You are really my life line. I was very suicidal a while ago, but then I started listening to RadioU. I did what Obadiah was telling everyone to do — to start a relationship with God. I tried it, and it has made things a whole lot better.- Joey listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
Welcome to RadioU
Students need hope. RadioU shares life-changing hope using powerful tools like music, radio, video, and streaming. RadioU is heard on FM radio stations throughout the U.S., plus streaming through our mobile apps, online, on Alexa devices, and TuneIn. RadioU TV streams online and is also available as a Roku channel and through our mobile apps.
RadioU isn’t just the same ten songs you hear everywhere else. The music we play is different. Deeper. Purposeful. RadioU is where music is going.
Spirit Communications, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
History and community
RadioU was launched in 1996 by a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and operates with about a dozen employees and many great volunteers.
RadioU’s non-commercial FM stations provide airtime to other non-profit organizations, host and promote events each year to reinforce positive lifestyle messages among area students, and are active voices for public service in the areas they serve. RadioU also works closely with The HelpLine, an organization that provides prayer and referral services to those in need.
Spirit Communications, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
No commercials — 100% funded by donations from listeners!
RadioU has NO commercials or advertising, receives NO government funding, and is operated by an independent nonprofit organization. Our monthly operating expenses are covered entirely – 100% – by donations from RadioU’s amazing family of generous listeners!
Spirit Communications, Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
RadioU believes music should SAY something
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RadioU believes music should SAY something, even during a pandemic…
I have The RIOT set as my wakeup alarm through Alexa every morning. Honestly, The RIOT gives me a reason to face another day. I don’t know how I would get through this COVID thing without y’all. I appreciate Obadiah’s message every day and hearing about his real life struggles. I really am glad to see this station leading others to Christ especially during this hard time. Thank you for all that you do!
— Eli listens to RadioU online
near Daytona Beach, Florida
I heard a song on the radio and it was saying exactly how I have been feeling. I cried because I knew someone understood. Most importantly I know God understands. I cannot get that anywhere else. Saving lives is a wonderful thing. Thanks for saving mine. I love you all for doing what you do — if I was a millionaire you guys would have it.
— Shawn listens to RadioU 98.7 in Springfield, Ohio
Thank you for all you do and how many lives you change. You really are a voice in the darkness, unique and creative. Nikki and Obadiah are honest about their lives and use it to encourage in the midst of crisis. I am so thankful for its authenticity, heart, and passion — and always having GREAT MUSIC!!
— Johanna listens to RadioU online in Redding, California
Absolutely love this station. It has really helped me with my faith. I was struggling until I found this station and got the help I needed to rekindle my relationship with God.
— Melissa listens to RadioU 88.7 in Ohio
I appreciate you, RadioU. I love that you play every style of music, from pop to rap, to techno, to heavy metal. Thank you for not being afraid to play the heavier stuff. You don’t just talk about God’s love for everyone, you reflect it in the music you play. Thank you for all that you do and the message you share.
— Lena listens to RadioU online in Defiance, Ohio
When I’d turned away from God, Obadiah’s messages about how simple it can be to have a relationship with God softened my heart and slowly brought me back.
— Jordan listens to RadioU online
in Winona Lake, Indiana
I absolutely love your radio station. The message speaks to all of us and is just what we need especially right now with all that is going on in this world.
— Oscar listens to RadioU 107.7
in San Luis Obispo, California
I have gone through some extraordinarily tough times, but The RIOT and the other DJs have always been there for me to introduce new music, new insights, and laughter to keep my spirits up. Thank you, RadioU.
— Kristi listens to RadioU 88.7 in Pataskala, Ohio
I think you’re one of the best influences I look up to in my life. Absolutely love what you guys do.
— Bryce listens to RadioU 90.5 in Yukon, Oklahoma
Found several of my favorite bands listening to RadioU, and a lot of the content has been a huge encouragement on my journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
— Austin listens to RadioU online in Bonney Lake, Washington
It’s been a rough year and you guys got me through it. I appreciate you!!
— Bryan listens to RadioU 101.7
in Sterling, Michigan
I love your music, and there have been countless times the right song has come on right when I needed to hear it. Thanks for being a way God speaks to me!
— Anthony listens to RadioU online
in Sunland Park, New Mexico
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— Dennis listens to RadioU 101.7 in Mid Michigan
I just want to share appreciation for you guys being there for us. With everything going on, it has been affecting both my job and mental state. But every morning I tune in and listen to The RIOT and it cheers me up and reminds me that there is still good and something to look forward to and that I am here and alive. So from the bottom of my heart and my family, thank you.
— Bryce listens to RadioU 98.7 in Urbana, Ohio
RadioU has changed my life. I went through some hard times and lost my way. My whole life crumbled so I started using drugs. I flatlined in the hospital from a severe infection from injecting cocaine. Although I have stayed clean, I still have been battling depression and regretful feelings about my past. Three months ago, I turned your station on and I’m truly turning things around. Hearing the positivity, encouragement, and the message that God still loves me has made my entire life change.
