Preaching the Bible on the radio to English-speaking audiences in Europe, Africa, and Asia presents a unique opportunity to reach hearts and minds with the message of God’s love. By adopting a culturally sensitive approach, simplifying language, and embracing engagement, Preachers on European Gospel Radio can effectively connect with listeners worldwide and positively impact their spiritual journeys. Remember that while financial support may be limited, your mission to spread the Word of God remains invaluable and deeply significant in these diverse and culturally rich regions.
In today’s globalized world, radio remains a powerful medium for sharing the message of the Bible. Broadcasting on Streaming, AM radio (Medium Wave) and Shortwave to Europe, Africa, and Asia, where English is spoken as a second language, provides a unique opportunity to reach diverse audiences. However, preaching on the radio in these regions requires a distinct approach.
When broadcasting to areas where English is not the primary language, it’s crucial to use simple language and avoid complex theological jargon. Break down biblical concepts into easily understandable terms, and explain cultural references or idioms that may be unfamiliar to the audience.
2. Embrace Cultural Sensitivity
Recognize and respect the diverse cultural backgrounds of your listeners. Tailor your messages to resonate with their values and beliefs. Understanding local customs and traditions can help you connect more effectively.
3. Interactive Engagement
Radio is a one-way communication medium, but you can encourage engagement through interactive segments. Encourage listeners to send questions, prayer requests, or feedback via email or social media. Address these on air to create a sense of community.
4. Consistency in Schedule
Stick to a consistent broadcasting schedule so listeners can rely on your program as a regular source of spiritual nourishment. Air at least 15 minutes weekly or daily if your budget allows. Be punctual and reliable and present new content weekly to build trust with your audience.
5. Use Real-Life Stories
Share relatable stories and testimonies that illustrate biblical principles and teachings. Personal anecdotes can make the message more relatable and impactful.
6. Incorporate Local Content
Whenever possible, include local news, events, or issues that affect your target regions. This shows you are connected to the community and care about their concerns.
7. Provide Practical Guidance
Offer practical advice and guidance based on the Bible. Topics like family, relationships, and personal development resonate with a broad audience. They can help listeners apply biblical teachings in their daily lives.
8. Promote Interfaith Understanding
Encourage dialogue and understanding between different faiths. Promote a message of tolerance and respect for other religions, fostering a sense of unity and harmony.
9. Recognize Financial Realities
While preaching the Bible on radio is a noble mission, it’s essential to acknowledge that the financial support you might receive will likely differ from what preachers in the USA receive. In Europe, the mentality regarding donations to religious organizations may not be as prevalent as in the US. In Africa and Asia, where many listeners may be economically disadvantaged, sending contributions to the USA may not be feasible. Therefore, it’s essential to view your preaching as a 100% missionary activity and not rely heavily on financial contributions from your audience.
10. What level of feedback should I expect?
Do not expect the same level of feedback that you may receive from stations in the USA. For example, most listeners in Africa and Asia cannot call or email you simply because a phone call to the USA may cost a week’s salary, and often they will not have access to email.
When preaching worldwide on the radio, it’s essential to recognize that international listeners often display a different enthusiasm and engagement than their American counterparts. In the United States, it’s not uncommon to hear excited declarations of faith and salvation, the kind of “I’ve Seen the Light” moments that can be pretty dramatic. However, this fervour is far less frequent outside the USA, and broadcasters should be prepared for a more reserved response. While this might initially come as a disappointment, it’s crucial to understand the cultural and linguistic factors at play.
How to broadcast to conflict zones and in case of emergency: The war in Ukraine
Broadcasting on shortwave radio offers several advantages over other forms of communication, particularly in times of war or other disruptions. In Ukraine, where the war is has disrupted local AM and FM radio, Shortwave radio can provide an essential source of information and connection for people in the affected areas.
Media and local AM & FM radio disruption in Ukraine
Bombing at Telecom centre in Rivne, Ukraine (2022)
Bombing at Kharkiv radio & TV tower (2022)
Bombing destruction at Kramatorsk radio station in Ukraine (2022)
Bombing at Kramatorsk radio & TV station, Ukraine (2022)
Bombing in Vinnytsa, Ukraine (2022)
One of the critical advantages of Shortwave radio is its ability to reach a wide area. Unlike local local or national use of AM and FM radio transmitters, which are limited in range, can be easily put out of service or disrupted by interference from the war, listeners can listen to International AM/Medium Waves and Shortwave radio broadcasts in several languages across vast distances. This means that people in remote or isolated areas can access important information and news, even when other forms of communication are unavailable.
