The information below is regarding setting up a Low Powered Radio Station with Christian programming.
If you would like to set up a Low Powered Radio Station with Christian programming, please contact Allan T. McGuirl at
Galcom International (Canada)
115 Nebo Rd
Hamilton, Ontario L8W 2E1
Toll Free (in North America): 1-877-2GALCOM (242-5266)
It is often better to call and talk to Allan McGuirl personally rather than to contact him by e-mail.
Allan T. McGuirl is interested in working mainly in countries besides the USA as a missionary outreach.
He is very experienced and helpful in setting up a Christian Low Powered Radio Station. Allan T. McGuirl also is involved in supplying solar powered fix tuned radios for missionary outreach. His web site has a lot of infomation on setting up a Christian Low Powered Radio Station.
For pricing information on transmitters, contact Galcom toll free at 1-877-842-5266.
RADIO STUDIO (in a suitcase)
Various set-ups that you can use. Contact Galcom toll free at 1-877-252-5266.
HCJB is also involved in setting up radio stations around the world in different countries. If you are interested in contacting HCJB, their addresses are below.
HCJB World Radio Engineering Center
2830 S 17th Street
Elkhart, IN 46517 U.S.A.
tel +1 219 293 4480
fax +1 219 293 9910
"Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things."
-- Jeremiah 33:3
In 1931 Radio Station HCJB first broadcast in two languages from a sheepshed in Quito, Ecuador, on a 200-watt transmitter. Today more than 1 million watts of power at HCJB World Radio's transmitter site in Ecuador send a much stronger and clearer signal! Still there are many people who can't listen to gospel radio in their own languages. In cooperation with other evangelical broadcasters and Christian organizations worldwide, HCJB World Radio is expanding its radio ministry by:
This is where the HCJB World Radio Engineering Center enters the picture. In 1986, under the direction of Dave Pasechnik, several HCJB World Radio missionaries began setting up offices, a machine shop,and assembly area at the Crown International plant in Elkhart, Indiana. More people were added to the team, designing and building the prototype 100,000-watt shortwave transmitter. The HCJB World Radio Engineering Center was officially established in the spring of 1987.
Missionaries from Trans World Radio, SIM, and Far East Broadcasting Company joined the HCJB World Radio staff in 1989. Many volunteers (retired and students) donate valuable experience and time. The first of many high-tech transmitters was shipped to Ecuador in February 1990 and on the air in June of that year. As reported from France: "The signal from the new transmitter is like local FM!"
With the opening of doors to a number of countries targeted by the World by 2000 efforts, the need for local Christian radio stations has become great. To meet this demand, the HCJB World Radio Engineering Center is assembling portable recording studios and is designing and distributing suitcase-size FM transmitters. (With a high-gain antenna, these transmitters will reach a radius of 35 miles or more. A booster amplifier can multiply the power output.) Missionaries can use one of these small transmitters for local broadcasting in cities or in isolated areas. More than 100 of the portable FM transmitters have been ordered by Christian organizations for worldwide locations. Many of the studios and FM transmitters are already in service in the U.S.A., Europe, Africa, and many Latin American countries.
What is it?
Radio Planting is the establishment of complete Christian radio stations using low cost, high-performance equipment. It is used in over 74 countries around the world to provide local radio and program development tools to partner ministries that share the vision of reaching people who need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When did it start?
Radio Planting began in 1991 with the in-house development of a 10-watt FM transmitter to meet the need for portable, high-quality FM broadcast stations.
Why is it needed?
With the opening of doors to a number of countries targeted by the World by Radio efforts, the need for local gospel broadcasts--especially among urban dwellers--has become increasingly important.
What equipment is used in Radio Planting?
Generally, the Engineering Center assists in coordinating the following equipment for radio planting ministries worldwide:
Technical training & support
If needed, the Engineering Center can provide technical training to personnel
of partner ministries. Both the facilities and experienced engineering staff
are available to train and equip personnel on-site, or at the Engineering
Should a radio station experience technical problems, engineering staff are available to provide technical support via phone, fax, e-mail, or (if the situation warrants) even in person to resolve the problem(s) and enable the radio station to get back on the air quickly.
The engineering staff can research broadcast sites and equipment needs to ensure the maximum desired coverage while minimizing interference with other radio stations. Helping partner ministries obtain a broadcast license is another area in which the Engineering Center offers its experience and advice.
Sterling Communications is a Broadcast Engineering Firm which has been helping broadcasters and future broadcasters with all types of engineering questions since 1979.
Whether you are interested in expanding your broadcasting outlets, or just entering into the broadcast realm of AM, FM, and TV we can help you quickly and cost effectively. "Our job is to give you an edge, saving you thousands of dollars, time, and turning you into an expert."
Sterling Communications has information on their web site in these areas: Station Services - Translators - Power Upgrades - Allocation Services - Forms Filing - Engineering - Rule Making Petitions - Frequency Searches - Fee Schedule - Start a Station - Where Do I Begin? - Commercial vs. Non-Commercial - Low Power FM - Frequency Searches - Sample Equipment List - How Much Does It Cost - To Operate A Station? - Fee Schedule - FCC Links - Silent Station List - Non-comm. Cut-off List - Low Power FM Information - AM & FM Query - Web Services by Internet4Christ
If you need help in setting up a Christian radio station with conservative Christian music and preaching/teaching, please contact these two radio ministries below. Both ministries have helped to set up Christian radio stations outside the USA.Baptist Broadcasting Network