The Gospel on air in Timbuktu
Timbuktu is truly remote. It is located in the desert along the Niger River in Mali, North Africa. But it is also a strategic government centre.
The FM station is the latest Christian outlet to go on the air. There are 44 FM radio outlets, eight of which use 250 watt FM ‘suitcase’ transmitters designed and built by engineers at the HCJB Global Technology Centre.
The radio equipment was assembled last April and taken to Mali to be installed. Four days later the station was on the air! Christian broadcasts from the station can be heard as far away as 100 miles, sparking hundreds of positive responses from listeners.