Advantages of broadcasting on Shortwave to conflict zones
Another advantage of Shortwave radio broadcasting is its resilience to interference. Unlike other forms of radio, shortwave signals can travel long distances through the atmosphere, making them less susceptible to interference from physical obstacles or other sources. This makes shortwave radio an ideal choice for providing reliable communication in times of crisis or emergency.
Advantages of broadcasting on Shortwave In case of emergency
NEXUS-IBA’s International Broadcasting services can be activated even on short notice to broadcast in case of international emergencies using frequencies allocated for International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR). This is an initiative supported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the HFCC, the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) intended to broadcast special radio programs in any language and to any world target affected by an international emergency on particular shortwave frequencies that have been kept available internationally for such use.
Professional radio stations, amateur radio enthusiasts and the military have used Shortwave radio to communicate in emergencies such as natural disasters, war, epidemics or other events that disrupt normal communication channels. Since shortwave radio signals can travel thousands of miles beyond national borders, they are a valuable asset during international emergencies.
In addition to its broad reach and interference resilience, shortwave radio offers the advantage of being relatively easy and inexpensive to receive. Unlike local AM and FM radio, which require specialized equipment and infrastructure on the target, shortwave radio can be broadcast from abroad and usually very far away using powerful transmitters and directional antennas. This allows individuals and organizations to outsource broadcasting on Shortwave, escape strict media control or censorship from local authorities, and provide valuable information and connections for people in the target areas.
Shortwave and Medium Wave (AM) Advantages for International Broadcasting
Broadcasting on Shortwave radio offers several advantages over other forms of communication. NEXUS-IBA also issues AM radio (Medium Waves) to cover large areas spanning the European continent during the evening and night.
International broadcasting on Shortwave and on International AM/Medium Waves has been particularly effective in recent conflicts in Iran, Iraq, the ex-republic of Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, particularly during war or other disruptions. With its broad reach, resilience to interference, and ease of setup, Shortwave radio can provide an essential source of information and connection for people in the affected areas.
A Beacon of Faith: The Life of Eros Valentino Bacoccina (1922- 2022)
With a profound sense of loss and respect, we recognize the life and achievements of Eros Valentino Bacoccina. The sad news of his passing on November 21st, 2022, in his San Jose, California home reached us only a few weeks ago.
Eros, a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, and proud great-grandfather, was born and raised in the scenic city of Lucca, Italy, in 1927. His life took a huge turn when he immigrated to San Francisco, California, 1948 at age 21. After uniting in matrimony with the love of his life, Carla Giovannoni, in 1951, they raised a beautiful family of five daughters together.
Eros initially made his living in America as a painter and designer. However, his life took a divine detour in 1965 when he was ordained as a minister, leading him to establish the Italian Baptist Church in San Francisco. He served the congregation faithfully as a pastor for 37 years, and his services weren’t limited to the pulpit; he extended his care and spiritual guidance to hospitals and prisons as a chaplain.
His dedication and faith were also conveyed globally through the airwaves on IRRS, European Gospel Radio and NEXUS-IBA since early 1980 on the radio program “La Buona Novella” (The Good News). As we process the news of his passing, we celebrate Eros’s life and legacy, cherishing his memory and his remarkable impact on countless lives.
From Altar Boy to Revered Pastor: The Early Years
Eros Valentino Bacoccina was born in Sorbano del Vescovo, Lucca, Italy, on April 9, 1927, where he resided for the first twenty-one years. He was born into a Roman Catholic family. He lived adjacent to a Catholic institution, the Artigianelli orphanage, which his family served with honour and devotion.
Once, at his home in San Jose, CA, Eros made fun with me of his second name, “Valentino“: “Entirely inappropriate” for a Baptist Pastor – he said – and told me that he never liked it and wanted to be known simply as Eros Bacoccina.
His family was deeply Catholic and faithfully attended the local church and other Catholic institutions. He served as an altar boy and participated daily in the family rosary. Although the religious activities were vibrant and ornate, they confused and dissatisfied him.
At the age of ten, he became an altar boy. For him, there was no other religion or church. He had never laid his eyes on a Bible. He grew up believing that he was a sinner and that God’s wrath was upon him, for it was because of his sins that Jesus, His divine Son, had been forced to suffer and die on the cross.
