Far East Broadcasting Company
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|Type||International radio network|
|Country||Mainly in the Philippines, with service to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East|
First air date
|June 4, 1948|
Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) is an international radio network that airs Christian programs in 149 languages. Broadcasts are aired from shortwave, mediumwave (AM), and FM transmitters located throughout the world.
The organization also works to meet the physical needs of its listeners by providing scholarships, holding marriage seminars, and distributing items such as seedlings (helping a family grow their own food) and bicycles (transportation for students or pastors).
Although many listeners live in very remote locations, FEBC receives more than 850,000 listener responses annually in the form of visits to the station, letters, text messages, phone calls and emails.
FEBC's has a formal mission:
- "We communicate the Good News among the nations by media to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ"
FEBC's history dates back to the close of World War II, when soldiers were returning from the conflict in the Pacific, newly aware of the spiritual needs of Asia. John Broger and Bob Bowman were among those who felt called by God to set up a radio ministry in Asia even before the war. They envisioned a ministry that would bring the Gospel to millions of people in Asia. One country especially was in their hearts: China.
Incorporated in 1945, FEBC's very first broadcast was aired from a station in Shanghai. But this was short-lived. By early 1948 all mission work in China was winding down and an alternative site was sought. John Broger searched Asia for a likely place to relocate FEBC's radio ministry and decided on the Philippines. Ideally located in the South China Sea, the Philippines had much to offer. The Philippines at that time was newly independent from the USA and was more than willing for FEBC to establish its operations there. The first broadcast went on air in Manila on June 4, 1948 over local station KZAS (now known as DZAS).
International broadcasts to China started the following year and have since expanded to cover most of Southeast Asia, as well as Russia. FEBC's sister company, Feba Radio, broadcast programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
FEBC radio stations
FEBC currently operates a total of 6 AM and 6 FM stations worldwide and also broadcast international programs in 149 languages via short wave radio from two major transmitter sites, several locations in the Philippines, and one in Saipan, the Northern Mariana Islands( ).
|702 DZAS – FEBC RadyoTV Manila||DZAS||702 kHz||50 kW||Metro Manila|
|DZFE 98.7 Manila||DZFE||98.7 MHz||20 kW|
|DZMR 1143 Isabela||DZMR||1143 kHz||10 kW||Santiago|
|Care 104.3 The Way FM Legazpi||DWAY||104.3 MHz||5 kW||Legazpi|
|106.3 DZRK Radyo Kapitbisig||DZRK||106.3 MHz||5 kW||Quezon|
|DYVS 1233 Bacolod||DYVS||1233 kHz||10 kW||Bacolod|
|UP 987 DYFR Cebu||DYFR||98.7 MHz||10 kW||Cebu|
|DYFE 97.5 Tacloban||DYFE||97.5 MHz||5 kW||Tacloban|
|DXAS 1116 Zamboanga||DXAS||1116 kHz||10 kW||Zamboanga|
|The New J 103.3 Cagayan de Oro||DXJL||103.3 MHz||5 kW||Cagayan de Oro|
|DXFE 1197 Davao||DXFE||1197 kHz||10 kW||Davao|
|DXKI 1062 Koronadal||DXKI||1062 kHz||5 kW||Koronadal|
|Now XD||N/A||Listen Live||N/A||Worldwide|
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