WMIT To Hold Fundraiser For Radio In Russia
February 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM (PT)
BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING Contemporary Christian WMIT (106.9 THE LIGHT)/ASHEVILLE, NC will be hosting an on-air fundraiser on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th to reach RUSSIA with Christian programming. WMIT will be seeking to assist TRANS WORLD RADIO (TWR) in raising funds to upgrade a transmitter that will carry an AM signal from ESTONIA into neighboring RUSSIA, including the metro areas of MOSCOW and ST. PETERSBURG.
“This fundraiser represents an urgent need for the Gospel to be proclaimed in countries where it is being suppressed,” said WMIT Executive Dir. JIM KIRKLAND. “We have seen time and again how our listeners have responded in the face of such adversity, and we anticipate God will do powerful things again on TUESDAY. Each penny represents a potential soul reached with the good news of God’s love.”
RUSSIA is no longer permitting TWR to broadcast its program from stations inside the country. TWR is hoping to provide a signal through a Christian station owned by TARTU FAMILY RADIO/ESTONIA. In SEPTEMBER 2001, BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING donated to the same station a 50-kilowatt AM transmitter, which was subsequently upgraded to a 100-kilowatt AM transmitter. This transmitter now needs to be upgraded to a 200-kilowatt transmitter, to cut through the static and “electrical smog” in the major RUSSIAN cities.