In 1948, at 21, he immigrated to San Francisco, California, with his sister Tina and his mother, Dina. They joined their father, Angelo, in San Francisco. Angelo Bacoccina was just out of several US internment camps, being considered an enemy alien during World World II and under investigation as a prominent figure during the Fascism among the Italians in the San Francisco area, a teacher at the San Francisco Italian Language School and an occasional speaker at the KLS radio station in nearby Oakland, CA. In California, Bacoccina took up painting and design.
While in California, Eros worked as a painter and designer. After a few years, through his hard work, he became a successful businessman in San Francisco.
Yet, his spiritual journey continued. He encountered resistance in his Catholic church when he sought a direct connection with God. Undeterred, Bacoccina continued his quest for spiritual enlightenment.
Crossing Paths with Amelio Giannetta: A Turning Point
In 1951 Eros married Carla Giovanonni. One Sunday, while in San Francisco, he saw a man speaking in Italian about God on the radio. The message was novel and different. The speaker conveyed a sense of deep knowledge and intimacy with God, talking of His greatness, mercy, and the salvation possible and available to all men by faith and grace. This was precisely what Bacoccina was seeking, exactly what he needed. The program was titled “Buona Novella,” and the speaker was Amelio Giannetta, the Home Mission Board missionary for Italians.
Pastor Amelio Giannetta (1925-2019)
Bacoccina wrote to Giannetta, who visited him in response. The bond between the two men deepened when Bacoccina wrote to Giannetta, who responded by visiting him and gifting him an Italian New Testament. This gift, coupled with Giannetta’s teachings and the continued exposure to the radio broadcasts, led Bacoccina on a path of profound transformation. Five months later, he accepted Christ as his Savior, an event that marked a significant shift in his spiritual journey. In 1965, Eros Bacoccina became an ordained Baptist Church minister. Eros joined the Italian Baptist Church at 39 Amazon Rd, in San Francisco, where he served as Pastor for 37 years. He also worked as a Chaplain for numerous hospitals and prisons.
Eros’s journey took a significant turn when he chanced upon a radio broadcast by Amelio Giannetta, the Home Mission Board missionary for Italians. The program titled “Buona Novella” was a breath of fresh air for Bacoccina. He was drawn to Giannetta’s teachings, his deep knowledge of God, and the salvation he promised all men could achieve through faith and grace.
Becoming the Italian Pastor at 39 Amazon Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA
His newfound faith inspired Eros to lead others on a similar journey. His dedication and commitment led him to become an ordained minister in 1965, and soon after, he founded the Italian Baptist Church at 39 Amazon Avenue in San Francisco, California. He served as Pastor there for an impressive 37 years, touching countless lives with his teachings and guidance.
Despite the many challenges he faced along the way, including criticism and resistance from influential figures like Harold Camping, the controversial president and owner of Family Radio, Bacoccina remained steadfast in his mission. His resilience saw him continue his Christian mission through his own radio program, “La Buona Novella,” which aired on NEXUS-IBA stations daily.
Worldwide Preaching: The Legacy of Eros Bacoccina
Eros Bacoccina will forever be remembered for his steadfast faith, commitment to worldwide preaching, and his significant contributions to Christian radio and shortwave radio broadcasting. His journey from a young altar boy in Italy to a globally recognized Italian Pastor serves as an inspiration to many.
Eros’s life is a testament to the transformative power of faith and perseverance. He leveraged the medium of radio to spread the teachings of Christ and touched countless lives in the process. He was a beacon of hope for many, a guiding light that shone brightly in times of spiritual confusion.
Despite his passing, his legacy lives on. His sermons continue to inspire people around the world, offering solace and guidance to those seeking a deeper connection with their faith. His life story is a testament to his unwavering faith and serves as an inspiration to many.
His journey from Italy to the shores of California, from an altar boy to an influential pastor, from a spiritual seeker to a beacon of faith, is a narrative that will continue to inspire and guide generations to come. Eros Bacoccina’s life was indeed a testament to the power of faith, the reach of Christian mission, and the transformative power of a personal relationship with God.
