Kyrgyzstan

Background

Government: parliamentary republic
Capital: Bishkek
Population: 5,849,296 (July 2018 est.) Kyrgyz 73.5%, Uzbek 14.7%, Russian 5.5%, Dungan 1.1%, other 5.2% (includes Uyghur, Tajik, Turk, Kazakh, Tatar, Ukrainian, Korean, German) (2019 est.)
Languages: Kyrgyz (official) 71.4%, Uzbek 14.4%, Russian (official) 9%, other 5.2% (2009 est.)
Religion: Muslim 90% (majority Sunni), Christian 7% (Russian Orthodox 3%), other 3% (includes Jewish, Buddhist, Baha’i) (2017 est.)

Quick Stats

On the Air 24/7 with Daily Programs
Began Distributing Radios in 2013
Host Live Radio Events to Support the Community

FEBC Kyrgyzstan was officially incorporated in May 2012 when FEBC partnered with a local FM station in the capital city of Bishkek (FM 100.5 mHz, Radio OK). In June 2014, a new 1 kw Nautel transmitter and antenna was installed. Potential audience is now 1.5 million. In October 2015, we added a new station, FM 88.8 in Issyk-Kul, w/a potential listening audience of 500,000. In October 2016, a 1,000 watt repeater station – 88.3 FM – was launched in the city of Toktogul, with a population of 19,000. We present ourselves as a family-focused station, providing talk-shows on family matters.

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