Ministry Spotlight

Ministry Spotlight: Educational Media Foundation

DonorDirect is excited to celebrate a 17-year partnership with Educational Media Foundation!

Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a Christian media ministry based out of Rocklin, California with a mission to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

EMF is the parent company of K-Love and Air1, which are two of the largest contemporary Christian music radio networks in the United States with a weekly cumulative audience of over 20 million listeners. In the past two years, EMF acquired WTA Media (a leader in faith-based films and publishing) and launched a new Christian podcast network called AccessMore.

The ministry also has plans to establish a new global headquarters in the Nashville, Tennessee region over the next three years, becoming a welcomed presence in the area knows as the heart of the contemporary Christian entertainment industry.

Ministry Overview

EMF began as a single, non-profit radio station in Northern California in 1982 and is now the parent company to K-LOVE, Air1, WTA Media, and AccessMore. As of today, EMF directly owns and operates on more than 1,000 signals across the nation and, with nearly 500 employees, is among the Top 10 US-based audio streaming companies.

  • K-LOVE began in 1982 as KCLB and has expanded over the years to simulcast its programming on over 520 FM stations and translators across the United States and its territories. EMF heard their listeners voicing a desire for more Christ-centered media and recently expand their reach beyond radio to include the new K-LOVE On Demand video streaming platform.
  • Air1 began in 1986 with roots in Christian CHR and rock music and joined EMF in 1999. In 2019, the listener-supported broadcast flipped from its long-time Christian CHR format to Christian worship music. Air1 also launched an “Air1 Influencer” program, which enables their audience to vote on the songs they play.
  • WTA Media is a leader in faith-based film marketing and financing as well as literary representation. WTA joined the EMF family in 2019 and their services include product development and business operations to help creatives develop their product and drive the go-to-market strategy including production, marketing, and distribution strategies.
  • AccessMore is a Christian podcast network that EMF launched in 2020 to create an ever-growing space to host all of your favorite faith-based content. With nearly 7-million downloads in less than a year, the AccessMore podcast allows you to dive deeper into subjects that interest you and meet you where you are, giving you the ability to access more of your faith, family, and everything that matters most to you through faith-based on-demand audio and streams of some of your favorite encouraging radio stations – together in one place.

Discover More

DonorDirect is honored to come alongside Educational Media Foundation and empower their ministry through software and services that are uniquely designed to support the wonderful work they accomplish every day. We encourage you to connect with this amazing ministry and discover how EMF is offering a positive alternative to negatively charged media and giving people a place to turn to 24/7 to find hope, community, support, and the love of Jesus!