Gene Kelly Was 100 Last Year, but Ahead
of His Time
World-renowned showman Gene Kelly, probably best-known for his
performances in Singing in the Rain and An American in Paris,
would be 101 years old this year. Paul Ladd interviews Kelly’s widow
Patricia, who says his dancing style lives today because it was ahead of
its time. Paul’s interview is in four parts. KNLS listeners can hear
them on consecutive Thursdays starting June 11.
Rim is the reason KNLS broadcasts in English. It’s that part of the
Eastern Hemisphere that encompasses the English-prevalent countries of
the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.
Additionally—English is widely spoken in Indonesia. And English is the
official language of government and commerce in India.
KNLS is on
the air daily from 800 hours UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, also known
as Greenwich Mean Time) to 1800 hours UTC. Eastern Daylight Time is four
hours behind UTC; Central Time is five hours behind. So, if you’re in
Dallas, Nashville, or Chicago, you can listen between 5:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. If you’re in Atlanta, Miami, or New York, you can listen between
6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. Outside the U.S.—if you’re in Manila, Kuala
Lumpur, Shanghai, or Singapore, you can listen between 5:00 p.m. and
1:00 a.m. If you’re in New Delhi or Mumbai, there’s an additional
half-hour offset. Listening times are between 3:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
You can also
use this website or the KNLS listener website,
www.knls.org to listen to the English Hour if you’re not into
shortwave radio. You can also access KNLS through the Safari or Google
applications on your I-Phone or Droid.
English Hour is the Pacific Rim’s source for music to love, news to
know, and a message to live. The KNLS signal stretches throughout the
English-speaking world—including the planet’s most populous (1.2 billion
people) democracy—India—that has English as its official language.
While we work
to provide a geographical balance in the topics we feature, news about
the USA is of great interest to many listeners around the world. The
English Hour does tell stories about life in the United States and KNLS’
home state of Alaska. Two of the programs are titled The American
Highway and Postcard from Alaska. They often include a
discussion of “American” principles—principles rooted in Christianity
that are universally understood and applied. And our Eye on the World
stories often show the interdependence of the Eastern and Western
target audience is mostly non-Christians, our content is different from
a typical Christian format station in America. While we provide our
share of positive, uplifting content, some of our programming also
provides an honest look at the dark side of life on Earth. Indeed, some
program segments may raise questions that a thoughtful truth seeker will
ask. And other segments, such as the Bible or Christian lifestyle
lessons, serve to answer those questions.
Music to Love
Music is a
universal language. Probably 80 per cent of the world’s pop tunes are
sung in English, and are enjoyed by people everywhere, many who are
themselves not proficient in English. The KNLS English hour features
your favorite songs of the 80’s, 90’s, and today. International pop
charts show that your favorite music is also the favorite of people who
are culturally diverse—whether in Nairobi, Sydney, Singapore, or
The songs are
rock, pop, r&b, and hip-hop, with an occasional selection of country
music that crosses over to the pop charts. The KNLS English Hour
generally features music by artists from the U.S., the U.K., Ireland,
Australia, and New Zealand.
In June, KNLS
listeners will hear new music from A Great Big World, Bastille, Bruno
Mars, Capital Cities, Nikki Williams, Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift and
Ed Sheeran, and Walk Off the Earth.
Once an hour,
we take a break from pop music and present Profiles in Christian
Music with Gayle Crowe. These include acapella versions of newer
songs that have been on Christian hit radio charts.
It may bring
a smile or it may bring a tear. Award-winning videographer Larry Souder
continues his series of fascinating people and interesting places. He
brings them to radio for KNLS.
In June, KNLS
listeners can hear Larry’s “Fried Pies” classic.
News to Know
hour features reports about topics of current interest. Marcy Bryan
reports about entertainment, business, and religious news. Kelly Ann
Monahan has the latest developments in medicine, science, and computer
technology. Paul Ladd provides special reports about diverse topics,
religious and secular. Doug Poling provides commentary on the news from
a Christian perspective on Today’s News & the Good News. George
Penk and Eden McCulloch of New Zealand’s Life FM discuss relevant topics
of culture and entertainment. And George joins with Nerice Collins to
discuss topics related to social media. Bob Waliszewski of Focus on
the Family provides Plugged-in Movie Review. Bob rates the
latest movies according to family friendliness. This is in addition to
Marcy Bryan’s regular movie reviews in her Eye on Entertainment
reports, Paul Ladd’s features about faith-based movies, and movie
discussions by George and Eden in Culture & Entertainment. And
Fred Osterman reports about the latest news in the world of radio.
Reports for June 2013:
miniature robots soon be crawling into our insides to diagnose and treat
what ails us--assuming the robots themselves don’t ail us? Kelly Monahan
also reports about the latest—perhaps surprising--findings regarding
salt in the diet, and the not-so-surprising findings concerning job
stress and health.
What is a
nano particle? And how can it help purify water in locations that don’t
have modern water treatment? Marcy Bryan reports.
reports that relief agencies are taking advantage of supply networks
first set up by Coca Cola to distribute soft drinks to remote places on
are all about hashtags, selfies, and an occasional rant against the USA.
George Penk and Nerice Collins of New Zealand’s Life FM have the latest
on Social Media.
Nerice also report on the use of social media to help Oklahoma tornado
victims locate lost property.
Eden McCulloch report about the latest incarnation of the movie
A judge in
Michigan has a strict rule against having cell phones in his courtroom.
What did he
do when his cell phone went off during a trial? Doug Poling has the
answer on Today’s News & the Good News.
reports on the topping out of the new skyscraper that replaces the World
Waliszewki rates, for family friendliness, the movies After Earth,
Deep in the Heart, and Epic.
Brackett, Marcy Bryan, and Paul Ladd join forces to bring KNLS listeners
the stories behind some of the idiomatic sayings of the English
language. This is for the benefit of listeners who practice English as a
second language—as well as the rest of us who claim to know English.
A Message to
This is what
we’re about and why we’re on the air and on the internet. Our mission is
to present the lessons of the Bible, including and emphasizing the Good
News in an interesting, non-threatening way.
Andy Baker’s Prayer Lesson
Bible Archaeology—Proofs from the Earth
with Bill Humble
with Paul Ladd and Gary Holloway
with Ian Taylor
with Rubel Shelly
with Deb Sorensen
with Paul Ladd
with Don White
with Sean Dunn
Immersed in Life
with Greg Taylor
I Love Life
with Jerry Dahmen
with Joe Norris
with Bill Steensland
Profiles of the New Testament
with Bob Borquez
Profiles of the Old Testament
with Royce Kessler
with Paul Ladd
True Stories of the Bible
with Bill Steensland
with Larry Souder
with Larry Souder
with Bill McClure