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Shine.FM radio network expands into Michigan

Posted: Jan 26, 2015


Cutting the ribbon to mark the official Shine.FM launch in Lansing, Michigan, were Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley (center left) and Dr. John C. Bowling, University president (center right). Dignitaries attending the ceremony included (L-R): Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Dr. Brian Allen, Olivet’s vice president of Institutional Advancement; Dr. Ryan Spittal, Olivet’s vice president of Strategic Expansion; Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Calley; Dr. Bowling; Dr. Rob Simpson, executive director of Olivet’s global campus; Brian Utter, general manager of the Shine.FM radio network; and Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

Shine.FM radio network officially marked its launch in Michigan at 95.3 FM in the Lansing market with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 12.

The network — a Christian radio ministry of Olivet — began broadcasting in Lansing on December 1, 2014.

The ceremony was co-hosted by Shine.FM and Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies for ONU alumni, community leaders and Lansing Regional Chamber professionals.

“We’re excited about the relationships we’re building in the greater Lansing community,” said Brian Utter, Shine.FM general manager. “This project has been community-funded from the beginning. The Church of Greater Lansing, a network of more than 1,000 area churches — as well as civic, business and government leaders — embraces our ministry. The people of Lansing have grasped the mission of Shine.FM.”

Shine.FM aims to augment the work of churches, ministries and organizations by providing Christ-centered media and messages to build stronger families and stronger communities.

In addition to the radio broadcast ministry, Shine.FM will bring top Christian artists to the area for concerts and appearances. On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Shine.FM presents Sidewalk Prophets in concert at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing. Information is available at

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Shine.FM will host an evening concert and celebration at the conclusion of the third annual I Love My City-Lansing! event.

With humble beginnings in 1947 as an AM station operated by Olivet students and faculty using World War II surplus equipment and 13,000 feet of wire, Shine.FM today is among the top Christian contemporary radio broadcasting networks in the country. Dedicated to building stronger families and stronger communities, the network strives to present messages of hope and encouragement through the truth of God’s Word. Providing listeners with meaningful connections to Christ and an optimistic view of the future is the goal of every day’s programming.

The network has more than 200,000 listeners weekly through stations in Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and Indianapolis. Thousands more worldwide stream Shine.FM, Shine Worship, Shine RX3 and Brilla.FM online or through mobile apps.