TWR (formerly Trans World Radio) will receive the National Religious Broadcasters International Strategic Partnership Award during the NRB 2012 Convention & Exposition international keynote session on February 21. The event runs from Feb. 18–21 in Nashville, Tenn.
NRB presents this award each year to an organization member that has created a productive partnership with indigenous ministries, accomplished strategic planning with indigenous co-workers, demonstrated respect and understanding to cultural diversities, as well as an important Christian outreach in the particular culture. With personnel fluent in more than 200 languages and dialects, TWR, which has been broadcasting for almost 60 years, says it reaches millions in some 160 countries, providing religious programming through shortwave, FM and the Internet.
Other awards on tap during the event include the NRB International Individual Achievement Award, which will go to Dr. Stoyko Petkov for his work with Studio 865, a media organization that produces radio programs in Bulgarian and Roma (Gypsy) languages. Studio 865 is also involved in the production of television programs, newspaper publishing and Internet ministry.
The NRB International Radio Ministry Award goes to Radio Mosoj Chaski. Claiming more than one million listeners, the station, based in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is being recognized for its effective broadcasting to Quechua Indians in Bolivia.
“Its programming, totally in the Quechua language and sent via shortwave, is a lifeline for news, inspiration and Bible study for those living in the Andes Mountains and the towns of Bolivia,” said Dr. Ron Harris, NRB senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships. “Operating for more than 12 years, Radio Mosoj Chaski’s ministry is strong and its impact is powerful,” he added.
Other honors include the NRB International Impact Award, which will be handed to Mission Network, and the NRB International Innovation Award, which will go to Jesus.net.