Religious broadcasting on radio

This week three experienced broadcasters reflect on the impact of radio broadcasting that addresses spiritual issues.

In an interview with the Sentinel, Dr. Westy Egmont, a past president of the American Association of Religious Communicators, remarked that his experience has shown that radio is a wonderful way for the shut-in and home-bound—or for those living in remote areas—to stay in touch with the religious community and with their own spiritual values.

For eleven years Dr. Egmont broadcast for an NBC affiliate in Boston, and before that for several years with Radio Kenya. He said: "Most people's perception of news comes from the radio, and religious programs bring them a welcome exchange of ideas in an increasingly anonymous society. It's a place where people can learn what other people are thinking. It provides a vital forum for people of conscience, of spiritual values, of global perspective—people who believe there's an underlying ethic in our everyday lives that needs to be heard.

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May 8, 1995

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