Good news for longtime (and future) admirers of the apologetics– and countercult ministry of Dr. Walter Martin, founder of the Christian Research Institute, and known in his time as The Bible Answer Man:
On April 19, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded Religious Information Network (an umbrella non-profit that includes Walter Martin Ministries), a full power FM frequency serving Newport, Minnesota, about two miles outside St. Paul, Minnesota. This non-commercial (NCE FM) radio station has the potential to reach most of the Twin Cities 2.9 million population.
Hundreds of new teachings from Dr. Walter Martin’s on the road lectures will be featured on WAJC-FM. Jill Martin Rische, Walter Martin’s eldest daughter and co-Director of Religious Information Network along with her husband, Kevin Rische, also hope to bring new voices and new artists to the airwaves.
After two and a half year wait for the FCC’s decision, Religious Information Network (RIN) is excited to begin work on the station and programming. The competition for a full power FM station license is always intense but in the end, RIN won the coveted license, earning 7 points to their competitors’ 0 points in the FCC Point System. Add this to the remarkable discovery of an open FM frequency in one of the top 50 cities in America, and the word miracle seems to apply.
Dr. Walter Martin is known as the founder of Christian Research Institute and the author of numerous books, including his 45 year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults.
In 2008, Thomas Nelson released The Kingdom of the Occult, a project Walter Martin had hoped to complete during his lifetime. This 754 page reference work is co-authored by Jill Martin Rische and Kurt Van Gorden, Dr. Martin’s longtime researcher and friend.
Walter Martin Ministries provides answers to those searching for spiritual direction in their lives, and encourages and educates Christians to stand up for their faith. Our heart is in missions, and we hope to reach the world with the voice of WAJC-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul.
– Source: The Story Behind WAJC-FM, Religious Information Network, July 27, 2010
Religious Information Network hopes to have WAJC-FM up and running as soon as possible. If you would like more information on supporting this exciting project or sharing your ideas or talents, email Kevin Rische or Jill Martin Rische at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Memory of Walter Martin (1928-1989): 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of Martin’s death, prompting former colleague Kenneth Samples to share what he learned from his former boss and apologetics mentor.