You won't hear much talk on The Truth, a Columbus contemporary Christian radio station.
There is no discussion of issues between listeners and those behind the microphone.
Different voices preaching is also not part of the programming.
"The music is the ministry," said Brian Hite, who has served as general manager since the station began broadcasting on May 1, 2008. "Music is our focus."
Hite shares time on the air during the day with Nancy Sheek and Kendall Walls. A programmed schedule of songs continues through the evening.
National personalities such as David Jeremiah, Beth Moore and Mark Gregston also provide brief syndicated inspirational messages.
The on-air personalities work at a studio on Wynnton Road in a small booth that is filled with computers, Bibles and other religious materials.
Sheek, the station's "female voice," said some Scripture is read, but most of what she and the others do on the air is promote community events.
"We try to support events that are family-oriented, and we help the churches get the word out about what they are doing," she said.
"It is all for God's glory," said Debi Johnson, the office manager.
Hite, Sheek, Walls and Johnson are the station's only employees, and Hite is the only one who works full time.
"We run on a shoestring budget," Hite said.
The station is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry supported by tax-deductible gifts from its listeners and sponsors.
On July 1, the station moved to a new frequency, going from 88.5 FM to 107.7 FM. The new frequency will allow The Truth to offer commercial advertising, something the Federal Communications Commission would not allow at the old frequency. Only non-commercial educational radio stations are licensed in the 88-92 MHz reserved band.
"We were fortunate to be able to get this frequency," Hite said. "They are not easy to get."
The station began at 103.7 FM but could not afford to stay, so it moved after 16 months.
Sheek, who also serves as director of development, said the 107.7 FM frequency will allow the station to be better stewards of gifts from donors and sponsors.
"On 107.7, the message that they have invested in offers greater clarity across the Valley area," Sheek said.
Hite said he did not know how far away the message is carried, but he has heard from a listener in Auburn, Ala.
Along with the new frequency, the station has a new website, thetruth.com. Hite said the changes will allow The Truth to reach more people than ever.
He said that in seven years, the mission of the station has not changed, and the staff feels it is "an honor" to do what they do.
"We play music and teaching that glorifies the Father, Son and Holy Spirit," Hite said.
Hite is the former director of training and the documentation division at TSYS. He left that business to be executive director of the Bethsaida House of Columbus, a healing prayer ministry that featured individual prayer sessions. Biblical counsel and personal support were offered, along with Bible courses. Sheek was involved at Bethsaida House with Hite.
That ministry is no longer there, as the efforts of Hite and Sheek are all in The Truth.
Hite said the station works to not alienate anyone. No particular denomination or agency's agenda is pushed.
"We concentrate on what we have in common," Hite said. "We are not home to any doctrine."
"We are Christ-oriented," Sheek added.
Sheek said that while on the air, she and the others just "try to be ourselves."
Hite said the music played is uplifting whether it is gospel, rock, rap or hip hop.
"People need encouragement," he said. "I believe they find it at The Truth."