SOS - MISSION SWITZERLAND - SOS
Our contract to broadcast in Switzerland will be cancelled if transmission fees are not paid by Monday, October 29th. We’re send out an SOS!
RADIO 74‘s financial situation is especially alarming this week. We lack
$12,000 of the 17,000 needed to pay our4th quarter Swiss DAB+ transmission
fees. On October 1st, we were granted a one month reprieve. But since then,
local listeners have donated less than 1/3 of what’s needed. If we can’t pay
by the final deadline of Monday, October 29th, we are threatened with
losing our Swiss radio broadcasting contract, with no hope of ever regaining it.
Please pray with us for God to intervene. And if He’s speaking to your heart to give, thank you for not resisting too much! Feel free to pass on this information to everyone concerned.
When God opened a very wide door to MISSION SWITZERLAND four years ago, RADIO 74 became the first radio station of a religious character ever authorized to broadcast on Swiss soil. The Lord gave us the two largest cities, Zurich and Geneva. Later, Lausanne and Sion were added, and we’ve been promised coverage of Neuchatel, Yverdon and Friburg in the near future. By God’s grace we hope to eventually reach the entire country. What a golden opportunity and privilege to provide Gospel radio programming 24/7, potentially reaching 42% of the Swiss people!
St. Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva, Switzerland is in rapid transition from AM/FM radio broadcasting to DAB+. More than 4 million DAB+ radio receivers have already been sold. OFCOM (the Swiss Office of Communications) is set to deactivate all remaining FM radio transmitters in Switzerland by end of 2024, leaving DAB+ as the only remaining radio broadcasting standard.
Broadcasting in DAB+ is giving us unprecedented opportunity! But it has added $70,000 per year to the already tight RADIO 74 austerity budget of $250,000. And because RADIO 74 is based in France, it doesn’t qualify to receive State funds that all Swiss based radio stations are entitled to, a subsidy of up to 80% of their DAB+ transmission costs. We are diligently working to obtain this status. RADIO 74 currently faces two challenges:
1) creating appropriate radio programming in French and German.
2) finding adequate, reliable, ongoing funding to maintain this growing ministry.
Again, thanks for your prayers and financial support. May God bless as, together, we seek to bring Present Truth and Hope to the wonderful people of Switzerland, seeking to conclude the work begun here by J.N. Andrews in 1874, in anticipation of Jesus soon return.
in the love of Jesus,
Ron Myers RADIO 74
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