It’s an exciting time of year at the Mississippi-based headquarters of American Family Association and American Family Radio, AFA’s listener supported broadcast ministry. This week AFR is celebrating 25 years on the battlefront for your family.
More than 25 years ago, AFA founder and president emeritus Don Wildmon realized that if he and AFA were going to respond to national needs in a timely way, he would have to find a communication mechanism that was faster than direct mail. Wildmon’s vision was to reach his local AFA supporters; his plan was to put a high-powered FM radio station on the air.
Both came to fruition when AFA initiated the American Family Radio network with the flagship station going on the air in northeast Mississippi in August 1991. The addition of radio to the AFA ministry was accomplished in typical Don Wildmon style – grow, expand, and build without debt, depending on the gifts of those who believe in and support the ministry.
Today, AFR is 190 stations strong with one of the newest stations recently going on the air in northern Virginia, an area where many residents work in government-related jobs.
AFR exists to be a voice for AFA to help motivate and equip individuals to restore American culture to its moral foundations. AFR does this in a variety of ways with both its music/teaching format as well as its Christian conservative talk format. AFR hopes to educate listeners on news and issues of the day but more importantly convey the truth of Christ through clear presentations of the gospel.
But without you, there is no AFR. So please consider supporting AFR this week during our fall Share-a-thon by donating online here or by calling 877-616-2396. Staff members and volunteers are standing by the phones now waiting to take your call.