Friday, August 24, 2012

Adventist World Radio New Studio in Ukraine

A new, expanded studio has been launched in Kiev, Ukraine, where it is serving as the center for radio production, music recording, and other recording and editing needs of the Ukrainian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

“Our intention is to open a couple of studio across the country, so people can prepare and broadcast programs on their local FM stations,” says radio director Anatoly Begas. “As well, our youth will be able to record music and other audio content, which will serve to spread the gospel to many more people using the radio and Internet.”

AWR has broadcast Ukrainian radio programs on two national government-owned radio networks for more than 10 years. The programs have attracted a sizable audience, with 1,700 new Bible correspondence students enrolling each year. Since the new studio began operating, the staff is recording different types of audio content, such as Ellen G. White books, Bible courses, and radio programs, which are streamed online 24/7.

With more than 60,000 church members, the Ukrainian Union Conference has the largest Adventist membership in the Euro-Asia Division. Radio broadcasts and the Bible Correspondence School play an important role in spreading the message of hope to one of the biggest nations in Europe.

In addition to equipping the new studio, AWR is helping to cover the airtime costs for broadcasts on Radio Ukraine. Ukrainian programs can be heard as podcasts through or iTunes.

(Source : AWR)

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