— Ashley listens to RadioU 98.7 in Springfield, Ohio
A few years ago, I lost everything after being let go from employment. I had to move in with relatives. I was on drugs, not in my right mind, and was borderline suicidal. But at the same time I would listen to RadioU, and your mobile app was sort of a lifesaver for me — an outlet for me during dark times. I currently am in a position where I can help people financially during this crazy time with millions unemployed. I felt led to give towards RadioU — hopefully contributing toward your budget, and your job security as a staff and team. I’m honored to be in a position to help after only a few years of losing everything. Thank you RadioU for all you do! #MusicIsTherapy
— A RadioU listener in Georgia
You are by far the best radio station I’ve ever known! I love all of the music and cannot wait to listen to The RIOT every day. Thank you for doing what you do, and for making such an amazing influence on the community!
— Janie listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
We all need encouragement, especially during this time. RadioU and the amazing music has always been that for me. You guys are all amazing!
— Eric listens to RadioU 88.7 in Gahanna, Ohio
Every song played on this station is great. Every time I’ve been in a terrible situation, you guys always lift me up whether through a song or a message! The message of God that you guys send is just amazing.
— Erin listens to RadioU 88.7 in Powell OH
Keep spreading the message. I hope you can be there for anyone who needs you, like you have been for me. You guys are a part of so many peoples stories. You are amazing.
— Koltny and Zander listen to RadioU 91.5 in Lompoc, California
You guys are an incentive to make the right choice! I love what you do, and wanted to support the awesome music. I really appreciate you guys!
— BC listens to RadioU online in Bristol, Virginia
I support you because of the impact you made in my life! You help give me hope, and you continue to play such awesome music!
— Kimberly listens to RadioU 91.5 in Santa Maria, California
Thank you for being a constant encouragement in my life. It means more than you will ever know. I wish I could give more.
— Stephanie listens to RadioU 88.7 in Groveport, Ohio
Still the best station ever! It changed my life and I know it does the same for so many others!
— Jaddeus listens to RadioU 88.7 in Etna, Ohio
Thank you for reminding me that God still loves me. That God would want a relationship with me is astonishing. There was a while there, your laughter and positivity was the only source I had. I’ll never forget the light you’ve shined in my high and low (and really low) times. Things are brighter now. Thank you and God bless you.
— Steven listens to RadioU 91.5 in Lompoc, California
I was an atheist. I started listening to you guys, was able to meet God, and get the evidence I needed. You guys helped save my soul.
— Aaron listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
You being there helps, it really does. Thank you for helping through this difficult time.
— Trevor listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
When I was a teenager, so many times I felt weighed down by sheer loneliness. I stumbled across RadioU where I fell in love with the music and felt like God was saying, ‘You aren’t alone.’ The songs came just as I needed them, and in the style no one else was playing. Still, RadioU reminds me of God’s love. Your reach is further and deeper than you may guess.
— Stephanie listens to RadioU online in Strasburg, Virginia
I was released from a prison sentence for drug possession. RadioU has been a source of life and hope in what seems to be an increasingly dark world.
— Juan listens to RadioU 88.7 in Pickerington, Ohio
RadioU is life-saving because it opens so many eyes to LIFE. I’ve had some terrible lows throughout my life but I have always had RadioU. In the midst of suffocating depression, I found strength to persevere.
— Keith listens to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
As I was dealing with addiction and felt stuck in it, you reminded me that God flows through me no matter what the circumstances are. Thank you for all you do!
— Thomas listens to RadioU 88.7 in Pataskala, Ohio
You have NO IDEA the impact the music you play has. Bands like twenty one pilots, Skillet, Fireflight, Greeley Estates, etc. RadioU songs talk about darkness and struggling, but God’s presence in those things and power over those things. Just to hear others admit to struggling — if they can bring their mess before God, maybe I can, too. This music means more than you think. And not just the music, but the things you say have helped me. Just a few days ago I caught an Obadiah story about how God still wants to guide you in your life even after you’ve messed things up. I’ve seen unsaved Uber drivers react to spiritual things RadioU DJs have said. RadioU is a lifeline. Thank you.
— Jen listens to RadioU online near Cleveland, Ohio
The past five years have been the hardest of my life. Lost a lot of friends, lost a lot of family. Started listening to you about three years ago, and it has helped me through everything that’s been going on. Thank you for being there for us.
— Nathan listens to RadioU 101.7 in Essexville, Michigan
RadioU helps me see the light in my dark times. When “normal” music sounded far too happy for me to relate to, the style of RadioU music and the subjects covered let me know that I was not alone. I’ve always loved RadioU for bringing an uplifting message along with the darker themes.
— Stephen listens to RadioU’s podcasts in Ohio
I started listening to RadioU in August. I have not switched since. Not once. Your music is amazing, new, and just flat out awesome. You make me believe that all hope is not lost… in life and music! Thank you for being there.
— Juanita listens to RadioU 103.5 in Saginaw, Michigan
In my times of low I know I can turn on RadioU. I can honestly say this station has helped me more than any person could.
— Kaitlyn listens to RadioU
This station is the most purposed, powerful station I know that clearly communicates the message of a meaningful relationship with Christ.
— Bryan listens to RadioU 88.7 in Milford Center, Ohio
I’ve been listening since my second year at Ohio State. Began listening because of the great music. Over the next year or so God used RadioU to bring me into a saving relationship with Jesus.
— Jeremy now listens to RadioU online in Illinois
RadioU has brought me closer to God a million times — through the music, through your DJs, through the message. Thank you so much for all you do.
