Adventist World Radio (AWR)

An institution of the General Conference devoted to international broadcasting of the gospel, particularly for countries where local broadcasting by the church is not possible. Adventist World Radio began broadcasting on Oct. 1, 1971, under the direction of the Radio and Television Department of the General Conference, using a 250-kilowatt transmitter leased from Radio Trans-Europa in Lisbon, Portugal. The initial broadcasts were supplemented by leasing time on Radio Mediterranean (Malta) in 1975 and Radio Andorra in 1980; both efforts were short-lived. AWR continued to lease time on Radio Trans-Europa until 1992, when broadcasts from Russia replaced its use. AWR -Europe releases broadcasts for Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. O...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.