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35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 6, 2017
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35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis May will mark over 9,200 radio programs I've recorded over the past 35 years. It’s hard for me to believe, considering where it all started. It was in late 1981 and I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. After being in bed a month, I had become discouraged. That's when Al and Jon – top executives from Ambassador Agency, a media group that works in Christian radio – came to meet with me. Scheduling the meeting in my bedroom felt a little awkward but, well… that’s the nature of having a disability....

35 Years of Radio Contest - Easter Bundle Giveaway!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 28, 2017
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Easter Bundle GiveawaySince 1982, the Joni and Friends radio program has inspired people around the world. As part of our celebration of this 35 year milestone, we want to hear how Joni's program has inspired you! You are invited to enter the 35th Anniversary Joni and Friends Radio Contest for a chance to win a Joni and Friends Easter Bundle! 

35 Years of Joni and Friends Radio

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 6, 2017
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35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis year marks 35 years of Joni inspiring and encouraging people all around the world through the Joni and Friends radio program! And she has come a long way… In 1982, she was brand new to radio and recorded her programs in little more than a closet. Now, 3 ½ decades later, she’s recorded over 9,000 programs...

NRB – Celebrating 35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 27, 2017
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NRB - 35 Years!Every year about this time Ken and I head to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and this year is extra special – Joni and Friends is celebrating 35 years on the radio. That’s right, this May will mark over 9000 radio programs recorded over the past 3 ½ decades. And I keep thinking of the thousands of people who have listened to our radio program over the years. They are not just an audience; each listener is a precious soul and, like you and I, they long to hear genuine encouragement from the Lord. I’ve always considered our radio programs as an avenue God uses to speak strength, courage and comfort into the hearts of His children. Just the other day, I received an email from a woman who suffers...

Prayers Please

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 10, 2017
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Radio Recording DaySometimes while recording radio programs, my friend Rainey ‘helps’ my diaphragm by squeezing me around the middle so I can breathe better. It is especially helpful when I am singing. As I think about it, I’m amazed at how many things need to fall into place to assure a successful radio recording day...

Celeste, Our Radio Day Prayer Warrior

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 16, 2016
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CelesteUsually when I wheel from my office to the studio to record Joni and Friends radio programs, I pass by Celeste, one of our faithful volunteers. A couple of recording sessions ago, I invited her in to the control room to listen in, as well as pray for me and the radio team. Wow, were her prayers a big source of encouragement! Last month, right before I started recording she said, “Joni, I am praying Deuteronomy 33:25 over you: “As your days, so shall your strength be.” That was exactly what my lungs, body, and voice needed – heaven-sent strength...

600 Hours

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 20, 2016
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Joni RadioThis picture is a bit of a throwback – taken many years ago. In fact, we have been recording radio for 34 years! And tomorrow we will record our 9,001 radio program. That’s over 600 hours of truth, encouragement and hope reaching through those radio waves to countless listeners! I am amazed at God’s faithfulness.  As you know, I always ask you to pray for me on these days and I am so thankful for those prayers. There can be many obstacles to a good recording session...

The Island of Disability

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 18, 2016
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Island of DisabilityFeeling isolated is common when you have a child with special needs. My friend, Shauna, experienced this when she got the news her baby, Sarah, had chromosomal abnormalities. Although her friends loved her, they didn’t know what...

Because He Lives (Paul Buursma)

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 27, 2016
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Paul BuursmaYears ago, back in 1998, I met a little boy with cerebral palsy named Paul Buursma at one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats. He had a smattering of freckles, shiny blonde hair, and the biggest smile I’d ever seen. He also had many physical complications related to his cerebral palsy, all of which required non-stop 24/7 care from his parents, Dirk and Harriet. His siblings, Abby and Nate, also helped out.

That Retreat was such a huge blessing to this family...

Join Joni in the Studio on Facebook Live!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 25, 2016
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Joni in the StudioHave you ever wondered what a day in the recording studio is like for Joni? This week, live on Facebook, you can go behind the scenes with Joni as she records Joni and Friends radio programs! All you have to do is visit Joni’s Facebook page on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00am PST to watch as Joni broadcasts live from the recording...

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