Adventist radio goes live in Samoa

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Apia, Samoa

Adventists now have a live local radio presence in Samoa after Pastor Olive Dean became the first live announcer on FM 92.9.

Geographically, the radio signal only covers 35 per cent of the country, however it reaches 60 to 70 per cent of the population.

The radio station had been broadcasting LifeTalk Adventist radio out of America. Now, as well as a live announcer, FM 92.9 presents the Adventist message in the Samoan language, with a daily lesson study, family life seminars and Samoas/Tokelau Mission president Pastor Uili Solofa’s program The Everlasting Gospel.

Other programs include children’s storytime, Bible studies and local programs from TV7, the Adventist television station.

The radio and television ministries are run out of the same studios by the same staff and the managing board is made up of Mission staff as well as church members. 

Geographically, the radio signal only covers 35 per cent of the country, however it reaches 60 to 70 per cent of the population. 

TV7 managing director Elija Ryan said the station is hoping to set up a phone line for talkback and call-in radio, add a new announcer and produce more local programs to reach more people in the near future.