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  • Free speech mission 'indispensable,' says NRB leader

    by Tom Strode , posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- Protecting the freedom of speech is as vital to the National Religious Broadcasters' mission today as it was when the association was founded in 1944, the group's president and CEO, Jerry A. Johnson, said.

    Johnson gave his State of the Association speech in Orlando, Fla., at the Orlando World Center Marriott in the opening session of Proclaim 17, NRB's International Christian Media Convention. During the session, he also read a statement regarding the terrorist killing of 49 people and injury to 53 others at the city's Pulse nightclub in June. The statement -- affirmed unanimously by both NRB's Executive Committee and Board of Directors -- expressed compassion for victims, as well as their family and friends, and led into a time of prayer. Read More

  • Jerry Johnson's fight for Christian communicators

    by James A. Smith Sr., posted Tuesday, February 09, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In radio, silence is not golden. Indeed, "dead air" -- a period of unintended silence during a live program -- is a broadcaster's nightmare.

    Jerry Johnson's mission in leading the National Religious Broadcasters is to protect his fellow communicators' right to exist and prevent the worst kind of dead air -- the censorship of evangelical voices on radio, television, the Internet and social media. Read More

  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention

    by Staff/NRB Communications, posted Monday, March 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of National Religious Broadcasters
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More than 4,300 communicators from radio, television, publications and websites representing millions of listeners, viewers and readers gathered for the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention Feb. 23-26 in Nashville.

    Participants heard from key religious leaders and potential presidential candidates, focused on militant Islam and current cultural topics and gained insights into emerging facets of communications. Read More

  • Floyd to take revival message to NRB

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, February 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a key advocate urging prayer for spiritual awakening in America, will take that message to the National Religious Broadcasters in a Feb. 25 worship service during the NRB annual convention in Nashville.

    NRB President Jerry Johnson -- a longtime Southern Baptist leader -- said, "We are praying that God will use Dr. Floyd and this worship experience to lead all of us to a place of revival, awakening and spiritual renewal. Read More