The Lutheran Hour
Lutheran Hour Ministries produces and airs radio and TV programming around the world in more than 80 languages. The Lutheran Hour® is the flagship radio program for Lutheran Hour Ministries. This 30-minute broadcast is the world's oldest continually broadcast Gospel radio program and it airs on more than 1300 stations, as well as XM Satellite Radio and the American Forces Network.
On October 2, 1930, the first broadcast of The Lutheran Hour® radio program was aired, with Dr. Walter A. Maier as speaker. The Lutheran Laymen's League, which had formed thirteen years earlier as a financial support organization for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, had a vision of spreading the Gospel message using the young technology of broadcast radio. For more than 80 years, the call of Christ has been carried around the world by radio waves to share the Good News.