Britt Dillard, founder and host of The Sound of Light, was a senior in high school in 1977 when he and several friends approached local radio station WORD about airing a show early Sunday mornings featuring contemporary Christian music.
"The whole idea is that God is interested in every part of our life and for most of us music is more of a constant throughout our day that just about anything else," said Dillard
."If you talk to students and teenagers, if they had to give up a meal or give up their music, they'd give up a meal anytime."
The show expanded and grew to a four-hour Sunday night program and eventually moved to WSPA radio in Spartanburg.When WLFJ-FM
went on the air in 1983, The Sound of Light
moved again."Our passion was to be in the secular marketplace with the Gospel, and so we were pretty convinced that was where it needed to be," said Dillard
agreed to stay on as host, but syndication and nationwide exposure was the responsibility of Eason and Crossover Ministries.