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Thursday, May 23, 2013

USA and Madagascar

KVOH in Simi Valley, California, which has been off the air for some time
has recently been transferred to the Strategic Communications Group headed
by Rev. John Tayloe. Tayloe's father-in-law was George Otis, who originally
founded the station as part of the Voice of Hope network which included
stations in the Middle East. The new owners are refurbishing the station's
shortwave transmitter and they hope to have it back on the air within the
next 90 days or so with programs in English and Spanish. The antenna is
beamed from southern California toward Mexico and Cuba.

World Christian Broadcasting is struggling to get a new shortwave station on
the air from the island of Madagascar, off the southeast coast of Africa.
Madagascar World Voice has had its transmitter site ready with antennas
erected for a few years now, but is waiting on approval from the Madagascar
communications minister to import its transmitters and put the station on
the air. The Continental 100 kW transmitters are sitting in crates in
Houston waiting for shipment to Madagascar as soon as approval is granted.
Elections will be held on the African island in July of this year, after
which the government ministers will probably change, and this may give the
station a better opportunity to get on the air in the coming months.

Above items from the May edition of the NASB (National Association of SW

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