After a 55-day hiatus, Hope94 is back on the air. According to station manager, Vladimir A Undalok, “Everything has to work in God’s time!”
Hope94 suddenly went off the air after a transmitter-wattage dropped on January 13.
“Few days after the station went off the air; I began receiving text messages from people whom I have never gotten in touch with during the regular broadcast days. I began asking myself, was the going-off-the-air a blessing in disguise? Suddenly, I knew that slowly but surely, our station has become one of the most listened to station not only in Mati City but also to where the broadcast is heard,” explains Undalok.
“My teachers and classmates were asking what had happened to Hope94,” Candy Javilles, president of the Adventist Ministry to College/University Students (AMiCUS) in a local state college, said.
“People from all walks of life kept on asking about the sudden loss of the broadcast,” one of the local Adventist Church members confessed.
Engr. Nonoy Bataican, a local radio technician was instrumental in restoring back the broadcast transmission of Hope94. “The cable connectors in the antenna were all loosen up. There was also stocked-up water in the pipes that has made the cables almost rotten. We found no rubber cap to cover those pipes, hence the stocked-up water,” said Bataican after his assessment.
“We had to change few cable connectors, drained the water and cover it with rubber caps,” continued Bataican. “We had the ground cables, and ground rod changed to bigger sizes. Now, it looks great!”
“We are back on-the-air,” announced Undalok over the radio. “Thank you very much to those who have prayed with us and those who have become an instrument in helping us get back on the air! We can’t just argue why it has taken us this long. However, God has His own ways. Having this inconvenience fixed in His own time, in His own way.”
Davao Mission personnel made a round-trip visit on March 11 to Brgy Dahican, Mati City, where the station is located, to thanked the “angels” who helped the station get back and to confirm the official return of regular broadcast. [Anthony Corvera/AdventistMEDIA]