Athmeeya Yathra

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Athmeeya Yathra (Spiritual Journey) is a Christian radio broadcast that began in India in 1985. It is also known as AY Radio. It is based in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India.[1]

Origins[edit]

The program was first aired as a 15-minute daily broadcast by Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Metropolitan Bishop of the Believers Church.[2] The programmes mainly deals with issues that people face on a day-to-day basis. The simple language attracted many and made it easy for everyone to understand.

As languages began to be added, Athmeeya Yathra Radio expanded in scope and reach. The programme is at present broadcast in 110 languages across Asia. The broadcasting is done through Short wave (SW), Medium Wave (MW) and FM stations.[3] Broadcast languages include Sinhalese, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Rajasthani, Marwari, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Bundeli, Nepali, Chhattisgarhi, Urdu, and Santali.[4]

Athmeeya Yathra was almost a household name in the Kerala when radio was the main medium. The radio broadcasts are now available online. It is available in Asianet Digital TV, channel number 111.[4][5]

Athmeeya Yathra TV[edit]

What started as a radio broadcast 30 years ago took a step forward in 2011 when Athmeeya Yathra Television was launched. The mission of this TV channel is to bring healing, hope and blessings to this generation through Christ’s love. It is done through broadcasting value-based programs with the goal to work a positive difference in people’s beliefs, behaviour and their relation to God and their fellow men.[6]

Athmeeya Yathra Television is also streamed live on the internet.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athmeeya Yathra Radio". ayasia.org. 19 March 2009. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Media - Believers Church". believerschurch.com. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. ^ "About – Athmik Yathra Radio". ayradio.com. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Athmik Yathra Radio – Listen to AY Radio Online Free". ayradio.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Believers Church". believerschurch.com. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Athmeeya Yathra Television – Bringing You Hope". ay.tv. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Watch AYTV Free Online - Athmeeya Yathra Television – Athmeeya Yathra Television". ay.tv. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Athmeeya Yathra TV Live Streaming, Athmeeya Yathra Live, Athmeeya Yathra TV Live Video". keraladay.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.