100 Huntley Street
|100 Huntley Street|
|Created by||David Mainse|
|Starring||Dr. John Hull|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Executive producer(s)||Dr. John Hull|
|Running time||60 minutes (1977 - 2012)
30 minutes (2013-present)
60 minutes (2014-present)
|Original channel||Yes TV
|Original release||June 15, 1977 – present|
100 Huntley Street is a Christian daily television talk show and the flagship program of Crossroads Christian Communications based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Created in 1976 by Rev. David Mainse, it first aired on June 15, 1977, from its first studios located at 100 Huntley Street in the St. James Town area of Downtown Toronto.
In 1992, the show left its iconic address and relocated to new studios in Burlington, located on an expressway service road near the northwest quadrant of the "Crossroads Interchange", Exit 100 on the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403, that also became home to the Crossroads Television System (CTS) and its flagship, CITS-DT. The original studio location on Huntley Street is now part of the Rogers Building, the corporate head office of Rogers Communications.
The show airs on television stations throughout Canada and the United States in syndication. Within Canada, the show airs on the ministry's own Yes TV, and as brokered programming on several local stations, including all Global Television Network stations.
David Mainse is the Founder and original Host of 100 Huntley Street, his son Ron took the mantle of leadership in 2003. Over the years there have been many people to co-host the show including Gordon Williams, Val Dodd, Ron Hembree, Ralph Rutledge, Rhonda Glenn, Ray David Glenn, Lorna Dueck, Cal Bombay, Brian Warren, Norm MacLaren, Reynold & Kathy Mainse, Father Bob McDougal, Jim Cantelon, Robbie Symons, Jerry Johnston, Melinda Estabrooks and Ann Mainse.
Currently, 100 Huntley Street is Anchored by Dr. John Hull (Crossroads Global CEO) and accompanied by respected on air personalities, including: Moira Brown, Ron Mainse, Magdalene John, Cheryl Weber, Tanner Keith, Johnnie Moore, Carey Nieuwhof, Shelly Calcagno and Joe Amaral.
The program airs in both 30 (Global) and 60 (YesTV and 100Huntley.com) minute formats.
- whatido—hosted by Robert Melnichuck, based on a 100 Huntley Street segment. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
- 100 Huntley Street USA—hosted by Eric Metaxas and April Hernandez. This program is no longer in production.
- ListenUp—hosted by Lorna Dueck, also based on a 100 Huntley Street segment. This program has been renamed Context with Lorna Dueck, produced by Media Voice Generation & CTV. Episodes are aired on CTS.
- A Living Witness of Amazing Grace—a weekly half hour program featuring life stories previously featured on 100 Huntley Street over the years, hosted by Ron Mainse and David Mainse. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
- Really Good Medicine—is a program for senior citizens, also hosted by Ron Mainse and David Mainse. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
- Full Circle and Full Circle Rewind—spin offs of the Full Circle segment hosted by Ann Mainse and a panel. content from the past as well as new segments. Neither program are currently on air while previous episodes are available on Crossroads360 and conferences are still taking place.
- "It's Your Call"—a late night discussion and interview program (formerly known as Nite Lite Live) hosted by Robert Melnichuk.
- "Talk to Me" hosted by Jim Cantelon & "Rise and Shine" with various hosts are both former programs produced by Crossroads/CTS.
In the summer of 2009, host Ron Mainse and his brother Reynold Mainse (who hosted on Mondays) were pulled off the show for a period of over six months, after he and other staff were connected to a ponzi scheme by a one-time (circa 1977) technical employee named Gordon Driver. Ron Mainse returned on air prior to Christmas while Reynold had not returned to air until a live phone link regarding his role of representing Crossroads Missions in Haiti. Jim Cantelon and David Mainse filled in as hosts during Ron's absence, and Cantelon remained on the hosting team for a season following Ron's return.
In 2015, as the show approached it's 10,000 episode, Crossroads quietly dismissed Ron Mainse and he was phased out of the program.
- 100 Huntley Street Canadian website
- 100 Huntley Street U.S. website
- Full Circle official site
- Video On Demand official site
- 100 Huntley Street at the Internet Movie Database
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