Eros Bacoccina: A Life in Service to the Italian Christian Radio Mission
Eros Bacoccina was born in Italy into a deeply Catholic family. His life was deeply entrenched in the practices and beliefs of the Catholic Church. Despite his early religious involvement, Bacoccina had a spiritual hunger that remained unquenched. After immigrating to California in 1948, he sought to grow closer to God but felt obstructed by the church’s teachings. This spiritual journey set the stage for Bacoccina’s transition into the world of Christian radio broadcasting.
Eros Bacoccina’s life transformed when he tuned into a Christian radio program named “Buona Novella,” hosted by Home Mission Board missionary Amello Giannetta for Italians. The novel perspective on faith and God’s relationship with humans filled Bacoccina’s heart with hope, launching his lifelong devotion to radio broadcasting, particularly shortwave radio, as a means for worldwide preaching.
With the guidance of Giannetta and the transformative messages of the New Testament, Bacoccina found his personal relationship with God, eventually accepting Christ as his Savior. This decision marked the end of his spiritual quest and the beginning of his own Christian mission to bring the message of salvation to Italians worldwide.
A Radio Evangelist is Born at la Buona Novella Broadcasts
From a 30-minute weekly program in the San Francisco Bay Area that began in 1954, Eros Bacoccina’s message went to all of California and seven states in the continental USA. Then la Buona Novella (Good News) Ministry also started in Italy, and at one point, they had 24 radio stations broadcasting the Gospel daily.
The radio ministry of La Buona Novella continued for half a century as the Gospel of Jesus Christ was preached over the air in the Italian language both in the United States and Europe. Each program brought to light the simple and yet fathomless truths found in God’s word and presented timeless principles to the lost and to believers alike, and covered various programs and themes:
Christian counselling in Italian
Woman to Woman radio episodes
Pastor Eros Bacoccina’s voice brought the Gospel worldwide on Shortwave and locally on FM and received mail from 50 nations. When Government regulations and pressure from other religious groups forced many evangelical radio stations off the air, La Buona Novella started over the Internet with a new website with the help of NEXUS-IBA and European Gospel Radio.
Eros Bacoccina: The Italian Pastor at Family Radio (WYFR)
Eros Bacoccina was known worldwide for his daily program in Italian on Family Radio (WYFR), broadcast on Shortwave from Okeechobee, Florida. He was known internally as the “Italian pastor” and the only Italian radio speaker at Family Radio. The controversial president and owner of Family Radio, Harold Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013), hired him to translate Campings’ messages from English to Italian barely.
Eros visited our FM station in Milano in the early 1980s. We met him again several times in his home in San Jose, where he lived with his beloved wife, Carla. In our private conversations with Eros, he described Harold Camping as an engineer that made his fortunes in the construction business but had little or no theological education.
Harold Egbert Camping, the powerful boss of Family Radio, was also the most prominent evangelist radio broadcaster on the English radio service of Family Radio and WYFR (on Shortwave), owned by Family Stations, Inc., with headquarters in Hegeberer Rd, California. WYFR ceased all shortwave transmissions on July 1, 2013. In December 2013, Jeff White, the owner of WRMI, formerly operating from Miami, purchased the WYFR shortwave transmission facility in Okeechobee, FL.
Harold Camping became notorious for a series of failed predictions about the End Times. As the president of Family Radio from 1958, he oversaw a station group that, at its zenith, reached more than 150 markets in the United States. Camping’s prophesies, particularly his forecast that the Second Coming of Christ would occur on May 21, 2011, attracted global attention and significant donations. However, when the anticipated events failed to transpire, he faced widespread ridicule and criticism, particularly after his revised prediction for the final destruction of the universe on October 21, 2011, also proved incorrect. Despite retiring from active broadcasting following a stroke in 2011, Camping maintained a role at Family Radio until his death. In the wake of his unsuccessful predictions, he admitted his attempts to set dates were “sinful” and retreated from his insistence on knowing the timing of the Rapture or the end of the world.
Tensions Rise: Harold Camping’s Suspicions and Eros Bacoccina’s Interpretations
An intriguing dynamic evolved between Harold Camping and Eros Bacoccina at Family Radio. Known for his idiosyncratic interpretations of biblical prophecy, Camping’s doctrines were anything but orthodox. Eros Bacoccina, tasked with translating Camping’s English sermons into Italian, faced a considerable challenge. The contrasting ideologies between the two led to an inevitable clash, a conflict that significantly impacted Bacoccina’s tenure at Family Radio.