— Meghan listens to RadioU in Cincinnati, Ohio
Not only have you gotten me into great music, but you were able to get me through a lot these past few years through hope from having a relationship with God. Thank you for being the soundtrack for my life!
— Kimberly listens to RadioU 91.5 in Santa Maria, California
I’m on my third deployment away from family and friends. Being able to still listen to RadioU helps me feel back home, along with reminding me of the importance of God in my life no matter where I am in the world. Forever grateful and glad to give.
— Rick listens to RadioU online
I wanted to thank you for the powerful words you spoke about depression. As I fight my depression, It is always good to hear I’m not alone and there are ways to handle it. It really hit home.
— David listens to RadioU
Anytime I’m feeling down or upset I turn on RadioU and I immediately feel better. Thank you guys for everything you do and for all of the amazing music.
— Grant listens to RadioU 107.7 in Cambria, California
Your music has been helping me through this dark season. I love you all so much.
— Mickey listens to RadioU 103.3 in Zanesville, Ohio
Thanks for making sure RadioU has the best music. Especially love how Obadiah can take a story about Oreo stuffing and turn it into a metaphor for God’s unconditional love. This station understands the Gospel AND great music. Keep it up.
— Ben listens to RadioU 88.7 in Grove City, Ohio
Several examples of when the perfect song with the perfect words played on RadioU that lifted me up from a bad place. Thank you for doing what you do.
— Jason listens to RadioU online in Lithia Springs, Georgia
Thank you for all you have given to my family. We wouldn’t be alive or exist without RadioU, and all who work so hard every day to give it to us. Love you guys so much.
— A listener to RadioU in Ohio
RadioU is amazing. Whenever I’m feeling down or upset you always say exactly what I need to hear in that exact moment. Like it’s God telling me what I need to hear, when I need it most.
— Amanda listens to RadioU 107.7 in San Luis Obispo, California
RadioU has literally changed my life — and has reminded me why it is SO worth living.
— Alex listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I was tired of all the crap on the radio so I hit the scan button hoping to find something better. RadioU came on and I was instantly hooked! The music was so different and amazing.
— Ben listens to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
I’m not religious. However, the constant positivity that radiates from this channel is unlike anything out there anywhere. I’ve been listening and will continue to do so.
— Nick listens to RadioU 103.5 in Saginaw, Michigan
Thank you for all you have done for my faith and for my HOPE :)
— Alex listens to RadioU in Columbus, Ohio
You guys are amazing. I’ve been through so many deep, dark holes in my life and when I feel like I’ve lost everything, I look up to the sky and see Him.
— Brett listens to RadioU 91.5 in Buellton, California
You’ve helped make my journey back with Christ real. Hearing different music gets me through various difficult things.
— Jayme listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I have grown stronger in my faith because of RadioU and it’s helped me get out of some bad stuff I was in. I absolutely love everything this station stands for.
— Breanne listens to RadioU 103.5 in Hemlock, Michigan
I listened for a year and realized how much better my life was because of the positivity of the station.
— Andrew listens to RadioU 100.5 in Circleville, Ohio
Thanks for keeping us going with great music, lots of laughs, and the message of God’s hope. Keep changing the world!
— Jeff & Carolyn listen to RadioU online near Indianapolis, Indiana
When I listen to your music and your reminders about how simple it is to have a relationship with God, I feel so much hope. You guys are amazing. Seriously, thank you SO much for everything you do.
— Alison listens to RadioU 102.5 in Fairborn, Ohio
I remember being fifteen and listening to RadioU 24/7. When I would shut myself in my room for days trying to figure out who I was, RadioU was a big part of that. Today I’m 22, and it hit me, thinking of then compared to now. You guys have greatly impacted my life and I want you guys to continue to do the same for others.
— Rene listens to RadioU 101.9 in Chillicothe, Ohio
RadioU changed my life. Before I heard of you guys I was in a pit of despair. I knew about Jesus but no one had told me who He was. Thanks for all you do.
— Isaac listens to RadioU 88.7 in Delaware, Ohio
There are days when alcohol and lust win. Every day is a battle and it’s so easy to make mistakes. But I always come back, and more often than not it is RadioU that brings me back. I am thankful for people like you.
— Jared listens to RadioU 88.7 in Westerville, Ohio
I was especially thankful for Obadiah this morning when he was talking about struggles with depression. I lost a friend to suicide just over a week ago, and it has been a very scary time for me because I also struggle with depression. I have felt like I’m fighting for my life in the last week, and listening this morning gave me some hope. I appreciate you all so much!
— A. listens to RadioU 88.7 in Westerville, Ohio
The music is amazing but most of all you remind me every day that no matter what I am going through, God is there for me. I don’t know how I would function without RadioU.
— Abigail listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I’m going through a rough time and the positivity that comes from you guys and the music you play helps me get through the day. Thank you for everything.
— Matt listens to RadioU 91.5 in Nipomo, California
I listen to RadioU almost every day and it has filled some dark holes in my life with light. Thank you for what you do.
— Stephen listens to RadioU 88.7 in Delaware, Ohio
RadioU has been a safe place for me, no matter how crazy everything is. I want to be part of giving that to others.
