|As far back are
the mid 40s and 50s the Adventist Church in The
Bahamas sought to have a radio station. For
the ensuing years many talked about having a station
but the cost and lack of knowledge made it
prohibitive. Conference leaders such as Pastor
Hugh Road was passionate about having a radio
2000 Barrington Brennen, then assistant
Communication Director for The Bahamas Conference,
made the first official application to the
government of The Bahamas for a radio license.
We then learned that the application fee would be
$10,000. Brennen did a thorough research about
setting up a station and sought the help in 2000
from Life Talk Radio (then out of Texas) and WAUS on
the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs
Michigan. We learned that to construct a tower
and obtain transmitters would be costly.
Nevertheless the license was never granted.
The window of opportunity opened when URCA was
organized in 2009 as a result of The Communications
Act, 2009 by the Bahamas Parliament. This made
is possible to apply for a television license for
ATV53. Then in 2011, Pastor Danhugh
Gordon applied to
for a radio license. Praise God, with a small
fee of $100 the radio license was granted in
WORD SBC 88.3 FM
sought assistance from Life Talk Radio and has
become a affiliate of that station. WORD SBC
88.3 FM also has affiliation with 3ABN Radio.
will blend with the many international programs
mainly on Life Talk Radio. The plans are to
continue to expand the power of the station to 5000
watt in the future. This will cast large
sums of money. You can donate to the daily
running of the station or contribute to equipment.