The Day1 radio program was launched as The Protestant Hour in 1945 by an association of denominations. The Protestant Radio Center was chartered in 1949 by representatives of Agnes Scott College, Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University, the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church U.S., the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., the Protestant Episcopal Church, the United Lutheran Church, and the National Council of Churches' Southeastern office.
A few years later, production of the radio program was unified when the PRC built its own headquarters near the Emory University campus on Clifton Road in Atlanta, Georgia. Much has changed in the decades since. But this media outreach has continued to help millions of listeners hear, understand, and live the Word of God.
Ground was broken in 1953 for the studio and office facilities, and the Martha and Arthur J. Moore chapel studio was dedicated. The name of the organization was changed in 1954 to The Protestant Radio and Television Center, Inc. (PRTVC) and Dr. John M. Alexander was appointed president. In 1955, the PRTVC building was dedicated according to the rites of five Protestant denominations. In 2000, Emory University purchased the property for campus expansion and The Protestant Hour found a new home.
Just before the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, All Saints' Episcopal Church on West Peachtree Street in Midtown built a children's center. The handsome red stone building, named in honor of the Reverend Harry Pritchett, former rector of All Saints', and his wife, Allison, stands at the corner of Ponce de Leon Ave. and Spring St. between two of Atlanta's landmarks, the Fox Theater and the Varsity restaurant. The facility includes a state-of-the-art audio recording studio and editing facilities.
In July 2004, The Protestant Hour, Inc. merged with the Episcopal Media Center to create a new ecumenical media organization, the Alliance for Christian Media.
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