— Nathan listens to RadioU 101.7 in Michigan
Thank you for electrifying my playlist. The songs speak with heart, grit, and the truth of everyday life with the struggles we go through, and they always point us to God. Thank you for that.
— Deborah listens to RadioU 107.7 in Cayucos, California
As a lifelong music fan, I love that you include artists not typically played on radio and the message of hope. This station is such a breath of fresh air. Keep it up!
— Dan listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Thomasville, Pennsylvania
This past year whenever I’ve started to feel darkness creep in, RadioU has been a great outlet for me. Cranking up RadioU gives a great positive distraction. Thank you for all you do and the message of God’s love and hope that you spread. It’s refreshing in a sea of negativity out there.
— Brian listens to RadioU 106.5 in Puyallup, Washington
I heard this song when I was driving and the words finally sunk in… ‘God’s not done with me yet!’ It was a super cool moment because I knew everything would be okay. I just have to get through this mess and healing and I will be okay!
— Megan listens to RadioU 88.7 in Gahanna, Ohio
I just had a friend who committed suicide yesterday and it’s been really hard. I heard ‘This Is Not The End’ from Safemode and it really means a lot to me. It’s keeping my head up and it’s not the end and that everything’s eventually going to be okay. RadioU means a lot to me and I just wanted to say thank you.
— Kaylen listens to RadioU 88.5 Fredonia, New York
RadioU introduced me to my favorite band, which was there for me during my darkest days of depression and thoughts of suicide. The RIOT has given me so many laughs when I didn’t think I could, and you have always kept Jesus at the forefront even when I didn’t want Him to be. You have been there for what feels like a lifetime now. Thanks for these past six years and the many more to come!
— Jackson listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Roanoke, Virginia
I just got done doing prison time and I wanted to let you all know that RadioU helped me tremendously through the hard times. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Keep up the good news and great music.
— TJ listens to RadioU in Ohio
RadioU brings hope to people who wouldn’t be reached by other stations, and that’s a cause I can get behind. Thank you for having an awesome attitude every single day. Keep up the great work!
— Justin listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The message I need in the format I love.
— Andrew listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Montrose, Michigan
I was in prison for drugs last year. When I couldn’t get my usual rock station, I was going through the stations and heard “Black Honey” by Thrice on your station. Every song that came on that night was music to my ears. I am out of prison now and no longer use the substance I had overdosed on. I changed my people, my places, my things, and I changed the radio station I listened to when I was getting high. I’ve been clean over a year now, and since RadioU, I’ve never considered going back to the old station I used to listen to. RadioU has been a major weapon in my personal battle against drug abuse and my own personal demons. I tell everyone I know about RadioU and the positive influence the music has had on me.
— Jason listens to RadioU 101.9 in Chillicothe, Ohio
I love that the music RadioU plays deals with things we tend to ignore, even though we all experience them. Some days can get really, really hard. Whenever I tune to RadioU, things don’t seem so bleak. I’m not alone in my struggles, and there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Thanks for doing what you do.
— Faith listens to RadioU 101.7 in Midland, Michigan
Life has made a turn for the worse lately, but I can be certain that in a sea of unknowns, RadioU is constant. I’ve been listening for many years and wanted to say thank you. I appreciate you.
— Brandon listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Houston, Texas
RadioU is amazing. You literally saved me from an abusive relationship and are helping me to be the best person I can be.
— Rachel listens to RadioU 88.7 in Marysville, Ohio
RadioU has made a lasting impact in my life and still continues to be there for me all these years. The awesome music, but most of all introducing people to a relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you for loving God and loving people. I listen every day.
— Ethan listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Colorado Springs, Colorado
A beacon of hope and God’s love to a generation that needs it!
— Brian listens to RadioU 102.5 in Dayton, Ohio
This last year you helped me through the hardest that I’ve ever had. One day I was ready to give up but you made me want to fight. I finally understood how much you really do for people. RadioU is not only awesome music, but you give a great message. Thank you so, so much.
— Michelle listens to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
This has been the worst three years, but RadioU speaks TRUTH. This has been a weapon against Satan’s lies of hopelessness and depression. Thank you.
— Krista listens through RadioU’s mobile app near Indianapolis, Indiana
When I heard that someone was thinking about committing suicide and decided not to because of the music and messages on RadioU, we knew we wanted to donate. My father committed suicide, so having someone choose to stay because of this radio station shows the impact you are having.
— E. listens to RadioU 88.7 in Obetz, Ohio
I accepted Christ a year ago and RadioU was a big part of that. You are doing a great job.
— Matt listens to RadioU 90.5 in Edmond, Oklahoma
I love the music but most of all your message pushes me to be a better person. I want to see RadioU continue to change people’s lives and encourage them to build a relationship with God!
— Abigail listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
We are a military family stationed at Vandenberg AFB. I am a disabled veteran now. We went through really tough times in the course of my disability and RadioU was a major source of inspiration and help. I just want to say thank you!
— John listens to RadioU 91.5 at Vandenberg AFB, California
I am a longtime listener and I owe RadioU for the person I am today. My donation gives the same opportunity to more people than I can possibly reach on my own.
— Terry listens to RadioU 88.7 in Lancaster, Ohio
My buddy introduced me a couple years ago and RadioU has helped me literally turn my life around. Love you guys.
