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TABULATED HISTORY OF ADVENTIST SW BROADCASTING

By Dr. Adrian Peterson

The following article was originally published in the May 2, 1994 (Volume 2 #4) edition of the Radio News Bulletin, published by the Special Projects section of Adventist World Radio.) It appears here with permission of the author.

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Several listeners have written to the Special Projects office in recent time enquiring regarding various aspects of history regarding Adventist World Radio. These letters have been answered with the appropriate information, and, for the benefit of all, the tabulated history of various aspects of Adventist SW broadcasting is given below.

Early Adventist Broadcasts

Year - Date - Call - kHz - kW - City - Country - Observations
1921 Summer CHCE ???? .01 Victoria Canada 1st SDA broadcast
1924 Summer WCBA 1180 .015 Allentown PA USA 2 weeks
1924 6WF 240 5 Perth Australia Camp meeting
1925 Sep 6 2AX 1330 .05 Bombay India 1st in India
1926 Jan 3UZ 940 .065 Melbourne Australia Camp meeting
1929 KMPC ???? ??? Bakersfieild USA Voice of Prophecy
1937 Oct Akashvani .03 Mysore India College program

Early Adventist Radio Stations

Date - Began - Closed - Call - Location - State - kHz - kW - Observations
1923 - Apr 29,1930 KFGZ Berrien Springs MI 1120 .01 1st SDA station
1926 - 1929 WSDA New York NY 1140 .25 Became WSGH

Early Adventist SW Broadcasts

Year - Date - Call - Location - Country - Observations
1928 March WEMC Berrien Springs MI USA (Request for SW license)
1942 AFRTS Washington USA American VOP on SW 18 months
1942 VLC Shepparton Australia Australian VOP, SW 18 months
1950 Mar ETLF Addis Ababa Ethiopia American VOP on SW 3 months
1950 Apr 30 CR8A Goa Goa American VOP on SW 8 months
1950 Oct 1 SLBC Colombo Ceylon American VOP SW, became AWR

Tabulated History of Adventist World Radio
UnitCountryLocation CallkWBeganClosed
AWR-Europe Portugal Sines DW 250 1-10-71 30- 6-92
DW 250 1-01-79 1984
CyclopsMalta DW 250 1-7-75 31-10-80
DW 250 1-2-76 28-2-76
Andorra Andorra AWR 3 8- 9-79 31-7-80
10 1-8-80 1981
Forli Italy AWR 3 2- 2-85-
Slovakia Rimavska Sobota RS09 250 1-1-94 -
RSIO 250 1-1-94 -
Velke Kostolany VK1 100 1994-
AWR-LA Guatemala Canelitos TGMUA 3 30- 3-80 -
TGMU2 5 1994 -
Alajuela Costa Rica TISDA1 1 22-10-86 1989
TISDA2 5 7-89 15-4-94
TIAWR1 50 27-8-89 1992
Cahuita Costa Rica TIAWRI 40 1991 **
TIAWR2 50 1991**
TIAWR3 20 1991 **
TIAWR4 20 1991**
TIAWR5 20 1991 **
AWR-(S)Asia Sri Lanka Ekala SLBC1 100 1-6-75 1986
SLBC2 100 1-6-75 1986
VOA1 100 1-6-75 1986
SLBC3 35 1-6-75 1986
SLBC4 35 1-6-75 1986
VOA2 35 1-6-75 1986
SLBC5 10 1-6-75 1986
SLBC6 10 1-6-75 1986
SLBC7 10 1-6-75 1986
AWR-Asia Guam Agat KSDAI 100 6-3-87 -
KSDA2 100 1-11-87 -
KSDA3 100 1994 -
AWR-Russia Siberia Novosibirsk AWR 100 31- 3-92 -
AWR 100 31- 3-92 -
Russia Moscow AWR 250 3- 5-92 -
Samara AWR 250 3- 5-92 -
Ekaterinburg AWR 100 3-5-92 Mar 1994
Ekaterinburg AWR 100 3-5-92Mar 1994
AWR-Africa Gabon Moyabi No 1 50031-10-83 30- 4-94

** The Costa Rica transmitters were closed in late 1999.

Other Adventist SW stations

Year - Date - Call - Band - kW - Location - Country - Observations
1967 -- RHZ 120 .06 Jakarta Indonesia Amatir
1969 Nov Nafiri 120 .1 Makassar Indonesia Amatir
1974 -- PMY-DKZ 120 Menado Indonesia Amatir
1987 Aug 22 HIAJ 1 49 S Domingo Dominican Republic Amanacer
1993 May 18 1 75 Celendin Peru 3870 kHz

Adventist Broadcasts over other SW Stations

Date - Call - City - Country - Units - kW - Observations
1953 BBS Rangoon Burma 2 @ 5 Approx 1 year
1958 RN Kathmandu Nepal 1 @ 5 YRD
1967 MIBS Male Maldive Is 1 @ 25 Beamed to India
1969 RA Kabul Afghanistan 2 @ 100 & 10 YRD
1976 SCR Sandlane Swaziland 3 @ 100 50 10 Spring
1976 SLBS Freetown Sierra Leone 2 @ 50 & 10 Spring
1977 DW Kigali Rwanda 1 @ 250 Tests only in Apr ?
1979 RTL Junglinster Luxembourg 1 @ 250 Began Jan 7 off 1980
1979 RB Dakka Bangladesh 2 @ 10 & 7.5 Bengali
1980 FR3 Papeete Tahiti 4 @ 20 & 4 French & English
1980 NBC Pt Moresby PNG 15 @ 2 & 10 Local pastors on SW
1982 ZK4 Avarua Cook Is 1 @ .5 Began in autumn
1982 WRNO New Orleans USA 1 @ 100 Began in Autumn
19B2 FR3 Noumea N Caledonia 3 @ 20 & 4 French & English
1983 NYAB Thimpu Bhutan 1 @ .3 YRD 2 languages
1984 RMI Milan Italy 1 @ 5 Winter
1984 KCBI Dallas Texas 1 @ 50 RMI DX program
1984 HIUA S Domingo Dom Rep 1 @ 50 R Earth till 28-4-85
1986 WHRI Indianapolis USA 1 @ 100 RMI nearly 2 years
1988 ORTS Dakar Senegal 1 @ 100 French Voice of Hope

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