As of January 1st, 2022, the 91-year Radio Golden Hour ministry at St. Matthews, Kitchener has regretfully come to a close. This difficult decision was made in large part due to Kitchener FaithFM 93.7 (our most recent radio partner) no longer being able to offer same-day broadcasts, and thus our contract with them was not renewed. We regret this decision, esp. as it impacts upon those local listeners who are not online.
It’s been a good run, from our beginnings on February 23rd, 1930 up until the final broadcast on Dec. 25th, 2021. In our final year, we were, to our knowledge, the third-longest continuous radio broadcast in the world (after the Grand Ole Opry and the Mormon Tabernacle). A big thank-you to various congregations throughout the Synod who have promoted and sponsored our Radio ministry over the decades. We’re so glad you have been part of the extension of our worship and ministry here in the heart of downtown Kitchener.
While our radio broadcast has ended, our 9.30 Golden Hour audio livestream via our website continues.
More information on the history of the Golden Hour can be found here: https://stmattskw.com/worship/golden-hour-90th-anniversary/