Friday, August 16, 2019

LISTEN! Fundraiser Aims to Get Flint Schools AC

Strickland chats with Jason Eaton, who started a fundraiser to raise money for air conditioning units for Flint schools. In just three days, 14 units were purchased -- enough for an entire school! This is an incredible, inspiring, feel-good story and a MUST LISTEN chat!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Celebrate Your Marriage on Mackinac Island

Jay and Laura Laffoon are back at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island with Celebrate Your Marriage, and you and your spouse are encouraged to come and join us for the event.

Josh and Sarah Strickland will also be there, and special guests, Acts of Renewal, will be there as well.

Celebrate Your Marriage is October 6th and 7th.  Find out more and get your tickets here.

For King & Country Live in Ypsilanti, Muskegon

It's the Burn The Ships World Tour and it's coming to Michigan on September 27th and October 3rd.

For King & Country live!

September 27th: EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti

October 3rd: L.C. Walker Arena, Muskegon

This is going to be a fK&C experience like no other!  Get tickets here and we'll see you there!

Unspoken Live at Lansing Lugnuts Family Faith Day

This is going to be GREAT!

A fantastic family afternoon starts at 1:05pm with a game of baseball.  The Lansing Lugnuts will take on the Great Lakes Loons!  After the game, it's a FREE concert with Unspoken, right outside of Cooley Law School Stadium.

We'd love for you to join us for the game!  It's Big Lug's Birthday and Kids Day too!  Get game tickets here.

Either way, come out Sunday afternoon, August 25th, for a great concert with 88.1 Smile FM!

Dare To Be 2019

Ladies, this event is for you!

Dare To Be 2019 with Natalie Grand and Charlotte Campbell

Come experience God with your sisters, daughters, mothers and girlfriends

It happens August 23rd at Mt. Zion in Clarkston!

Get tickets here.

Unity Christian Music Festival

Unity Christian Music Festival is coming to Heritage Landing in Muskegon, August 7th though 10th!

August 7th is "Day Zero" - access is completely free!

Here's the lineup!

August 7th
4pm - Gates Open
5pm - AC & Brady
6pm - Catie Hurst
7:10pm - Rhett Walker Band
8:10pm - Mike Donehey
9pm - Tenth Avenue North

August 8th
1pm - Gates open
2pm - Unity Choir
2:50pm - Jimmy Needham
4pm - George Moss
4:45pm - Holly Starr
6:15pm - Ledger
7:25pm - Jordan Feliz
8:45pm - Skillet

August 9th
1pm - Gates Open
2pm - Unity Choir
2:45pm - Jason Fowler
4pm - Good Little Giants
5:45pm - Sanctus Real
7:10pm - We Are Messengers
8pm - Meesh Fomenko
9pm - Switchfoot

August 10th
1pm - Gates Open
2pm - Unity Choir
2:45pm - Nomads + Natives
4pm - I Am They
6pm - Citizen Way
7:10pm - Mandisa
8:45pm - Matthew West


Friday, May 31, 2019

Enjoy the Weekend! The Bible says so!

Relevant Magazine compiled 12 Bible verses that encourage us to rest and enjoy the weekend, because God created the weekend and the weekend is for rest!

Here's the link:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LISTEN! Faith Fest 2019 Artists Join Josh Strickland

Josh Strickland is chatting with all the Faith Fest artists ahead of Faith Fest 2019, including all the Biggby Coffeehouse Stage artists! 

Listen and check back for the latest here:

Monday, May 13, 2019

LISTEN! Luke from For King & Country joins Josh Strickland

Luke from For King & Country joined Josh Strickland to chat about the band's upcoming Michigan Burn The Ships tour stops.  The band will play EMU in Ypsi in September and LC Walker in Muskegon in October.  There was also some discussion about mowing the lawn.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

LISTEN! Matthew West joins Josh Strickland

Matthew West talks songwriting with Josh Strickland ahead of his Unity Christian Music Festival performance.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

Friday, March 08, 2019

LISTEN! Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig & Dean joins Josh Strickland

Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig & Dean reveals shocking, exclusive, never-before-shared news as he chats with Josh Strickland ahead of a couple Michigan performances!  The pair talk PCD life after 26 years!

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Go VIP at FaithFest - #FaithLoveSmileFM

**This contest has ended.**


Happy Valentine's Day from Smile FM and FaithFest 2019!

We've got your chance to go VIP to FaithFest 2019 on June 22nd at St. Francis Retreat Center and get a PRIVATE, ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY JASON GRAY singing "More Like Falling In Love" while you're eating a PRIVATE, CATERED DINNER!

All you have to do is post to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) about FaithFest.  You can just give your friends the facts or you can encourage them go join you at FaithFest or you can link to a Matt Mahar, Jason Gray or Tenth Avenue North video or the FaithFest website or the Smile FM website -- we just want you to show FaithFest some love!

Here's the catch!  You MUST INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #FaithLoveSmileFM

The hashtag is your official entry into the contest!  If you don't include it just like it's written above, we won't know that you're trying to win!

So, go on, tell your friends about FaithFest on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or ALL of them.  And you can do it as many times as you want and each time you do it you increase your chances of becoming a finalist.

Finalists will be randomly chosen next week on Wednesday.  We'll give all finalists tickets to FaithFest and on Thursday (Valentine's Day) we'll announce the GRAND PRIZE VIP WINNER!

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!  Now get out there and show FaithFest some love!

**Save 20% through February 15th when you buy FaithFest tickets and use the promo code "SMILE!"**

Tuesday, January 08, 2019


This contest has ended but more chances to win are coming.  Keep listening!


All this week, Strickland's talking to Winter Jam artists and giving POP QUIZZES that could put tickets in your hand!  LISTEN TO WIN!

Winter Jam 360 -- in the round in Grand Rapids, January 18th and Ypsilanti, February 17th!

Get more here:

LISTEN! Mandisa joins Strickland!

Mandisa joined Josh Strickland to talk about coming "Out of the Dark" after a difficult season in her life. Her new album brings a new perspective, she says.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

LISTEN! Jen Ledger joins Strickland!

Jen Ledger joined Josh Strickland to talk about her dream of being a hairdresser and her unexpected reality of becoming the drummer for Skillet and now a solo career!

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

LISTEN! Michael Tait from Newsboys joins Strickland!

Michael Tait of Newsboys joined Josh Strickland to talk about the recent Newsboys United shows in Grand Rapids and Flint and the 2019 Winter Jam Tour in Grand Rapids and Ypsilanti.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here:

LISTEN! Joel from for KING & COUNTRY joins Strickland!

Joel from for KING & COUNTRY joined Josh Strickland to talk life, the new album and Little Drummer Boy - The Christmas Tour.

Miss it? No problem! Hear it all here:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


It's a brand new contest on Smile FM!  Play "WE THREE KINGS" and choose which king you think is carrying Faith Fest tickets along with his gift for Jesus.  Is it gold, frankincense or myrrh?

If you're right, you'll get a Faith Fest Family Pack of tickets so you can bring your entire family to Faith Fest on June 22 2019 in DeWitt!

Wanna be the next contestant??  Email your name and phone number to NOW!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Advent of Kindness

I found this in our kitchen this morning.  Love it!  I'm in!  Are you?

Sunday, December 02, 2018

GALLERY: Newsboys United in Flint

See pictures from the Newsboys United show in Flint on December 1st!