The Adventist World Radio board has selected the ministry’s vice president for finance, Dowell Chow, to serve as its new president. He first joined the ministry in 2005 and has served as its vice president for finance. Mr Chow replaces Benjamin Schoun, who last month was appointed a general vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. In his new role, Schoun will still serve AWR as its board chair.
AWR provides thousands of hours a day in broadcasting in 107 languages over AM, FM, shortwave, Internet and podcasting. Based at the church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, AWR employs 31 people, including staff in offices overseeing operations in Europe, Africa and Asia. Most of the hundreds of local studio and engineering staff worldwide are employed by local church entities.
Mr Chow said some of AWR’s key operations include its extensive network of FM radio stations, training for local partners and the ministry’s offerings of podcasting - last month the organization launched a website with podcasts in more than 80 languages.
(Source: Adventist News Network)