For Immediate Release
November 21, 2011

Robert McFarland





Manassas, VA – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Awards Committee has announced the finalists for the 2012 Media Awards.

“I’m delighted to see such excellence in the 2012 nominees,” said NRB Awards Committee Chairman Bob Lepine.  “These organizations and individuals have sought to honor the Lord with their talents, and we are pleased to recognize their accomplishments as finalists for these awards.”

The awards recipients will be announced in NRB’s weekly email publication, NRB Today, over the course of January and February, leading up to the NRB Convention. 

The NRB 2012 Media Awards will be presented to the recipients at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, February 21, as part of the NRB 2012 Convention & Exposition at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. 

The following are the nominees for the Internet, Radio, and Television Awards.

Internet Awards

Best Broadcast Website:
Christian Broadcasting Network: The 700 Club
Salem Web Network:

Best Ministry Website:
Answers in Genesis
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
Focus on the Family

Best Mobile Ministry Initiative:
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: BGEA Mobile
Christian Broadcasting Network:
FamilyLife: mobile website
Focus on the Family: Plugged In

Best Use of Short Form Video:
Answers in Genesis: Evolution Refuted
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: God Is Jealous for You
Key Life Network: - Rags
Point of View Ministries: Three Umpires

Best Use of Social Media:
Christian Broadcasting Network
Focus on the Family
Living on the Edge
Salem Web Network

Most Creative Online Initiative:
Answers in Genesis: Ark Encounter
Living on the Edge: r12 Online
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Search for Jesus
Back to the Bible: Tandem

Radio Awards

Radio Impact Award:
Focus on the Family: Adventures in Odyssey
Hope for the Heart
Life Issues Institute: Life Issues (Brad Mattes)
Teen Challenge USA

Radio Program of the Year:
Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson
Focus on the Family (daily broadcast)
Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef
Compass: MoneyWise

Radio Station of the Year:

Television Awards

Best Television Commercial:
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Billy Graham Library - "Pop up Spot"
Focus on the Family: The "Bubble" Commercial
Need Him Ministries: Chat About Jesus
Amazing Facts: Jaw Dropping Commercial

Best Television Mixed Media Campaign:
Amazing Facts: After May 21
Need Him Ministries: Chat About Jesus
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Rock the Range

Best Television Public Service Announcement:
Need Him Ministries: Chat About Jesus
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Ransom TV - Identity - Who Am I?
Focus on the Family: Wait No More

Best Television Special Programming:
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Always Good News - My Hope Malawi
Back to the Bible: Footnote
Open Doors USA: Undercover with Persecuted Christians - Interview with a Terrorist

Best Television Talk Show:
Christian Broadcasting Network: The 700 Club
Truth In Action Ministries: Cross Examine
The John Ankerberg Show
Focus on the Family: Your Family Live

Best Television Teaching Program:
Christian Broadcasting Network: 700 Club Interactive
Truth in Action Ministries: Cross Examine
RBC Ministries: Day of Discovery
Friends and Heroes

Television Station of the Year (Low Power):

About NRB
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

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 18-21, 2012. For registration and other Convention information go to:




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