I love the whole idea of live, interactive talk radio. I actually used to do a regular monthly TV show on Revelation TV back in the UK, which actually worked like a talk radio show, in that I used to take live questions on air. Since moving to the United States, I have seen that live talk radio is used successfully by a large number of ministries. It enhances their reach, and enables them to teach biblical truths effectively and immediately.
Many live “radio” shows today are not broadcast on traditional FM and AM bands. The internet is becoming the broadcast medium of choice. For that reason, as well as for reasons of economy, I will be using the internet for broadcast purposes.
The show that I am about to launch is called The Mountain and The Word, and is the radio ministry of the Mount St Helens Creation Center. I have already done 4 test episodes. The first two were short and now deleted, but numbers 3 and 4 were to check that I could just keep talking by myself into the microphone for 30 minutes. I succeeded in doing that!
The next step is to make some preliminary broadcasts which will not be advertised, except to Facebook contacts. I will be giving my Facebook supporters notice of the broadcast times, and opening up the chat room for them to join in the program. These will be fairly unorganized, rambling affairs in the early days. But I am going to try 3 or 4 f these shows, before having a public launch for the show.
I am using the Blog Talk Radio platform for the TMATW shows. Although not ideal, it is cheap! In fact, in the early days, I will be using their free service, with 30 minute off-peak episodes, in which I have to host the show from my cellphone. The next step up is to have a 2 hour maximum show, that I can host more easily by direct input through the computer, But this first Premium level costs $39 a month, and our tiny ministry cannot afford that. So, if you are interested, I would like to seek 2, 3 or 4 sponsors for the show. Can you or your organisation sponsor this show by $10 or $20 per month for a minimum of 12 months? If so, please be in contact with me through this website, and I will mention the sponsors names and, if applicable, their websites or other details. I envisage maybe one big sponsor at $20 per month, and 2 smaller ones at $10 each per month, making a total of $40 per month, which will cover the Blog Talk Radio fees. As I said, if you are interested, get in touch.
Then – please keep an eye on our Facebook page, so that you know when the first preliminary broadcast will be taking place.