How our Radio Ministry Started...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 1, 2017
  • Joni's Posts, Radio, Video Archives

I can’t believe it’s been 35 years since I started radio. I remember the day I was asked to consider doing a radio program. It was back in 1981 when Al Sanders, the founder of Ambassador Advertising Agency, visited my home. I was on bed rest with stubborn pressure sores, and I didn’t think I had it in me to do a radio program. But Al believed in me — and in how Jesus would encourage many through this “broken vessel.” And now, I praise God for the many ways our radio ministry has grown. Want to learn more about how it all works? Watch this video to join the celebration! And then, browse through our radio archives — you never know what hidden treasures from God’s Word you’ll find!


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Joni, Thank God you had your radio show in 1983! My young husband died in March and I had four young children to raise. Your beautiful voice lifted my spirits each evening @ dinner time as I listened to your inspirational scripture messages to help me get through that busy time of day with my children. Gratefully yours, Cathleen Tierney
  • Sept. 26, 2017
  • 5:33 p.m.
  • Cathleen Tierney
I was listen to the radio and I heard the little story of how a friend would not leave his friend in the twin tower on the 27th floor by himself, even though both of them died. I was really touched by that story. How can I receive that story? Sincerely, Freddie Augustine
  • Sept. 12, 2017
  • 6:58 a.m.
  • Freddie Augustine
Congratulations, Joni! So inspired by your faithfulness. And thanks for sharing Christi Haukebo with us at Guidelines.
  • May 2, 2017
  • 9:27 a.m.
  • Darlene Sala
Congratulations, Joni! You have ministered to multiplied millions ... including my own heart and family! 10,000 broadcasts? Wow ... wonder if Al included the 25+ programs that you did twice when I failed to hit the RECORD button on the Otari? :-) Love you and Ken! Happy Radio Anniversary!
  • May 1, 2017
  • 9:49 a.m.
  • Carl
Congrats to Joni, Al, and all who have had a part in this terrific ministry!
  • May 1, 2017
  • 8:53 a.m.
  • Wayne Shepherd