Radio Host to Broadcast from Wilmore Campus
American Family Radio fans will be introduced to Wilmore, Ky., this week as radio talk-show host Dr. Matt Friedeman broadcasts his live daily show from Asbury University’s Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts this Thursday and Friday.
A portion of each day’s show, which airs from 8:30 to 10 a.m., will feature Asbury staff and faculty. Thursday’s lineup includes campus chaplain Greg Haseloff and Dr. Mark Troyer, vice president for student development and dean of students. On Friday, Dr. Doug Smart, communication arts professor, and Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts, are on the slate.
Friedeman, a professor at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Miss., is no newcomer to Asbury’s campus. Beyond speaking for campus events such as Chapel and retreats, his personal experience has brought him to Wilmore many times.
“Most of the professors and administrators at Wesley Biblical Seminary have Asbury connections, graduated from there, or have children currently attending the school,” he said. “We love Asbury University, and so coming to Wilmore is a bit like coming home. My sons Caleb ’11 and Joshua ‘13 are the greatest reasons to come, and my son Elijah is looking forward to coming next year.”
Friedeman explains that his daily broadcast aims to do more than simply inform or entertain listeners. “We try to get people to live into our three-word motto – ‘in the fight,’” he said. “We want people to get into the cultural fight for the glory of God.”
This motto carries with it a tangible commitment. “Hundreds of people have signed up to be ‘in the fight’ through our Web site inthefight.com,” he said. “We have seven disciplines we ask people to consider adopting, which include daily devotionals, serious local church activity, weekly compassionate ministry and voting. Hundreds have e-mailed and called in to the program to testify that indeed the Lord seems to be changing their local situations because of inspiration and encouragement they have received from the program.”
To listen to the broadcast online, visit www.afa.net/Radio and look for the “Listen Live Streams” button; a listing of local American Family Radio stations is there, as well.