Mormon Channel Offers Variety of Programs

  • 17 July 2010

Article Highlights

  • Conversations with members around the globe are broadcast monthly
  • Listeners can e-mail questions to the station
  • Podcasts are available at radio.lds.org

Since its development just over one year ago, the official radio station of the Church, called the Mormon Channel, has made some new developments to better serve radio listeners and Internet audiences worldwide.

New radio programs include Conversations, Faith in Action, and a series called Q&A.

The Conversations program features interviews with General Authorities, auxiliary leaders, and other faithful members from across the globe. Previously featured guests include Elders L. Tom Perry, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Richard G. Scott, Jeffrey R. Holland, and David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, often accompanied by a family member.

Interviews are conducted in an informal setting, enabling listeners to learn unique things about the Apostles such as childhood experiences or their family lives. Conversation episodes are typically 90 minutes long, and new episodes are broadcast each month.

Another Mormon Channel program, Faith in Action, airs weekly and discusses welfare efforts of the Church and how the gospel can help people become more self-reliant. Guest speakers include returned LDS humanitarian missionaries, who share experiences from their time serving in various regions of the world.

The Q&A program allows people to e-mail questions to the radio station through radio@ldschurch.org. Many questions come from those who are not members of the Church.

Audio podcasts of the radio programs are available in English on the Mormon Channel Web site, radio.lds.org. The Mormon Channel can also be found in eight major markets on Bonneville International radio stations.

—Lauren Allen