St. Petersburg, FL (PressExposure) January 07, 2009 -- Bill Keller is back in the secular media. Controversial internet evangelist Pastor Keller, founder of Liveprayer.com, has announced he will host a radio program on Tampa's 50,000-watt WWBA-820, owned by Genesis Communications. Beginning Monday, January 5, the program will air live every Monday through Friday from 11 PM to midnight EST.
Keller hosted a highly successful nightly TV program on CBS-owned WTOG for Tampa audiences from 2003 until 2007, when CBS executives caved under the weight of the Council on American-Islamic Relationsâ intimidation tactics. CAIR targets media personalities who question the legitimacy of the Islamic faith. Keller's program was also the target of pro-homosexual groups, as well as the Church of Scientology and the Mormon Church who Keller refers to as cults.
Rather than allow CBS to censor his content, Keller chose to move the Live Prayer TV program exclusively to the internet. Pastor Keller currently has over 2.4 million subscribers to his online Daily Devotional, and believes the move was the best decision he could have made.
"The internet is the broadcasting vehicle of the future, and we now have more viewers each night than we ever had on CBS,â says Keller. âBeing online has opened up our program to a worldwide audience, rather than merely to people living in Tampa.â
Keller is excited about the new radio program.
"There are so many hurting people looking for answers and hope,â explains Keller. âThe internet is an excellent vehicle to deal not only with the issues of the day from a biblical worldview, but also to minister to the needs of our listeners. Lost in the controversy of our TV program, was the fact that Live Prayer has positively affected millions of lives over the years, and helped people negotiate the difficult times we all face on life's journey."
Keller is moving his live TV program to 11 PM to midnight EST in order to facilitate simulcasting the TV program and new radio program. The Live Prayer TV program can be seen exclusively at Liveprayer.com.
ABOUT BILL KELLER
Crowned the next big thing in mass media religion by the news media, Pastor Bill Keller has hosted the only live call-in faith and values-based program airing nationally on major secular television network affiliates for nearly 6 years. Live Prayer with Bill Keller is now seen exclusively on the internet, Monday through Friday from 11 PM to midnight EST on Liveprayer.com. The program is also simulcast on Tampa's 50,000-watt WWBA-820, and is being syndicated nationwide on other major secular radio stations.
Live Prayer deals head-on with issues ranging from divorce, homosexuality, abortion, sexual abuse, pornography, drug addiction, radical Islam, race relations, spousal abuse, false prophets, and various other issues from a conservative, biblical worldview. Unscripted and unedited, Live Prayer is a fresh and totally spontaneous approach to problem solving. An archive of all past Live Prayer TV programs is available at Liveprayer.com.
MORE ABOUT LIVEPRAYER.COM
In 1999, Keller launched LivePrayer.com; it has become the most successful online faith outreach in history. Since its inception, LivePrayer.com has responded personally to more than 60 million online requests for prayer. Additionally, Keller's Live Prayer devotional is received daily by over 2.4 million email subscribers, making Keller's devotional one of the most read e-communications worldwide. For information on where to watch Live Prayer in your area, visit http://www.liveprayer.com