Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBrandon Hatmaker is a father, husband, pastor, author, speaker, and television personality on HGTV and DIY Network, so when does he have any time to be on our podcast or… sleep? We talk with him about his approach to life in community, being a scary biker, and how life is with … Read More
They say word of mouth is the best advertising! Its because of that phenomenon that Deli Delicious of Tulare reached out to Spirit 88.9 to inquire about Business Partnership. The Salazar family who owns #1 Sports Fan shares the same parking lot as Deli Delicious in Tulare on Hillman Street. They had been getting to know their neighbors at Deli … Read More
The Music Team has spoken! The top 3 songs on Spirit are: 1. Ryan Stevenson “Eye of the Storm” 2. For King & Country “Priceless” 3. MercyMe “Dear Younger Me” If there are songs you think should be in the Top 3, join the Music Team and pick your favorites! Not only are you entered to win prizes like concert … Read More
The Ten Commandments “You Shall Not Misuse the Name of the Lord” (The third commandment) God’s name is special and should be treated respectfully. Unfortunately, many use His name as a “curse” and not with the awe and reverence He deserves. He is telling us that the way we use His name tells Him how we feel about Him. … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJosh Smith from the band Ashes Remain joined Rob and John in studio to talk about the band’s new single and what it’s like blending hard rock with worship music. And Rob and John discuss getting older as John had a birthday since our last episode.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJohn talks in person with Citizen Way about life on the road, performing for God and the very special reason they came out to play a show in Clovis. It’s also time to talk about the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick… Has it gotten blown out of proportion? Don’t forget to hit … Read More
During our Fall Pledge Drive, your gift to SPIRIT not only supports the radio ministry pouring into our community, but it will also go further, reaching beyond prison walls through BIBLICA. For every $40/monthly pledge through Support Made Simple (automatic credit/debit/EFT), a special BIBLE will be given to someone incarcerated. This special “FREE ON THE INSIDE” Bible is filled with … Read More
School is back in session, and a new Business Partner is reaching out to Spirit’s listening families to present an alternative educational option. Classical Conversations is a home centered education model that assists families that may not bee 100 percent satisfied with their child’s current education. They provide like-minded, committed parents and students with encouragement, fellowship and accountability. Over ninety … Read More
The Ten Commandments Two/Second “Do Not Make an Idol for Yourself” The Israelites, fresh out of Egypt, thought it was quite normal to create a “golden calf” (Exodus 32) to represent the God that had just delivered them from slavery. They wanted God to have a “face”. They may have thought the calf was a form of worship, but God … Read More
The Music Team has spoken! MercyMe’s latest single “Dear Younger Me” is one of our top 5 favorites. To celebrate, you’ve got a chance to win a pair of tickets to see MercyMe live in concert at the Big Fresno Fair on October 11th! Just head over to the Music Team page and take the latest survey to let us … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJonny Diaz is back in the flesh as we have an honest face-to-face conversation about why its DYE-AZ and not DEE-AZ, what impact the song “BREATHE” has had, how he put down his original dreams of becoming a professional baseball player to becoming a musician, and a LOT more!
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSo excited to talk face to face (to face) in studio with husband and wife duo, SETH & NIRVA, whose latest single “Brother” is making waves as one of the most important messages we need to hear this year. The couple shares their personal experiences in what they’ve had to learn … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWe catch up with our NEW friend Jonny Diaz (first time on the podcast). He’s coming out to play at the Fresno Grizzlies game on August 12th, 2016! We talk about his smash hit song “Breathe,” along with what it’s like to run his own business with his wife (a fitness … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s not easy to discuss what’s going on in our country without getting political or pushing an agenda. We just want to talk about what we see and how we feel about it and that’s what we do this week. Join us as we discuss some of this week’s DNC and … Read More
One/First “Do Not Have Other gods but Me” God is reminding us here that all power and majesty are His. We are to have reverence and deep respect to only Him. This commandment is not just about false religions and pagan gods. God tells us that ANYTING that we put before God causes us to sin (break a commandment). I … Read More
CTL Water Wells Many of you listen to the Wally show from 6-10am, Rob Anthony has a news segment intermixed throughout. With the news segment, Spirit had an opportunity open for Business Sponsorship! CTL Water Well Drilling and Pump Installations of Exeter have been a Spirit sponsor for about 9 months and have recently stepped up to be the sponsor of this … Read More
Are we going crazy? It kind of feels like the world is going insane. I can’t remember a time in my twenty-seven years of life when there seemed to be this much turmoil locally and around the globe. Now, something I want to be VERY careful of is not to contribute to what I refer to as the “sky is falling” narrative … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMaybe like us, the past few weeks have been tough for you. There is a lot of anger, confusion, hurt, negative feelings and reactions to the events that have happened the past few weeks. We don’t know if this conversation will help shed some light or comfort you, or make you think … Read More
Five-O-Fitness in Visalia and now Tulare recently signed on as a new Business Partner with Spirit 88.9. Gracie, a Chicago native and Felix, an Orosi local met when they were on the gang unit together in Tulare County. Gracie & Felix Lara formerly ran Tulare & Kings Counties Cadet Boot Camp for just under 20 years and now offer their expertise as personal trainers … Read More
The Bible tells us that on our own, we cannot keep Ten Commandments, or laws. We need a Savior to forgive our sins. God designed the laws to build a relationship between Himself and us. A relationship that would be built on faith and not the obedience to the law itself. We need Him. Do we really need to be told … Read More
Summer is the perfect time to make memories with your family, and you don’t even have to look further than our own Central Valley! All Summer long you’ve got chances to win 1 of 8 Summer Getaways every week! And it starts with listening for that special sound of summer: You’ll hear Olaf Monday through Friday each week in the … Read More
History Bob and Judy Peart began in the late 1980’s with a burden for the Central Valley. They believed that there was a need for a radio station that would broadcast Contemporary Christian music 24/7. After several years of hard work, the Pearts acquired a broadcast license for KDUV in 1992. If you would like to contact Judy, you can … Read More
