Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Radio Kahuzi temporarily inactive

CONGO D.R. Radio Kahuzi (Bukavu, Congo DR) will temporarily be off the air as Rich and Kathy McDonald (station managers/operators) travel as guests of HCJB World Radio to the National Religious Broadcaster's convention in Orlando, Florida. HCJB has been Radio Kahuzi's partner for equipment since 1991. HCJB has chosen to honor the McDonalds for their years of faithful missionary radio service, and will present them with a special award February 19 at their HCJB Global Dinner. From Florida the Shortwave will be making the journey with them to HCJB's Engineering Center in Elkhart, IN for repairs. Later, they will make a visit to HCJB's headquarters in Colorado Springs then on to visit their home office and the Smiths (Barbara and Harold) in San Marcos, CA before heading home March 5.
Presumably the transmitter will be up and operating later in March. I will try and visit the MacDonald's and Smiths during the San Marcos visit as that is only 25 min from my house. Perhaps I can do a special article on Radio Kahuzi right from the "horse's mouth", so to speak.
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Feb 13)
(Source: WWDXC Top News (BC-DX #795 via Wolfgang Büschel)