Believers throughout Asia Pacific often have a vision to reach their communities through local radio. But they seldom have expertise or experience. HCJB Global comes alongside these Christ-followers to provide workshops and mentoring in radio production, broadcasting, programming, technical skills and in radio station management/leadership to mobilize them for effective radio ministry outreaches to unreached people groups.
Initial training happens before and at a new station’s launch, where HCJB Global engineers and trainers work with the station leaders and volunteers to create a philosophy of programming, an audience profile, and strategies for promotion and follow-up. At the launch, technical skills and beginning announcer classes equip the staff to successfully launch their new station.
Radio 101 and 201
After initial training, we offer two core curriculums to help local stations in their ongoing ministry. About three to six months later, Radio 101 focuses on broadcasting techniques, announcer skills, program technical production and writing skills. The purpose is to equip the staff to be able to teach any new people who begin to work at their station and teach them these skills.
For those who have completed Radio 101 or begin station work with some prior experience, we offer Radio 201 in various centralized locations. These sessions concentrate on advanced script writing skills, taking programming to the next level, station management, issues surrounding operation, policy and production, and ideas about the potential use of engaging radio partner leaders from Asia Pacific in sessions such as using social media, marketing your station and listener follow-up and discipleship.
Recently we were able to teach a short course at a Bible college in Indonesia to help seminary students understand how a radio ministry could be used as part of a larger church-planting strategy and to assist in their evangelism and discipleship strategies.
Other courses, such as ones specifically focused on the electronics involved in radio broadcasting, maintenance of specific equipment, antenna functionality and repair troubleshooting, work toward the goal of increasing the sustainability of individual stations.