In his private talks at his home in San Jose, Eros was highly critical of Camping’s doctrine and preaching over Family Radio. Still, he believed Family Radio was so powerful to reach and evangelise Italians through Shortwave radio. Being critical of Camping implied that he had to interpret Harold Camping’s doctrine when translating his messages from English to Italian.
Bacoccina, valuing his duty to listeners, took liberties in interpreting Camping’s messages. Striving to ensure his translations aligned more closely with traditional Christian theology, he injected his understanding and personal faith into the translations. He perceived it as necessary to provide a more familiar message of hope and faith to his Italian-speaking audience rather than the unconventional apocalyptic prophecies of Camping.
However, Camping grew suspicious of Bacoccina’s approach. Concerned that his original doctrines were being lost in translation, he took the initiative to have Bacoccina’s Italian radio programs translated back into English. Upon reviewing these translations, Camping’s suspicions were confirmed. Bacoccina was not simply translating; he was reinterpreting.
Camping severely reprimanded Bacoccina for his approach. The event highlighted the tension between Camping’s rigid adherence to his unique doctrine and Bacoccina’s traditional Christian worldview. This clash of ideologies ultimately led to Bacoccina’s decision to resign from Family Radio, marking a pivotal moment in his religious journey.
After a few months, Eros decided to resign, so the Italian service of Family Radio (WYFR) was soon discontinued. Eros Bacoccina, as the Pastor of the Italian church at 39 Amazon Avenue in San Francisco, was able to retain support from a group of Italian emigrants in the San Francisco and the Bay area and was able to support the production of his own daily 30-minute radio program in Italian called “La Buona Novella”. This program and the original program from Family Radio were broadcast on NEXUS-IBA stations daily on FM and Shortwave for several years since 1979.
Family Ties: The Indispensable Roles of Carla Bacoccina and Tina Scopazzi
No account of Pastor Eros Bacoccina’s remarkable journey would be complete without recognizing the essential roles played by his wife, Carla Bacoccina, and Eros’ sister, Tina Scopazzi. Through every major milestone and every minor challenge that Bacoccina faced, these two remarkable women remained his pillars of support, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to his Christian mission.
Carla, a devoted wife and mother, offered emotional sustenance and active engagement in Bacoccina’s work. She shared his vision of spreading the Gospel, and their home became a hub of his mission-related activities. Carla’s knack for organization and her unwavering patience and understanding contributed greatly to Bacoccina’s ability to manage the rigours of his pastoral duties, radio broadcasts, and evangelistic efforts.
Tina Bacoccina Scopazzi was another instrumental figure in his life and mission. With her firm belief in his cause and her strong spirit, she provided much-needed familial support. Tina’s involvement was crucial in the early stages of Bacoccina’s ministry, where she provided guidance and often acted as a sounding board for his thoughts and ideas. Their bond, forged through shared experiences and deep-rooted love, was a testament to the power of family support in fostering Bacoccina’s evangelical ambitions.
The Dawn of La Buona Novella
After his departure from Family Radio, Eros Bacoccina continued on his own project, originally founded by Amelio Giannetta in San Francisco, CA, producing his daily 30-minute radio program called “La Buona Novella”.
On the 4th of July 2013, on its 60th anniversary since its foundation, La Buona Novella Broadcasts (a California non-profit organisation) ceased all operations, mainly for lack of support from listeners and the ageing and dying group of supporters in the USA. Eros Bacoccina was also becoming old and finally retired. For several months, his radio programs and repeats were relayed again via NEXUS-IBA transmitters on AM/Medium Wave and Shortwave.
A Legacy of Faith and Service
Despite the cessation of operations by La Buona Novella Broadcasts in 2013 due to a lack of support and the ageing donor base, Bacoccina’s radio programs were still relayed for a few months on our stations. His legacy lived on through the International Evangelical Fellowship, a group of Italian emigrants who shared Bacoccina’s commitment to spreading the Gospel Message of Christ. From its inception in 1954, the ministry’s mission was to preach Jesus Christ’s message to Italians worldwide.
A Legacy of Love: Eros Bacoccina’s Family
Pastor Eros Bacoccina’s great legacy also lies in the family he and his wife, Carla, nurtured with immense love and faith. Their five daughters – Joyce, Angela, Jeanine, Esther, and Anette – are a testament to their parents’ dedication to instilling the values of compassion, integrity, and love for God. The Bacoccina family’s strong Christian foundation continues to be a beacon for many, demonstrating the transformative power of faith and the love of God.
