Christian Broadcasting’s freshly minted 100 KW transmitters were
loaded on a cargo ship in the Port of Houston on January 12, 2015.
A few days later the ship sailed, bound for the Indian Ocean.
Arrival date is expected to be somewhere around March 25. The ships
will cross many, many miles of open Atlantic Ocean before they sail
under the tip of Africa to head north to their destination. The two
transmitters were built at a cost of $1,000,000 each, so we are
praying for smooth sailing and a safe arrival!
the transmitters are unloaded at our station, much work is left to
be done. They must be installed in the transmitter building that
has been awaiting their arrival. They must be connected to the
diesel generators that will power them. Technicians from
Continental Electronics in Dallas must go to fine-tune their
installation. Once all that has been done, we can begin the testing
process—which in itself will take more than a month. Once
everything is in order, we can begin broadcasting in late 2015 or
The new transmitters
will send out life-giving messages through these antenna wires.
Radio signals will leave each of three antennas with 16 million
watts of power.
Initially we will broadcast in six languages: Arabic (covering the
entire Mid-East), Spanish (for South and Central America, plus the
Spanish-speaking countries of Africa), English with an African sound
(for the continent of Africa), Chinese (for western China), Russian
(for the populous regions of western Russia, including St.
Petersburg and Moscow), and International English (for India and
nearby countries where English is a second language).
Between the new station in the Indian Ocean and our other station in
Alaska, our programming will cover almost the entire world (except
for North America which is, of course, already blitzed with
Christian messages on every media). How awesome to think that the
whole world will be within the sound of Biblical, spiritual
messages! Many of the countries in our listening range are
off-limits to “boots-on-the-ground” missionaries. In some of those
countries, people are afraid to correspond by mail about any
religious topic. But once both our stations are fully operational,
the whole world can tune their radios in the privacy of their homes,
and they will pick up wonderful news—Good News—they have never heard
before. To God be the glory!