Help us reach MORE EARS in central Iowa!

pulse1017_donor_campaign_500x170_image1With the switch to Pulse 101.7FM, we want to see God touch even more lives through the music and message of our station. Help us get the word out as we work to reach MORE EARS in central Iowa this summer!

Billboards, online marketing, increased CityStops and community presence… we’re ready to roll, but we can’t do it without you!

Our goal is $20,000 raised through this campaign, and we’re already more than halfway there!

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Support the Pulse mission.

Click here to make your gift of $25, $50 or $101.70 to help us reach out to our community like never before. You can even sign up to set your own fundraising goal and share with friends and family!

THANK YOU for making Pulse 101.7FM possible.


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    Frugal Friday: Apps to Help You Save Money!

    17-Best-Money-Saving-iPhone-AppsI came across this great article from Living Well Spending Less with 17 different apps to help you save money. A number of them were ones that I already use and love so I decided to make sure you’re using them too! Here are a few of my favorites:

    • Ibotta – an app that offers cash rewards for items you are already buying at the grocery store! All you do is take a photo of your receipt and upload it to the app.
    • Target Cartwheel App – if you shop at Target this is a must have! It’s so easy to use and the savings really add up.
    • Shop Saavy – you scan the barcode on an item at the store and the app will tell you if it’s available cheaper online!
    • Gas Buddy – this one uses a satellite locator to find the closest gas stations with the lowest prices!
    • Viggle – earn points for watching television… this is a no-brainer if you’re already doing that ;) You can earn gift cards and other prizes.
    • There were a number of suggested apps for helping you to organize your finances but I recommend Dave Ramsey’s new app, EveryDollar.


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      Get the new sticker!!!

      IMG_2431Want to put one of these cool new window stickers on your car? Swing by one of our STICKER STOPS this week! We’ll apply it for you and give you some free stuff to thank you for promoting Pulse music in our community!

      Tuesday, April 21st, 3-5PM at The Webb Allstate Agency
      Just south of I-235 on 50th Street in West Des Moines. Put a window sticker on your car and sign up to win a $100 iTunes gift card!

      Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:30-9:30AM at Chick-Fil-A
      Mills Civic location. Put a window sticker on your car and receive a free 3pc chicken mini breakfast!

      Thursday, April 23rd, 3-5PM at Orange Leaf
      Mills Civic location. Put a window sticker on your car and receive one FREE cup of frozen yogurt!

      Can’t make it, but still want a new sticker? Email your name and address to!

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        Frugal Friday: Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund!

        tax refund imageWell, you have a tax refund on the way…
        Are you thinking of all the fun ways to spend it?
        Of course it would be fun to immediately head to the local mall for a shopping spree but it’s really probably a better idea to choose one or more of these ways to spend your refund (don’t be mad… you can thank me later)!

        1. Start or increase your emergency fund – make sure you are prepared for the unexpected. A general rule of thumb is $1000.
        2. Get your “debt snowball” rolling – Dave Ramsey will tell you that you will be more successful in paying off debt if you start with your smallest debt and work toward the largest but some argue high interest debt first. Either way pay down your debt!
        3. Build your savings account – our parents and their parents did such a better job than us at saving! It’s important. After you decide how much of your tax refund will go toward this category, make sure you add “saving” into your monthly budget.
        4. Pay down long term debt – even just one extra payment per year toward your mortgage can have a big impact and save a lot of interest!
        5. Invest in the future – stash away some money for retirement whenever you can.

        Click here to find the full blog post where I found these great ideas. Hats off to Kayln Brooke of Creative Savings for these fantastic suggestions!

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          Let’s play a game!

          Pulse is moving up the dial, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare. Now we must rely on perfect weather conditions to make the switch successfully and ensure safety for our tower crew.

          The actual date is anyone’s guess! If you can correctly guess the day and time frame we go live on the new Pulse 101.7FM, you’ll be the first to receive new Pulse logo gear! New Pulse apparel, window stickers… and, of course, great Pulse music.

          NOTE: Registration is now closed, and our switch is in progress! We’ll notify winners as soon as we are UP at our new location at 101.7FM!

          Limit one entry per person. Everyone who correctly predicts the switch date/time will receive a prize pack! Click here for full contest rules.

          Update: Congratulations to our big winners who guessed the correct date for the switch!

          Richard Countryman
          Sarah Doorenbos
          Dean Feldman
          Rob Fouraker
          Tim Gilbert
          Clint Hansen
          Shayleen Hickle
          Ashley Lawton
          Brittany McCall
          Jaime Moir
          Ashley Parsons
          William Richmond
          Jimmy Tyree
          David Weeks
          Adam Westphal
          Tim Wilson

          We hope you enjoy your prize pack!

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            April Showers

            April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also cause delays! We’ve completed all our preparations for our move up the dial to the new Pulse 101.7FM. But our tower crew can’t climb and install the new equipment until we have a clear forecast!

            We certainly don’t want them slipping in the rain or risking lightning strikes. Pray with us for a couple of sunny days in a row – as soon as the weather looks ‘favorable,’ we’ll be making the switch!

            In the meantime, thanks for allowing us to provide the soundtrack to your day at Pulse 99.5FM. We’re glad to spend time with you… at any location!

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              It’s the final countdown!

              Email HeaderWe’ve been talking about it for a while now, and our move up the dial is just 10 days away! Come April 7th, 2015, Pulse 99.5FM will relocate to Pulse 101.7FM. We’re one of three stations shifting locations to better serve the Des Moines and central Iowa community. We wanted to take a moment to ask for your help on a couple of things as we make this exciting transition:

              • Please pray that the weather is ideal for the tower crew to complete the switch next Tuesday.
              • Join us in asking God to help us reach more ears in our community with a message of truth and hope. Pulse continues to be committed to reaching children, young adults and young families.
              • Take a moment to help us get the word out about our new location, and about the availability of cool Pulse music in central Iowa! Forward this email. Or, repost our videos, etc. on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can find us now at @Pulse1017.

              Thanks for listening, and thanks for praying and getting involved with the Pulse mission. We can’t do it without you!

              Rachel Leigh
              Program Director
              Pulse 99.5FM – Pulse 101.7FM

              P.S. – If you’re wondering why our launch date is a bit later than the original target of March 31st, we had some scheduling issues with our tower crew. It’s kind of like building a home – lots of people doing lots of things to make it all come together! We’re hoping and praying for clear skies and safety for our tower equipment installers on April 7th!


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