WHO WE ARE
MyPositiveEdge.com is an online music ministry of John Brown University. The station started in September of 2008, although things were in development for a couple years before that date. MPE is a big part of the educational experience of broadcasting students at JBU.
The purpose of MyPositiveEdge.com is two-fold. The first purpose is to make a positive impact in the community of Northwest Arkansas. In the past, there has been no hit Christian music presence in the area. By utilizing internet streaming technology, MPE is very cost-effective, yet still quite accessible. MyPositiveEdge.com provides hit music to NWA and beyond, while also providing a ministry to young people.
Second, MyPositiveEdge.com exists to continue to provide an opportunity for John Brown University broadcasting students to have a “real-world” opportunity to hone their skills. If you are considering a college to attend and would like to work at MPE, make sure to check out JBU!
OUR STUDENT DJ’S
Most everyone you hear on the air on MyPositiveEdge.com is a broadcasting student at John Brown University! Here are the students manning the studio this semester…
You’ll hear Isaac on the air for MyPositiveEdge.com at various times throughout the week!
You’ll hear Carter on the air for MyPositiveEdge.com at various times throughout the week!
Kaidyn will be hosting The Night Show every week on Mondays from 7pm-9pm!
Rachel will be hosting The Night Show every week on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm!
SEAN SAWATZKY / GENERAL MANAGER
Picture-perfect hair… every single day. How does he do it?
ATTENTION TO DETAIL100%
MARK MICHAELS / FACULTY ADVISOR
This guy wakes up in the morning right around the time when you’re calling it a night. Seriously.
EARLY BED TIME74%
JOB REQUIRES IT100%
ANSEN BAYER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Maintains a remarkably high lifetime Fantasy Football winning percentage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. ONLINE STREAMS AND APPS ARE GREAT, BUT WILL YOU EVER BE ON FM RADIO TOO?
A. We would love to be everywhere! But there are several factors preventing us from being on FM radio right now. First, radio signals are scarce. There are only a limited number of slots on the dial, and most of them are already taken. To acquire a signal nowadays, you usually have to buy it from another station. And that brings us to the second issue, which is cost. Unfortunately, convincing someone to sell their signal costs a lot of money! Acquiring a signal and getting all the equipment necessary to broadcast over the air could cost as much as a million dollars. However, we will always be looking to provide a great sounding online stream and keep praying for other ways to share the station with as many people as possible.
Q. SO DOES THAT MEAN MYPOSTIVEEDGE WILL ALWAYS JUST BE AN INTERNET RADIO STATION?
A. Well we didn’t say that! God can do amazing things! If MyPositiveEdge.com is successful in the internet format and God brings in some generous donors, you never know what could happen. What we’re saying is… we’d love to see MPE get on the FM airwaves as much as you would, and hopefully someday we’ll have an opportunity to make that happen.
Q. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR MINISTRY, AND I'D LIKE TO HELP SUPPORT YOU FINANCIALLY. HOW CAN I DO THAT?
A. That’s great! We are hugely appreciative of those listeners that give financially, because MPE and KLRC (our sister station) are almostly completely listener supported. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do. You can give online by clicking here.
Q. COULD I HOST A SHOW ON MYPOSITIVEEDGE?
A. The majority of our on-air staff are students at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Most are in the radio broadcasting program. So, being a JBU student interested in being a part of MyPositiveEdge.com would be the best way to get involved. Contact our Program Director Jeremy Louis or Faculty Advisor Mark Michaels if you have more questions.
Q. I'VE GOT A QUESTION THAT ISN'T LISTED HERE. HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU GUYS?
A. Ask away! If you’ve got a question or a comment, you can contact us using the form below. If you need to call the KLRC/MPE offices, our business line is 479.238.8600.
GET IN TOUCH
Have a question or a comment? Just want to chat? We’d love to hear from you!