— Aaron listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
RadioU truly is amazing and you guys have helped me back down from an attempt to commit suicide. RadioU really does play the right songs at the right time.
— Daniel listens to RadioU 88.7 in Delaware, Ohio
A song by For Today helped me redevelop my faith and step away from drug addiction. I’m now four years sober.
— Austin listens to RadioU 90.5 in Choctaw, Oklahoma
The music has helped me get through a lot of hard times in my life.
— Marcus listens to RadioU 101.7 in Gladwin, Michigan
I love to hear about the impact RadioU has in people’s lives and the way you tell them there is a God who loves them and cares about them. And you play the best music on the air by far.
— Kyron listens to RadioU 91.5 in Santa Maria, California
I’ve been listening for two years and RadioU literally helped turn my life around. Obadiah and Nikki’s messages help me tremendously.
— Steven listens to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Thank you for the RadioU app. RadioU has been here with me for a lot of hard stuff. It means a lot.
— Rachel listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Springfield, Missouri
This is the first radio station that plays music I like, and it has brought me closer to God!
— Julia listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I’ve gone through a number of life trials. RadioU has always been there with the right message and right song at the right time. I am thankful for all RadioU has done for me.
— Carl listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Grand Forks, North Dakota
At one of the hardest times in my life listening to RadioU gave me the words I needed to hear so badly. You guys do amazing work.
— Zac listens through RadioU’s mobile app in Columbia City, Indiana
Thank you to RadioU for making my hard days easier to get through. The music inspires me to not give up. RadioU is about changing the world through music and I want to be a part of that.
— Samantha listens to RadioU 88.7 in Pickerington, Ohio
RadioU is awesome. I was going through a dark time. Then I started listening to RadioU and that’s part of why I came back to God.
— Haley listens to RadioU 102.5 in Fairborn, Ohio
RadioU saved my life! I was depressed and using drugs but I started listening to you guys. You introduced me to really good, meaningful music. I got cleaned up and have been sober for four years now. Thank you!
— A listener to RadioU 88.7 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
I am so thankful my best friend showed me RadioU. Some of your music literally saved my life in the midst of suicide. You guys have amazing music that never gets old. Thank you!
— M. listens to RadioU 101.9 in Grover Beach, California
I need RadioU. Many times I stray in life, and RadioU often helps bring me back in. It keeps me going. Thank you!
— Jared listens to RadioU 88.7 in Westerville, Ohio
This world is full of so many reminders of what we can’t do and who we can’t be. This station has helped me to keep pushing back and fighting on so many occasions when I thought I had nothing more to give.
— Rick listens to RadioU 88.7 in Galloway, Ohio
I love how RadioU provides the tools needed, and God uses them to reach the exact person at the perfect time with the perfect song they need right then. I can’t count how many times this has happened to me.
— Jen listens to RadioU 88.7 in Sunbury, Ohio
I’ve been going through so much stuff recently and then I found you guys. I love you so much! Thank you for ALL you do for people like me.
— Angie listens to RadioU 105.5 in Granville, Ohio
RadioU is such a big part of my life. I turn to it whenever I’m feeling down and lost, and your messages about God get me through the bulk of my days.
— D. listens to RadioU 101.7 in Midland, Michigan
I suffer from depression and RadioU guides me when I’m in need. Finding hope from your station, I am not as affected by the depression.
— Nathan listens to RadioU 88.7 FM in Columbus, Ohio
The music you guys played helped me get through my high school years, including my mothers’ attempted suicide. I made it through with your help. I went to college for a year, pushed everyone out of my life including (sadly) RadioU, and then went into a deep depression. I’ve recently started listening again — and I’m happier and dealing with my depression much easier. Thank you guys so much for all that you do. I wouldn’t have nearly as much in my life without RadioU.
— Kathryn listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Orlando, Florida
I’ve been going through a lot of hard stuff. I’m really glad to have RadioU to help me through these storms.
— Angelique listens to RadioU 105.5 FM in Newark, Ohio
RadioU has helped me come back to the Lord.
— Brenden listens to RadioU 101.7 FM in Midland, Michigan
Keep up this amazing work… You are Jesus to some of the most vulnerable who really need Him.”
— Jerry listens to RadioU 102.5 FM in Fairborn, Ohio
During my addiction I listened to RadioU. Your messages planted a seed and now I have a relationship with Christ and am 18 months clean.
— Miguel listens through our mobile app in Ohio
Thanks to RadioU, I know that God has a reason for my being here. Thank you for the positive music and amazing messages that help me through every day.
— Mitch listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
This station has helped me in the worst of times. I have been in some of the darkest times in my life, but then I turn on RadioU and feel I can turn my life around.
— Thomas listens to RadioU 92.5 in Mansfield, Ohio
RadioU has really impacted me. I’ve been through two deaths in my family recently, and RadioU’s music helps keep me together.
— Robert listens to RadioU. 88.7 in Gahanna, Ohio
RadioU has helped me through a lot of dark times. You can hear God through this station.
— Tyler listens to RadioU 101.7 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
I listen to your station all the time! Thank you for being there when I just feel like crap and need to be lifted up. Absolutely LOVE RadioU!
— Jeremy listens to RadioU 91.5 in Lake Stevens, Washington
This is exactly what I needed. Music that actually speaks to me.
