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TWR Responds to Ebola

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The current Ebola virus outbreak is the largest to date. TWR West Africa Director Abdoulaye Sangho reports that our national office in Cote d'Ivoire (TWR-CI) plans an emergency response project.

At 60, Media Ministry's Fruitful Past Heralds Future

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TWR Celebrates Milestone by Building on Foundation of Expanding Outreach

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TWR is celebrating its 60th anniversary of Gospel broadcasting by expanding its reach to even more people needing hope in places like Cuba, China and Afghanistan.

Not content to rest on yesterday’s accomplishments, TWR officials offer thanks for six decades of God’s blessings but insist on keeping the spotlight on the media ministry’s newest initiatives.

“It’s a privilege to be living under the call of God for 60 years,” says Lauren Libby, president of TWR International. “Not only a privilege, but also a legacy that we go into the future with. Our founder, Dr. Paul Freed, believed God for big things. We’re still doing that. And the goal is still the world, the gospel of Jesus Christ and producing lasting fruit by mass media.”

Signing on the air from Tangier, Morocco, on Feb. 22, 1954, the ministry that would become TWR relied on one 2,500-watt Army-surplus transmitter for broadcasting to Spain in three languages. Today TWR uses 20 high-powered transmitting sites, 2,000 local stations worldwide and other media to speak hope in more than 230 languages to a potential audience of roughly 4 billion in 160 countries.

TWR Celebrates 60 Years of broadcast

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Announcement graphic"This is the radio voice of International Evangelism in Tangier. We are happy to greet you in the name of the Lord on this our first day of broadcasting the gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."

With organ music swirling in the background, those heavily accented English words from a small station on the tip of North Africa introduced a fledgling broadcast ministry that was determined “to reach the people everywhere without exception”. It was 22 February 1954, and Ralph Freed, general director of the ministry and the father of Dr. Paul Freed, was the first person on the air for the broadcaster that would become Trans World Radio.

Sixty years later, TWR is still reaching out to listeners, communicating the gospel to 160 countries, in more than 230 languages, from multiple high-power radio transmitters and over digital media..