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This blog has been established to talk about Christian Radio (the industry) and to encourage those who are working in the industry. I would like to talk about news, music, programs and whatever else comes up. My goal is to get listeners and the professionals to talk about the issues to help make the ministry even better and stronger. Tell all you know about this blog.

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I'm the Executive Director of Mission Network News, a broadcast network servicing more than 900 radio stations in North America, New Zealand, Eucuador, Romania and Moldova

Saturday, March 26, 2005

What's News

It's been interesting to hear about all of the news people that have fallen to the Christian Music Radio mind set. That mind set is more music, less talk. We've seen newscasts go from 8 minute casts (four minutes of network coverage and four minutes of state and local) to now just 2 minutes of news.

If my poll continues that way it's going (, the number two reason people tune away from a Christian radio station is to get more comprehensive news. If they're tune away for that, they're getting it from the secular marketplace. Do we really want that? If we 'cave' to the secular news talk stations and allow the television station to tell believers the news from their perspective, we're missing the boat. We should really keep our mouth shut when it comes to the 'liberal media.' They can't help it. After all, Jesus said it best in Matthew 10:22, "All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." Okay, that's taken a bit out of context, but you get the message.

What responsibility do we have as broadcasters to provide comprehensive news from a Christian world-view? I think I know the answer to this question. YES!!!


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