Adventist Radio Station opens soon in Burundi

Rwanda, AfricaSource: Adventist Review

[April 9, 2007] The capital city of a central African nation of eight million people will soon hear the Seventh-day Adventist message via a new FM radio station.

The station, named “Radio Agakiza,” which translates as “Salvation Radio,” will broadcast programs in Kirundi, Swahili, French, and English. It is located in the capital city of Bujumbura, and broadcasts have the potential to reach a population of one million people in the city and surrounding area.

The “Salvation Radio” project is taking place under the supervision of the Burundi Union and the East-Central Africa Division; Adventist World Radio (AWR) is assisting with the purchase and installation of equipment.

AWR president, Ben Schoun, says, “In the capital cities of Africa, FM stations are an important media tool for communication to the masses of people. The broadcasts from this station will bring a peaceful and hopeful influence over this territory, where there has been tension and conflict. We want to express appreciation to the government of Burundi for granting a license for this station.”