About Us


Rev. Merle L Fullerton

Founder / Host / Inspiration

Rev. Fullerton received Jesus as his personal Savior when he was about 14. He was baptized on Jan. 17, 1954, at First Baptist Church in Woodlawn.

Rev. Fullerton surrendered to a call to full time Christian service on March 31, 1957. He never stopped serving, equally using his God-given gifts in sharing the gospel in sermons and music.

Rev. Fullerton served as Pastor at several Baptist churches throughout the years as well as officiating thousands of funeral services. He was uniquely gifted at making people feel very loved and special at any type of gathering, whether it be Sunday morning church service, revival, wedding or a funeral. He knew people and their families, their personal stories and had a very personal touch at weaving these things into his sermons.

In addition to his work as a Pastor, he has been active in promoting Gospel concerts throughout Southern Illinois. Just some of the groups he has helped bring to the area include The Kingsmen, The Florida Boys, Gold City, The Cathedrals, and The Rex Nelon Singers. One of the highlights of Merle’s ministry was the recording of Kingsmen “Live Naturally” at Mt. Vernon Township High School 41 years ago. Rev. Fullerton served as the Master of Ceremonies to a packed house.

Rev. Fullerton started his WMIX radio ministry in 1972 with a program called “Gospel Quartet Time”. Two years later he changed the name to “The Ole Time Gospel Singing.”

That program aired for many years on WMIX right up to the day before he went home to heaven on August 14th, 2023.

Glendell Fullerton

Host / Station Manager

Glendell Fullerton

Chris Bruns

Host /  Website Admin.

Chris received Jesus as his Savior when he was 9 years old during vaction bible school at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple. When he was 14 he was baptized at Southside Baptist Church where his family attended while he was growing up.

As a teenager Chris used his musical talents at Southside Baptist Church as Assistant Music Leader and his path crossed with Brother Merle on many occassions at revivals and homecomings all over Southern IL.

Chris graduated high school in 1988 and that summer went to work at WMIX radio where he recorded many commercials for The Ole Time Gospel Singing. During this time Brother Merle never missed a chance to invite Chris to Bonnie Baptist Church where he served as Pastor at the time. Shortly after Mother’s Day, May 10th. 1992 Chris and his Fiance’ Sandy finally did.

In early 1993 Chris became Music Director at Bonnie Baptist where he served only a short time until the end of 1996.

During their time at Bonnie Baptist Brother Merle, Sister Bev and the whole Fullerton Family welcomed Chris and Sandy in as if they were part of their own family. On February 14th, 1994 Chris and Sandy were married by brother Merle in a beautiful ceremony at Bonnie Baptist where brother Glendell Fullerton was best man .

The Master’s Radio

24/7 Internet Based Radio Stream

While attending Bonnie Baptist Church Glendell and Chris always dreamed of owning their own Radio Station and lending their talents to serving the lord. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and Live365 streaming technology it is no longer a dream, it has become a reality. We truly hope you enjoy your visit here and you are welcome all the time.