RIGHT TO THE HEART Radio
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Story behind Right to the Heart
Iím the least likely person you would expect to find hosting a nationally syndicated radio show. Iím the neighbor lady next door. You know, the one running a taxi service for her kids. Iím average, really. I grew up in the seventies with bell bottoms and mood rings. Iíve been married over 28 years with two teenagers and answer to the name "Mom!"
But Iíll admit that thereís more to me than all that. For instance, Iíve given myself the title of "The Most Stubborn Woman in America." Itís a title Iím certainly not ashamed of as I earned it in the ICU wards of a couple of hospitals. It was in those waiting rooms doctors advised me to pull the plug on my infant daughter. "Sheís a vegetable," they told me after the car crash that injured her when she was only 18-months-old. "Thereís no hope for recovery."
I refused to accept their diagnosis. "You donít know what my love and prayers can do for this child," I told them. And I was right. Today, Laura is a teenager. Though she is severely disabled, paralyzed, and on life support, she is NOT a vegetable. She is a happy girl who likes to shop at the mall and go to movies with her friends. The quality of her life is 100% happiness. Though silent, she glows with love and joy. See why Iím proud to be stubborn?
But you may be asking, how did I go from mom, to author, to nationally syndicated radio host? Hereís the story; I was house bound after the car accident that injured Laura. Not only did I have a paralyzed daughter, I had a new baby son to attend. My only outlet was writing at my computer. It was at my computer, I wrote my first book for teens, Ryanís Trials, soon followed by Karaís Quest.
One book led to another, Teatime Stories for Women, Silver and Gold, Intimate Encounters With God and my new-seriesThe Pot Luck Club. Then, with a lot of support from my family, I was able to make my way to the speaking circuit where I speak to womenís groups across America. One day, in 1992, as I was praying about my writing and speaking, I came across a Scripture which seemed to speak right to my heart. It read, "Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world." Psalms 19:4. The verse struck a chord and I felt I was being Ďcalledí to radio. The idea seemed impossible, but I knew if God was behind it, it would happen.
Then, in 1999, Roy Hanchke, a Denver talk show host, helped me get the ball rolling with a few meetings with producers. Then one of my colleagues from the Colorado chapter of the National Speakerís Association, Dick Bruso, offered to become the executive producer of the radio show. We decided Right to the Heart should be a one minute format which would consist of stories. The idea behind the stories was to encourage, and inspire our listeners. We trademarked our name, became a non-profit, and got to work. In conjunction with the Denver recording studio, Prodigal Productions, we began to record the shows in late 1999. Today, they are being broadcast across the country on over 150 radio stations daily.
If you are interested in getting the show on your local radio station, please call your local station and tell them about us. And, or, tell us about them at through our online contact form.
We are on an adventure of a life time, a total faith walk. If you would like to know about all the Right to the Heart Projects, please see our Foundation Information page.
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Some recent interviews with Linda...at www.LindaAndLaura.com
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