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SCG Expands to Africa

Religious broadcaster purchases shortwave transmission facility in Zambia

Strategic Communications Group has purchased its newest shortwave transmission facility in Lusaka, Zambia.

Voice of Hope — Africa is the group’s latest acquisition and broadcast signals from this facility will soon be available to more than 1 billion potential listeners across the continent of Africa. The broadcaster purchased the transmission facility from Christian Vision in December.

The campus has 12 buildings and houses two 100 kW Continental shortwave transmitters and two high-gain TCI long-range antennas that beam signals over west, central and southern Africa. The group is also considering expanding the Voice of Hope’s footprint into India and China from this location, it said.

SCG said it is installing a Harris shortwave transmitter for its Americas location and is also in the planning stages for at global technical operations center to be located in the Los Angeles area.

SCG was established in November 1998 as a nonprofit, charity organization in the United States. SCG also owns and operates the Voice of Hope — Americas (KVOH) radio station in Los Angeles.