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Our Mission

Keep families in mind, KFIM, Real 102.1 is a ministry of Carroll IMPACT Educational Association, a religious nonprofit 501(c)(3). KFIM is a ministry that draws people closer to God by providing encouragement, edifying believers and building community through Christian music and programming filled with solid biblical insight. Our mission is to impact lives with positive Christian music and to experience more of the life God intends for you by giving you and your families a different listening choice.

Our promise to you is that you'll never hear inappropriate songs or anything that could embarrass you or your family.

Beyond being a safe place, we want Real 102.1 to be a welcoming place, a station where you can feel connected regardless of where you've been, no matter what's happened in your life, whether you go to church or not. We're glad you're listening and the welcome mat is always out!

We hope that Real 102.1 will be a blessing to you and your family. And, we hope you'll tell a friend!

Statements of Faith

Real 102.1 is a ministry helping to fulfill the great commission of Jesus Christ. Therefore, both an evangelistic and an educational thrust are part of this broadcast ministry.

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our History

Real 102.1 is not affiliated with any denomination or institution. The station is community supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals, churches and business owners. Our board of directors and staff are all volunteers.

KFIM has a twofold purpose. To provide contemporary Christian music as well as have educational programming involving Carroll and surrounding communities school activities . To share the Good News of the Gospel with those who have never heard it before; and to bring hope, inspiration, and encouragement to those who have.

The station's programming includes local weather and news as well as information about special events at area churches. REAL 102.1 offers programming with a"local Christian flavor" that will inform and keep the communities involved.

REAL 102.1 Team

  • Marchelle Kots

    Marchelle Kots

    Accountant, New Way Ford

  • John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin

    CEO, Scranton Mfg. Co.

  • Marci Duncan

    Marci Duncan


  • Todd Tidgren

    Teacher/Coach, Carroll Community Schools

  • Ron Cheney

    Dr. Ron Cheney

    Surgeon, Western Iowa Surgery

  • Wes Treadway

    Wes Treadway

    Marketing Manager, Western Iowa Networks

  • Kris Tidgren

    Director, ISU Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation