UM Hour alters viewing schedule

10/1/2008

Over the past year, the United Methodist Hour has changed its coverage area to better serve the mission of the ministry throughout Mississippi and beyond.

The Hour now airs on stations throughout Mississippi as well as on FamilyNet. FamilyNet is the third largest Christian television network and is owned by Charles Stanley’s InTouch Ministry. By airing on FamilyNet, The Hour expanded its viewership by 28,000,000 households.

The Hour also made changes to the Memphis and North Mississippi markets. Today, The Hour airs on CTV30 in the Memphis area. Beginning in October, The Hour will resume airing on WTVA in Tupelo at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Because of cost and schedule issues, The Hour did not air on WTVA this past summer.

“We are very excited to back on WTVA in Tupelo,” said Shane Stanford, Ministry Leader/CEO of The United Methodist Hour. “We had a lot of contacts from folks and are now glad to be back with so many of our friends in that area.”

The United Methodist Hour, founded 37 years ago, continues to change and grow. Go to www.thehour.org to learn more about several of their new ministries including The Serving Initiative, The Table and Horizons — a Biblically based program for health financial stewardship.

The following is The United Methodist Hour’s new schedule and programming area:

Station/Area           Network                           Day                  Time
FamilyNet               Nationwide                       Sunday             11 a.m.
Amory                    FUMC (11)                       Wed.                7 p.m.
Biloxi                      WLOX (abc)                     Sunday             8 a.m.
Corinth                    FUMC (08)                       Tuesday            6 p.m.
Fulton                     W39CD (38)                     Wed.                5 p.m.
Greenwood             WABG (abc)                     Sunday             9 a.m.
Jackson                  WAPT (abc)                     Sunday             8 a.m.
Memphis                 CTV (30)                          Sunday             9 a.m.
Meridian                  WTOK (abc)                     Sunday             8 a.m.
Starkville                 FUMC (05)                       Sunday             Noon & 8 p.m.
Tupelo                    WTVA                              Sunday             7:30 a.m.