I guess in a way I am looking to "reinvent the wheel" in that I'm not really looking to promote those that are already promoted. The purpose of the station is to call people back to the bible...
I understand what you want to do. I share some of those "wants" that you express. My comments here are to encourage you to take a good look at what you are trying to do, and to maybe shed some excess baggage in your concepts. If your main concept is to "call people BACK to the bible" then the existing, established broadcast that you are trying to avoid had developed that ability quite well. Embrace them!
What I hear you describing is a desire to "call people to the Bible who have never been there so we can't say they ever left". That will require a more creative mindset than you have expressed here. (You MAY HAVE the very needed mindset but it is not what you are sharing with us.)
I also hear you saying you want to reach people who are wrapped up in older styles of expressing their attachment to the Bible and you want them to share your newer views of how it should affect them. (That comes out when you say you are not interested in the programs that always attack.)
though I do find the rewritten NIV to be pretty discouraging as it takes great efforts to go further off track from what the Bible says.
Here you are indicating that possibly you are not as removed from the old styles of Christian teaching programs as you have convinced yourself you are. The NIV is only discouraging to those who are attached to the older forms of translation. If you truly want to carry broadcasts that bring people into adherence to the Christianity of today, and for the people of today, you will have to eventually get past your phobia for NIV. A phobia against NIV may actually be a phobia against the ancient and true message.
I do not want someone who is always attacking because that wasn't what Jesus did at all.
Successful Christian Teaching programs of the past share with today's political talk programming a fact of life: To have a financially successful broadcast, attack, attack, attack. It makes people emotional to the point they will pull out the check book or the credit card. It's a sad fact of life. Both for religion and for politics.
I am not looking to strain gnats here, but I am not wanting to build a religious station that is just a mouth piece for a political agenda.
I wish you well on that endeavor. Since the days of Ronald Reagan and Jerry Fallwell, the church world and the politics world have chosen to embrace each other. Going back to the very top of this message: If you focus on "bringing people BACK to the Bible" they will bring their politics along with them. If you (and the program producers you select) can instead bring "newbies" to the Bible, or bring people to a new understanding of the Bible message, they may arrive AND STAY WITH YOU without the political baggage.