Television Station of the Year (Low Power): KDOV-LP
|KDOV-LP (Medford, OR)
The mission of theDove is to proclaim the life changing message of Jesus Christ, to affirm the faith of believers in Jesus Christ, to provide hope and truth to the seeker, and to encourage growth and maturity for the seasoned believer to become reproductive in their faith. Focusing on how potential audiences use media (TV, radio, and social portals), theDove continues its efforts to make the necessary changes needed to connect with their current audience, along with future audiences that may engage with the message heard and seen on theDove.
Best Television Talk Show: The 700 Club
|The 700 Club
The 700 Club is a live television program that airs weekdays before a studio audience from The Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN's) broadcast facilities in Virginia Beach, VA. On the air continuously since 1966, it is one of the longest-running programs in broadcast history. Hosted by Pat Robertson, The 700 Club is a mix of news and commentary, interviews, feature stories, and Christian ministry.
Best Television Teaching Program: 700 Club Interactive
|700 Club Interactive
700 Club Interactive is a show designed for viewer interaction with hosts Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen. Its chat community, Skype, live phone calls, and social networking ensure live interaction and ministry to its viewers. In the program, Gordon Robertson teaches biblical principles with instant feedback from the audience, enabling them to comment or ask questions about what is being taught.
Best Television Special Programming: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Always Good News - My Hope Malawi
Always Good News is a program produced by BGEA that captures and communicates the transforming work of the Gospel to a “believing” audience using the latest docu-reality storytelling techniques. Through the My Hope project, Billy Graham’s messages have been broadcast in 54 countries, customized to each nation's cultural sensitivities, and dubbed into local languages. Every year, thousands of "living room crusades" are held during the broadcasts, and more than 10 million people have indicated decisions for Christ through this project worldwide.
Best Television Public Service Announcement: Focus on the Family: Wait No More
|Focus on the Family
At the end of Focus on the Family’s 30-second commercial for Wait No More, a young girl says, “Family is important, I think every kid should have one.” The ad then directs viewers to Focus on the Family’s Wait No More website, icareaboutorphans.org, where families can learn about the more than 107,000 children who languish in foster care waiting for families to call their own – and what they can do to help these kids. Focus’ Wait No More program helps raise awareness of and recruit families for these children. Since 2008, nearly 1,800 families have begun the adoption process thanks to Focus’ efforts.
Best Television Commercial: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Billy Graham Library
|The Billy Graham Library|
Built on the same property as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, right off of Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, NC, the Library is organized around the themes of “The Man,” “The Ministry,” “The Message,” and “The Mission,” with the message being pre-eminent: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry is taking that message to the ends of the earth. The Journey of Faith focuses on what God did in the life of a young farm boy who grew up in rural North Carolina, committed his life to Jesus Christ at a local revival and, through God’s grace manifested in him, became what many consider “America’s pastor” and evangelist to the world.
Best Television Mixed Media Campaign: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Rock the Range
|Rock the Range
In August 2011, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) partnered with the local Denver church community to launch Rock the Range. This two-day evangelistic festival event drew a cumulative attendance of 28,200. Performing artists like Michael W. Smith, Skillet, and The Afters rocked the stage, and Franklin Graham presented the Gospel. As a result, more than 1,500 people indicated that they made decisions for Christ. To promote Rock the Range, BGEA used multiple platforms that included website, video, radio, mobile, social media, print, and billboard marketing.