MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 9, 2009 – Bott Radio Network AM 640 serving Memphis and the Mid-South has been honored to win the 2009 Best of Memphis Award in the Christian Talk Radio Station category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA recognizes outstanding local businesses across the country with their “Best of Local Business” Award Program. The award highlights companies that achieve exceptional success in their business category and enhance the positive image of business through service to their customers and community.
Bott Radio Network has served Memphis continuously 24/7 since 1986. With 50,000 watts of power, AM 640’s signal covers nearly five million people in eight states across the Mid-South, making it the largest coverage Christian-formatted radio station in the nation.
“Bott Radio Network AM 640 is greatly honored to receive this award. It is another confirmation that our broadcasting format of Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information is resonating with a large, loyal audience of Mid-Southerners on a daily basis,” explains Todd Payne, General Manager of AM 640.
Rich Bott, Executive Vice President of Bott Radio Network, responded to the news with this statement, “We are delighted and honored to receive this outstanding Award. Bott Radio Network is blessed with a wonderful team and ministry partners who share our vision to get the Word of God into the people of God in this generation. It is our privilege to broadcast from Memphis the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to families throughout the Mid-South with 50,000 watts of power at AM 640. We also thank our business sponsors who help make our programming possible with their advertising support.”
The broadcast ministries featured on Bott Radio Network have also received national recognition. Time magazine listed several of BRN’s broadcast hosts among the nation’s 25 most influential evangelicals. The listing included Dr. James Dobson, who was recently inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and hosts Focus On The Family—one of America’s top-rated talk radio programs; Dr. Richard Land of For Faith & Family—President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and attorney and judicial advocate Jay Sekulow, who hosts Jay Sekulow Live from Washington D.C.
BRN also features broadcasts by Adrian Rogers, Billy Graham, Phyllis Schlafly, Chuck Swindoll, June Hunt, Paul Sheppard, Charles Stanley, and many other national Christian leaders.
AM 640 is also proud to partner with many local Christian leaders including Dr. Mike Spradlin, President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Chuck Herring, Pastor of Collierville First Baptist Church, Pastor Bryan Loritts of Fellowship Memphis Church, and many more.
Founded in 1962, Bott Radio Network currently broadcasts its format of Quality Christian Talk Radio on more than 80 outlets reaching into fifteen states with a combined coverage of nearly 40 million people. BRN also broadcasts Nationwide over Sky Angel Channel 202, and Worldwide via the iPhone, and via the Internet at www.bottradionetwork.com.
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