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Christmas

NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

New for Christmas 2022
Carter Conlon | Times Square Church
24:55 available on FTP and Amb-OS

The moment Jesus came to earth was, as in our present day, a dark time before the dawning of the greatest light ever revealed to humankind. The sudden appearance of Christ was, and still is, our best and only hope. My prayer is simple this season: “Lord Jesus, as it was then so do now. Burst the heavens with your Glory. Have mercy on this generation once again!”

The Official Average Boy Christmas Special

New for Christmas 2022
Focus on the Family
28:00 special

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! With gift-giving (and receiving!) and tree-hunting with his dad, Average Boy stays busy . . . and finds a way to get into trouble. A pesky raccoon, Bob’s dog and visiting cousins add to the zaniness. You’ll laugh at the holiday antics as you’re reminded of the true Reason for the season.

Christmas Stories

New for Christmas 2022
Focus on the Family
1 hr. special with time for local spot avails

Join Jim Daly and John Fuller for Christmas Stories. You’ll hear from a wide variety of guests including Kathi Lipp who shares tips for getting organized for the holidays, plus Phil Vischer on how Christmas became what it is today. Be sure to listen to this entire special to help you prepare for and enjoy the holiday season.

Christmas Moments

Ron Hutchcraft | A Word With You
1:00 series on FTP and Amb-OS

“Christmas Moments” from Ron Hutchcraft is a new offering for airing December 1-25 to celebrate the season in addition to the regular airing of “A Word With You.”  NOTE:  Features will be delivered to Amb-OS receivers at the end of November.

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

A Christmas Carol

Originally Released 2008
Radio Theatre | Focus on the Family
3-part special for 2-hour block/1 hr. 39 min.

Charles Dickens was just 12 years old when he saw firsthand the devastating effects of child labor.  He never forgot those images.  In 1843 he wrote a pamphlet titled: “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child.”  It became the story of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  Focus on the Family brings to life the story of miserly Scrooge who in one momentous night is confronted by his own lack of compassion—and given the opportunity to change not only his life but others too!  It’s a message that defines the spirit of the season of Christ’s birth, of His loving compassion!

Christmas by Injunction & Shoemaker Martin (Radio Theatre Classics)

Radio Theatre | Focus on the Family
28:00 each (Can be aired in 1-hour block)

Celebrate the joy of the season with this presentation of Christmas classics.  Focus on the Family Radio Theatre presents an adaptation of the story, “The Shoemaker’s Gift,” by Russian novelist Count Leo Tolstoy and “Christmas by Injunction” from O. Henry’s classic work.

Christmas in the Beginning

Originally Released 2017
Charles Morris | Haven Today
55:00 available on FTP and Amb-OS

Did Christmas begin in the First Century? Or does it have deeper roots before Christ’s birth? Join Charles Morris for a Christmas special called “Christmas in the Beginning” as he explores the promises and events found in the Old Testament pointing to the coming of Jesus—the most wonderful gift of all. Interspersed with music and featuring stories from Lee Strobel, Joni Eareckson Tada, Admiral Barry Black, Sally Lloyd-Jones & Randall Goodgame. The program will offer listeners hope and perspective during the season that is truly all about Jesus.

New Year's Eve/Day

2023: When the Spell Breaks

New for New Year’s Eve/Day 2023
Carter Conlon | Times Square Church
24:55 available on FTP and Amb-OS

This New Year, Carter Conlon believes the Lord has spoken something special to his heart for 2023.  We are at a crises moment in the history of this nation.  Darkness seems to have descended upon the nation as a power.  It’s like a spell.  But Carter believes that God has revealed to him that 2023 will be the year the spell breaks.  And we as a nation, we will experience a moment of mercy.

We don’t know what comes after this.  But 2023 might be year, we have the opportunity to turn back to God in a way we never thought we could.

Click here to listen to a sample of this new radio special from Carter Conlon >>

Sanctity of Life

The Sky Isn’t Falling: Realities of a Post-Roe America

For airing June 11-12
Brad Mattes | Life Issues
Half-hour special available on FTP and Amb-OS

In this impactful update on the dramatic events at the Supreme Court, Brad Mattes (president of Life Issues Institute) looks at the likely overturning of the nearly 50-year old Roe v. Wade decision, reminding audiences that this is good news for women and the pro-life movement.  Guests include moms who were refused abortion and now express deep gratitude for the law that precluded it.  Other voices provide further encouragement of the path forward.  This special simply couldn’t be any more timely!

