Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) – 15330 kHz

On Saturday 6th November 2021, I tuned into the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) on 15330 kHz.

I started listening at 1114 UTC. The program was in the Mongolian language.

FEBC is an international Christian radio network and is owned and operated by shortwave radio station KGEI in San Francisco, USA.

The FEBC website states:-

“FEBC leadership around the world are passionate about reaching people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.”

Above:- FEBC Philippines HQ in Valenzuela, Metro Manilla. Image c/o FEBC website.

Below is a video I found on YouTube about FEBC.

FEBC can trace its roots back to Bob Bowman and John Broger who were attending Southern California Bible College, who had a vision for a missionary radio station. This would become the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). Bowman and Broger shared their idea with Reverend William Roberts, the pastor of a church that Bowman’s parents attended. Rev. Roberts supported the plan and his church were the first to assist FEBC with funding and prayer.

In 1945, FEBC was officially incorporated by Bowman, Broger and Roberts. The very first broadcast was from Shanghai, China, however by 1948 all mission work in China had ceased due to communism. FEBC was then established in the Philippines. On the 4th day of June 1948, the first broadcast from the Philippines of FEBC was made via local station DZAS. In 1949, broadcasts to China commenced, with broadcasts to other Asian countries expanding in the following years.

Below is a very interesting video on Dr. Bob Bowman.

Today, FEBC broadcasts in 141 languages worldwide for a total of 1,571 hours each day.

I was receiving FEBC very well. The signal was strong and there was no interference from adjacent stations. There was only slight fading on the signal.

SINPO
55445

Below is a short video showing my reception of FEBC.

References.

  1. FEBC, 2021, <https://www.febc.org/about/>, viewed 9th November 2021
  2. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_East_Broadcasting_Company>, viewed 9th November 2021.

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