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Exciting News & Updates from UCGIA

New Airtime Opportunities for “Beyond Today”

December 4, 2011

Additional Cable/Satellite Television Network to Air Beyond Today

We are very pleased to report that Beyond Today will soon begin airing on another cable/satellite television network! As you know, our programs have been airing nationwide on WGN America since July 2010 with excellent results. As we continue our fine relationship with WGN America we will now also add the WORD Network to our television lineup.

While WGN America is a secular network reaching an audience of 75 million U.S. households, the Word Network telecasts exclusively to a religious audience of over 85 million households in all 210 U.S. media markets. Most interestingly, it also reaches viewers in nearly 200 other countries around the world via satellite.

Beginning December 27, 2011, our programs will air twice a week on the Word Network at the following airtimes:

  • Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. CST, 12:30 p.m. MST, 11:30 a.m. PST.
  • Sundays at 1:30 a.m. EST, 12:30 a.m. CST, 11:30 p.m. MST (Saturday), 10:30 p.m. PST (Saturday).

While the Tuesday airtimes have been selected to test weekday viewership and response in the United States, the Saturday/Sunday airtimes were chosen particularly to reach points eastward during daylight hours in many nations. For example, Beyond Today will air on Sundays in the United Kingdom at 6:30 a.m.; France, Italy and Poland at 7:30 a.m.; South Africa and Israel at 8:30 a.m.; Philippines at 2:30 p.m.; South Korea and Japan at 3:30 p.m.; Sydney, Australia at 5:30 p.m.; and New Zealand at 6:30 p.m.

Gary Petty and Darris McNeely test out the new "BT Daily" format.

Besides testing our programs on the WORD Network we will also make the folllowing airtime changes beginning January 1, 2012:

  • On Chicago’s ION network station WCPX-TV, Beyond Today will move from it’s current Sunday time of 9:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Our Sunday airtime on San Francisco’s ION network station KKPX-TV, will move from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • No airtime change will occur on the ION network station KPNX-TV in Los Angeles.
  • We will discontinue our telecasts on CBS affiliate station KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington, due to insufficient response.

As we take the important step of testing Beyond Today on the WORD Network, we certainly ask for your vital prayers that many people will not only watch Beyond Today but respond to the wonderful good news of God’s soon coming Kingdom.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

December 4, 2011 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , ,


  1. Some in other churches have said the gospel’s already been preached, so there’s no need to do so any more. Mat. 24:14 implies it ain’t over till it’s over. And it ain’t over!

    Comment by Nicolas Nick | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. I wish we could see it on plain old TV. We don’t have cable or a dish, etc. I know there must be people, that can’t afford the ‘extras’ and would love, for you 3, to teach them God’s truth. I am praying for you 3 plus all the ones, that put the program together. Thanks to everyone of you. I know a lot of you. Hugs sandy

    Comment by Sandy Abrell | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  3. Great News Thank God!

    Comment by Alvah P yle | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. I have been praying for a long time that God would opean to have the Beyond Today seen outside of America and Canada , now he his did this . That God will draw people to watch the program . Also with our prayers asking Him , of those who will be viewing Beyond Today will take the time to respond to what they are watching .

    Comment by William Swaney | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. This is fantastic news! The Beyond Today programs and the BT Daily are the best! These not only preach the gospel, but they are also preparing a people. It is so inspiring and encouraging the watch every program. Thanks to God and to each of you! Our prayers are with you.

    Comment by D. Kelley | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  6. Great to read that we are spreading the gospel throughout the world! I urge all of us to continue to pray in details, that we reach out on the Word Network and make an impact. On the Word Network Site, the list of countries that it reaches is tremendous! (although the Netherlands is not one of them).
    May God continue to bless this great work!

    Comment by Linda Effenberger | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. BT going overseas at last!! This is the answer, in a big spectacular way, to many many prayers. Give thanks to our Father, and to all the hard working servants all over the world. Very exciting !!

    Comment by Beth | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. May GOD be praised!! We have a work to support, and that we must do, and more importantly, want to do. To all that are involved in this great work, thanks for the efforts put forth. BBud

    Comment by BudEmmett Bailey (UCG Troy, IL.) | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  9. It seems to me as dissention has left the home office, our God is blessing His work greatly! May we all make the effort to be pleasing to Him in our personal lives.

    This is a huge step forward in our efforts to reach out to so many other peoples!!

    Thanks to you at the home office for your diligent efforts!!doyjo33A

    Comment by Doyle Heim | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  10. this is great news! may BT be on this network until God says enough!

    Comment by Karin Halvorson | December 5, 2011 | Reply

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