Hugh’s News & Views (Radio & TV Preaching . . . Pt. 1)


(Part 1)

On February 5, 2018, as part of the 82nd Annual Freed-Hardeman University Bible Lectureship, I was privileged to speak at the “Friends of the Restoration” luncheon on “The Power of Radio and TV Preaching in the Restoration Movement.” Following is some of the anecdotal history I presented on that occasion.

In 1948, from the small Florida panhandle town of Crestview, W. B. Hughes preached the gospel on the radio. A few miles away, in the little village of Baker, FL, U. L. Allen, a 23 year old blind man, sat expectantly by the radio waiting to hear brother Hughes’ sermon. He hung on every word and absorbed the simple gospel that brother Hughes preached. On August 5, 1948, at great personal cost, U. L. Allen was baptized into Christ by Burl Hughes. U. L. was immediately expelled from his home by his father! Continue reading

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Italian gospel radio broadcasts now online

“Hear the good news!” This is the translation of “Ascoltate La Buona Notizia,” the name of a new website that has been added to the Old Paths group for the church in Polermo, Italy: Continue reading

#audio, #gospel, #italian, #radio

Stay tuned: Forthright podcast today

We’re talking around a bit, and possibly may put together a LIVE podcast on the Aurora, Colo., shooting, through the talkshoe website. Stick around as we put it together. We’ll talk about such shootings described as “tragedies,” how people try to use such moments, and what we should learn from it.

UPDATE: Neal Pollard of the Bear Valley church in Denver has confirmed he’ll be our guest.

UPDATE 2: TFR Fellow Ron Thomas will also join us as a guest host.

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Dead the announcer of “Hi-Yo, Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!”

Fred Foy’s ‘Lone Ranger’ lead-in became the best-known introduction in radio history.

Fred Foy, whose voice at one time was better known to the average American than the voices of Presidents Harry Truman or Dwight Eisenhower, died Wednesday at his Woburn, Mass., home.

He was 89 and a genuine legend in the radio and television world – because in the 1940s and 1950s he was the voice who introduced the Lone Ranger.

Foy’s breathless cry of "Hi-Yo, Silver!", which introduced the Lone Ranger’s daily and weekly adventures, became the best-known introduction in radio history and one of the most imitated and parodied broadcast monologues ever.

Fred Foy's 'Lone Ranger' lead-in became the best-known introduction in radio history.

The full introduction went like this: Continue reading

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What SEARCH is doing for the Lord!

Each week we at In Search of the Lord’s Way produce an evangelistic television program. Our program goes out to 80 broadcast stations, 300 cable systems, five satellites, and 50 radio stations. You can download the last two years of broadcasts on our website in audio, video, and transcript formats.

SEARCH fills almost 5,000 requests for information per program. We send out CDs, DVDs, transcripts, and audio cassettes. We have about 200 Bible Correspondence Course students at any one time. We offer the Upon the Rock Bible Studies. We also offer Study Sheets before each program that helps a student get the most out of each.

SEARCH goes out to a number of foreign countries, including broadcasts in Iceland, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Guyana, and Korea. Over the Pacific Radio Broadcast, we go out to 30,000 islands in the South Pacific (from French Polynesia to New Zealand).

We are also on a couple of satellites with a base in Norway. One satellite covers Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. The other twin satellite covers all of North America.

We can count a potential audience of 230 million, but we cannot count much of what we are doing. We think that we go out to more than 300 million.

Please pray for us in this ministry. We speak to more people by television than any other ministry among churches of Christ and are among the top three religious programs of any kind in America. We often get a larger audience than denominational broadcasts that appear at the same time slot.

Keep SEARCH in your prayers, please. I feel a very keen sense of responsibility to do my best on the program. God’s Word will reach souls (Isa. 55:10-11), but I know I must be faithful, loving, kind, and uncompromising in my preaching (Eph. 4:15). I often think of Col. 4:2-4. Pray that God will open a door for the Word!

God bless,

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