Luis Palau Association

18 July 2014

Broadcast History

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Luis Palau recorded his first radio program as a teenager growing up in Argentina. Today he can be heard daily by millions of people on over 2,600 radio stations broadcasting in 42 countries in both English and Spanish.

For his persistence in sharing the Good News worldwide on radio, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented Luis with its Milestone Achievement Award in 2002.

The Palau Association also airs evangelistic TV specials throughout North and South America. These specials have been widely acclaimed for their quality, entertainment value, and positive evangelistic message as evidenced by a 2001 Emmy nomination. The ministry’s Beachfest Spring Break TV program was named "2003 TV Special of the Year" by the National Religious Broadcasters.

In 2005 PalauFest Productions produced a one-hour TV documentary, "Unusual Suspects," which aired across the United States, Russia and the Netherlands. It was nominated in 2006 for an Emmy award in the "Documentary-Current Issues" category by the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2006 the Palau Association produced the nationally syndicated radio special, "Livin It: Unusual Suspects," which aired on 10,744 stations across the country.

In 2007 the Palau Association broadcast through indigenous Arabic Christian television, Sat 7, Andrew Palau’s two-day festival in Cairo, Egypt. This broadcast reached thousands in the Arab world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

In 2008 Luis Palau was presented with the National Religious Broadcasters William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award for 2008 for his excellence, integrity and outstanding and significant contribution to the field of Christian communication. Luis also spoke in many venues that were broadcast, including the "Hour of Power" in the Crystal Cathedral that was broadcast to a worldwide audience.

In 2009 Andrew Palau joined Luis Palau on his radio feature, Reaching Your World with Luis Palau. Andrew’s two-minute messages are broadcast on 1,300 stations every Friday.

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