We’re Celebrating 30 Years of Joni and Friends Radio!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 9, 2012
  • Radio

Joni in the recording studioIn 1981, Al Sanders and Jon Campbell of Ambassador Advertising Agency approached Joni and said, “We’d like to put your messages on the air!” At first, Joni was overwhelmed: Yes, I’ve learned a lot from my wheelchair and years of studying God's Word, but will it be enough to fill five minutes every day?! Now 30 years and more than 7,000 programs later, we say a hearty yes! Since May of 1982, Joni’s inspirational messages have served as encouragement for all listeners, no matter what the limitation. So join us in celebrating 30 years of Joni and Friends Radio by becoming a member of Joni’s Joy for the Journey Radio Club! As a part of the Radio Club, Joni’s beloved and award winning radio programs are available as a monthly subscription, enabling you to listen to her messages at any time. Receive monthly CDs of Joni’s daily messages, a quarterly letter from Joni or Joni and Friends’ President Doug Mazza, and delightful gifts sprinkled throughout the year. Join today – and don’t forget to leave Joni a note of congratulations below! 

“I thank my Savior for the energy, breath, and the insights from His Word – and I'm looking forward to sharing more with our listeners in the months and years to come,” says Joni. “If we aren’t aired in your community, don’t forget, you can always listen online – and tell your friends to ‘tune into’ our radio page, too. Inspiration and heartfelt encouragement is all for you right here on Joni and Friends.”


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To encourage, teach and inspire from God's word is a great reponsibility. Congratulations Joni, Ken and all in the ministry for reaching out to the nations in love and honour to Jesus through your radio broadcasts. Here's to the next 30 years!
  • June 24, 2012
  • 12:03 p.m.
  • Anne
Congrats! Well done! God bless you for the next 30.
  • June 2, 2012
  • 9:23 a.m.
  • Mike Douglas
love your ministry Joni, thank you so much for the radio and videos, im hooked at the moment,,,i love ye,,well at least i think i do, when I am at work during the week you and your ministry are in my thoughts and at the weekend I look forward catching up on your blog and radio messages, thank you thank you kind regards and love to you ken and all the team helen
  • May 11, 2012
  • 8:58 p.m.
  • helen
Thank God for your 30 years of service. Your testimony has been such a blessing to me. It is an example of how the Lord takes bad situations & brings good out of it. Over 40 years ago, when I trusted Jesus as my Saviour, He lead me to the story of Joseph & how his brothers meant evil for him but God used it later for good to save Josephs' family. I rejoiced to know God did that for me also!
  • May 11, 2012
  • 8:22 a.m.
  • Sharon Wofford
You blessed my heart today and many days as you share your personal experiences that God has brought you through. Life hold a lot of un-expectations yet we expect a lot from life. God has a way to help us see surrender to his will appropriately. I enjoy working with children of special needs. I will continue to pray for you and Ken with the challenges you are facing. Blessings.
  • May 10, 2012
  • 11:38 a.m.
  • Joan
Querida Joni. Há muito tempo li seus livros Joni, depois outro que não lembro o título, mas creio que foi o segundo livro seu, e depois o que conta a respeito do filme e do seu casamento. Isso foi há bastante tempo e sempre tive vontade de ver seu filme, e nesta semana fui a uma locadora aqui na minha cidade, Vacaria - Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil, e encontrei seu filme-o que conta do acidente e parte de seu ministério que já se encaminhava e então achei seu link e acessei. Por isso hoje lhe escrevo, ainda que em português, não sei o inglês, mas por certo conseguirá traduzir estas palavras de quem lhe admira muito e agradece a Deus junto com você por você ser quem é, e por tudo o que representa no mundo espiritual. Oro sempre por você este ministério lindo que o Senhor lhe confiou. Deus a abençoe sempre!!! Ivonira!!!
  • May 10, 2012
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • Ivonira Andrade
This excites me so much, Joni! Hearing your words of hope and comfort, singing, poetry and sometimes funny stories you share that make me laugh even during a hard day has made coming to your radio page everyday like going to a home away from home where I always take away with me peace, no matter what it is you've shared. Sharing is one of the main things the Lord has comanded us to do! His love, peace, joy and ecpecially His words! Those 30 years of people hearing your voice doing that everyday makes my heart leap! And encourages me to use my own voice. Thank you again, Joni and thank you to everyone who also makes these radio programs possible! See you tomorw! Rachel
  • May 10, 2012
  • 7:48 a.m.
  • Rachel
Well done Joni congratulations on a great ministry, God always uses those who are willing to step out in Faith.
  • May 10, 2012
  • 3:01 a.m.
  • John Howie
Joni, may God continue to use you and bless people through your ministry. I have been so touched by your heart and commitment to Jesus. I pray for you and Ken.
  • May 9, 2012
  • 7:07 p.m.
  • jane stoll
Many heartfelt congratulations on this ministry milestone. You are making a huge difference for the Kingdom. My continued prayers for guidance and health.
  • May 9, 2012
  • 2:31 p.m.
  • Rachel