The twilight of Mennonite radio

Frank H. Epp was the first radio director for the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba and led the Abundant Life radio program. (Photo courtesy of the Mennonite Archives of Ontario / The Canadian Mennonite)

Southern Manitoba Broadcasting Company opened the CFAM radio station in Altona, Man. in 1957. (Photo courtesy of the Mennonite Archives of Ontario / The Canadian Mennonite)

Dorothea Kampen hosted Frohe Botschaft from 2001 to 2020. (Photo courtesy of Dorothea Kampen)

Elmer Hildebrand, CEO of Golden West Broadcasting, was influential in Mennonite involvement in Manitoba radio. (Photo courtesy of Golden West Broadcasting)

Moses Falco, pastor of Sterling Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg, is starting a new podcast with two pastors from across Canada. (Photo courtesy of Moses Falco)

Manitoba’s airwaves are full of Mennonite radio. I began to notice this last year when I started hosting a radio program for Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), where I also work. 

TWU launches Worship Lab Radio online

LANGLEY, B.C.—Trinity Western University (TWU) launched Worship Lab Radio (, a new online Christian radio station aimed at filling a current void in Christian music, on Sept. 2. It offers a new outlet for indie worship artists and helps worship leaders across North America connect with emerging artists. Worship Lab Radio provides an opportunity for the university's worship arts students to get their music played along with other indie artists looking to impact the church with tomorrow's next generation of worship music.

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