Dr. William J. Roberts (1952-2004) began his radio ministry at KFWB, Hollywood, California in 1935. In 1945 he initiated
the Dr. Roberts and family broadcast, “Family Bible Hour,” broadcast by KGER, Long Beach, California. In 1960 Dr. Roberts
joined the “Bible Fellowship Hour” broadcast in the U. S. and Canada. His program “World Scope Ministries” began in 1965
and was broadcast via KWRM and KWRN in the Inland Empire of So. California. This collection represents over 52 years of broadcasts,
music and miscellaneous books. It includes reel to reel tapes of broadcasts form 1952 to 2004 including interviews, music,
messages and Bible teaching. A collection of 33 rpm records used on the broadcast, as well as cassettes, videotapes and books
are included in the collection. Broadcast reels include speakers and performers Ralph Carmichael, Elvis Presley, Kathryn
Kuhlman, Johnny Cash, David Wong of Asian Outreach, Bob Bowman of Far East Broadcasting, David du Plessis, George Otis, Paul
Kaufman and Bob Pierce of World Vision as well as the Ordination of Franklin Graham.
William J. Roberts was born in a covered wagon June 1, 1909 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He is the son of crop-sharing parents who
came as pioneers from the state of Kansas. At seventeen years of age he and his older brother felt the call of the Lord and
came to Southern California to study at the Southern California Bible School now known as Vanguard University.