Conservative Christian Group Launches New Radio Program

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:05 PM EDT

( - The Family Research Council announced Wednesday that it is launching a weekly 30-minute radio show called "Washington Watch Weekly" on Saturday, June 19.

The program, which will air at 7 p.m. Eastern time on the American Family Radio network, will cover current issues and offer live interview with members of Congress and prominent pro-family leaders from across the nation, FRC said in a press release.

The weekly program will cover Washington news from a conservative, Christian perspective.

"I'm convinced that this broadcast will be yet another vital took in defending faith, family and freedom in Washington," said FRC President Tony Perkins in a press release.

"By spreading awareness and educating the American people on the atmosphere in Congress on issues including marriage, indecency on the airwaves, and embryonic stem cell research, I believe we can make an even bigger difference in our culture."

Perkins said he hopes listeners on over 250 stations nationwide will be motivated to "enter the public debate on issues that are important to the family." He said the radio program also will "magnify" the FRC's efforts to get through to members of Congress.

"The Church in America is the great sleeping giant, and 'Washington Watch Weekly' will aim to wake up that giant and change America," Perkins said.

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