Houston contemporary Christian music station 89.3 KSBJ recently held its most successful Sharathon, an annual four-day on-air fundraising event. On Friday alone, over 50% of funds needed to reach the Sharathon goal were raised, along with the largest one-time gift in KSBJ history, $150,000 from an anonymous donor.
“Houston has been hit hard by the price of oil and the recent flooding, and we really felt that impact during the first few days of our Sharathon. But then Friday happened,” said Tim McDermott, KSBJ’s President and General Manager. “We encouraged our listeners not to live in fear, but to trust in God. We raised over $1.5 million in one day, fully funding KSBJ.”
At the close of Sharathon on Friday night, the ministry had raised a total of $3.2 million, meeting the fundraising goal.