Day1 History

The Day1 radio program was launched as The Protestant Hour in 1945 by an association of denominations and schools. The Protestant Radio Center was officially chartered in 1949 by representatives of Agnes Scott College, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Columbia Theological Seminary, 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). 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.

The Protestant Hour developed its first website in 1996, which has continued to grow and evolve.

In March 2001, the Rev. Peter Wallace became executive producer and the program's offices and studio were relocated to the campus of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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. EMC has served the Episcopal Church and its parishes across the country in a variety of ways since 1945.

In August 2013, the organization moved once again to a new office suite and recording studio on the campus of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

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