radio evangelist Gene Scott dies at age 75
Gene Scott, a televangelist well known for his eccentric
religious broadcasts carried around the world on
shortwave radio, died on February 21 after suffering
a stroke. He was 75. For three decades, Scott was
pastor of Los Angeles University Cathedral, a Protestant
congregation of more than 15,000 members housed
in a landmark downtown building. Scott's church
raised millions through round-the-clock broadcasts
demanding his listeners to donate to the ministry.
He enjoyed a lavish lifestyle including chauffeured
limousines and a fleet of racing-horse ranches.
His finances came under repeated scrutiny over the
Gene Scott began hosting
live television broadcasts in the mid-70's and became
one of the most well-known televangelists. The University
Network, broadcasting Gene Scott 24 hours a day
on mediumwave and shortwave, interrupted its programs
early Tuesday (Universal time) to inform about Scott's
death. The University Network can be heard over
the Caribbean Beacon in Anguilla, WWCR in Nashville,
Tennessee, KAIJ in Dallas, Texas, and over a Caribbean
Beacon relay station in Cahuita in Costa Rica. Aside
from radio stations around the Western hemisphere,
Scott's programs can also be seen on television
as well as over the internet and satellite. According
to a message heard on the University Network, programming
is said to continue for the time being.
February 22, 2005)
Estéreo from Colombia heard on 5910.4 kHz
Estéreo, a Christian FM station in Colombia,
is being rebroadcast on 5910.4 kHz shortwave. The
transmitter is located in Puerto Lleras. Marfil
Estéreo 88.8 FM was first reported heard
by Björn Malm in Ecuador on January 30. The
station is run by Colombia para Cristo, an
evangelical organizacion that also operates La Voz
de Tu Conciencia (see DXing.info news in June
2002), currently broadcasting on 6010 kHz in
the 49 meter shortwave band. Marfil Estéreo
broadcasts popular music from Mexico to Colombian
vallenato, but is primarily aimed at spreading the
gospel in a mountaineous region of the country.
Contact information for the station is: Colombia
para Cristo, A.A. 95300,
Calle 44 No. 13-69 Local 1, Bogotá, Colombia,
telephones: 338-4716, 338-3807 and 346-1419, and
the station also has email.
February 2, 2005)
local radio launched on 1395 kHz
Twoje Radio has launched one
more low-power mediumwave station in Poland. Twoje
Radio 6 Plus broadcasts in Radzyn Podlaski in Eastern
Poland with 1 kW of power on the frequency of 1395
kHz. The station was first reported heard by Patrick
Robic in Austria on February 1. Bernd Trutenau has
reported the contact information as follows: ul. Jana
Pawla II 2, 21-300 Radzyn Podlaski, Poland. Also email
can be used.
February 2, 2005)
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