Madagascar World Voice Is New Shortwave Station
World Christian Broadcasting launched its second shortwave station, Madagascar World Voice, on Easter Sunday in late
The nonprofit organization is based near
Nashville, Tenn. Station KNLS launched in 1983. (Shown: About 100 people gathered at headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., for the event. According to the ministry’s website, a three-way Skype transmission enabled colleagues
at the Programming Center in Tennessee and at KNLS in Anchor Point, Alaska, to
see what was happening at the new station.)
Charles H. Caudill announced the launch. “More than 10 years of planning and
work have gone into making Madagascar World Voice a reality,” he said in a
statement. “With both our stations, we can now reach most of the world with the
WCB said the new Madagascar World Voice airs 13 hours daily in Arabic, African
English, International English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The signals
will reach Africa and the Middle East, and most of Europe and South America.
“Each language service produces a daily, one-hour
magazine-style program with Gospel teaching segments, news features and music,
each of which is broadcast both on radio and the Internet,” it stated.
According to the website, “Within just a few hours we began
receiving emails from people all over the world who had picked up the signals
from Madagascar,” the organization posted. “We heard from shortwave enthusiasts
in Sri Lanka, India, Russia, Finland, Ukraine, Germany, United Arab Emirates,
Bulgaria, Italy, Colombia, Sweden, and points in the United States from
Massachusetts to California. … One man wrote the touching note that he received
his first QSL card from KNLS 30 years ago. ‘You sent me a mini red Bible,
which I still have today. I wish you all the best with the new station.
73 and yours in Christ.’”
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