On October 16th at 1pm, our newest radio station in Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan went on the air to an estimated 200,000 people. This was just in time, as just hours after the signal went online, it began to snow on top of the 8,100 foot mountain where the new station was located. Our FEBC team raced down the mountain, just making it back to the capital before the roads became impassible. Praise God for His perfect timing!
This is the third station in Kyrgyzstan, and the second to go live in the last two years. Last year on October 18th, our Issyk-Kul relay station went on the air to an estimated audience of over 300,000 people.
The newest station in Toktogul, which is closer to some of the major cities in the south of the country, is an important step towards purchasing frequencies in the these cities.