Bott Radio Network to broadcast Pathway editor’s commentaries
June 14, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY – Commentaries addressing contemporary moral issues facing Missouri Christians will soon be broadcast statewide by Bott Radio Network featuring the editor of The Pathway, news journal of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC).
The two-minute commentaries by Don Hinkle will be aired seven days a week between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on all seven Bott radio stations in Missouri beginning Aug. 1. Hinkle will broadcast from the studios of KMCV-FM, Bott’s Jefferson City affiliate.
“Bott Radio Network’s purpose is to serve the Lord Jesus and the people of His kingdom,” Hinkle said. “Listeners can expect to hear commentaries grounded in the inerrant, infallible Word of God and exclusively from a Biblical worldview perspective. I am grateful to God for this opportunity. I pray these commentaries will be Christ-honoring, informative and a source of encouragement to Missouri Christians.”
Hinkle will join several other Southern Baptists who are featured on all Bott Missouri stations. Among them are Adrian Rogers, recently retired pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.; Chuck Colson, president, Prison Fellowship; Richard Land, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC and Charles Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church, Atlanta.
Hinkle has been editor of The Pathway since its creation in June 2002. He has been a national correspondent for Baptist Press, worked as a reporter for four major metropolitan daily newspapers, written for LifeWay Christian Resources and served as editor of The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tenn. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va., and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He and his wife, Bernadette, are members of Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City.
The addition of Hinkle’s commentaries reflects the strong relationship between the theologically conservative Christian radio network and the MBC. Bott has broadcast from the MBC’s annual meeting each of the past two years and Dick Bott, Sr., president and chief executive officer of the network, received the MBC Christian Life Commission’s Outstanding Christian Service Award in 2003. He most recently received the President’s Medallion from Phil Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, in May.
Established in 1959, the entire Bott Radio Network consists of 16 stations in Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and California.