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

To serve listeners throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond with Christian radio programming and media content that offers spiritual encouragement and personal challenge to serve the Lord. Our message is Christ-centered with an evangelistic focus on biblical teaching, relevant culture-changing information, and 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…

More »

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…

More »

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…

More »

Gabrielle Collins

Gabrielle Collins is the author of “The CEO Club Stage #1-The Internship”, a strategic financial lifestyle plan for women that shows them how to elevate from their routine…

More »

Lisa Jordan

Lisa Jordan was born and raised in the Barberton/Norton Ohio area. After graduating from Norton High School, Lisa went on to Anderson College (now University) Anderson, Indiana. Lisa…

More »

Jonathan Martin

Okay, let’s face it – you’re thinking it – That is DEFINITELY a Southern accent you’re hearing! Jonathan Martin (or, The Mouth of The South up North –…

More »