Tuesday, January 08, 2019


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: http://2019.jamtour.com/

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: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

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: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

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: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

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: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

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 josh@smile.fm 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!


Friday, November 30, 2018


Congratulations to all our NEWSBOYS UNITED ticket winners!  Two great shows -- Grand Rapids tonight and Flint tomorrow night!

Congrats Brandon from Lansing, Kim from Montose, Stephanie from South Rockwood and Leah from Kalamazoo!


Congratulations to all our CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ticket winners!  Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant perform live at Mt. Zion in Clarkston tonight!

Paul from Imlay City, Pam from Hartland, Dorothy, Kimberly from Milford, Nancy from Portland, Sarah from Lansing, Tina, Marty from Gaylord, Jamie from Fenton, Tanya from Swartz Creek and Amanda from Imlay City.

Don't miss for KING & COUNTRY!

Joel from for KING & COUNTRY will join Josh Strickland in the Morning on SMILE FM next week!  The band will bring its Little Drummer Boy - The Christmas Tour to Grand Rapids on Sunday December 9th!  Tickets are on sale now!


We're giving you the chance to win Newsboys tickets for the show tonight in Grand Rapids and the SOLD OUT show tomorrow night in Flint! 

Celebrate the welcome weekend with us and you could win!  CLICK HERE for info!

Smile FM Dad Joke - November 30th 2018

Smile FM Moment - November 30th 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018



Sanctus Real will be live on Saturday November 3rd, part of Family Impact Center's Fall Celebration!  It's a fundraiser for the organization that offers support groups, counseling, Bible studies and simulcasts, health-related seminars, tutoring and other educational programs to support individuals and families. Mallary Hope will also be there, and artist Jared Emerson, will live "speed paint" his piece "Face of God" to be auctioned off. HOW TO WIN: The word "Real" is often used today to describe something of great impact to a person. We often hear the phrase "It's getting real." Tell us about something "real" in your life right now! Email a quick note about what's real in your life to josh@smile.fm and you'll be in the running for a pair of tickets to Saturday night's event at Alverson Center for Performing Arts, inside Fowlerville High School. Doors open at 6pm, showtime is at 7. MORE ABOUT FAMILY IMPACT CENTER'S FALL CELEBRATION: http://www.smile.fm/calendar/?Region1=|#45305

Monday, October 29, 2018

A Hazzard County Christmas

Here's the information on that Dukes of Hazzard-themed event at Shiawassee Harvest Church that I mentioned! 


Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) singing Christmas favorites live, plus Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos) speaking at Sunday morning service and the General Lee and the Sheriff Rosco's police car for photo ops!

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

LISTEN! Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty) joins Strickland!

Sadie Roberts (Duck Dynasty) chats with Strickland about LIVE ORIGINAL - THE TOUR and its upcoming stop at Brightmoor Christian Church in Novi on Saturday October 13th 2018.  Find out more at smile.fm!

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Sunday, October 07, 2018

LISTEN! Born To Be Brave creator Bob Gresh chats with Strickland!

Creator Bob Gresh talks to Strickland about Born To Be Brave, an event for fathers and sons, with three upcoming dates in Michigan.

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Chris August live in studio with Strickland!

Chris August stopped by the Lansing Smile FM studio during Fall Fun Drive to chat with Strickland about new music and his free show that night in Eagle!

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Luke from for KING & COUNTRY chats with Strickland!

Luke from for KING & COUNTRY chats with Strickland about Unity performance in Muskegon Michigan and Pointfest performance at Cedar Point, Sandusky Ohio.

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Crowder chats with Strickland!

Crowder talks to Strickland ahead of Unity in Muskegon Michigan and Pointfest at Cedar Point, Sandusky Ohio.

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Friday, August 24, 2018

GALLERY: Back to School 2018

It's Back to School time -- some kids went back at the beginning of August!  Others are starting these last two weeks of August.  And then there are some lucky ducks that don't go back until after Labor Day!  It doesn't matter when you head back to school, we want to see those BTS pics!! 

CLICK HERE to check out our Facebook thread and drop your shot in the comments and be part of our gallery!  Here's to a great, safe and educational year!

