Christian Media Ministry stops shortwave transmissions to Latin America
SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Vision will officially stop its short wave service to Latin America on August 17th, 2012, due to declining listenership. Christian Vision purchased the property and transmissions equipment Located in Calera de Tango, Chile, in August of 1996. In February of 1998, it received its license to transmit from Chilean regulator Subtel and on November 1st of the same year, Voz Cristiana was officially launched and began transmitting four radio services to Latin America.
The programming of Voz Cristiana, now known as CVCLAVOZ, has continued to grow through Spanish-language Christian radio affiliates throughout Latin America and Spain. With over 413 affiliates in 23 countries, CVCLAVOZ (www.cvclavoz.com) has made its resources more accessible to the ever-changing 18 to 35 year demographic that has exponentially grown in its use of the internet, mobile phones, and social media platforms such as Facebook.
Christian Vision's Director of Broadcasting, Andrew Flynn, was the engineer in charge of the Chile site from 1996-99. "It has been a great joy to have been involved from the outset in Voz Cristiana's Chile operations. For 14 years, the Good News of Jesus was heard by countless millions in Latin America who listened to the life-changing programs via shortwave. The technical team led by Antonio Reyes has performed with excellence and with passion, keeping in mind the spiritual impact of their endeavors. For many years, Christian Vision used shortwave as the primary channel in its 'Touch a Billion' strategy. However in recent years, shortwave audiences have declined in favor of other radio platforms, and new social media powered by the Internet. While there is emotional sadness in closing the Chile site, at the same we are excited by the opportunities presented online and have devised strategies to embrace the new channels, such as yesHEis.com.
"Besides its Spanish transmissions from Chile, Christian Vision previously ran shortwave transmissions to audiences in Asia in Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia and English, from a high power site in Darwin, Australia. Russian, Arabic and English programs were also broadcast in shortwave from Christian Vision's site in Juelich, Germany. Both of these sites closed in 2010. During this process, Christian Vision has duly complied and will continue complying in order to fulfill all legal and regulatory requirements for the closing of its transmission plant.
Christian Vision continues to run shortwave transmissions to India and parts of Africa where audiences in this waveband continue to be significant."
CVCLAVOZ is funded by Christian Vision (www.christianvision.com), a charity based in England, which has as its global objectives to Touch a Billion and Impact Nations with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Affiliation is usually free of charge to all radio stations.
CVCLAVOZ.com also recently announced a partnership with Nuhbe (www.nuhbe.com) the leader in Spanish Christian Music distribution powered by CanZion.
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