Listener testimonies

The 98five family is always encouraged to hear how our Lifewords, music, announcer stories and talk topics heard on this Station affect and change your lives in small and big ways! If you would like to share your story with us, email reception@98five.com or visit our Feedback page.

Listening family testimonies

 

Thank you so much for the tickets to 98five’s preview of ‘Miracles From Heaven’. Beautiful movie, we enjoyed it very much! ~Linda

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In 2010, I got a senior IT role with the Government department because of hearing the job opportunity on 98five (through JobLink community announcements). I came to know that they don’t advertise on radio. I believe God used the station to get my attention. ~Aaron

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With God’s help I climbed the hardest mountain of my life. For a long time my life was in a very dark place — I was feeling alone, brokenhearted, didn’t belong and had no meaning in my life. But listening to 98five everyday has made a big difference in my life, with the bible readings and songs I have related to and still do, they’ve helped me to stay strong, believe in myself and remind me that I do have meaning in my life. ~Brigid

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It seems God knows I listen to Sonshine FM because I have heard his voice through the songs and subjects over the years I have been listening, and I have received answers to questions I wouldn’t ask but needed answering. I just don’t know what it would be like if Sonshine wasn’t there when I turned on the radio. The world would most likely seem like a more self-centred place, taking what it wants at the expense of whoever gets in the way. Thanks for being there Sonshine FM. ~Paul

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I listen to Sonshine because I like the fact I’m not going to be shocked by something the announcer says. It is so nice to have everyone so positive and caring. I like the Channel Nine News broadcast as I can listen to it on the way home from work, more so now, as I don’t have a digital TV. ~Ellen

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I moved here from another country and knew nobody. One day I was changing stations and I heard a verse being read on-air. Since that day I have been a faithful listener. 98five is inspiring and uplifting. It is wholesome and pleasant. The announcers add their own personal flair and keep it interesting, yet real. When I meet people who complain about the rubbish being aired on radio these days, I always tell them, “tune into 98five, have a listen and be encouraged”. Thanks for being an awesome radio station! ~Sabrina

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Several months ago, my eight-year-old daughter was listening to LiveOutLoud when they asked listeners to text in their biggest fears. Ali sent in a text that expressed her fear of her next heart operation (she was born with complex heart defects and had open heart surgery as a toddler). Tys G told her that she did not need to worry because God’s hand was over her. Now, whenever she starts to feel afraid she remembers these words. ~Melinda

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I feel like I have grown up listening to 98five. I love the uplifting and encouraging feel behind the Station and the way it spreads the Gospel into the community. It’s been interesting seeing how 98five has changed over the years, keep up the good work! ~Naomi

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98five plays in the background at work and home everyday of the year and all the presenters from early until late always have something positive and cheerful to say.  The co-hosts never try to upstage each other and they all talk to you in a friendly way. If I met them face to face it would be like meeting an old friend and we would have something in common as they chat to us on-air as though they are really having a conversation with us personally. The presenters vary in personality and each one is unique and brings something special during their slot. Keep up the work and may everyone who works and volunteers at 98five be blessed. ~Janet

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When I moved to Perth seven years ago, a friend told me about Sonshine FM and I began listening in the car. The Bible verses after the news and the whole vibe of the station really helped me through a very traumatic and unsettling time. ~Alison

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I like the religious music and nature of 98five. In fact, I like everything about 98five — I don’t listen to any other station. Thank you all and God bless. ~Evangeline

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After migrating to Perth from the Philippines, my husband came upon this Station one night and told me about it during our first few months here0. I’ve been listening to you guys ever since. You feel like family to me now. ~January

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Listening to Christian songs and messages gives me the strength to get through my day. ~James

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During a particular dark time in my life, I found myself scanning my radio, driving nowhere in particular. This Station came on with a song that I decided was better than what everyone else was playing. Then another song came on…then I heard a psalm. I haven’t looked back. It’s support without someone sitting next to you. ~Daiva

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98five always brings a fresh perspective to this fast world we live in. Since you have been playing it has provided many enjoyable moments of listening pleasure. So real. ~Lance

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Our family has been supporting and listening to 98five since the beginning. We have seen many changes over the past decades. It is a radio station you know will be clean, positive and uplifting. As a school bus driver for more than 10 years, it’s been a blessing to have it playing in the background knowing it can only have a positive influence into the lives of students that come from all different walks of life. ~Merica

