Far East Broadcasting Company

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Far East Broadcasting Company
Febc logov2.gif
Founded:1945
First broadcast:June 4, 1948
Daily broadcasts:650+ hours
Languages:149
Webcasts:

FEBC Hmong Radio
FEBC Indonesia
FEBC Japan
FEBC Korea
Mien Radio
FEBC Philippines
FEBC Russia
Feba Singapore
FEBC Taiwan
FEBC Thailand
Nguon Song Radio Vietnam

 
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Far East Broadcasting Company
Febc logov2.gif
Founded:1945
First broadcast:June 4, 1948
Daily broadcasts:650+ hours
Languages:149
Webcasts:

FEBC Hmong Radio
FEBC Indonesia
FEBC Japan
FEBC Korea
Mien Radio
FEBC Philippines
FEBC Russia
Feba Singapore
FEBC Taiwan
FEBC Thailand
Nguon Song Radio Vietnam

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 pastorss).
Although many listeners live in very remote locations, FEBC receives more than 850,000 listener responses in the form of visits to the station, letters, text messages, phone calls and emails.

Contents

FEBC's Mission

FEBC's Mission[1] is to develop radio programming and deliver it to listeners in such a way that they move toward Jesus Christ and into His Kingdom, that they know Him as Saviour, Lord, and King, follow His teaching, and live in obedience to Him as His servants, and as members of a local body of believers.

History

FEBC 's history [2] dates back to the close of World War II, when countless soldiers were returning from the conflict in the Pacific, newly aware of the great 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 currently operates a total of 41 AM and 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 (15°16′12″N 145°47′52″E / 15.2701°N 145.7979°E / 15.2701; 145.7979 (KFBS)).

Statement of Faith

[1] FEBC is an extradenominational radio ministry enterprise for the sole purpose of taking the Good News to the world by radio. In so doing, it seeks to cooperate with and support existing missionary efforts and the ministry of the greater body of Christ worldwide.

FEBC believes that Gospel radio ministry should present a consistent message for the edification of others. Cooperation in such an enterprise as this may be achieved and maintained only by loyalty to a common and positive agreement in the broadcast message. In Christ we have fellowship with Evangelical denominations and missionary groups, and base our cooperation upon the following great truths of the Bible.

FEBC Stations in the Philippines

BrandingCall-SignFrequencyPower (kw)Location
702 DZASDZAS702 kHz50 kWMetro Manila
98.7 DZFE The Master's TouchDZFE98.7 MHz20 kWMetro Manila
1143 DZMR SantiagoDZMR1143 kHz10 kWSantiago, Isabela
1125 DWAS LegazpiDWAS1125 kHz5 kWLegazpi
1233 DYVS BacolodDYVS1233 kHz10 kWBacolod
98.7 DYFR CebuDYFR98.7 MHz10 kWCebu
1116 DXAS ZamboangaDXAS1116 kHz5 kWZamboanga
1197 DXFE DavaoDXFE1197 kHz5 kWDavao
1062 DXKI KoronadalDXKI1062 kHz5 kWKoronadal

FEBC TV stations in the Philippines

BrandingCallsignCh.#Power (kW)Location
FEBC-TV 36DZFE-TVTV-3650 kWMetro Manila

FEBC Partners & Links

DZAS - FEBC Stations in the Philippines
DYFR - FM Station in Cebu City, Philippines
Feba Radio - FEBC's sister company in the United Kingdom

FEBC Australia
FEBC China
FEBC Hmong Radio
FEBC Hong Kong
FEBC Indonesia
FEBC International
FEBC Japan
FEBC Korea
FEBC Liangyou
Mien Radio
Wind FM Mongolia
FEBC Philippines
Feba Singapore
FEBC Taiwan
FEBC Thailand
Nguon Song Radio Vietnam Feba Radio

References

  1. ^ a b http://febc.org/about/core_values.html
  2. ^ http://febc.org/about/history.html

Sources

Eyes Beyond the Horizon by Eleanor Bowman with Susan Titus ISBN 0-8407-7235-1
Far East Broadcasting Company
FEBC International