— Tory listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
RadioU helps me get through my everyday trials, addictions, and struggles.
— Troy listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Melbourne, Florida
God always comes through by a song I hear on RadioU. It can be hard, but you’re reaching people — I was reached!
— Ethan listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Florida
Best radio station by far! I love the vast genres of music played, the online listening options, The RIOT, and the frequent presentation of the Gospel. No commercials is a perk, too!
— Emma listens to RadioU 102.5 in Dayton, Ohio
RadioU has kept me strong in my faith when I haven’t been tethered to God like I should be.
— Brianna listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Delaware
You guys do an amazing job of reaching people for Christ that no one else is reaching.
— Kyle listens to RadioU 90.5 in Edmond, Oklahoma
Not long ago, both my parents were killed and my world has been turned upside down. One day, I cried out to God in my drive to work. Matty Mullins’ song ‘My Dear’ came on and I’m 100% convinced God was speaking to me through that song. Every word was exactly what I needed to hear. THANK YOU for playing this music and sharing these vital messages. You make my life better.
— Rachel listens to RadioU 88.7 in Delaware, Ohio
The fact that RadioU lifts my soul and gets me through tough times makes it more than just music — it’s my therapy. It really struck a chord for me and it’s electrifying to hear music I truly relate with.
— Alex listens to RadioU 102.1 in Fredericktown, Ohio
You are really my life line. I was very suicidal a while ago, but then I started listening to RadioU. I did what Obadiah was telling everyone to do — to start a relationship with God. I tried it, and it has made things a whole lot better.
— Joey listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
RadioU helped keep me going. If it wasn’t for your message that God is there, I don’t know where I’d be now.
— James listens via RadioU’s mobile app
Music has the power to influence our minds and our hearts in one direction or another. I can honestly say that the songs and the messages on RadioU had a life changing impact on me. I’m very glad for RadioU!
— Patience listens to RadioU 88.7 in Pickerington, Ohio
I’m in the USAF and my first station was Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. I came across RadioU there and have been hooked ever since. During the last four years, you’ve not only provided me with excellent music, but you helped me through the death of my college girlfriend. I’m now stationed in North Dakota and still listen on a daily basis. Your message and music truly make a difference.
— A listener to RadioU’s mobile app in Grand Forks, North Dakota
I cannot describe what RadioU has done for me in my life. Whenever I’ve been depressed or caught up in something, RadioU has been there. I can simply turn on the radio — thanks for being different.
— Cody listens to RadioU 88.7 in Marysville, Ohio
RadioU saved me! This last year was the toughest of my life, and if not for RadioU I would still be addicted to drugs and alcohol. Thank you!
— Eric listens to RadioU 91.5 in Lompoc, California
Hey I just wanted to say that your station has saved my faith in God. Obadiah said that God loves me unconditionally and it was the exact thing I needed to hear. Thank you.
— Steven listens via RadioU’s mobile app
RadioU plays all the songs I love and shared things about God when I need it most. This radio station has helped me a lot. I absolutely love RadioU.
— Madeleine listens to RadioU 100.5 in Circleville, Ohio
RadioU has helped keep me going through a really rough time. If it wasn’t for the positive message that God was there, I don’t know where I’d be now.
— James listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Fostoria, Ohio
At the lowest point of my life I found RadioU and the message of God completely changed me.
— Maegan listens to RadioU 88.7 FM in West Mansfield, Ohio
I have been struggling with addiction for a few years and it’s been weighing on me. I got in my car this morning to go to work and turn you guys on and I immediately burst into tears realizing that God was reaching out to me in my darkest hour through you! I decided this morning to finally detox. Thank you for allowing yourself to be used.
— Kristin listens to RadioU
RadioU allows me to cope with the terrible things that go on in my life. This radio station makes me feel safe and I am so thankful that you guys are here. Thank you.
— A. listens to RadioU 88.7 in Galloway, Ohio
RadioU is exactly what I need in my life. The right song at the right moment. I use this app daily in the car, at the gym, everywhere! Thanks for everything you do.
— Cindy listens via RadioU’s mobile app in St. Joseph, Illinois
I’ve listened everywhere: Georgia, Iraq, South Korea, and California. RadioU’s gotten me through some crazy times.
— David listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Seaside, California
Anytime something’s going wrong, you guys always play exactly what I need to hear, when I need to hear it. Thanks!
— Paul listens to RadioU 100.5 in Circleville, Ohio
RadioU’s music is one of my strongest connections to God. I probably wouldn’t still be a Christian without the bands I’ve found through you.
— Sarah listens to RadioU online in Millstadt, Illinois
I was struggling to find music with meaning until I found you guys. Now RadioU is all I listen to. I love RadioU so much!
— Amanda listens to RadioU 88.7 in Marysville, Ohio
I just wanted to say thank you. My husband is a huge fan, and you keep his morale up! He listens to RadioU’s podcasts from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
— Meghan listens to RadioU 91.5 in Santa Maria, California
I’ve been feeling really down and crappy about things not progressing the way I’d hoped. Then, the first song I hear is For Those Who Wait by Fireflight. The timing! I needed to hear it. Thank you for cheering me up!
— Alex listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I’ve been listening to RadioU for over four years now and I still love it to this day. RadioU introduced me to the true love of God through music! I am so thankful to have been introduced to RadioU!