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98five Sonshine FM has shown me a different side to Christian music. Most of my friends think Christian music is supposed to be slow and boring but I have discovered through this Station that it does not have to be like that. ~Madaleine

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98five has had a positive affect at work and home. While we listen to a commercial radio station (that plays classic rock) when my boss is on-site, I turn on Sonshine to groove to when he’s away. I introduced my family to 98five many years ago and we are still listening now. I am really thankful for the many good music choices made over the years — I have gained knowledge of quality Christian artists through the Station. The DJs at Sonshine are very encouraging, positive, and helpful…I have benefited a lot from worthwhile teaching and advice…God be praised for the good influence of Sonshine in my life! ~Pete

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I have listened to Sonshine FM since I moved to Perth with my parents as a child. Now that I have two young daughters of my own I like to always listen to Sonshine because I know the broadcasters are not going to be swearing as some on other radio stations do and a lot of the music is by Christian artists. I love being able to have such a positive influence on for my children to hear while we are in the car, it makes me feel more relaxed about having the radio on. ~Amy

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I came to Perth in 1990 and the radio in the car I bought was tuned in to 98five. I would listen to the station every day while waiting for my kids to get out of school. This included the Bible verse after the 3pm news. I can’t explain how, but those verses sunk in and before I knew it I had invited Jesus to take first place in my life. Thank you and God bless you, 98five, for EVERYTHING that you do! ~Michelle

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I have been listening since 1988, I was 13 years old at the time. I came from a non-Christian family, I was very new to Christian things. I became a Christian that year. Through listening to the radio, it helped my walk with God become stronger. I have been listening ever since. Thank you so much Sonshine FM. ~Karen

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I love Sonshine FM because each presenter makes you feel like you’re having a face-to-face conversation with them. I spend a fair bit of my time in my car travelling to and from work and listening to Sonshine helps make that time go faster. Thank you Sonshine for being exactly what I want in a radio station. ~Joanna

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Sonshine FM has always been a positive part of my day, especially when life becomes hard and unpredictable. The announcers are always encouraging, real and down to earth. It’s the one station I play when we are in the car together as a family,  as I know that the content and music played will be suitable for my children. Thanks for being there, each and every minute of the day. ~Michelle

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My husband and I love listening to 98five every morning in the car together as he drives me to work. The Bible verses read out throughout the day are very sobering and always encourage me on my walk with our Heavenly King. Recently life has been a bit harder than normal and I have been so encouraged and inspired by the radio station. May God continue to bless you and your works that you are doing for his Glory. ~Jacqui

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Before discovering 98five after moving to Perth from Bunbury, I wasn’t aware such an inspirational, God-inspired radio station existed. I have always been disgusted by the filth you hear on some mainstream radio stations and was more than pleasantly surprised after listening to 98five for the first time. Not only is the talk content appropriate and relevant for today’s Christians, the music is tasteful and the majority of it allows personal worship on my drive into work each morning. It is great knowing all the content is suitable for kids. Keep up the awesome work guys. Through the power of Christ, you are changing lives. ~Mark

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My Mum used to have 98five on in the car on the way to school. I used to love that there were songs that were new and not just from her era. Now I love the fact that I don’t have to change the station because of swearing or too much idle chit chat. One thing I always look forward to is the Bible verse after the weather, especially if I’m on my way to work. ~Alison

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Myself and my cousin volunteered a few times to do Radioathon, when the Station was in Morley and we had a ball. We really enjoyed volunteering, it made a difference to us and we were happy contributing as a community to keep this wonderful inspirational station going. You guys do the best job ever. Thank you! ~Maria

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Since I was a teenager, I had felt something was lacking in my life. I searched for that sense of completion in all the wrong places, then one evening, more than 10 years ago, I was walking home from the bus stop listening to my radio, and flicking around for some good music. I switched to 98five and “You Are Mine” by FFH was playing. As I listened, I felt like it was God speaking to me through the lyrics. I was so moved, I sat by the side of the road crying. That same week, I sought out a priest, having been baptised in the Catholic Church as a baby, and went through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program from my local church. Since then, I have met and married a wonderful man, and have had two beautiful children who I feel are my gifts from God. I attend church services every week, and am heavily involved in both the liturgical and music ministries. We listen to 98five regularly because I never have to worry about my daughters hearing anything inappropriate. I still struggle with demons from my past, but I know I will be okay because now I understand and, most importantly, accept the love and influence of Christ in my life. ~Anonymous