Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AWR Board Approves Plans for Expansion of Guam Shortwave Station

by Shelley Nolan Freesland AWR Communication Director The Board of Directors of Adventist World Radio has approved, in concept, the expansion of AWR’s shortwave broadcasting facility on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. This project will result in much better coverage of China, a critical mission area for the Seventh‐day Adventist Church. The Guam station, which was established in 1987, currently broadcasts programs in 30+ languages for nearly 300 hours each week to a large portion of Asia. Just over half of these hours consist of Mandarin programming for listeners in China. The station’s shortwave footprint also includes India; together with China, these two countries contain close to half of the world’s population. As well, listeners in countries such as Vietnam, North Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia and more can all hear AWR programs in their own languages. Additional story at AWR: http://awr.org/en/news/show/35 (AWR)