How does Spirit 88.9 know what songs to play? You tell us! Join us for a special music survey in Visalia on Saturday, July 21st (at 10AM or 1PM). There you’ll listen to music, share your thoughts, AND receive $50 cash for your time! Fill out the form, and let us know you’re interested, and our friends at GOOD RATING … Read More
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter 16 years of intermission, DC Talk is back and hitting the open seas, we’ll talk about why that announcement was a bigger flop than they realized. Also, a newlywed couple has the nerve to tell one of their guests that their gift isn’t good enough, and author and speaker CJ … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPhil Wickham joins Rob to talk about his new album, and what it was like to recover from vocal chord surgery, afraid he might never be able to sing again. Before that, John tells Rob he will likely die in a plane crash before Rob goes on a cross country trip. … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNEWSBOYS’ drummer and all around strong man Duncan Phillips joins us this week for a GREAT interview about touring, what the band’s transition with Michael Tait was like, as well as the film God’s Not Dead 2. Before that though, John and Rob get meta and talk about podcasting, themselves, and … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDarren Mulligan from WE ARE MESSENGERS is our awesome, Irish special guest. He shares his story of coming from a broken life into experiencing real love through the forgiveness of his wife, along with their transition to the states. Before that Rob and John continue the conversation about what it really … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCitizen Way’s Ben Calhoun joins us to talk about their BRAND NEW album “2.0” and some of our favorite songs off of it AND we get to celebrate something special with him on the spot! Rob and John also talk about what the point of sharing your faith is and being … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday, we’ve got a special IN-STUDIO interview with the band I AM THEY! The guys and girls talk a little bit about what’s new, including how they found new singer in the band, Abbie Parker! You’ll also get to hear them play some songs, including their new single “Make a Way.” … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAnother double guest extravaganza! We chat with Ben Calhoun from Citizen Way about touring and their upcoming album, AND Dave Stovall from Audio Adrenaline about being asked to join a band he grew up listening to. Before that, John and Rob play “Fill in the Headline” and talk about changing their … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJeremy Camp is today’s guest that we’re so excited to talk to! We talk about the Rock and Worship Roadshow AND a little bit about his time in India. Before that, though, John and Rob talk about a famous man who’s asked Mark Zuckerberg for some cash that he may or … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA double shot of guests with the wonderful MANDISA and the also wonderful JEFF FRANKENSTEIN from Newsboys join us this week to talk about the Rock and Worship Roadshow and LIFE! Before that, Rob and John get into a discussion about LENT and should we observe it?
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat happens when Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave invites you on to their tour bus to record a podcast? The batteries die, leaving us to improvise and record the interview as a voice memo on Rob’s iPhone. Still a great conversation about the mission of Big Daddy Weave, and even … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSPECIAL MID-WEEK BONUS with special guest PLUMB! We get straight to it, talking about music, getting REAL about the aftermath of her separation, near-divorce, and restoration of her marriage. Also, I, Rob, saw what John wrote about me in last ep’s description, and, at least I don’t cry every time I … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Super Bowl is right around the corner so we thought, well John thought we should talk about it. And Derek from the band Family Force Five joined us as they’re getting ready to join us for the Roadshow February 26th. This is John typing so I’m going to see if … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJordan Feliz is BACK! Now that his music is heard around the country, he’s getting ready to visit his homeland: the Central Valley. We talk about getting his start, playing with legends in the biz, and his essential eateries in his hometown of Clovis. Before that, Rob and John talk a … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKicking back with just Rob and John today! John reacts to a video on social media about the treatment of a homeless man that turns into a discussion about homelessness, and crowdfunding and for what we should or shouldn’t ask our friends for money.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA rousing game of “Would You Rather,” we talk about MOVEMBER (Or No-shave November), an UBER driver being attacked on camera, and the story of Irina Creek, who grow up in several Russian orphanages and was a recipient of a shoebox gift through Operation Christmas Child, and how her life COMPLETELY … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSElias “Eli” Dummer from The City Harmonic joins Rob and John in studio to talk about the “We Are” tour and how it’s changing church culture across the country. And listen to a live in-studio performance of two of The City Harmonic’s songs.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSinger and former American Idol star DANNY GOKEY joins us for a great conversation about his story, his music, and being a Christian in a non-Christian industry, we also discuss the BACON = CANCER controversy, and REAL talk about relationships.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLuke Smallbone from for KING AND COUNTRY talks with us about touring and some of the personally moving stories behind the band’s latest songs. Before that we have a round table discussion with two of our coworkers about: Halloween! Is it day to celebrate? Is it evil? Can Christians celebrate it … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAnd we are back with a new full episode! Our guest is Jon Erwin, he and is brother wrote and directed the film WOODLAWN, so we talk about Christian films getting better, and the incredible story of how one of the lead actors got his role at the last minute. Before … Read More
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJordan Feliz is the HOTTEST new artist in Christian music now, and he’s from our HOME in the Central Valley. Listen in on this special one-on-one conversation with Jordan and John, to hold you over until the next ROB AND JOHN episode!
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe first episode ever! With first special guests ever – Jon and Micah from the band Hawk Nelson drop by the studio for some good ol’ chat and a mind-reading game that proves they spend too much time together.
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