24 February 2023

Introducing Salvationist Radio

Bethany Gibson

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Bethany Gibson introduces the new station for everyone linked to The Salvation Army.

On Tuesday 28 February, Fortress Radio will officially become Salvationist Radio. When the online radio station launches, content for anyone and everyone linked to The Salvation Army will be available in print, online and on-air.

It’s been such an exciting 12 months. On 17 May 2022 we launched salvationist.org.uk and just a week later Sam Davidson joined us as audio content editor to drive the launch of Salvationist Radio. Starting on Sunday 5 March will be a Sunday schedule packed with new and familiar content that we hope will bring people together across the territory.

A taste of what's to come

Salvationist Radio will be playing your favourite Salvation Army and Christian music 24/7, and broadcasting special programmes for all ages on Sundays.

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Sam and I would like to take the opportunity to thank some key people. First, the founders of Fortress Radio, Stuart Hall and Austin Burn, for inviting the territory to take on the development of the station – we know how important the station has been to listeners, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are grateful for this opportunity.

Second, to the dedicated volunteers and teams who work on the shows – many are continuing, some have decided to take a step back and others are joining us with new content. This station would not exist without the passion and creativity of them all.

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Captain Jo Moir (THQ) records content for the new Sunday Worship programme

Finally, our trading company and, in particular, World of Sound. Not only have they enabled access to Salvation Army music recordings, they have provided technical support throughout the transition period and we are grateful they will continue to partner with us once Salvationist Radio has launched.

The territory’s five mission priorities help to articulate our aims for the station but there are two in particular that have been at the forefront of our minds: we have been praying that the station will be effective in sharing the good news and in helping nurture disciples of Jesus. Please join us in praying that God will give us wisdom in how we do this and that he will use the station for his Kingdom.

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Bethany Gibson

Bethany Gibson

Online Content Editor

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