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Meet the Sanders

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 27, 2017
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The Sanders

Last month while recording "Joni and Friends" radio programs, we celebrated two big milestones: 35 Years of Radio and the 90th birthday of my good friend, Al Sanders. We went into the studio early to record a mix of programs, then enjoyed a celebration lunch (including a Baskin-Robbins chocolate chip ice cream cake...

Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 9, 2017
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Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this MonthAs Joni marks her 50th year using a wheelchair this summer, this May she also celebrates the 35th anniversary of her popular Joni and Friends radio program, providing hope and encouragement through the airwaves. Since starting in 1982, she has voiced over 9,200 programs, which now reach more than 1,500 stations...

Blessed Riddance

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 9, 2017
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Blessed Riddance

Approaching another recording session reminds me of a quote by A. W. Tozer, “While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves –blessed riddance.” Blessed riddance… I love that because on recording days, we completely rely on prayer. Before we record a single program, we gather together and praise the Lord...

How our Radio Ministry Started...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 1, 2017
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35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioI 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 ...

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

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  • 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...

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