With the arrival of satellite TV, the internet, and mobile phone technology the veteran technological tool of mission, the radio, must be wondering if she still has a role to play. The answer is definitely yes. People will always want to listen to the radio, just like people want to go on reading newspapers. It is an irreplaceable medium.
And so TWR broadcast ten Christian programmes on MW every week into Iran and there is a response. The broadcasters know that in some ways they cannot vie with the new stars of the digital age, nor can they compete with FM which is widely available. But for a believer who is motivated to grow in their faith and who cannot afford either a computer or satellite TV, there is still a lot going for the humble MW transistor radio.
- Creativity for programme producers
- Protection of the air-waves
- Ability to make contact with listeners