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About Word SBC 88.3 FM
 
Word SBC 88.3 FM came on the air officially on Sabbath afternoon, March 31, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at a special dedication service.   It is being broadcast using a 1400 watts transmitter.   The studios are located in the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist headquarters, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, Nassau, The Bahamas
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 station.

In 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 URCA for a radio license.  Praise God, with a small fee of $100 the radio license was granted in February 2012. 

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.  

Local programs 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.

 

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