Dr. Sala recorded the first “Guidelines—A five-minute commentary on living” September 3, 1962. That first program was produced on an old reel-to-reel tape recorder in a missionary guest house in Los Angeles where he and Darlene were living while he also took classes at California Baptist Seminary. Dr. Sala took that first program to KFSG radio in Los Angeles which became the first station to air the program. It was the first 5-minute ministry program, and stands as the longest continuously running program in the history of radio. Now in its 50th year with some 13,000 programs, it would take you over six-months listening 24-hours a day to hear them all!
Guidelines—A five-minute commentary on living is now heard on hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. With the advent of the internet, the program is being rebroadcast and streamed to people and places that Dr. Sala never imagined as he sat down to record that first program in 1962. Imagine the millions, or tens of millions of people whose lives have been impacted, five minutes at a time, by this program.
From the very first program the purpose of Guidelines—A five minute commentary on living has been to reach people on the street, wherever they may be, who have a desire to know God deep in their hearts, but don’t know how to connect with Him.