FEBC Kyiv has just been granted a new permanent FM license. This is a great leap forward for the capital of Ukraine as the nation approaches year three of the war.
We have seven other FM stations across the nation, and Kyiv was granted a temporary license in mid 2022. That added potentially three million new listeners, and our team could only hope for that license to be extended. It was! By the goodness of God, FEBC Ukraine now has 10 more years on 89.4FM KYIV.
These licenses are normally granted for seven years, and mostly commercial applicants win them. But we are delighted to report that the authorities and public clearly voted to hear more of FEBC, RADIO M.
‘M’ stands for Possibility, Peace, Motivation, and Prayer. All words starting with M in Ukrainian. The impact our broadcasts are having is deeply desired by many people. The license application process in Ukraine is very public. Written and video submissions are visible to anyone who wants to ‘see’ the decision. One after another experts and listeners related their stories of help, restoration, recovery, and salvation, to the committee! Many people spoke of how the programmes on-air, and the counsellors on the phone, had comforted anxious youth, and averted many suicides. Many testified to finding hope for their marriages, and motivation to reunite their families. Others were grateful for the clear and relevant ideas they’re hearing about our Loving Heavenly Father, and how friendship with God is even possible. Many were desperate for hope, and found it in the broadcasters.
Several of our staff have been drafted into the military. They often manage to become chaplains. Two are still preparing programmes when they visit the studios in Kyiv.
They are making powerful programmes by bringing real stories and answering the real needs of listeners. Couples, soldiers, children, the elderly and the wounded, are all finding peace and comfort on Radio M.
Please continue to prayer for an end to the war. We hear of a new law that could see as many as 500,000 people drafted soon! Please also consider donating to our Ukraine account, or to Where Most Needed. License fees, antenna restructuring, power equipment and additional technical staff are now needed to run eight FM stations in a war zone. Thank you.