Christian radio is near and dear to my heart. Back in the early 90's, God laid a burden on my heart for a Christian radio station that would honor the Lord in programing and music. So much of what is called "Christian" today is simply a replica of the world. The last thing the world needs is another imitation of itself. The dream started out with perhaps a small FM station that would reach the outskirts of the Fargo-Moorhead city limits. We planned and prayed as the vision intensified and the years went by. In 1996 we hired an engineer in Illinois to do a frequency search. He got back to us to let us know that he could design a bigger 25,000 watt FM station. The next day he phoned to say that he had found a way to make it a 50,000 watt station. Later that day he called again to say that he could work things out and it could actually be a 100,000 watt station (the biggest possible in FM). The Lord was stretching our faith! To make a long story short, we worked furiously during 1997. I'll never forget that Friday night in November when we turned the power on, and Heaven 88.7 was actually broadcasting throughout the Red River Valley and beyond. We have since gone on the world wide web receiving testimonies from around the globe of those being blessed by godly, heartwarming, wholesome, family oriented Christian radio. My prayer is that you will be continually blessed with your 24 hour Christian companion; Heaven 88.7.
God bless you,
Pastor Tony Scheving
General Manager, Heaven 88.7FM
Tim, A midwest native joined Heaven 88.7 at its inception in November 1997. He recalls sitting around a church "Family Camp" open fire one night in the "Summer of 93" and the topic of discussion was about starting a Christian radio station. The rest is history. Tim’s prayer is that the LORD would continue to provide wisdom and knowledge in carrying out Gods will for the ministry of Heaven 88.7.
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving” Psalm 69:30
Tim and his wife, Elaine, are members of Fargo Baptist Church, and have 2 grown children.
* Illinois Central College
* KRTC Radio Institute
* WSIV am/fm Central Illinois