The Latest News
from the Indian Ocean Area
The transmitters are on the high seas, heading to the
Indiana Ocean area! The shortwave radio station there is ready to be
connected with the two 100,000-watt transmitters that have been shipped
from the USA. We have all the documentation and signatures that we need
to do business there. God’s timing is always perfect.
Potential Daily Listening Audience
Three billion shortwave radios exist in the
world. Studies show that at any given time throughout the day, one
billion shortwave radios are turned on with an average of three
people listening. This means that at any given time during the day, we
could have a potential listening audience of 3 billion people.
Over one billion people speak Mandarin
Chinese. Daily broadcasts and a very busy Chinese website
provides messages of hope and salvation to interested Chinese
listeners scattered all over the world (China, Africa, North and
South America and Southeast Asia).
More than 280 million people worldwide know
the Russian language. Regular contacts come to us from
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, India, Mexico, Finland and
other countries of the world. Many Russian people find us by viewing
our Russian website.
Arabic is the sixth most common language in
the world. It is the official language in 27 countries. The
10/40 window of northern Africa and the Middle East is home to 90%
of the world’s unchurched people. Our focus from The Indian Ocean
area will be this vast area.
Four hundred million Spanish-speaking
people live throughout most countries of the world. From
voiced programs and website contacts, 1,500 requests
come every year for Bible correspondence courses and other spiritual
guidance from our Spanish listeners.
We have many hours of programming ready for
Africa from the new station in the Indian Ocean area. English
for Africa will reach a great majority of African people
with programs like, “Ask the Doctor,” “Paths to a Happy Home,” and
interviews with people who “Make a Difference.”
English programming from Alaska has
been broadcast daily for almost 32 years. We
appreciate many listeners from Japan, Australia, India, New Zealand,
and the Philippines. More people in China are taking English classes
than there are people in America.
The World Is Listening
We have websites for most of our language services.
Over the last 12 months, over 5.4 million hits have occurred on
our five websites. Recently on the Chinese search engine, baidu.com,
(Chinese equivalent of Google), when we typed in Christian radio
station, our Alaska station, KNLS, was the first one mentioned.
Over 900 Muslims have been baptized into Christ in an
Arabic-speaking country by a brother who first heard the Gospel over
KNLS. To God be the glory for these and many other responses to the