Bethel AME Church Partners with Ann Arbor Community Radio

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  • Ann Arbor, MI (1888PressRelease) June 13, 2014 - Ann Arbor Community Radio (A2CR) has announced its first program partnership with Bethel AME Church in Ann Arbor. The historic church has maintained an influential presence within the African American community in Ann Arbor for generations. Ann Arbor Community Radio will now stream an hour long weekly show titled Bethel Sunday Praise comprised of worship services from the Bethel AME audio archive. The program will be available to listeners via the station website. "We're a dynamic and growing church. It's always exciting to find new ways to connect with the community. We believe this partnership will help us be even more effective" said Pastor Joseph N. Cousin of Bethel AME Church.

    The new radio show is ultimately expected to be broadcast on the low power FM station currently in development. "There are very few institutions that have had a more direct impact in the local community than Bethel AME. It's a great privilege to share the church's programs with our listeners" explained David Pittman, General Manager for Ann Arbor Community Radio. Bethel Sunday Praise can be heard Sundays at 10AM on

    Bethel AME is one of Ann Arbor's oldest and most iconic local churches. Bethel AME Church was founded on April 6, 1896 and has served the community continuously for more than 100 years. Current Pastor Rev. Joseph N Cousin Sr. was appointed to the church and congregation in November 2004. For more information: Bethel AME Church 900 John A. Woods Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Ph.734.663.3800 or visit

    Ann Arbor Community Radio is a project of the Make This World Foundation, a Michigan based Not for Profit Corporation formed in 2009. The foundation is organized to provide multimedia distribution services for cause related media campaigns. They are particularly focused on promoting greater diversity on the airwaves by providing access to audiences traditionally under-represented in media including African American & multicultural families, women and seniors. For more information call 734-219-3649 email info ( @ ) a2communityradio dot org or visit online at

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