TWR Bonaire Inaugurates 450 kW Transmitter
Launched the largest AM transmitter in the Western hemisphere, says broadcaster
Christian broadcaster TWR Bonaire celebrated the launch of its new Nautel
NX400 450 kW transmitter on Jan. 30.
station, founded in 1964, broadcasts on 800 AM to listeners in Venezuela,
Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and the
as well as on
89.5 FM for people living on the island of Bonaire.
inaugurate the 450kW, 800kHz, three-pattern radio broadcast transmission system,
which the station said would result in clearer, wider-reaching broadcasts to more
countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, TWR’s president Lauren Libby was present
on Bonaire leading an international gathering of ministry staff, supporters and
project of nearly five years has come to an end,” said Bernard Oosterhoff, TWR
Bonaire station director, of the “Power Up” campaign, which raised more than US$3.8
million and rebuilt the broadcast facility.
part of the modernization, Nautel supplied the NX400 transmitter and Kintronic Labs
provided the upgraded four-tower antenna system.
TWR says the stronger signal could
double the size of its audience, potentially reaching some 100 million people in
Latin America and the Caribbean.
celebration was streamed live on TWR's Facebook page.
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