Listen to Ian Kingsley's show: 'Inspire'
on the radio... LIVE & via the internet
without religion is lame; religion without science is blind."
As a Christian, I love to be connected with my local Christian Community radio station: Hope FM. My show is called Inspire because that's what it aims to do - punctuated by great music, fascinating facts, jokes and words of wisdom.
The show sometimes also brings new perspectives to challenging faith issues and Bible topics. Unusually, the strength of my faith came through a logical and science-based investigation and, in my case, it is all the stronger for it. When you achieve belief you can just fall back on faith. If you - or someone you know - has doubts about God, some of the topics I cover might help to convince them. Please let them know about the show!
The show is a two-hour mix of inspiring music, talk, words of wisdom, and contemporary insight. Tune-in to find out more. If you live in and around Bournemouth and Poole, in the UK, it's on 90.1 FM. And if you're not, you can tune-in online right now, for free, using the tunein ap.
Special Features of the Show
Your Favourite Praise and Worship Songs
I guarantee to play plenty of currently popular praise and worship songs throughout the show. Feel free to join in and sing!
But how well do you know them? Check that out with the Lyrics Challenge!
The Lyrics Challenge
An occasional feature on the show is the Lyrics Challenge. I read out three extracts from the verses of a mystery worship or praise song. Can you tell me the title - or, at least, its first line - from these clues? When I play the song later in the show, I will dedicate it to the person sending in the first - or most correct - answer I receive.
To respond to this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form above after selecting 'Challenge Response'.
Shout-outs and Comments
Please use the Contact Form above if you would like a shout-out or dedication during the current show - or a future show.
You can also follow me on Twitter or tweet using the hashtag #ikontheradio to qualify for upcoming song dedications on the show. On Twitter I am @authorkingsley. Or just follow me on Twitter. I give random dedications to my Twitter and Facebook followers.
From time to time I will be offering you some on-the-spot challenges. Will it be composing a limerick? Solving a brainteaster? Answering a trivia question? Deciding which is the correct definition of a word? Or something else? Just a little challenge to get the grey-matter working!
Funny & Fantastic Facts (FAFs)
The show will be peppered with 'Funny and Fantastic Facts' - or 'FAFs' for short! I'll be "faffing around" to offer many new insights on life!
Words of Wisdom
I also offer many 'Words of Wisdom' to help inspire and rejuvenate you!
The 'INSPIRING STORY'
The inspiring story is usually connected with faith. It might be metaphorical or it might be real. Or it might be about someone really inspiring!
If you have a REAL inspiring story to tell, and would like to share it with listeners, I will try to include it in a FUTURE show.
Just use the Contact Form above. I will read out the most inspiring.
The 'SPECIAL FEATURE'
This can contain anything I consider particularly interesting or inspiring from a Christian perspective.
From the right-hand column, you will see I have written a couple of books about how science may be able to throw new light on some of the mysteries of the Holy Bible (one non-fiction and one fiction). This is based on many years of research. Some weeks I will share some of these observations on the show. I hope they may help some people to strengthen their faith - or, perhaps, to help you convince others who are not quite sure about theirs. You can hear some of them any time via SoundCloud, as detailed in the right-hand column.
The way I see it, given the most contemporary part of the Bible - the New Testament - was written some 2,000 years ago, and much of the Old Testament thousands of years ago, we can surely benefit from hindsight - and perhaps take a new perspective on certain things in order to gain a better understanding. Too many people who believe in both God and science find themselves having to ignore apparent contradictions; to advance in our understanding of God, and creation, we should strive for synergy between them, not assume they are mutually exclusive. What we really need is a clearer perspective and an open mind.
If anything I say helps to strengthen or awaken your faith, please give me feedback about it. Knowing what helps others helps me to improve the way I present. That way we can both be blessed. Thank you so much!
Listen on your household FM radio - in Bournemouth or Poole, UK
Tune-in to 90.1 FM.
