A month ago Dr. James Dobson announced that he would no longer be broadcasting the internationally syndicated Focus on the Family radio program as of the end of February, 2010. When a journalist with the Gazette argued that Gov. Sarah Palin might be the successor to Dr. Dobson in representing conservative Christians, Dr. Dobson responded that, “While I am leaving Focus on the Family in February, I have no intention of retiring.”
Sure enough, a few days ago the seasoned counselor, author and psychologist announced on his Facebook fan page that he plans to start a new nonprofit and radio show with his son called James Dobson on the Family. It is to be “a brand new 30 minute daily radio program to be carried on numerous stations, beginning in March, 2010.” The new show, Dobson writes:
“will deal with marriage, child-rearing, family finances, medical and psychological concerns, national issues, the sanctity of human life, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My son, Ryan Dobson, will co-host the program with me, which will be a exciting adventure.”
As of December 28, Dr. Dobson was seeking to raise $2,000,000 (the operating budget for the first year, including the costs of radio airtime) to start the new venture.
HT: Sarah Pulliam Bailey, who has more information.