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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.
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.”
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
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!
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
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
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