These values have been lovingly passed down to Bacoccina’s 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Each carries a piece of Pastor Bacoccina’s spirit and his enduring dedication to serving God. They continue to honour their beloved grandfather and great-grandfather by living out the principles he held dear and upholding the Christian faith he diligently propagated.
From his native Italy to his adopted homeland of the United States, Pastor Bacoccina’s legacy extends far beyond his biological family. As the spiritual father to countless listeners of his radio broadcasts and the congregants of his church, his influence continues to reverberate in the hearts of the many lives he touched. His life is a testament to the transformative power of faith, demonstrating how one man’s journey towards God can light the path for countless others.
A Final Farewell
Eros Bacoccina, and estimated international broadcaster, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on November 21, 2022. He is remembered for his service as an ordained minister and for his commitment to sharing the Gospel through the radio program La Buona Novella, broadcast worldwide. Eros Bacoccina’s tireless dedication to the Christian mission of reaching Italians worldwide with the Gospel will continue to inspire those who continue his work.
Eros Bacoccina’s life tells the story of a spiritual journey fueled by a relentless quest for a personal relationship with God. His story reflects the power of faith to transform lives and communities. Bacoccina’s journey from an altar boy in Italy to a pioneer of Italian Christian radio broadcasting in the US is a testament to his deep faith and commitment to serving others. His legacy of worldwide preaching and Christian mission continues to inspire and guide future generations.
17 Years of Spreading The Good News: The Journey of Gospel4Grampian Radio
For the past 17 years, Gospel4Grampian Radio has served as a beacon of hope, consistently transmitting The Good News of Salvation provided by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to audiences across the globe. Broadcasting from the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland, the station remains committed to making the Gospel accessible to every language group worldwide.
Gospel4Grampian Radio’s Vision: Sharing the Good News with All
Gospel4Grampian Radio’s vision is far-reaching, extending beyond just broadcasting. The radio station envisions a future where people around the globe will not just listen to the Gospel but also see and experience the Good News for themselves. Gospel4Grampian Radio is steadfastly committed to making the Gospel a tangible reality, bringing the love of Christ to every corner of the world.
Partnership with NEXUS-IBA: Expanding the Broadcast Scope
In April 2021, Gospel4Grampian Radio expanded its broadcasting capabilities by adding Shortwave and Medium Wave broadcasts through NEXUS-IBA and European Gospel Radio. This significant step forward enabled the station to reach a broader audience, particularly those not online. Terrestrial radio, often overlooked, has proven to be a critical tool for reaching a large audience and providing them with a vital touchpoint for spiritual growth.
Weekly Broadcasts on European Gospel Radio
Gospel4Grampian Radio’s 60-minute program airs weekly each Monday on European Gospel Radio. Listeners in Europe can tune in on 7290 kHz Shortwave, 1323 kHz Medium Wave, or via streaming worldwide at 20 and 22 CET. This strategic scheduling allows a broader range of listeners to connect with Gospel4Grampian Radio, helping the station fulfil its vision of spreading the Gospel to all language groups worldwide.
“Your Gospel”: Spreading the Gospel in Multiple Languages
Gospel4Grampian Radio believes that the Gospel is for everyone. This conviction led to the development and expansion of “Your Gospel”, a part of their programming that shares the essence of the Gospel in various languages. With the help of Nexus IBA, Gospel4Grampian Radio has extended its broadcast range and recently added The Gospel in 20 more languages, making significant strides towards realizing its vision.
The Gospel4You Program: Personal Connections to the Word of God
Gospel4You is a unique program on Gospel4Grampian Radio. It includes testimonies of God’s workings in people’s lives, a Gospel message, and prayer. Gospel4You brings the Gospel to life, creating a platform for listeners to connect with the Word of God personally.
Empowering Through “Woac on Air”
As part of its commitment to community empowerment, Gospel4Grampian Radio airs a special segment called “Woac on Air” once a month. This program, led by a group of South African women, reaches out to women and youth worldwide, particularly in Africa, the US, Australia, and through Nexus, Europe. “Woac on Air” offers an inspiring blend of biblical and Christian business principles.
