Shine 104.9 named best radio station in Spokane market


For nearly 30 years, Shine 104.9 (KEEH-FM) has brought hope to the communities of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. The contemporary Christian resort was recently ranked # 1 across all demographics in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene market. *

“People today are really disheartened in this world and seek the hope and encouragement offered by Christian radio …

According to Nielsen, a radio and television rating service, KEEH listeners average eight and a half hours of listening time per week. This, combined with the size of the audience, earned the station a 7.6% share, surpassing the 50 or so stations in the market.

Serving its local community has been a priority for the station. By broadcasting messages from local pastors and hosting live concerts and lectures, the radio station team works hard to serve the local community.

“Being a local station brings added relevance to this community because listeners know we live here with them,” Patzer added.

Patzer and his team fully understand how important it is to have a ministry on the radio at a local conference. Shine 104.9 is able to reach areas of her community that are often difficult for a local church ministry to enter. The station currently has 23 active Discover Bible School students.

“I sent a message to one of my students who [recently] completed five lessons, ”said Rachel Sumagpang, KEEH staff member. “She said, ‘I was taught that Sunday is the Sabbath. Do I have to go to Saturday to honor God? ‘ [Before responding,] I prayed that the Holy Spirit [would] guide her to make the decision to worship herself on the Sabbath.

Sumagpang, Patzer, and the rest of the team know from experience that these kinds of tough questions can help ignite a real relationship and bring these listeners closer to Christ. The staff at KEEH really reach out to people who see this ministry as their church.

Shine 104.9 broadcasts from its studio at the Upper Columbia conference headquarters. The station has a translator covering northern Idaho at 94.9 FM and can be listened to worldwide through its app. The station also has a second channel featuring LifeTalk radio programming, which airs on their HD2 channel in Spokane. The Shine 104.9 app is available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded from

* Copyright Nielsen Ratings, Spring 2021, Mon-Sun, 12+


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