The Politically Incorrect Jesus
JOE BATTAGLIA is Founder and President of Renaissance Communications, a company specializing in providing media platforms for organizations and gifted communicators of the faith and values message, whose clients include Dr. Steve Brown and the Key Life Radio Network, Affirm Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Provident Films, actress Shari Rigby, author/pastor Tullian Tchividjian, Pure Flix Entertainment, and Feed The Children.
Renaissance has been heavily involved in the promotion of successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace, such as The Passion, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Polar Express, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real, The Giver, When the Game Stands Tall, and Left Behind.
Joe is also Executive Producer and General Manager, Keep The Faith Radio, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in over 200 markets and 80 countries overseas.
Highly active in the Christian music industry, Joe served on the board of Gospel Music Association (GMA) for 19 years, was chairman of the National Christian Radio Association (NCRS) for 14 years, and currently sits on the boards of the Walter Hoving Home in Garrison, New York and the WAY-FM Radio Network.
Prior to forming Renaissance in 1992, Joe was VP of Communicom Corp. of America, the then parent company of WWDJ/New York, WZZD/Philadelphia, and KSLR/San Antonio. He was with Communicom for over 18 years, eight as General Manager of the flagship station WWDJ from 1982–1990.
From1979–1995, he also was a partner in Living Communications, parent company of WLIX, Long Island, NY and WLVX, Hartford, CT.
In 1991, Joe penned his first book, A New Suit for Lazarus (Thomas Nelson). He attended Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a BS in Journalism. Joe can still be found at times hanging around some street corners in North Jersey with old friends singing doo-wop songs, because that’s where Jesus might be if He were around today.