Why is Radio Still Relevant in 2019?
As FEBC continues to adopt creative and innovative new technologies, like speaker boxes, Internet broadcasts, and mobile technologies; today it’s still radio that has the greatest impact. Because over 67% of the world does not have Internet access, there are 4.6 billion people who still need access to radio to hear the Word of God. With 149 stations across half the globe, 3 billion people are currently within reach of our broadcasts. That’s half the world’s population who can hear the hope of Jesus Christ, when they have a radio. With much of the developing world lacking electricity, wifi, and other technological advancements—radio is still the most effective way to minister to the unreached.
Radio reaches people living in isolated and desperate areas of the world who otherwise would have no access to the Gospel. It’s the ideal medium to break through barriers of illiteracy, allowing 793 million people in the world to hear what they cannot read. This makes radios prized possessions in remote regions of the world, where one radio is listened to by an entire village. And even in countries and cultures where Christianity is forbidden, radio waves can travel across borders and reach people who are searching for the truth.