UNDER CONSTRUCTION: One country in Africa has a list of 35 cities and towns where it is willing to grant licenses to AWR for FM stations.Some people estimate that AWR’s worldwide reach actually exceeds that of all other Adventist media put together. Would that be a fair assessment?
SUN-POWERED: AWR president Ben Schoun demonstrates a multi-powered solar radio to villagers in the region of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.Also, where people are able, we need financial support, because the more money we have, the more broadcasts we can put out. It’s a simple equation.
CASTING A WIDER NET: When Nepal declared itself a secular state, AWR seized the opportunity to do much more broadcasting. In addition to its shortwave broadcasts, AWR will be on 10 FM stations throughout the country by the end of the year.That’s right. And when people hear that, they say, “I’ve never heard this on the radio before!” It’s a wonderful way to attract listeners in other cultures, such as Muslims. In the Afar area I was talking about, there are Muslim leaders who have recommended our programs to their people because of the health information that is in them.
Mission: To carry the Adventist hope in Christ to the hardest-to-reach people groups of the world in their own languages
Types of media: Shortwave radio, local AM/FM radio, Internet podcasts, self-contained audio devices with preloaded content
Target audiences: Non-Christian listeners around the world—particularly in Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe
Current number of languages: Nearly 80
Goal: To broadcast in the more than 200 essential languages of the world
Unique programming: Original programs created by native speakers of local languages, which address all aspects of people’s lives, from spiritual and physical health to family life, Adventist beliefs, and more
To learn more or to become a supporter, please contact:
Adventist World Radio
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904, U.S.A.
In U.S.A. and Canada:
Web site: www.awr.org