Programmatic Reasons, by Mollie Z. Hemingway

Mollie here. Remember how David Strand claimed that Issues, Etc. was terminated for “programmatic” reasons? Remember how everybody wondered what in the heck he meant? Remember what he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the programming at KFUO-AM?

The church currently produces seven religious shows, one of which is a replacement for “Issues, Etc.” The new program, called “The Afternoon Show,” is different from “Issues, Etc.,” said Strand, in that “it doesn’t dwell largely on Lutheran apologetics at a sophisticated level. It still takes its Gospel proclamation seriously, but it finds new ways to capture attention.”

An example of the new KFUO programming under the direction of David Strand: The Morning Show did a half-hour interview today with Jon Gordon, author of “The No Complaining Rule”

It must be heard to be believed. Pure power-of-positive-thinking stuff. They might as well have interviewed Norman Vincent Peale.

I think as time goes by, we’re getting our answer to the question, “What did David Strand mean by ‘programming reasons’?”

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