Saturday, May 14, 2011

KFBS Saipan closed down April 30

There have been questions in the past couple of weeks about the current status of religious broadcaster FEBC’s shortwave station KFBS on Saipan. Now we have the answer: Oleg Cherny, FEBC Russia’s chief engineer, has confirmed in a letter that KFBS ended transmissions on 30 April.
(Source: Aleksandr Diadischev, Ukraine via Alokesh Gupta on Twitter/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Andy Sennitt adds: This decision appears to have been taken at short notice. The FEBC Russian Ministries website now says “With stations in Moscow, St Petersburg, Khabarovsk and Ussuriysk, as well as satellite and internet service…” The first edition of Update for 2011 makes no mention of the closure. However, Saipan has been removed from the list of sites in the online schedule. The current HFCC schedule for FEBC stations is at
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)