HOUSTON (April 1, 2020) – On Thursday, March 26th, Christian radio stations around the world united for 24 hours of prayer in a “Day of Hope”. Each hour Christian radio listeners everywhere joined together to pray about different aspects of this pandemic including support for health care workers, local business and those facing fear and anxiety. Stations featured local Pastors, influencers and listeners on air praying over the different focus areas.
Originally scheduled for April, KSBJ and NGEN Radio were planning the Day of Hope as an evangelistic outreach for Houston. In light of recent events Programming Director, Troy West and other KSBJ/NGEN team members made the decision to move the date earlier, shift the focus to prayer and invite other stations to join. All in all, 15 organizations representing over 700 stations participated and united in prayer around COVID-19.
Troy West said “things went really well with Day of Hope. Our on-air and social media team created engaging content. We got great listener phone calls and influencers calling and asking to pray. My hats off to all the labels and artists who made great contributions as well. I am just blown away at the participation from other radio stations, the big networks, artists and labels. Sterling Tarrant has also done an amazing job getting audio to all the participants.”
“It was so amazing to be a part of an event like this! I am sure the Lord used those prayers to impact our community greatly,” shared Chris Chicago, NGEN PD. “Audience response has been great, we had many listeners call and text us thanking NGEN for the prayers and encouragement. KSBJ and NGEN were also visited by 2 local news stations, KPRC Channel 2 and Fox 26, hoping that news coverage would be even more of an encouragement to the city of Houston.”