Church Services Around the Radio
February 23, 2015
My father, Julio, started listening to TWR from Bonaire in the 1960s after the revolution in the Dominican Republic. We listened together in my parents’ bedroom. We all gathered on the bed. My father put a [clothes] hanger on the radio’s antenna to increase the radio signal strength. If he wasn’t going to be there, he recorded the program. In villages, many were meeting for church services around the radio programs.
After I toured TWR’s office in North Carolina, I was so excited I called my father. “Guess what I have seen today?” I asked him. When I told him, he was so happy.
TWR was such an important part of our lives. There was no TV. At night, it was TWR.