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Mennonite Media began life in 1956 as Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc., a quasi-independent radio production unit of the Mennonite Board of Missions.  Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Mennonite Broadcasts, Inc. was responsible for radio (and later television and book-rack) evangelism.  Choice Books was a ministry of this organization.

It is interesting to note that Mennonite Broadcasts Inc. itself formed from an independent group known as the Mennonite Crusaders, Inc., which started producing the Mennonite Hour radio show in 1951/1952.  By 1953, the Mennonite Crusaders had entered into an agreement with the Mennonite Board of Missions to operate a Mennonite broadcasting program.

In 1979, Mennonite Broadcasting, Inc. changed its name to Mennonite Media Ministries and developed a closer administrative relationship with the Mennonite Board of Missions.  This is reflected in the practice of cooperating with and reporting their on work through the minutes and annual reports of the Mennonite Board of Missions.

In 1997, Mennonite Media Ministries was renamed Mennonite Media.

In 2001, after the merger of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the (old) Mennonite Church, Mennonite Media Ministries fell under the authority of the newly formed  Mennonite Mission Network.

Mennonite Media was renamed Third Way Media in 2009.  Third Way Media lived briefly under the aegis of the Mennonite Mission Network, but in 2011 became part of MennoMedia.


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