Contact lee@ambaa.com for audition details and to request an interview with Brad about the SCOTUS decision and current pro-life efforts.

Easter

To Be Risen with Christ (24:55)

Carter Conlon 
New for 2022

What does it mean to be risen with Christ?  How does God manifest His glory through my life?  Surprisingly, the answer has to do with a gardener, a traveler, and a cook.  God’s plan is to make Himself known through our lives in a way that only He can … and it will make you shout for joy!

For more information, contact Rebecca@ambaa.com.

Adventures in Odyssey Easter Special (25:30×4)

Focus on the Family
Easter Classic

The Bible isn’t boring!  That’s just one of the takeaways kids (and parents!) will learn when they hear a special Easter presentation from Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey.  These classic radio drama episodes are available as a two-hour special event or in a series of half-hours.

Contact Katie@ambaa.com to hear more and schedule!

Independence Day

Adventures in Odyssey Independence Day Special 

For airing July 4th weekend
Adventures in Odyssey | Focus on the Family

Join Focus on the Family this July 4th with special classic episodes from Adventures in Odyssey!  “The Day Independence Came” and “The Midnight Ride” are presented together for an exciting journey back to the American Revolution.

“The Day Independence Came”
Irwin Springer, a middle schooler interested in history, takes a wild journey back to the American Revolution, where he meets the men who shaped the United States.  It’s an exciting look at American history!

“The Midnight Ride”
As Marsha learns about some of the important events leading to the American Revolution including the story of Paul Revere and the “shot heard ‘round the world.”  Come along for this incredible ride!

*Available for airing separately (25:29 each) or together for a one-hour presentation.

*“The Day Independence Came” will air as part of the daily broadcast schedule for “Adventures in Odyssey” on Monday, July 4.  Stations are welcome to air again outside of their normal timeslot.  “The Midnight Ride” will not air as part of the daily or weekly broadcast schedule.

Invite your listening family into a revolutionary adventure through American history!  Contact Jennifer@ambaa.com for details.

Patriot Day (9/11)

“Beyond 9/11: The Impact of Prayer” (28:00)
Carter Conlon
Original Release Date: Patriot Day 2014

In 2001, every eye was focused on Manhattan–and in the midst of the 9/11 tragedy, Times Square Church was at the ready, uniquely prepared to minister in the crisis.  Because they had prayed.  It’s a powerful and deeply moving remembrance of 9/11 … with the strongest of biblical foundations as the platform for impacting our culture then … and now.

Thanksgiving

An Old Reason For A New Thankfulness

Carter Conlon | Times Square Church
24:55 Special

Let’s be real, it can be difficult to give thanks when you’re afraid.  Too often people looking to pacify their fears and frustrations turn to substance abuse or forms of religion that have no power to set the captive free.  Join Carter as he takes us back into Egypt in the book of Exodus chapter 12, during a time where the judgment of God had fallen on a nation, but also a promise that He would take them out.

In the midst of that particular time and the perilous times we live in today, how can we keep a thankful and grateful heart?  In this Thanksgiving special, Carter encourages us to shift our focus from the problem to the victory of Christ.  Reminding us of the goodness of God and how He continues to be faithful.  Join with us and discover an old reason for a new thankfulness.

The Legend of Squanto

A Radio Theatre Classic
Radio Theatre | Focus on the Family
2 hr. special with time for local spot avails

This audio drama brings to light the story of one of America’s early legends: “Squanto.”  History remembers Tisquantum as the Native American who taught early settlers to fish and farm.  He’s even credited with the first Thanksgiving.  But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered after his exile.  It’s an inspiring true story of this little-known early American that triumphed over injustice and changed what would become the United States.

Max Lucado

This is Your Moment!

Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow


A new stand-alone radio special from Max Lucado
26:00 available now via Amb-OS

In an all-new message that is both timely and timeless, Max Lucado uses the story of Esther to remind us that, no matter the challenges we face, ultimately, God will prevail.

You may be staring down a seemingly impossible situation.  But what was true for Esther is true for us.  God will have His victory.  He will rescue His people.  He will right the wrongs of this world.

Joining Max in the encouraging 26:00 special are special guests Natalie Grant, Tony Evans (and family), and Denalyn Lucado.

It’s a powerful half-hour that crescendos an extraordinarily difficult year for all of us with a message of hope to carry into 2022!

Audition & Air:

Available for airing immediately or between Christmas and New Years.

Contact Rebecca@ambaa.com for audition details, clearance and promotional resources.