Billy Graham Channel to Become Permanent on SiriusXM Channel 460

By   •   August 6, 2018

On Aug. 20, 2018, The Billy Graham Channel will begin a permanent run on SiriusXM's channel 460.

Nine months after The Billy Graham Channel made its debut as a pop-up station on SiriusXM, the much-loved channel has found a permanent home on satellite radio.

“We’re excited that SiriusXM Radio will have a permanent Billy Graham Channel,” Franklin Graham said. “Many people have told us how much it has meant to them to hear my father’s timeless messages of truth. I hope everyone will check it out!”

The station will go on the air on Aug. 20. SiriusXM subscribers can find it on channel 460 on satellite and streaming online.

The Billy Graham Channel will become SiriusXM’s fifth spoken-word channel under the “Religion” heading and the first to feature continuous delivery of evangelistic content.

Billy Graham in Egypt
Billy Graham’s radio broadcasts in the 1950s helped launch his ministry, which continues today. In this photo from 1960, Mr. Graham and Cliff Barrows are recording The Hour of Decision radio program at the Egyptian pyramids.

The Billy Graham Channel debuted as a temporary station on a different channel last November in honor of Mr. Graham’s 99th birthday. It has returned several times since then, including the weeks following the evangelist’s death on Feb. 21.

>>Read more: 5 Short Stories of How God Has Used The Billy Graham Channel

Each time the station popped up, emails, calls and comments poured in to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and SiriusXM.

“Here’s another vote to continue The Billy Graham Channel on Sirius radio,” Ted A. wrote. “The short period it was on was directly responsible for bringing me to Christ on April 3, 2018.”

“I loved Billy Graham,” Elizabeth Baxter wrote. “I enjoyed listening to him again on SiriusXM. Could you bring that channel back?”

One listener even offered to help fund the efforts to make the channel permanent.

“I have heard many people talking about Rev. Graham on SiriusXM, and I was encouraged to tune in and listen,” Skip Dietrick wrote. “I heard the message, and I want more! Can I help fund this?”

The outpouring of support for the channel, which primarily airs classic Billy Graham messages, was heard loud and clear. The BGEA is thankful for each listener who took the time to contact the ministry and SiriusXM.

Now millions of people will have the chance to hear a clear presentation of the Gospel and to find out just how much God loves them. As Mr. Graham said so often while giving all the glory to Jesus Christ: “Praise the Lord.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I hear The Billy Graham Channel? If you’re already a SiriusXM subscriber, go to channel 460 either on your factory-installed SiriusXM-ready car radio, SiriusXM home or car receiver, or your smartphone or laptop—all based on the type of subscription you have. Please note that some older models of receivers may not be able to access channel 460 (see question 3 below). If you are not yet a subscriber, visit www.siriusxm.com. Simply subscribe to the package option that best suits you.

When does The Billy Graham Channel launch? On Monday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m. Eastern/2 a.m. Central/1 a.m. Mountain/12 a.m. Pacific.

I subscribe to SiriusXM for listening in my car but my receiver won’t access channel 460. What’s up? Most SiriusXM-manufactured and factory-installed radios will receive channel 460. Unfortunately, receivers (home and car) purchased or factory-installed prior to 2012 are not able to receive The Billy Graham Channel. A few car models manufactured after 2012 also have radios unable to access channel 460. The style of receivers the manufactures installed varied, even within the same model. All new receivers for sale these days do access the channel. They can be purchased through the SiriusXM website and at retailers such as Best Buy.

Anyone with a SiriusXM streaming subscription can access The Billy Graham Channel on 460 via the SiriusXM website on laptops and computers, or via the SiriusXM app on smartphones. Streaming-only subscriptions are the lowest-cost subscriptions. Visit www.siriusxm.com for details.

What are the hours of operation for The Billy Graham Channel? The channel can be heard anytime anyone wants to listen—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I go back and hear the messages heard on The Billy Graham Channel? There are two ways: One, all messages heard on The Billy Graham Channel can be heard whenever you like by visiting thebillygrahamchannel.com and selecting the button labeled “Hear messages from the Billy Graham Audio Archives.” From there, the website will lead you on how to select a particular message. Second, recent SiriusXM receivers allow you to return the present message being heard to its beginning or to be paused.

>>Listen to the latest BGEA podcast or find a classic Billy Graham sermon.

>>Find out how much God loves you.

An estimated 1.1 million people heard Billy Graham preach the Gospel in Seoul, Korea, in 1973. During his lifetime, Mr. Graham shared God’s love with hundreds of millions. The addition of a permanent Billy Graham Channel on SiriusXM will give millions more the chance to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Bruce Burdett says:

    I’m so, so appreciative of the decision by BGEA to establish a permanent channel on SiriusXM. Bless you all for this decision.

  2. Audrey says:

    Thank you and God bless!