Pioneers/Founders- the founders of a broadcasting station have great influence on its content. These stations are owned by religious institutions and colleges. Others are by individuals serving the church in different capacities. Searching for the background of the founder gives you the general perspective of what to expect.
Celebrity endorsement- endorsements by prominent personalities and celebrities will indicate quality. Stations that are followed by prominent pastors, singers, groups, ministers and authors, among others are likely to present excellent quality content. Their debates are nourishing and interesting as well. Their programs are also likely to nourish Christians in different ways.
Content and Programs- programs and choice of debates indicate spiritual orientation. Each program handles a different topic and addresses a particular audience. The ability to sustain spiritually focused programs indicates religious dedication. Quality and consistency in spiritual content is important.
Reviews and Feedback- listeners have a chance to post comments about particular programs and stations. This information may be obtained from social media or review websites. The reviews are independent and unsolicited. This makes them reliable for decision making.
Broadcast ratings- professional and monitoring institutions release regular ratings on the broadcast sector. These ratings indicate popularity in different categories. It is right to conclude that a station that is popular among Christians broadcasts quality content. These ratings also determine market dominance from time to time.
Social Media Accounts- social media sites have made it possible for presenters to interact in real time with their listeners. This is in debates posted on their walls and accounts. A credible and popular station is likely to have more likes, shares, comments, posts, retweets and followers. The numbers are an indication of popularity.
Activities- radio stations engage in outreach activities on regular basis. The activities include missions, charity work, camps, crusades and revival meetings. Stations that have a large following enjoy successful events compared to those with few followers. A report about the missions and activities may be obtained from social media, Christian magazines and television stations.
Diversity in Programs- Christians come in different types and require variation in programming. Each group requires a different approach. Stations that are interesting to follow have something unique for ministers, leaders, adults, children, couples, youths, women and all other groups in the church. Such classification allows in-depth analysis of issues and an opportunity to engage listeners.
The ability of a radio station to meet diverse needs from time to time makes it successful. Diversity offers you a chance to grown in different aspects. It is the combination of worship, praise, constructive discussions, scriptural insights and mentorship that makes one a holistic Christian. Christians have a chance to share the word of God and daily life as well.
Originally posted 2014-08-09 20:32:00.