Dear Homeschool Heartbeat Affiliate,

For over 25 years, Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has shared its deep wisdom and front-line experience with homeschooling families through its daily 2-minute radio program, Homeschool Heartbeat. On December 29, 2017, the Homeschool Heartbeat daily radio program will commemorate its last broadcast on the air.

It has been an incredible 25 years, and Westar is honored to have been HSLDA’s partner throughout. We thank HSLDA for their friendship and wholeheartedly support their organization as they continue to blaze new trails. THANK YOU RADIO for playing the most important role of broadcasting these important messages to your homeschooling listeners. I know many of you faithfully aired Homeschool Heartbeat since the beginning.


Starting in January, Westar is replacing Homeschool Heartbeat with a NEW daily 2-minute homeschooling feature from national Christian homeschooling organization and HSLDA friend, Classical Conversations! The program will be hosted by Classical Conversations founder and homeschooling advocate, Leigh Bortins. Here is a brief history…

Classical Conversations was born 20 years ago when founder Leigh Bortins gave up a lucrative career as an aerospace engineer to give her oldest son a quality homeschool education. Through her personal research, Leigh discovered there weren’t many educational materials out there for homeschooling parents and almost nothing based on the classical model of education. So Leigh developed her own curriculum, which became Classical Conversations. CC quickly grew by word-of-mouth and opened its first headquarters in 2006. HSLDA founder and CC friend Michael Farris was guest speaker at their 10th anniversary celebration. Today, more than 104,000 students from over 40,000 families participate in CC programs in almost 2,500 communities located in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. Get the full story HERE.

You can hear the daily 2-minute Classical Conversations on Homeschooling feature at...

We are finishing production on your January programs for Classical Conversations and you will receive a new download page and FTP login. But for the first two months (January and February) I will also distribute CC via the current Homeschool Heartbeat download page, so your homeschooling listeners won't miss a beat!

Please let me know questions. And please forgive me, as you will likely receive this notice a few more times in the coming month to ensure a smooth transition.

THANK YOU for supporting Christian homeschooling!

Chad Shoppa
Westar Media Group, Inc.
(719) 536-9000 x127