Radio – How I broadcast at Hope Stream Radio

Broadcasting on Radio

This week’s prompt for #ScribblePicnic is “radio”.

Actually it is too funny that this is today’s prompt. Last week I spent time at a Christian Writers’ Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. It is called Inscribe Writers’ Fellowship. What an amazing time I had! Look for changes coming in the next months.

For “radio” I have an image of my sister and I listening to a radio program at lunch time before we headed back to school. The last word the broadcaster said was “Scoot”. And we did. I wanted to draw my radio but can’t find any pictures of it.

In our town we have two radio stations – Moose and Canoe. I have been interviewed on Canoe a couple of times. A great way to talk to people in the town.

But the best thing that ever happened to me about a radio was to be asked to be a podcaster for Hope Stream Radio.

Ron Hughes the station manager trained me. And I was probably his most frustrated worker. Between technology, and sound; headsets, and uploading – I worked hard to figure this out. Patience is what Ron has. Thanks.

Today I did my 101st program (not including special days or interviews). I hope you drop in to listen next week on Tuesday or go to my podcast page   and listen to any of my recordings.

People have asked, “What do you speak about?” My answer is anything and everything that is going on in my life. Sometimes it is a story I recall or something I have read in God’s Word. My podcast is called Growing Through God’s Word.

This past week I also met a wonderful watercolour artist, Shelley Hitz, who taught a workshop on lettering. Today I am going to try that while doing my “radio” picture.

So I looked at Hope Stream’s logo and then used a pencil, a Prismacolor Premier and a Pigma MB. I bought these at Curry’s on the way home from my conference. This is new to me. It is called faux calligraphy.

Here is the result. You can look at the real Logo below.



I am going to be trying more of this in the months to come. And I will be adding my watercolour as well.

Here is one I tried using the new lettering and my Bible journalling.



Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”




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  1. Amazing as always Janis. You are such a busy woman and share so much of yourself with others. I’ve never listened to a Podcast but you have tweaked my interest here.
    Love this page in your Bible journal.
    Happy weekend – Mary

  2. Radio certainly tied in perfectly for you this week! That’s great that you do the weekly broadcast–quite a commitment. I listened to a few, and will likely be back to listen to more! I appreciate that they are short! There is one person whose podcasts I would like to listen to, but they are each about thirty minutes, which I can’t justify spending that amount of time on.

    My “Bible journaling” is a bit different in that I copy Scripture passages in a journal, then draw simple sketches on the facing pages to go with them.

  3. Congratulations on you 101st program, Janice! Wow. It’s really impressive you learned all that technology later on and clearly have mastered it. Yes, I’ve heard your podcasts before and can’t imagine doing so many shows! I guess I haven’t heard enough of them as I thought they were all religious? Anyway, you have a great voice for radio! Keep it up. For the art–I actually like your rendition/lettering way better than the actual version, which frankly, coming from a professional trained graphic desinger’s perspective, is pretty poor, sorry to say. The kerning needs to be better. For example, the S is closer to the E in HOPE than it is to the T in its own word, STREAM. That’s a freebie…not that you asked for it …but just thought your should know. Having it done professionally would help the presentation. It makes a big difference in perception.

    Anyway, I think your art version seems more streaming in the flow of the letters and I always find interest seeing your Bible art. Thank you.

  4. A lot of effort goes into Podcasts while learning the ropes. Congratulations on your 101st podcast! Nice work on the lettering for the theme this week. 🙂

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