NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Wednesday April 8th, 2020.
You’re listening to The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. Good morning, I’m Nick Eicher.
With the pleasure of introducing Brian Basham—also known as…
LYRICS: [The new kid in town!]
BRIAN BASHAM, HOST: New, yeah. Kid, not so much!
EICHER: Relative term, Big Bash. Grandpas call everybody “kid.”
LYRICS: [There’s a new kid in towwwwwwn!]
BASHAM: I’ll take it!
EICHER: Everybody’s talkin’ about the new kid, and we’re talking about a new project here at WORLD.
LYRICS: [Everybody’s talkin’ bout the new kid in town]
We do have something really important and exciting to talk about. Our kids’ news team is working on this and I have the fun of working on it with you, Brian. World Watch!
BASHAM: Yeah! Usually I’m the only Basham, you all know the Fetching Mrs. Basham
EICHER: Thanks for lending her to us, and lending the name “Basham” to our movie reviewer. It really fits!
BASHAM: Obviously, there’s been a giant hole for biblically sound news aimed at jr. high and high schoolers. And for adults too, at least on TV. But really, we want that news to be exciting. We want it to fun, but we also want the kids to learn something everyday while at the same time learning how to discern what’s true about God’s big world and what’s true coming out of the news and what’s just spin.
EICHER: And TV’s where you come from. You gave up a great morning TV news gig in Charlotte, that’s how much you believe in this project!
BASHAM: It’s going to be a 10 minute TV tv newscast coming at the kids through the web. And so, that’s going to give you a reliable spot they can land without you worrying about what they’re seeing.
We’re working on it now, building the TV team, and it’s going to be awesome!
I love being with you on this radio team! Because I know a lot of our parents and kids are in this audience.