From a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the island of Guam, KTWR is a mighty voice for the ministries of TWR in Asia.
KTWR has served listeners for nearly 40 years with programs in various languages, including those of China, South Asia, South East Asia, Indo-China, and Russia. Using six TCI curtain antennas, the good news of the gospel of Christ is beamed across borders thousands of kilometers away to reach listeners in their language.
In recent years, KTWR has received upgrades. Two of the aging 100-kilowatt transmitters were replaced in July 2013 with refurbished 250-kilowatt ones that are capable of taking KTWR into a digital broadcast future.
Over the past couple years, the station installed solar panels to help reduce the cost of keeping KTWR on the air and save money that can be redirected to expand TWR’s ministry to the Asia-Pacific region. If the system works as expected, TWR intends to add more power generation capacity and boost the 30-kilowatt system to 100 kilowatts in future phases.
A team of skilled engineers and technicians, with their families, manage the broadcast operations and maintain the broadcast equipment and computer systems. They also maintain two large diesel generators, heavy construction equipment, vehicles, buildings, antenna towers, and the grounds of KTWR. When opportunities present themselves, the KTWR team provides technical services and consultation to TWR Asia offices around the region.
The mission at KTWR is clear—to provide the most effective and reliable radio services possible to TWR Asia, and to do it in a God-honoring way so that Christ may be known throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.