— Monze listens to RadioU 91.5 in Santa Maria, California
I love RadioU so much… I have gone through an awful break up and just listening to Obi and Nikki has helped me out a ton. Can’t thank you guys enough.
— Seth listens to RadioU 102.5 in Dayton, Ohio
RadioU has helped me find my faith again!
— Abby listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
I just want to say thank you for keeping me alive, because without you guys I don’t know where I’d be. Thank you so much. You guys are the best radio station ever!!
— Sierra listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I recently started listening via the RadioU app and it has really helped me. I was in a funk for a long time because things have been really difficult for the last year or so, but listening to RadioU has really helped me break out of that and improved my outlook. I love this station and what you guys are doing.
— Timothy listens via RadioU’s mobile app in Eastpoine, Michigan
I didn’t think God wanted me because I used to do drugs and drink horribly bad. RadioU helped me realize that I am the person He wants. I avoided Him for many, many years but found out that He was waiting for me all along with open arms. Thank you, RadioU.
— William listens to RadioU 102.1 in Mount Vernon, Ohio
Dude. RadioU is like my life now! I started listening a few months ago and I’m in love. These past few weeks have been rough and listening to the advice you give really helps. Thank you RadioU!
— Alex listens to RadioU 101.9 in Pismo Beach, California
RadioU has been a huge part of my life. Saved me from a lot of things, and kept me going when I thought I couldn’t. RadioU isn’t just a radio station to me… it’s much, much more.
— Samantha listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
I love RadioU. Not only does it play more hardcore songs than the other station I used to listen to, but the music you play saved my life. Whenever I hear these songs on the radio, it fills me up inside with hope and strength. I’m not really religious. I don’t call myself a Christian because I just don’t think I’m quite there yet. But my friend gave me a Bible recently with my name on the cover and I was unbelievably touched. Just wanted to say thank you to show everyone who works there how appreciative I am.
— Maran listens to RadioU 91.5 in Orcutt, California
I listen to RadioU all the time. To be honest, when my parents argue and stuff, I feel like I can just listen to RadioU and all my tears can just disappear. I love how when I can’t sleep RadioU is playing and I can listen. Sometimes, I just need somebody to know how I’m feeling. Thanks by the way.
— Hannah listens to RadioU 101.7 in Bay City, Michigan
RadioU has helped me throughout the years. The words calling me to know Jesus, and the music keeping me going — if it weren’t for RadioU, I’d have given up hope.
— Dawanna listens to RadioU near Seattle, Washington
Whenever I drive I have RadioU on, and recently my friend has picked up enough interest in RadioU that she’s begun to listen herself. She’s beginning to hear the message and how positive it is, and that there are non-hateful people out there who can give her a reason to believe in God. She’s only ever seen a hateful side of things, but listening to RadioU has really piqued her interest. She’s starting to want to know more. And the more I listen to RadioU, the more I want to strengthen my relationship with God as well. Thank you guys so much!
— Charles listens to RadioU 103.3 in Zanesville, Ohio
I wanted to thank all of RadioU. I lost my mother in August and after her death I was angry with God and just seemed to lose faith. I came across this station with your messages and music, and I finally have regained my faith. So I thank all of you at RadioU for all that you do and my renewed faith in God.
— Aaron listens to RadioU 101.7 in Bay City, Michigan
I spent a summer abroad in the USA. The family I stayed with listened to RadioU and ever since I have been hooked! I’ve now been listening for over a year, and I wanted to say thank you for helping me get into a relationship with God. A big thanks to all the listeners who help keep RadioU online for people like me.
— Katie listens to RadioU online in London, England
I wanted to thank you guys. You’ve been with me through this year, and it was a rough one. But you helped me build a relationship with God, and introduced me to a bunch of awesome new bands.
— Kenesa listens to RadioU online in Owensville, Missouri
During the hardest time of my life almost two years ago, I almost committed suicide. RadioU helped me get through it.
— Laura listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
Sometimes listening to RadioU calms me down and brings me back from my agitation with humanity and all the other stupid crap I’ve been going through. Thanks guys.
— Kyle listens to RadioU 88.7 in Delaware, Ohio
I love you guys so much. I wouldn’t be where I am without you. God has used RadioU to help me so much.
— Stephen listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
God has been dropping hints to me for years that with Him, it’s all about a relationship. I really hear that from RadioU, and I feel His love for me in a real way now. So THANK YOU.
— Kristen listens to RadioU 101.7 in Midland, Michigan
RadioU saved my life. I went through a rough time and started listening more often, and have turned my life toward Christ.
— Shaun listens to RadioU 88.7 in Plain City, Ohio
Your message to have God as a friend and part of my life has made the most sense to me. I grew up in church every Sunday but I didn’t get it. Learning from RadioU 100.5 has honestly shaped my life. Now I want to spread the word of God so that others can get that light bulb turned on too!
— Matthew listens to RadioU 100.5 in Circleville, Ohio
RadioU TV played a huge role in changing my life and I want to do the same for other people. You planted the seed and God is allowing it to grow.
— Patrick watches RadioU TV in Martinsville, Virginia
I found God because of RadioU. I asked Him to come into my heart one day and it really happened!
