HCJB World Radio in Australia Expands

( [email protected] ) Oct 16, 2004 04:56 PM EDT

After 7 years of red tape, through prayers and struggle, HCJB World Radio-Australia has been given permission to expand its broadcasting facility in Kununurra, Western Australia, onto adjacent property. This move will allow millions more to be served in the Asia/Pacific region.

“This is truly another miracle of God. It’s the major breakthrough that we’ve been waiting for the past seven years. Praise the Lord!” said HCJB world Radio-Australia Director David Maindonald.

Word of the acceptance took place on Oct. 6 when the Minister of Lands allowed the lease. HCJB world Radio-Australia, which transmits on short wave radio, broadcasts Christian programs from the site in more than 11 languages.

David Maindonald said the government minister was reluctant to release the adjacent land until native title claims at Kununurra were settled and planning approval in principle was given for the major international broadcasting facility

After the lease acquisition process began in 1997, the government required that HCJB seek approval from 19 other government departments and agencies. At the same time, the organization was also seeking international broadcasting licenses.