Story number 3 for 5 Jan 2001

By January 5, 2001

Listeners in former communist countries are looking to local radio for information. Words of Hope’s Lee DeYoung says many people used to listen to international short-wave radio for news and information. However because of new freedoms, DeYoung says that’s changing. “As freedom has come to those lands there seems to be more interest in listening to local radio. So, if opportunities can arise to enable a Christian program to be heard on local radio we feel it will reach a broader audience and one perhaps that, for one reason or another, may not be listening to an international broadcast.” Words of Hope is now on the air on a local F-M radio station in Tirana, Albania, partnering with Radio Illeryria. “They are providing airtime and local access to half the population of that country. But, also an opportunity then for us to be able to offer some insights from our experience in different parts of the world. It will help that station to achieve its mission and reach more listeners.”

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