Because this is a community radio station, it is not permitted to have the high power output of larger regional stations such as the BBC. Consequently, your radio aerial may need some adjustment for good reception. Point your vertically polarised FM aerial towards the location of Bournemouth University (where our transmitter is located). Make fine aerial adjustments for the strongest signal on 90.1 FM. You should find all the other stations are still strongly received afterwards.
Listen on FM radio in your car - in Bournemouth or Poole, UK
If you have a digital radio in your car you can probably set it manually to pick up Hope FM on 90.1 FM.
If you only get your stations after auto-scanning on your digital radio, here's what I suggest if Hope FM is not being found. It can be tricky, because digital frequency scans can reject lower power signals (by assuming they are out of the area). So, when you are next in central Bournemouth or Poole, make use of the stronger signal and scan for Hope FM on 90.1 FM. Once you receive the station, press-and-hold the number '1' button on your digital radio (or another preferred preset button) until it beeps to confirm it has locked to the station. Thereafter you should be able to press that button to receive Hope FM anywhere in the area: right out to Wimborne, Highcliffe, etc.
Listen via the internet - anywhere in the world!
If you want to get 'Hope FM' via the internet, or on your smart phone, just find it using the tunein app. So that covers the rest of the world!
Hope FM is a great Christian radio station. And if you are wondering about show times, click here for details. See the section below to convert UK times to your local time.
NOTE. Because 'inspire' is a new show it is not yet listed on the station schedule. Listen on the date and time indicated at the top of this page.
Hope FM is in the UK and on LONDON WORLD TIME.
Hi! Welcome to my radio page.
Here is information about my show and how to contact me. You can always catch my attention via Twitter using the hashtag: #ikontheradio.
If you only know me on the radio, then please explore this website and see below. I am also an author, and my novels are set in an around Bournemouth, Christchurch, Mudeford and Bath. Just click on a cover image for more details.
MY CHRISTIAN BOOKS:
As the title of this non-fiction work suggests, the purpose of this book is to show that religion (in particular Christianity) and science are really different views of the same thing. They are complementary, not mutually exclusive. And many of the topics I cover in the Special Feature on my radio show are amplified in this book.
This work is presently only available as an eBook, but if enough of you contacted me to ask for it in paperback, that could be arranged! Please click the cover for more information about the book, including reviews.
"'Reality Check' is an interesting and accessible book... that sets up the basic argument well, an intriguing one at that: proof of God in brain and mind being two different things, mind existing beyond the time-space continuum. At this stage my interest was piqued. I havenít come across an argument like this before so it appears original... I was entertained and informed along the way and feel richer for the debate. Anyone interested in these themes would do well to have a read of 'Reality Check'." (Ross Clark - Authonomy)
This is a Christian novel. On the surface it is a mystery thriller, but it also has an underlying aim similar to 'Reality Check': its protagonist is challenged to make the case for belief in God and Heaven.
This novel is primarily set in Bath but also has settings in L.A., Rome and Tenerife. Click the cover for more information, a video and reviews.
'Addresses a universal question in a much better way than Dan Brown in Angels & Demons where the God versus science debate is just another subplot in another ciphering book; in Flying a Kite it's the main plot thread, convincingly dealt with, and riveting.'
—Richard Pierce (author)
MY LOCALLY-SET NOVELS
The above mystery thriller is set in and around Christchurch and Bournemouth. This website even includes location information and pictures - so you can follow in the footsteps of its protagonist, Jennifer Lloyd. Click the cover for more information about the novel, complete with reviews.
'Exceptionally entertaining, The Grave Concerns Of Jennifer Lloyd proves Kingsley’s prowess as a multi-genre author and is recommended without reservation.'
—Stephan J Myers (Book Viral)
This psychological thriller is also set in the local area of Christchurch, Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Sandbank. I also provide location information and pictures here. It is about an ordinary family with a beach hut on the sandbank... and how their lives are torn apart when a family member dies. Click the cover for more information about the novel and reviews.
'A gripping psychological read with characters that reach out and grab you. A real page-turner.'
—SOPHIE KING (bestselling author