4VEH Joins TWR Global Media Ministry Family of National Partners
4VEH has become part of the family of national partners of TWR (Trans World Radio), a global media ministry with more than 60 national partners in countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. With a long-established collaboration, Storly Michel, 4VEH station director and Steve Shantz, TWR ministry vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean made the partnership official, signing an agreement during the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention held in Nashville, Tennessee on Feb 27, 2018.
Listeners will benefit
4VEH station director Storly Michel says, “We have been working with TWR for a while, and today we made it formal. Our listeners will benefit greatly from this partnership. We can call on TWR for expertise and work together with them to improve the signal for our listeners. With TWR, we have more programs coming our way and that is good news for our listeners!”
In addition, as 4VEH has been doing radio for 68 years, we have a lot of experience that we can share with other radio partners, too.”
Sharing skills and resources to advance ministry
TWR’s Steve Shantz added, “We welcome Radio-TV 4VEH as a national partner of TWR! Being a national partner means that from now on we can share our resources and skills with only one goal: to reach the world – in this case, the Caribbean – for Christ,” Shantz said. “For example, TWR can offer Radio-TV 4VEH training, help with studio needs and technical assistance at their transmitter site. 4VEH can help TWR reach new audiences in their mother languages and offer us content that can be used in the TWR global network.”
4VEH’s relationship with TWR is long established:
- 4VEH audiences benefit from TWR programs including Thru The Bible/Atravè labib (translated into Haitian Creole, voiced and produced by Storly Michel) every weekday and the weekly Women of Hope/Negès Lesperans (Creole programs produced by a team at 4VEH).
- After the 2010 earthquake, 4VEH and TWR provided special programs in Haitian Creole to minister to survivors, with TWR also broadcasting 4VEH programs on its 800 AM station from Bonaire, to reach the worst-hit areas outside of 4VEH’s normal 840 AM signal reach.
- In addition, TWR sound experts helped remodel and upgrade 4VEH’s main recording studio and on-air studio in 2016.
Also participating in the signing ceremony were John McLaughlin, chairman of the 4VEH advisory council, and Bob Fetherlin, president of One Mission Society. 4VEH is a ministry of One Mission Society.
4VEH joins a family of more than 60 TWR national partners around the world, from Albania to Zimbabwe, including 16 partners in the Americas Region. Find out more about TWR at twr.org.
Photos: Taking part in the signing ceremony are (from left) Bob Fetherlin, president of One Mission Society; Kate Michel, 4VEH marketing and communications director and wife of the station director; Storly Michel, 4VEH station director; Steve Shantz, TWR vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean; and John McLaughlin, chairman of 4VEH’s advisory council.