KNLS is an international shortwave radio station near Anchor Point, Alaska, United States. The station is operated by World Christian Broadcasting, a non-profit company based in the United States. KNLS broadcasts 20 hours a day of Christian-themed programming in Chinese, English and Russian.
1 History 2 KNLS today 3 Broadcasts
3.1 Chinese broadcast 3.2 Russian broadcast 3.3 English broadcast
4 External links 5 Bibliography 6 References
The idea for
KNLS came about during World War II, when Maurice Hall, a
young Army Signal Corps officer, was involved in delivering shortwave
radio transmitters to the Yalta Conference so that President Franklin
D. Roosevelt could stay informed of news from Washington. Hall, a
devout Christian, realized that Christian programming could also be
sent to the entire world in the same way. After World War II, Hall
became a minister, educator and missionary, but still dreamed of an
international shortwave station that would reach the entire world with
World Christian Broadcasting Corporation was formed and work
began on making the station a reality. The following year, Lowell
Perry, one of the founding directors, was killed in a plane crash
during a mission to find a transmitter site. In 1979, land was
purchased in Alaska and a transmitter was built.
KNLS signed on the air July 23, 1983, broadcasting ten hours a day
in Mandarin Chinese and Russian and reaching roughly one-third of the
world. English was added later. As the Soviet Union’s empire fell
apart, listeners from those countries began writing and requesting
Bibles and other religious materials. In 2005, the station signed on a
second transmitter in Alaska.
KNLS is on the air each day for ten hours in Mandarin, five in Russian
and five in English. Programming is produced at the station’s
Operations Center in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.
Programs are presented in a magazine-style format and provide Bible
and religious teaching segments and reports about life in America as
well as music.
KNLS never asks listeners to send money. The station is funded by
individuals, churches and other groups. The Bibles and other materials
that listeners request are sent free of charge.
Ed Ho is host for the Chinese hour and is assisted by contributors
including Edward Short, Salina Ho and Shu-Mei Lee. Segments include
Spiritual Stories, Daily Bread, Happy Family and an English tutorial,
along with hymns.
Constantin Chernushenko, a physician by training, is host of the
Russian broadcast. Features include Famous Russians, a spiritual
biography series; Book of Books, a
“Broadcaster’s Dream Wins ACU Award.” Abilene Reporter-News, February 20, 1991 Burnham, Gracia with Merrill, Dean. In the Presence of My Enemies. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale, 2003, pp. 255–256. “Indian Ocean Adventure” – World Christian Broadcasting brochure, 2008
^ Jackinsky, McKibben, Radio station increases message-sending power Homer News, 6/16/2005
Coordinates: 59°47′40″N 151°46′52″W / 59.7945°N 151.781°W / 59.7945; -151.781
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