The Word Network

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The Word Network
Type Religious broadcasting
Country United States
Availability National (broadcast, cable, satellite);
Worldwide (satellite)
Owner Adell Broadcasting Corporation
Key people
Kevin Adell (CEO)
Ralph Lameti (CFO)
Launch date
2000
Official website
www.thewordnetwork.org

The Word Network, also known as The Word, is a religious broadcasting network. The Word is the largest African-American religious network in the world.[1] It was founded in February 2000 by Kevin Adell who also owns 910 AM Superstation (a local urban-talk radio station) and WADL TV-38 (a television network serving the Detroit television market, and The Word Network. The network is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.[2] The network is also available as streaming content Apple TV, Roku[3], Chromecast, YouTube Red, and via smartphone apps[4]. The network is also available on cable and satellite in several countries, and on over-the-air television.[5]

History[edit]

Adell planned a national network for African-American religious ministries in the 1990s, and launched The Word Network on February 14, 2000 on DirecTV.[6]

Following its launch, broadcast was extended to all major[which?] television cable platforms in the United States.[citation needed] The network then moved to satellite broadcast[which?]. The network claims that it reaches viewers in 200 countries.[7]

In May 2012 the network completed a multimillion-dollar[quantify] expansion.[8] that included new technology, production facilities with a television studio, editing suites, green rooms, conference room, a call center, and a fulfillment center.[9] Facilities were also opened on the West Coast, in Orange, California.

In January 2015 Adell purchased former Radio Disney affiliate WFDF-AM 910 in Detroit for $3 million.[10][11]

Current over-the-air affiliates of the network are KVVV-LD Channel 15.1 in Houston, Texas, WADL Channel 38.5 in Mount Clemens, Michigan near Detroit, WBQP-CD Chantilly 12.3 in Pensacola, Florida, and WCTU-LD Channel 46.3 in Pensacola.[12]

Programming[edit]

The Word Network provides religious programming shows and hosts that include Let the Healing Begin – Bishop Greg Davis[13], The Heather Lindsey Show – Heather Lindsey, The Shift – Dr. Taketa Williams[14], The Tim and Brelyn Show-Tim & Brelyn Bowman[15], The Empowerment Encounter-Dr. Jamal Bryant, The Gospel According to Dorinda-Dorinda Clark Cole, Man up-KD Bowe[16], Power to the People-Dr. Jamal Bryant[17], Rising Stars with Dorinda-Dorinda Clark Cole[18], The First Word and Rejoice in The Word-Bishop George Bloomer[19], Greg Davis Live-Bishop Greg Davis[20], Medina Pullings Live-Dr. Medina Pullings[7], The Breaking Room-Dr. Zina Pierre, Fresh Wind-Evangelist Sandra Riley[21], Prophetic Power-Prophetess Teresa Cox, The Threshing Floor-Dr. Juanita Bynum[22], Word Network Church- Lexi Allen[23], Dr. Mark Chironna-Dr. Mark Chironna, The Miraculous- Prophet Brian Carn, Spiritual Encounter-vangelist Neechy, Just for You-Evangelist Sandra Riley, Straight To the Point with Rev. W.J. Rideout, You’re Season of Change with David Alexander Bullock[24], Coming Home with Gerald & Tammi & Friends-Gerald & Tammi Haddon, Your Time for Miracles with Bishop Clarence McClendon, Kingdom Come TV with Rev. Timothy Flemming, Sr.[25], The Breaking Room with Dr. Zina Pierre, and The Millennial Meal-Que Morgan and Micah Davis.

In addition to its original programming, The Word Network also participates in religious conference and conventions[26] that include the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.-P.A.W., Full Gospel Conference, Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation, and “7 Last Words” hosted by Dr. Jamal Bryant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Word Network Breaks Ground On State-Of-The-Art Studio « CBS Detroit". Detroit.cbslocal.com. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ "The Word Network". highbeam.com. 29 August 2005. 
  3. ^ Roku. "Roku". Roku. 
  4. ^ "The Word Network APK Download - Free Lifestyle APP for Android - APKPure.com". APKPure.com. 
  5. ^ "The Word Network Moves Toward Mainstream". mediapost.com. 
  6. ^ "The Word Network". Truli. 
  7. ^ a b Herald, The Gospel (13 January 2017). "Christian Ministers Urge Congress To Save Religious 'The Word Network' on Comcast". gospelherald.com. 
  8. ^ "The Word Network « CBS Detroit". Detroit.cbslocal.com. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  9. ^ "The Word Network to Break Ground for New Studio". highbeam.com. 13 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Word Network Acquires WFDF Detroit," RadioInsight.com, 18 November 2014
  11. ^ "Adell's WFDF buy boosts reach, rates". crainsdetroit.com. 23 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". www.rabbitears.info. 
  13. ^ "The WORD Network Announces Bishop George Bloomer as New Host of "Rejoice in the Word": Replaces Bishop Greg Davis - - uGospel.com". ugospel.com. 
  14. ^ "Prophetess Taketa Williams". experienceicc.org. 
  15. ^ "The Tim and Brelyn Bowman Show is Now On The Word Network!!! (video)". praisedc.com. 4 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Set Your DVR's For KD BOWE's New Show Man Up! On The Word Network!". mypraiseatl.com. 28 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Jamal Bryant Has A New Show Coming To The Word Network This Fall & It Looks Like His "Last Lady" Tweet Will Be Joining Him FirstLady B". firstladyb.com. 19 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Dorinda Clark Cole Welcomes The Clark Sisters for First Word Network Show «  GOSPELflava.com BLOG". blog.gospelflava.com. 
  19. ^ "Bishop George Bloomer Hosts Rejoice in the Word Tonight with Guests Half Mile Home". praiserichmond.com. 11 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Bio". blacknews.com. 
  21. ^ "Evangelist Sandra Riley: I Know Who I Am: Called, Chosen, and Purposed! - PreachingWoman.com Online Community for Women In Ministry". www.preachingwoman.com. 
  22. ^ "The Word Network Has Partnered With Anointed Dr. Juanita Bynum!". theoldblackchurch.blogspot.com. 
  23. ^ "The Word Network Brings Back "The Lexi Show"". pathmegazine.com. 11 February 2015. 
  24. ^ "David Bullock presents special tribute Martin Luther King Day". michronicleonline.com. 14 January 2018. 
  25. ^ https://www.mcbcatl.org
  26. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-10. Retrieved 2018-03-09.