - QTHREE 2024
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We live in a world with online “friends, followers and connections”. In reality, however, many Americans report feeling isolated and lonely. According to the US Surgeon General, the risk of premature death from being socially disconnected is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day and represents an even higher mortality impact than a lack of physical activity and obesity.

We are created to be relational and live in community. As a ministry, STAR 99.1 is committed to bringing encouragement to listeners in a variety of life situations – from those who aren’t connected to a church, to those who are shut-in with limited mobility, to those who have a church home.

Our mission statement is Kingdom-minded. We exist to encourage people into a growing relationship with Jesus through media. Over the years, our listeners have shared how the Lord uses the station to grow their faith, as evidenced in the testimonies below.

“It (STAR) makes me think on things that are important
Reminds me to think of our Lord and God throughout the day

Reminds me that I am loved and should be loving God and others
Makes me smile … I love hearing the success stories of other listeners”  ~Lisa   


God speaks to me through music!! Recently, the song Don't Stop Praying has been especially meaningful. I need the daily reminder not to give up. God hears every word. It may not be in my way or in my time, but He hears me and is in control."   ~Marie


It touches me every time when I hear a caller be so vulnerable and truthful about their situation. There is none of us that doesn't deal with trials and tribulations but to know that God is never going to leave us during those times allows us to make our way through. What would we do without our Jesus!”   ~ Beverly


 Star has profoundly changed my outlook on life. God uses the music to heal and encourage me and all the hosts to uplift and brighten my day. Star music is like a haven on earth that keeps me grounded in my faith … I have never had a support system, no family, and no real guidance … listening to STAR helps me to see life in a more positive way regardless of my problems and circumstances …this station brought me closer to God in a deeper way…”   ~ Tracey




WAWZ is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit that has been faithfully serving the Tri-State Area since 1931 – we’ve been there during economic downturns and societal unrest. We remain committed to sharing a message of hope that’s found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith.

Having a presence in the community for more than 90 years, we are attentive to the importance of stewarding resources wisely. To our partners who’ve made a gift, I would like to say “thank you for your generosity” – it makes what we do possible.

Since the final quarter of our fiscal year will conclude at the end of June, we’re down to the final stretch and are looking to raise $75,000 through today’s Partnership Update appeal. To those who are able, I am asking that you prayerfully consider making a gift to STAR 99.1 by June 30th, as together, we continue to share a life-changing message of hope that’s needed by so many in our region and beyond.

Praying the Lord richly bless you and your family!

Art Sign off Blessings 99


STAR 99.1/WAWZ is a service of Pillar Ministries, a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
STAR 99.1 gratefully accepts gifts by will or bequest.