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20 THE COUNTDOWN MAGAZINE FUNDING

$570 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 29 months
Sherry Rivers  FORESTBURG, TX




Our Story

What began in a north Texas studio nearly 30 years ago, as just a vision in one man's heart has become and remains one of the most recognized and respected syndicated shows in Contemporary Christian Music.   20 The Countdown Magazine, hosted by legendary radio personality and national voice talent Jon Rivers continues to push the bar higher for excellence in Christian Radio - and to touch millions of loyal fans with the Gospel.

The beginnings were humble.  It was a one-man operation. Jon wrote, produced, voiced, interviewed artists, edited & spliced, duplicated (yes on cassette tape in the early days), packed, shipped and kept 20 The Countdown  moving forward.   From the first show - Jon and 20 The Countdown Magazine's 'major market sound'  have had lasting uyimpact and influence on Christian Radio as well as Christian Artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, DCTalk and Rich Mullins just to name a few. They and hundreds more have graced the 20 The Countdown Magazine microphone.  Jon and "20" were even instrumental in helping introduce some of them to the world!   

Like then, today - our list of favorite Christian Artist continues to read like a Who's Who. Including Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, tobyMac, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Third Day, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli, News boys, Matthew West, For King and Country, Lauren Daigle and many more.

While hairstyles and music tastes may have changed over the years - one thing remains - 20 The Countdown Magazine is as fresh as today's Christian Music! The impact remains huge, the mission is much wider, and the passion for excellence continues.

Today, 20 The Countdown Magazine has an ever-growing world-wide reach to millions every week  - and an Affiliate list that includes over one thousand radio, digital,  shortwave and satellite outlets in just about every country, continent and island - including the Armed Forces Network and broadcast missions to previously unreachable third world nations.    The show is supported by a team of dedicated writers, producers, distributers, as well as the friendly voices of Jon & "His Lovely Bride" Sherry Rivers. The show is anchored by top rate production, the signatory (you can't get it out of your head) "20" theme music and relevant Artist interviews.   Listeners love the show and are are a vital to our success. 

Please be a part of our story.  YOU can keep us on the air for another thirty years.  In recent years - 20 The Countdown Magazine has seen steady growth in audience reach, especially on digital and social platforms (we've just added the 20TCM iPhone and Android App. But in the end YOU will make the difference. YOU can keep the message of Grace, Love and iiii going worldwide.

God Bless You and thank you!

Jon Rivers
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Update 2
Posted by Jon Rivers
27 months ago
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We are so grateful on this Christmas Eve. While finances are not yet working out as we had hoped tonight we celebrate and fall to our knees by the manger where our Saviour took his first breath knowing that his last would pay all bills far larger than just financial ones but Praise Jesus the biggest of all, the daunting debt from souls soiled by life and washed as white as A Christmas Snow!! All is well. All is well!!!!!
Bless you and thank you for your prayers first and then if God moves you to keep this message of grace and our wonderful hope of glory through words and song going out to almost ten million listeners a week and through our very very active web site and our iPhone and Android apps do as he moves you. That is all we could ever ask.

Again Thank You and may God bless you and your's mightily!

Your Brothet In Christ,

Jon Rivers
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Posted by Jon Rivers
29 months ago
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Well we roll on even after apparently losing our premier sponsor of many years. We still love and respect them but the absolute shock of not receiving answers to our emails and voice mails baffle us. The too have many things to think about and take care of. In any case we know that God started our countdown thirty years ago and he even gave us the name so we do not believe that he will desert us now. We have too many loyal friends who listen every week from just about every corner of this planet and we know that they will stand in the gap and help us to keep this ministry going. If God prompts you to help we know that you will. He is the only one who can do it because we as a small family team of three with one of us being only eleven have no experience in the science of raising money to pay the bills.

His Will Be Done!

We Love You

Jon, Sherry and Lexi Rvers
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$570 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 29 months
Created October 22, 2014
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Barend Bezuidenhout
28 months ago

The show has been such a blessing to me over the past few years. Thanks for all your personal sacrifices and time. Hang in there! :-)

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28 months ago
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David and Bekki Jones
28 months ago
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Kathy & Larry Eberhart
29 months ago
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