The Power and Reach of Terrestrial Radio
Gospel4Grampian Radio’s Medium Wave broadcasts illustrate the power and reach of terrestrial radio. Under the right atmospheric conditions, fragments of these broadcasts can be picked up on car radios, demonstrating the wide-reaching impact of their work. Gospel4Grampian Radio continues to explore opportunities to extend its reach further and broadcast the Good News far and wide.
As Gospel4Grampian Radio celebrates its 17th year, the station’s commitment to spreading the Good News of Salvation remains unwavering. Serving its listeners by making the Gospel accessible to every language group is their privilege. The future promises more exciting milestones as they continue their divine mission.
Radio Evangelism: How To Reach Millions With Your Christian Ministry
We strongly believe that International and Christian broadcasting should not be a money-making opportunity but rather an exciting missionary challenge to spread the Gospel to the poorest and most unreachable corners of the World.
We are broadcasting from Europe to the World! We operate streaming radio and powerful AM (Medium Wave) & Shortwave transmitters for several Christian organizations.
Sharing Jesus through radio
No matter where in the World you want to reach or how soon you need your message to go out, International Radio can help. It’s a powerful evangelizing tool, especially when you can’t send missionaries to remote, dangerous, or war-torn areas.
There are many countries where Christianity is illegal, Christians are persecuted, or it is dangerous for Christians to live. These include communist China, North Korea, Somalia, Lybia, Yemen, Eritrea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Kashmir, Bhutan, Laos, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and most Muslim countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We often reach countries at war, like Ukraine and Russia and troubled regions in Asia, East and Central Africa.
Our 150 and 300-kW radio transmitters offer the best coverage for the Middle East, Europe and Africa at a cost-effective price. 300 kW Shortwave provides almost worldwide coverage with just one broadcast. We can extend our European range to countries like India, China, the Americas and the Pacific by using highly directional antennas and high-power modern digital transmitters.
What can European Gospel Radio do for your mission?
European Gospel Radio (EGR) is an international public service promoted by NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association, a non-denominational, strictly non-profit and mostly volunteer organization that has operated since 1979 from Milan, Italy.
Our mission is to help you teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the World on Shortwave, AM (Medium Wave) radio, satellite and Internet streaming.
Access to EGR is open to all with a Christian message to broadcast to the World, regardless of denomination or Church affiliation. We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help any organization spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by providing an international broadcasting platform for people to share their faith through world radio or streaming live.
If you have a Christian message that you would like to share with the World, we would love to help you.
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We assist Christian preachers, Pastors, Churches, radio stations, podcasters and individual program producers globally in airing their programs on Shortwave, AM, and Medium Wave radio and stream them all over the World.
Christian Radio WorldWide: Are you ready?
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A WorldWide Christian Broadcasting Network: Tap into a large, International Christian Radio audience
As the Internet and media continue to fragment, traditional ways of broadcasting your message on local FM or AM radio are becoming increasingly ineffective.
However, many areas are still not covered by the Internet, local FM or AM radio and TV. This is especially true in the less developed regions of Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
World Radio station airtime: Want your own Christian radio station?
European Gospel Radio (EGR) is a premier Christian station and Christian Broadcasting Network, reaching millions of people in Europe and worldwide. EGR offers Christian broadcasters, particularly independent Christian radio producers, Pastors, Preachers, and Churches from around the World, a more effective way of communicating with new, existing, and additional listeners worldwide.
EGR offers Christian Radio Airtime combining several different media outlets with one package, including Free Streaming on the Internet for every program aired on our International (Shortwave) broadcasting service. This enables any Christian radio producer to reach also a faithful audience at home (via Internet streaming) in Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific or any specific target around the World.
A World Radio network for your Christian radio programs
We operate highly directive antennas and high-power, modern transmitters up to 300,000 Watts, beaming several millions of Watts in Effective Radiated Power (ERP) into any desired target, reaching cost-effectively any continent or any specific country or region in the World.
EGR can and will help you deliver your Christian message via its Christian broadcasting network to millions of listeners in poor and underdeveloped areas around the World.
Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave Radio airtime is available now on EGR
By only using local media to preach the Gospel and airing your sermon on a local FM, AM or TV channel, you are missing out on millions of listeners worldwide and a faithful audience abroad that you can evangelize outside the coverage of your local station.
Whether you wish to reach Asia, Africa or Europe, or outreach in times of war and conflicts, or broadcast to Islamic or dangerous countries where you can’t send missionaries, we can offer a broadcast package to reach all nations worldwide.
