“The Gospel Tide Hour” Microphone

“The Gospel Tide Hour” Microphone

Collection ID

OBJ.000402

Type

Object

Date

ca. 1950s

Geography

United States

Language

N/A

Medium

Metal

Dimensions

77.7 × 14.2 in. (w/ triangular base) (197.3 × 36 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


The Gospel Tide Hour was a popular religious radio program founded in 1946 by Rev. Charlie Byers and based out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Byers was one of many ministers in the mid-twentieth century who embraced mass media to reach new audiences. Like other religious programs, The Gospel Tide Hour featured a mixture of sermons, Bible lessons, and gospel music, helping to usher in a new era of mass ministry that fundamentally changed the way people heard the Bible. Byers and his team used this microphone to reach their audiences in the 1960s. Today, The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association continues this ministry, broadcasting in nine countries and in 27 languages.

Created in the 1950s by RCA Corporation, New York City. Acquired in the 1950s by Atlas Sound Corporation, Brooklyn, New York; Purchased in 1963 by The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

The Gospel Tide Hour was a popular religious radio program founded in 1946 by Rev. Charlie Byers and based out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Byers was one of many ministers in the mid-twentieth century who embraced mass media to reach new audiences. Like other religious programs, The Gospel Tide Hour featured a mixture of sermons, Bible lessons, and gospel music, helping to usher in a new era of mass ministry that fundamentally changed the way people heard the Bible. Byers and his team used this microphone to reach their audiences in the 1960s. Today, The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association continues this ministry, broadcasting in nine countries and in 27 languages.


provenance

Created in the 1950s by RCA Corporation, New York City. Acquired in the 1950s by Atlas Sound Corporation, Brooklyn, New York; Purchased in 1963 by The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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