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THE MISSION

Take a few minutes to watch our 2014 video. You’ll learn the latest on our programming, our mission, and our plans for the future.

THAT DISTANT SOUND

COMES FROM RADIO

Shortwave broadcasting was pioneered by Marconi in the early 1920’s, and was immediately put into use by warring nations in World War I—mostly for propaganda purposes.  By the 1930’s many stations were operating including Radio Moscow, the Voice of America, Vatican Radio, HCJB in Ecuador, Radio Ceylon, and others.  Through the years more and more governments and religious groups have vied for frequency space.  In recent years the Chinese government, especially, is dedicated to increasing its shortwave propaganda presence throughout the world. 

Shortwave signals bounce off the ionosphere, so can travel over the curvature of the earth.  AM and FM do not have that capability, so for long-distance transmission (in the words of Nirmal Ghosh, Indonesia Bureau Chief of the Singapore Press) “shortwave is king.”

Afghani Men Listening to Shortwave Radio

Ghosh continued, “From the high mountains of Nepal to the rice fields of Sumatra and Sri Lanka, the distant sound of a voice or music that you hear in the silence of late evening still comes from a radio.  Hundreds of millions of people across half the planet still rely on little radio sets, which far exceed television sets and vastly outnumber Internet connections, to keep informed.  The receiver doesn’t need a cable point or satellite dish or even electricity; a small battery-powered radio will do. . . . Local FM radio stations and Internet service providers can be shut down by the authorities, but it is difficult to shut down shortwave radio.” 

All praise goes to God for the 31 years World Christian Broadcasting’s KNLS shortwave station has been operating out of Anchor Point, Alaska.  Millions of people throughout Russia, China, and the Pacific Rim (as well as many others throughout the world) have benefitted from our programming.  Only God knows how many have heard the words, turned to the Word, and have given their lives to Jesus.  And only God knows how many will hear and respond once our Madagascar station is up and running!  We live in a badly damaged world that desperately needs Good News!

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HERE WE GO!

The government of Madagascar has agreed that we can begin broadcasting!  Word has been sent to ship the transmitters from Dallas to the dock in Houston.  Our plan is to get the transmitters on a boat headed for Mahajanga as early as possible. If everything falls together as planned, we should begin broadcasting sometime in 2015. 

This is a great day for the people of Africa, the Middle East, India, South and Central America, and western Russia and China!  They will soon be hearing the Gospel of Christ in languages they can understand.   

As you pray, thank God for this great event and please ask Him for His blessings as we move forward under His guidance.  Our staff in Madagascar, under the leadership of Vice President / Engineering Kevin Chambers, has done a great job.  Our Programming staff in Franklin, Tennessee, is working hard to assure that we will have programming ready to fill up the broadcast days from Madagascar. 

Of course, with added blessings always come added responsibilities.  To ship the transmitters to Madagascar, to fill the tanks with diesel fuel, and to provide other start-up costs, the cost will be approximately $250,000.  Would you be able to help?   A gift large or small would help.  Click here to make a contribution. 

Praise God for His great blessings toward us all!

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Andy Baker, Vice President - Development      World Christian Broadcasting
605 Bradley Court, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, TEL: 615-371-8707      info@worldchristian.org

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