Salem is launching a contemporary urban gospel signal in St. Louis, Monday, October 23. The station will be called Praise 95.1, “The St. Louis Gospel Experience” and will be heard on WSDZ 95.1 FM and 1260 AM. Salem has moved Conservative format “The Answer” to KXFN-FM 105.3 and KXFN-AM 1380, and the health programming heard on those frequencies has been discontinued.
The station will be programmed by St. Louis PD Darrel Eason who formerly programmed Majic 104.9 and Hallelujah 1600.
The format will feature music from artists such as Travis Greene, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, and Tasha Cobbs. Praise 95.1 will also carry a select group of local and national Christian teaching programs after 7 p.m.
“We believe this is a continuation of Salem’s mission to serve the Christian community through uplifting music and teaching from local churches,” says Greg Lhamon, Vice President and General Manager. “Based on conversations with many in the St. Louis area, the community has been waiting to enjoy gospel on the FM dial.”