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Excellent, light-hearted…and very creative.
href=”http://cba.org.nz/what_we_do/programmes/specials.aspx”>http://cba.org.nz/what_we_do/programmes/specials.aspx (and scroll down to the Christmas section)
“Whether you’re a candle in a corner, or a beacon on a hill, let your light shine brightly.”
“When you can see no light at the end of the tunnel, light your own candle and let your light illuminate the world, like the radiance from a window at midnight.” That’s a metaphor, BTW
Radio J is hosted by Sammy Amos, who expresses concern at the bright light shining over the city on his way to work.
Radio Jerusalem (Radio J) transports listeners back to the first Christmas where they listen to events as they might have been reported on a radio station of the day. With the use of cash-calls, sponsorship announcements, phone-ins, jingles, gossip, news and roving reports, Radio J’s announcer, Sammy Amos presents a lively re-enactment of the Christmas story with humor and drama.
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14 December 2000
po box 5027
TWICE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY
[STATION] re-enacts the first Christmas Day in a light-hearted, affectionate radio send-up this Sunday night at 10:00 pm.
The two-hour program called Radio J transports listeners back to the first Christmas where you listen to events as they might have been reported on a radio station of the day. [station] Manager, [name] says Radio J gives a new twist to the familiar story, and spoofs every conceivable radio gimmick. “There’s cash-calls, commercials, phone-ins, jingles, gossip, news and roving reports,” [first name] says. “It’s a skilful piece of home-grown humor,” he adds.
The peak body for community broadcasting in Australia, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, commended the show for its programming excellence at the recent CBAA Awards.
ABOUT RADIO J
Radio J is hosted by Sammy Amos, who expresses concern at the bright light shining over the city on his way to work. Field reporter, David Bartholomew keeps feeding in puzzled news commentaries about inexplicable stellar phenomenon spotted near Bethlehem. He interviews local shepherds and astrologers, and a trio of opulently dressed strangers. He comes across an inn-keeper who is wary about telling too much about what he knows, in case the health authorities decided to come around and check out his establishment. A midwife takes him closer to the solution – but you cannot win ’em all.
Herod’s press secretary clears up rumours that a decree on the nation’s first born is in the wind. But above all, it is Joseph’s surprise revelation that captures the essence and ends the show. The steady beat of the music, the drama of the commercials and the easy, professional style of Jewish personality Sammy Amos, makes Radio J compulsive listening. In between adverts for the Bank of Jordan (your friend through disaster, famine and plague), the Ali Baba new style carpets, plus sports reports from Anthony Quinnus, the show moves at a fast pace with Radio J’s mighty broadcasting team following the Star of Bethlehem. The simulated news bulletin with Judith Abigail, the on-the-spot reports from David Bartholomew, plus comments from a few high placed authorities and assorted on-lookers build to the show’s poignant surprise ending.
ABOUT – THE CREATORS
Radio J was first written and produced by New Zealanders John Hawkesby and Phil Yule in the early 80s. It was first produced by the Auckland based Christian Broadcasting Association. Woodlands Media and Triple Seven Communications expanded, adapted, re-voiced, and rerecorded the show, while seamlessly retaining the original jingles and interviews. The presentation produced by Wes Jay, features Chris Elliot (Sammy Amos), newsreader Penny Mulvey (Judith Abigail).
Chris Elliot is a former MMM radio announcer that has worked in every major radio market in Australia. Penny Mulvey is a former EON FM, Channel 10 news newsreader/journalist.
Excellent, light-hearted…and very creative.
To listen to Radio Jerusalem click on http://cba.org.nz/what_we_do/programmes/specials.aspx (and scroll down to the Christmas section)
It is also be available on CD. If you so choose, listeners may wish to donate to cover the admin cost through http://cba.org.nz/donate (*all donations in NZ of $5 and over are tax deductible).
Enjoy and have fun
Happy Christmas and all the best for 2013 and beyond