Saturday, August 04, 2018


Josh Strickland is hitting the road on the SMILE EVERYWHERE SUMMER TOUR! Join him for quick "whistle stops" at a church near you for a selfie and Smile FM swag.
August 5th - SUCCESS!
1:45pm – Eagle [Believers Christian Church, 14258 Michigan St., Eagle]
2:45pm – Belding [First Congregational Church of Belding, 301 West Washington St., Belding]
3:30pm – Comstock Park [Plainfield Christian Church, 7255 Pine Island Dr., Comstock Park]
4:30pm – Grand Haven [First Reformed Church of Grand Haven, 301 Washington Ave., Grand Haven]
3:30pm – Port Huron [Port Huron Church of Christ, 756 17th St., Port Huron]
4:15pm – Marine City [Harvest Christian Church, 6135 King Rd., Marine City]
August 7th - SUCCESS!
2:30pm – Marshall [Family Bible Church, 725 Old US 27 N, Marshall]
3:45pm – Parchment [Parchment United Methodist Church, 225 Glendale Blvd., Parchment]
5:15pm – Coloma [Freshwater Community Church, 274 S West St., Coloma]
August 9th – 11th (Smile FM 8th-11th) - SUCCESS!
August 12th - SUCCESS!
12:30pm – Pentwater [First Baptist Church of Pentwater, 101 S. Rush St., Pentwater]
2pm – Manistee [First Baptist Church of Manistee, 1201 Lakeshore Rd., Manistee]
4pm – Traverse City [City Church, 1895 N. Keystone Rd., Traverse City]
August 13th - SUCCESS!
1pm – Harbor Springs [Harbor Light Community Chapel, 8220 Clayton Rd., Harbor Springs]
1:45pm – Good Hart [St. Ignatius Parish, 101 North Lamkin Rd., Good Hart]
4pm – Kalkaska [Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W Kalkaska Rd., Kalkaska]
5:15pm – Lake City [Lake City Christian Reformed Church, 1657 S. Morey Rd., Lake City]
August 14th - SUCCESS!
1pm – Burton [ntc, 3484 S. Belsay Rd., Burton]
1:45pm – Russellville [Russellville Community Wesleyan, 7500 E Coldwater Rd., Davison]
3pm – Webberville [Calvary Baptist Church, 500 N. Howard St., Webberville]
August 15th - SUCCESS!
1pm – Lapeer [Lapeer Community Church, 80 N Lake Pleasant Rd., Attica]
1:45pm – Imlay City [Gateway Assembly, 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City]
2:30pm – Brown City [Brown City Missionary Church, 8935 E. Burnside Rd., Brown City]
4:00pm – Harbor Beach [Lighthouse Assembly of God, 8960 Section Line Rd., Harbor Beach]
5:30pm – Port Huron [Port Huron Church of Christ, 756 17th St., Port Huron]
6:15pm – Marine City [Harvest Christian Church, 6135 King Rd., Marine City]
August 16th - SUCCESS!
5:00pm – Kinross [Fundamental Baptist Church, 3255 M-80, Kinross Charter Twp]
August 17th - SUCCESS!
2:00pm – Marquette [Lake Superior Christian Church, 393 Hwy M-553, Marquette]
August 18th - SUCCESS!
1pm – Hillman [St. Augustine Catholic Church, 21438 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hillman]
2:30pm – Harrisville [St. Andrews By the Lake, 745 North US 23, Harrisville]
5:00pm – Gladwin [Gladwin Assembly of God, 3400 Buzzell Rd., Gladwin]
6:00pm – Pinconning [Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3836 North M-13, Pinconning]
August 19th - SUCCESS!  (AND LUGNUTS WIN!)
August 20th - SUCCESS!
1:30pm – Monroe [Elevate Church, 15269 S. Dixie Hwy, Monroe]
2:30pm – Flat Rock [Community Lutheran Church, 23984 Gibraltar Rd., Flat Rock]
3:30pm – Ypsilanti [Ypsilanti Free Methodist, 1800 Packard Rd., Ypsilanti]
5:00pm – Grosse Pointe Farms [Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms]
6:15pm – Rochester Hills [Rochester Church of Christ, 250 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills]

All cities, locations, dates, times are approximate and subject to change.