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Billy Graham Passes

The Rev. Billy Graham has passed away at the age of 99. 

The Hour of Decision was a live weekly radio broadcast produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that was first broadcast in 1950 by the American Broadcasting Company, it was a half-hour program featuring sermons from Billy Graham and hosted by Cliff Barrows.

Graham received an offer to host a nationwide Christian radio program in 1949 but said he would only do it if he could raise $25,000 in one night to start the process of buying air time. At a crusade in Portland, Ore., the funds came in and the radio program “Hour of Decision” got its start. The program is now aired on 1,200 radio stations, featuring messages from Graham and his son, Franklin.

Please keep the people at Blue Ridge Broadcasting and BGEA in your prayers at this time.