SEA OF GALILEE, Israel, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ -- The state of Israel, in an unprecedented decision, has allocated a radio broadcast frequency to an American Christian evangelical radio network that will broadcast messages of hope and peace to the people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan and expanded night-time coverage into Turkey and Egypt. This is the first time a Christian broadcast frequency has been granted in Israel and the first domestic radio station with international purpose.
The VOICE OF HOPE – AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and some English to the Arab population, much of which is in a dire situation in the countries surrounding Israel and who are under religious persecution in Syria.
The radio station is a continuation of the VOICE OF HOPE, which was established in 1979 by Christian businessman George Otis, and which broadcast until 2000. The new VOICE OF HOPE is owned and operated by Strategic Communications Group, a global Christian Evangelical radio network with radio stations reaching Latin America and Africa.
"I am excited that this powerful Christian radio station was licensed by the State of Israel to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to the people of the Middle East. The Voice of Hope is established in support of Christians of the Middle East and is a gift of love from Christians in the United States and Canada." - John Tayloe, Founder and President.
The VOICE OF HOPE was inaugurated this week in the presence of Israel's Minister of Communication, Tzachi Hanegbi who said, "This radio station exemplifies the deep connection and unique bond that Israel has with the American people and between Jews and Christians. We are certain that the message of hope that will be brought by the station will be an uplifting tool and a benefit to our neighbors. The State of Israel supports any message of peace to the people in neighboring countries and this is why we decided to support the reestablishment of the Voice of Hope."
The VOICE OF HOPE broadcast studios are located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. The programming will include Christian Arabic presenters, Arabic Christian music, news, education, drama and inspirational messages.
For interviews contact: John D. Tayloe
Title: Founder and President
Organization: Strategic Communications Group
Voice of Hope Radio Network
Tel: +1 805-338-0075
SOURCE Strategic Communications Group