The CFR Story
In 1984, Warren County grain farmer James Chapman took his kids out west and heard Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) for the first time, and immediately fell in love with it. When the Chapman family returned home to Warren County, James felt called to pray for a CCM radio station to come to south central Kentucky. With fervent and dedicated prayer, James spent the next two years helping found Christian Family Radio by forming a steering committee, applying to the Federal Communications Commission, and finally, helping the organization sign on for its first broadcast in 1986. Over 30 years later, CFR is broadcast on three different FM radio stations in Kentucky, and to more than 125 countries via live stream.
For more than 30 years, CFR has been on a mission to share all the stories of what God is doing in their community and how lives are being changed. Bridget says that “the mission is to showcase God’s glory through the story. We tell that story continually, keeping it current…it should be vital, vibrant, alive, and well-displayed.”