Gaither Programming to debut on Hallmark

With all the channels the Gaither TV specials have been on, one they have never been on is the Hallmark Channel.

Until tonight, that is.

Tonight, at 8 PM EST/PST (not sure if that’s a typo, since it is two separate times), and 7 PM CST, the Gaither show will be aired on Hallmark for the first time. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]

This jumps out to me as big news because at one point (earlier this year) I was on the phones in a call center taking calls for a certain Christian charity on a regular basis. There was a regular, predictable amount of call volume most of the time, but one night, when they aired a program on Hallmark for the first time since I’d been taking those calls, we were swamped by at least ten times the normal amount of call volume.

Gaither will be airing one of his recent hymns tapings as the hour-long special, and the Gaither operators should at least be prepared for quite the response.

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  1. I think this is a great thing. Besides PBS stations and country music stations, I do not know of another secular channel that carries Gaither programs or other Gospel music programming. It’s a step in the right direction, in my opinion. I think it’s a great fit with the Hallmark Channel, especially coming into the holiday season.

  2. This is great especially since we don’t get any of the gospel stations on our cable.

  3. What was the promotional 800 number that Gaither advertised at the end of the program on Hallmark today 11/20/09. It was 1-800-771 ????? I didn’t get the rest of the number. Did anyone else get it? I would love to order the show and promotion DVD and CDs. Thanks,

    • Here’s the number 800-771-5162

  4. This is a link to what I think you are looking for. If you go to, there is always a link to a promotional package recently seen on TV. Here is the direct link. Hope this helps!

    [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]