Health Radio Program Available

June 01, 2004 | Celeste Ryan

The new edition of Lifelines, a public service radio program, has been produced and mailed to 1,000 public and Christian radio stations across North America. The new CD includes 54 spots—one for every week of the year—that are 60 seconds each, and parallel the seasons, holidays and officially observed dates, such as the Great American Smokeout and Diabetes Awareness Month. Each program offers practical tips on some aspect of health and ends by letting listeners know that it is provided by the Adventist Church as a public service.

"Our goal in producing Lifelines is to provide North Americans with information that will help them live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives," says DeWitt Williams, North American Division (NAD) health ministries director. "Studies show Adventists have the secret; here's a wonderful way for us to share our knowledge of health with the general public."

This is the fourth edition of the radio program, which is jointly produced by the NAD communication and health ministries departments. Lifelines is hosted by medical doctor and expert Elmar Sakala of Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., and named after the most popular section in Vibrant Life magazine, which is sent free to listeners who inquire about the program.

"If you're looking for a weekly program to place on your community radio station that can be sponsored by your church, try Lifelines," says Kermit Netteburg, executive producer. "The response from station managers has been very positive. In fact, their biggest request is for us to produce the program more frequently."

For a free copy of Lifelines, please call (805) 955-7606.