Why 5 minute messages?


We have done a study on listening patterns and public interest and found that, in this modern busy lifestyle, very few people have the patience to listen to long sermons that is aired in a radio station. Most people visit an online radio to listen to music or as an entertainment.  When we aired long sermons, we found that the rate of disconnection during that time was too high.. However, just like radio and television, most listeners does not mind short breaks or advertisements or informacials while waiting for the next song to be played. We learnt that instead of advertisements as breaks, if we air the Word of God every now and then during the breaks in the music, that would change the lives of people because, God does not need a very long time to act. A single statement or a short message may turned to be exactly what one of the listeners wants and may be a consolation to the tiring situation he/she might be going through or an answer to a question he/she might be asking for too long.

Who can send content?


Anyone who has a god given message or a talent can send their content to us.  You need not be a Pastor or Evangelist (Pastors and Evangelists are more that welcome, though) to preach the word of God or to share the joy of Salvation. All you need is to record it in MP3 using a computer or a Smart Phone or a Tablet or find someone who can help you on this..

How should I structure my recording/message?


Any way you want!  Listen to the Holy Spirit for the layout of your content. All we ask is that it should be exhorting and biblical.

We can recommend some guidelines for making the process easy, though

  • If you are recording a message, try writing that in a paper so you won’t forget to add all the points – 1 to 2 pages will easily fit in the time limit of 5 minutes)
  • Start with an introduction (You can choose NOT to say your name in the recording, IF you want to stay anonymous), present the content with focus on the key subject and end with a summary as a conclusion.
  • OPTIONALLY, You can decide to add your name and contact details (such as website or email address) at the end of the recording.
  • If you are an advanced technical person, you can add background music (with very low volume) or an intro and/or outro to the recording, but make sure to finish everything in 5 minutes.
  • IF you want to listen to a sample you can check out these recordings:: Sample Messages

What type of content can I send?


Anything inspirational and less than 5 minutes are welcome!

It can be a short message, an experience you had in your relation with Jesus, your testimony, a gospel message, an exhortation, a short story, a thought provoking fiction (like a Bhaavana) or even reading/recital of a biblical passage!

What is the quality requirement for the contents?


Your content should have minimal or no background noise or hiss (Be sure to record in a secluded place with no background noise

– Turn your fan or A/C  or any other appliances which makes a hissing noise Off before starting to record.

– The recording should not exceed 5 minutes. (A few of extra seconds are tolerated though)

– The content should not contradict our statements of belief here or should not criticize anyone by name.

– It should not be an informacial or for promoting yourself or your business/ministry – (However you are free to add your name and contact details as long as you can do it within 10 -15 seconds.)

– IF you want to listen to a sample you can check out these recordings:: Sample Messages

Can you suggest an Apple/Android/Windows app to record my content?


There are numerous FREE apps in Apple Store for iPads/iPhones, Play Store for Android phones and in Windows store for Win 8 devices. Simply search in your app store for an app which supports recording in MP3, sharing via email or syncing to your computer and  allows playing the recorded file to review the quality.. Given below are a few apps that we could find using a quick search.. There might be many more.. In no way we are endorsing any of the below apps.. They are given as examples only:
Apple: SceneRecord –Voice Changer, My Memos Free, Voice Recorder Free
Android: Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder (Free), Voice Recorder (by lovekara), HD Voice Recorder(by Keerby)
Windows: Easy Sound Recorder (by WindowsFacile.fr), Microphone Pro (by MDR Applications), My Voice Recorder (by tsjDEV)

For computers (Mac/PC/Linux), Audacity is a free tool that helps in recording and editing voice. It can also be used to convert other formats to MP3.  You can download it from here. You could use your in built voice recorder in Windows too (You may have to convert it to MP3 using Audacity, though).

 

Any suggestions on editing the audio?


Audacity is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can download it fromhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ – A concise version of help on reworking voice records using this software can be downloaded here: http://livingvoiceministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Tutorial-for-Audacity.pdf – If you need more extensive help and documentation, please visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/documentation

I’m not familiar with Computer or Smart Phone. Any help?


IF you can find someone who would be able to give you a one-to-one basic training on recording your voice in your computer, smart phone or tablet, that would be the best option? Or if you can use someone else’s device (of course with their permission and help) that’s fine too. If both are not possible, send us an email or contact us via the contact page in this site, with your phone number and location and the best time to call you.. Someone from our office will call you to guide you!