|For Immediate Release
March 12, 2015
Manassas, VA– Mike Kellogg, the only weekday host of Music Thru The Night since its inception in 1982, received the prestigious NRB Hall of Fame Award during the Media Excellence Dinner on Wednesday, February 25, at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.
The National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame stands as a witness for current communicators, a showcase of warriors for Christ who live exemplary lives of valor and compassion, blazing trails and leaving paths for succeeding generations to follow. NRB's most prestigious award is presented to an individual NRB member for invaluable contribution to the field of Christian communications, exhibition of the highest standards and evidence of faithfulness in Christ. This year, Mike Kellogg was selected to receive this award.
“Mike Kellogg has a passion for the impact Christian radio could have for Christ,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “And for years, he faithfully delivered the Word to countless people whose lives will be forever changed by the Good News.”
Mike Kellogg began his service with Moody Radio on February 2, 1972. For many years he was instrumental in the creation of multiple radio dramas, working with some of the finest actors in the country. Stories of Great Christians, Continued Story Reading, and The Sugar Creek Gang are examples of programs that blessed multiple generations of radio listeners. Some of these episodes are still being broadcast today.
In 1982, Kellogg was named host of the program that he is most widely associated with, Music Thru The Night. For more than 30 years, Kellogg's rich voice brought comfort to the distressed and hope to the weary. He was a companion for those who have battled loneliness or worked overnight shifts. Still many others responded to the Gospel as Kellogg spoke the Good News of Jesus Christ in between cuts of inspirational music.
Being heard on more than 400 stations across the country, Kellogg used Music Thru The Night as an opportunity to minister to a wide demographic of listeners — both young and old — and served as a reminder to look to the power of Jesus Christ over the disabling, negative influences of this dark world. Kellogg continued to point out biblical truths to confront the pressures of a culture moving further from God, and closer to a marginalized worldview of His divine influence. Music Thru The Night constantly pointed to eternity — the truth that a godly life is not simply about heaven, but about living for God, in Christ, on a day-by-day basis.
Last May, Kellogg retired after a remarkable career spanning more than four decades.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About the NRB Convention
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2016 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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