November 18, 2011—TWR President Lauren Libby hosted a live dedication of TWR's two new 250,000-watt transmitters on the pacific island of Guam. Joining Lauren for the broadcast were: Neil Stavem, program director of Northwestern College Faith Network; Scott Hollinger, TWR's program coordinator for Member Care Media; Lauren Libby; Colin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio; Alan Cureton, president of Northwestern College; Mike Tirone, vice president and general manager of KCBI, Criswell Communications in Dallas, Texas. Paul Virts, senior vice president of media for Northwestern College, and Tom McCabe, president of KMA Direct Communications were also present for the dedication, among many others.
These upgraded transmitters will more than double TWR's current broadcast power across Asia. Additionally, they can broadcast in both analog and digital modes. Digital shortwave will enable us to reach both rural areas and large cities with a strong “near FM” quality signal. Digital broadcasts also reduce the fading and interference common with many analog transmissions. And with Asia’s transition to the digital broadcast platform scheduled to take place in the next few years, TWR is now well positioned to meet the needs of listeners well into the 21st century.
This historic event was available to over 40 percent of the Christian listening audience in the States. "This could not have been done without the generous help and support of our partners, our donors and, most importantly, the Lord," said Lauren Libby.
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