History

MISSION STATEMENT

Impacting this world for Jesus Christ, through quality radio.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

KNMI Vertical Radio’s mission is to impact our community by encouraging our listeners in their faith through positive music and teaching, to support community events within our listening area and to reach out to those who, as yet, do not have a relationship with Christ. Thus our statement, “Keeping you pointed in the right direction.”

HISTORY

KNMI Vertical Radio is a program of Navajo Ministries (hot link NMI). Navajo Ministries provides hope and restoration to families in the Four Corners region through programs which establish self-sufficiency, resilience and Christian values. The ministry formerly known as Navajo Missions Inc., was founded by Jack Drake in 1953 to provide a stable, secure home for Navajo children in need.

KNMI Vertical Radio’s first broadcast was on March 6, 1980 – it was the first Christian radio station in the Four Corners area. Vertical Radio provides an alternative for the whole community, bringing out strong family values based on the Word of God. As a regional radio station, the Vertical signal is heard in eastern Arizona, southern Colorado and throughout the Four Corners and San Juan County. Listeners from all over the world are also able to tune into Vertical’s fresh cutting-edge sound by logging onto our website www.VerticalRadio.org.

COMMUNITY SPONSORED

KNMI Vertical Radio is a non-commercial, community supported station that provides positive programming for the entire family. An annual shar-a-thon secures monthly commitments from listeners. Businesses, churches and other ministries provide grants which are recognized by on-air spots which feature information or services offered by that particular sponsor.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

KNMI Vertical Radio is pleased to partner with the following organizations as we continue to be a hands-on part of our community.

The Salvation Army
Blue Star Mothers
Local (area) Churches
Four Corners Youth Minister Alliance
San Juan County Community Marriage Imitative
Four Corners Home for Children
San Juan Medical Foundation
Police Department
Farmington Chamber of Commerce
Make-a-Wish Foundation
Sam’s Club – ROTC Challenge