Page Updated January 2, 2018
2017 – The Year in Retrospect
Good Radio News is a media ministry overseen by the Ariton, Alabama Church of Christ and supported by two dozen sister congregations plus numerous individuals. At the heart of this effort is the Power & the Glory broadcast, now in our 18th year. In 2017, we heard from listeners in about a hundred different cities and towns across the U.S.
The mid-year, surprise decision of Wilkins Radio’s CEO to cancel contracts on all church of Christ-sponsored programs has quickly proven to be a blessing in disguise for us. That money has now been invested in fewer, but larger market stations; and we have already seen a jump in listener feedback and requests. We have learned to evaluate our work, not on the number of stations, but rather on the number of listeners!
In 2017, we dispersed on request these materials to listeners: 648 CDs, 77 radio sermon scripts, 13 Searching for Truth DVDs, and 30 miscellaneous articles on Bible subjects. There were 35 requests for subscriptions to the House to House magazine and 21 listeners began Bible correspondence courses. We have also honored over 30 prayer requests.
Each month, we establish a long-distance friendship with listeners throughout the USA and abroad. We know of some whose pathway to Christ began with the Power & the Glory program; and, no doubt there are many more!
Thanks for browsing this site, and thanks for the prayers and contributions of many. We pray that 2018 will be a blessed and banner year for you.
For the furtherance of the Gospel, I’m George Merritt.
“Where in the world are our listeners?”
During 2017, we’ve heard from listeners in nearly a hundred cities and towns across the United States! Also, correspondence has been received from Ghana, India, Liberia, and Pakistan. Below are the postmarks of approximately 500 U.S. listeners who have contacted us, usually to request the materials offered on our broadcasts.
Big Sandy, TX
San Diego, CA
Colonial Hts, VA
Estill Springs, TN
Eufaula , AL
So. Chesterfield, VA
West Decatur, PA
Broken Arrow, OK
Hope Hull, AL
St. Helena, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Cherry Tree, PA
A Sampling of Recent Feedback from Listeners
Thank you so much for your ministry.” – Mesa, AZ
“Thank you so much for sharing that with us. We love the programs, I feel that God has placed them in the perfect spot.” – An Alabama station owner
“Our university campus is not the safe place it once was. Please pray for our safety.” – A woman in Boulder, CO
“My wife and I are visiting our children in San Francisco. We are enjoying Power & the Glory on KCBC; and thanks for the materials you offer.” – A man from India
“Thank you for your quick response to my phone call. I would be grateful to receive the CD’s you mentioned.” – New listener in Northern California
“Yes, please. I would absolutely love your materials. Please add me to the mailing list. Thank you. That would be such a blessing to have.” – Georgia truck driver
“I love your broadcast. It is full of the Word of God. The messages speak forth the truth. Listeners are blessed with beautiful songs – A Cappella singing that is free from the noise of instruments.” – A retired professor in California
“The production quality of Power & the Glory is superb.” – From West Virginia
“I pray that God will allow your great gift of proclaiming the saving gospel to continue for many years to come.” – From Indiana
“I am 59 …. Help me find salvation and love from Jesus Christ.” – Washington
“The church I attend is a very small country church; and we listen to twp of your 30 minute shows every Wednesday night.” – Alabama
“Your baseball sermon was outstanding!” – Alabama
“Thank You, for sending me your Prayer Requests… I Am, already, praying, right now!” – Christian lady in Alabama
“God’s blessings upon each of you as you carry out His work. We are so honored to be able to be a small part.” – Family in Tennessee
“We enjoyed listening to your message during our walk this morning.” – A couple in Alabama
“I have had several good comments on your programs. I think there are some folks visiting your web site as well. If we can give them a start to a new day with the good Lord, I know it’s our job to do so.” – Alabama broadcaster
“Your radio sermons are penetrating and distinctively different.” – Arizona
“I know your radio program touches many thousands of lives around the world…” – Alabama
“Thank you very much. I enjoy listening to your excellent program as I get ready for the morning assembly on Sundays. I pick it up from Wyoming through the internet from the Harding University radio link.” – Wyoming
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