Hope FM launches in PNG

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Pastor Glenn Townend unveils the plaque for the new PNGUM radio station.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea (PNGUM) officially launched its radio station—Hope FM—on December 6.

The historic occasion was witnessed by church leaders from PNGUM, representatives from the laity and other stakeholders. Pastor Glenn Townend, president of the Adventist Church in the South Pacific, unveiled the plaque and helped PNGUM president Pastor Kepsie Elodo cut the ribbon to signify the start of the radio station’s operation.

Broadcasting on frequency 107.5 FM, the radio station aims to spread the everlasting gospel to as many people as possible, especially remote populations of Papua New Guinea. The station is currently operating out of the PNGUM office in Lae.

Pastor Kepsie Elodo and Pastor Glenn Townend cut the ribbon to officially open the station.

Prior to unveiling the plaque, Pastor Townend expressed joy and urged PNGUM to ensure the radio station achieved its goals and kept people informed.

“It’s a good day for Papua New Guinea to see the launch of this new radio station,” he said. “Though it has taken a long time, we should celebrate the growth of media ministry in the South Pacific.”

“We are here to deliver the mission of the Church,” said Hope FM radio board member Ray Paul. “We wish to reach every corner of Papua New Guinea through this medium. Hope FM will help build good ethics, governance and integrity.”

ADRA PNG also pledged to continue its support through its communication and media department for media development in PNG to advocate quality of life.