About Heartfelt Radio

Who We Are


The Heartfelt Radio Story

The station we now know as Heartfelt Radio was purchased by Christian Healthcare Ministries in November of 2018. Following a 12-month construction process at the former Portage School in Barberton, and the transmitter site in Creston, WKJA is on the air at 91.9 FM. Heartfelt Radio is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and presenting uplifting music and quality Christian programming for the entire family.

Heartfelt Radio is locally-focused and Biblically-based!

Our Mission

Is to make Jesus Christ known—through broadcast and multimedia—to the northeast Ohio community and beyond. Our purpose is to be a resource that informs the public while edifying, encouraging, and equipping believers through biblical teaching and uplifting music that glorifies God.

National Religious Broadcasters

Heartfelt Radio is a member of National Religious Broadcasters and adheres to the NRB Code of Ethics, which provides a high standard for Program Production, Station Ownership and Operation, Stewardship, plus Ethical and Christian Financial Standards.

We Believe

  • The Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • That there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles,
  • His vicarious and atoning death on the cross through His shed blood,
  • His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.
  • That trusting Jesus Christ as Savior is absolutely essential for the lost to be saved and that sinful man is regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
  • In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost - the saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • In the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Our People

Mark Channon

Mark Channon answered God’s call to come to Heartfelt Radio after a diverse management career in Connecticut.  He spent 27 years at the oldest continuously published newspaper in…

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Denise Pennington

Denise was born and raised in Barberton, Ohio, where she graduated in 1982 along with a two-year course in Intensive Office Education. She joins the WKJA team with…

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Mark Zimmerman

Broadcasting discovered Mark at Bowling Green State University in 1976. He was co-creator of the comedy show The Insomniac Hour, DJ, spot writer, and play-by-play voice for hockey…

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Kailen Boggs

Kailen was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where she graduated in 2013 from Springfield High School. She attended Kent State Stark University and graduated in 2018 with…

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Brian Brooks

Brian grew up in a religious family, but it was in college that he came to true faith in Jesus Christ. After becoming a favorite “target” of campus…

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Barb Cook

Born and raised in Orrville, Ohio, Barb attended and graduated from Central Christian High School and, later, earned an English Education degree from Eastern Mennonite University. For many…

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