— Michael listens to RadioU 107.7 in San Luis Obispo, California
I was saved through RadioU a year ago, and now I have a relationship with God. I believe God has been calling me to give back so someone else may be saved. I love RadioU!
— Jonathan listens to RadioU online in Midland, Texas
I love supporting a radio station that can share Jesus with more people in a day than I ever could in a lifetime.
— Kyle listens to RadioU 88.7 in Lewis Center, Ohio
RadioU saved my life. I’ve been listening for two years and you guys helped me find God.
— Caleb listens to RadioU 102.5 in Fairborn, Ohio
I was an atheist — I believed in nothing. After five attempts at my life, I finally decided it was going to end. I was tired of feeling alone, like nothing was there. After I found your station, I actually listened to what was being said. Since then, my outlook on life has become amazing. I can only thank the others who donated to RadioU before I knew about it. Without their support I would not be here. I am thankful for your radio station for saving my life.
— Ashley listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Today I’m celebrating one year since I kicked cutting and all forms of self-injury. I handed it over to God. RadioU has been really encouraging along the journey. Thanks for being a radio station that doesn’t make people like me invisible, but acknowledges and loves us. It truly makes a difference.
— Emily listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
Without Obadiah and Nikki, I’d still probably be atheist. I started listening to RadioU because it played music that sounded good and had no commercials. Then I actually began to listen to what you were saying and I accepted Christ.
— Austin listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
RadioU is what I listen to now. It helps me keep my focus on God, and it helps me reach out to friends that want nothing to do with God. They actually love your station, and despite what they say I know God is using it to reach them.
— Michelle listens to RadioU 98.7 in Springfield, Ohio
I absolutely cannot live without RadioU. My relationship with God has improved so much since I started listening to RadioU. It reminds me that this is all about something much bigger than me.
— Erika listens to RadioU 107.7 in San Luis Obispo, California
I had doubts about God for a while, and have been faced with some dark times that only God could pull me out of. If it wasn’t for RadioU I wouldn’t have reached out to Him. The DJs don’t make you feel bad or pressure you or judge. They simply let you know there is somebody out there that will listen and help you.
— Dan listens to RadioU 88.7 in Whitehall, Ohio
This station has really changed my life and helped put it back on track. And now I’m closer to God.
— Mariah listens to RadioU 91.5 in Lompoc, California
On some occasions RadioU is the only thing that helps me feel that God is not a pointless endeavor. It’s rare to find people who do not make faith seem ‘cheesy’ or superficial, so I find RadioU’s combination of sincerity and humor refreshing.
— Eddy listens to RadioU 88.7 in Columbus, Ohio
Before I found out about you guys I was lost, cutting myself, and talking about suicide. I thought no one understood what I was going through, but RadioU helped teach me that Jesus is there no matter what. I asked Jesus to come into my life.
— Casey listens to RadioU 98.7 in Springfield, Ohio
RadioU has literally changed my life. It has given me more than I thought just a simple radio station could give someone: it’s given me hope!
— Steven listens to RadioU 90.5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Every day I live, I love RadioU even more. I can’t believe I can hear you guys without pesky commercials. You have opened my eyes to God and have taught me how to live a better life. Thank you!
— Kaylob listens to RadioU 103.3 in Crooksville, Ohio
Frequently Asked QUESTIONS
Why does RadioU need money?
With radio tower bills, streaming, music licensing, and more, RadioU isn’t cheap to do. And without commercials — we legally can’t play them and you wouldn’t want us to anyway! — RadioU stays on the air 100% because of donations from listeners like you!
What is a “monthly” donation?
Your monthly donation keeps the music going every month on RadioU, and continues automatically until you tell us to increase, decrease, or stop. A monthly donation therefore doesn’t need to be renewed unless you fall behind on payments. Onetime donations are paid only once.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. RadioU is operated by Spirit Communications, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We’ll email a receipt for every donation, and you’ll receive a year-end giving statement in January that you can use for your income tax preparation.
Tell me about the t-shirt + hoodie?
If your donation is at least $20 a month or $120 onetime, we can send you an exclusive fundraiser t-shirt. It’s our way of saying “thanks” for the help! If you’ve started with a smaller donation during RadioU’s Fall Fundraiser, you can later increase your donation to qualify for the t-shirt. Or if you’re already giving at least $20 a month, you can request one when you add a onetime donation or increase your monthly giving, or without adding to your giving by contacting us. You can request multiple t-shirts, but each must be accompanied by an additional qualifying donation (ie, you can request two shirts when you give $40/mo). Choose your size carefully — we’ll be unable to offer exchanges. T-shirts will be shipped later this fall, and once we’ve received at least partial payment toward your donation. The same principles apply to The RIOT Club’s lightweight hoodie and coffee mug, at its qualifying giving levels of $50 a month or $300 onetime.
What about my privacy?
We do not share your information with anyone, and we’ll be the only ones to contact you. If you choose to donate without using a credit or debit card, we may send you a return envelope in the mail for your convenience.
What if I need to change my donation?
You can update your contact and payment information or manage your existing monthly donation anytime online. You can also call us at 1-877-855-GIVE, or write to RadioU :: PO Box 1887 :: Westerville, Ohio 43086.
What if I can’t fulfill my commitment?
We understand that circumstances change, but we do encourage you to still send anything you can.