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association operates European Gospel Radio from Milan, Italy and Dublin, Ireland. EGR has a truly non-profit and missionary spirit to help you evangelize any corner of the World.
Want your own radio station?
Contact us today if you wish to learn more and join us, as all Christian broadcasters who trust us and have used our media daily since 1979.
This is an invitation for indeed missionary organizations, not in search of financial rewards from their US audiences.
If you want to share your Christian message of Salvation with others, consider joining European Gospel Radio today. This is a great way to reach out to people all over the World and let them know about your faith.
Do you love God or money?
We believe that becoming wealthy should not be a priority for Preachers and Pastors. We would like Churches, Pastors and Radio Ministries that have a missionary focus on joining our Christian network, as we feel they will have the most positive influence on our worldwide audience.
If you want to raise funds primarily through a radio broadcast to Europe, Africa, or Asia, we strongly discourage bringing your program to European Gospel Radio. The results will be disappointing as our target is not the United States of America (USA).
Most of our listeners in Asia and Africa do not have a bank account or credit card and cannot send you any checks in the mail. They live in remote areas without electricity, cell phones, and email or web access. Europeans are tight with their money and sceptical of appeals for donations. This is simply the way society is.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would refrain from contacting us if you intend to do Christian fundraising or make a profit.
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If you’re not a broadcaster or program producer but would still like to support us, you can donate to European Gospel Radio. This will help us continue expanding our outreach to even more African, Asia/Pacific countries and Europe.
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a non-profit association of international broadcasters and media producers that owns and operates European Gospel Radio. If you would like to donate, you can do so via PayPal by following the link below. You can donate in US Dollars or Euros using your credit or debit card or your PayPal account (registration for PayPal is NOT required).
European Gospel Radio presents: Gospel Miracle Time: a 30 minute inspiring radio program produced by John and Pam Bayliss.
About Gospel Miracle Time radio program
Gospel Miracle Time radio program features music and Christian messages from New Zealand. In his weekly program over European Gospel Radio, John Bayliss brings the message of Jesus Christ and God’s love for all of us to listeners worldwide on Shortwave and locally on Medium Wave to Southern and Central Europe.
About John Bayliss
John Bayliss is a self-employed constructor living in New Zealand. With his wife Pam, a grown-up family of two, and two grandchildren, John has been privately financing his short-term Christian missions and radio to bring the word of God on radio around the world. During his travels around Asia, ranging from ten days to seven weeks and more than 13 times, John has been a missionary in the Philippines, India, Indonesia and Northern Thailand.
John and Pam suffered the tremendous loss of their daughter, but she was an enormous help in getting John to the mission field to be an Evangelist. John has never been to any Bible School. He was trained up on the mission fields by an Evangelist, who taught him how to bring a message that gave listeners faith to receive Christ as Lord and their healing. Many came to accept Christ as their Lord. Many received their miracle of healing from the Lord. These mission fields were John’s own Bible School.
Taken along the northern Thailand border of Myanmar (Burma), the people shown in this picture are refugees from Myanmar. John Bayliss preached to them, and they prayed for all the sick. It was the first time Christians prayed for them; many came up for prayer before John had even finished preaching. John is not tall, just 5ft. 5 inches or 1.66 m, but these people were tiny!
John had many street meetings with this Pastor with many signs-wonders & healing miracles. Also, in his Church, the Philippines.
Gospel Miracle schedule
Gospel Miracle Time is aired weekly on European Gospel Radio, a service provided by NEXUS-IBA, currently on 7295 kHz (Shortwave) and simulcasted on 1323 kHz (Medium Wave) to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East each Saturday at 19:30 and 20:30 Central European Time.
As of February 2023, Gospel Miracle Time for Asia is also aired on Sunday at 15:00 UTC on 15375 kHz to Asia and the Pacific. Outside these targets, listeners may listen live from Internet Radio NEXUS or on All Gospel Radio for random weekly repeats.
European Gospel Radio QSL card
Do you have comments or wish to receive our e-QSL card? Send us comments on this program and a correct reception report, and we will gladly send you our EGR e-QSL card.
Please send your reception report to email@example.com or send a QSL request online and make sure you mention this or any European Gospel Radio program you heard on our channels on Shortwave or Medium Wave. Check our schedules for frequency and all details of our daily broadcasts.
Gospel Miracle Time was last modified: October 20th, 2023 by NEXUS-IBA Editor