Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Radio Kahuzi Broadcasting Schedule for our Shortwave Listeners

          CHERITH RADIO (Kahuzi) (1 ere Antenne)

8:00    Ouverture 1ère Antenne - Annonce de la Station: CHERITH Radio (Kahuzi)
8:05    Maombi na nimbi      Swahili
8:10    SPOTS     Francais / Swahili / Autres=Other
8:15    Children's Bible Hour - Uncle Charlie     English
8:30    Wazo la Asubui / Somo ya Siku     Swahili
8:45    Objectif Famille - La Famille Aujourd’hui - Focus on the Family -Dr. Dobson Fr.
9:00    Morning Light - Dr. Kenn Gangel    English
9:15    Kipindi cha watoto     Swahili
9:30    Storytime - Uncle Charlie - Children’s Bible Hour     English
9:45    KinyaRwandan Bible Reading: Romans, Saint John, etc.    KinyaRwandan
9:55    Mini Bible College - Dick Woodward (ICM)   Swahili
10:15  NEWS - INFO en Swahili RTNC / Varietes musicales     Swahili
10:30  NEWS - INFO en français RTNC / Varietes musicales    Francis
11:05  Adventures in Odyssey - Focus on the Family     English
11:20  Mahubiri / Predication / Selections sur Compacts    Francais / Swahili / English
11:50  Nyimbo na Salamu / Correspondance / Musique / Religieuse     Swahili
12:15  NEWS - Journal Parle en Swahili RTNC / Varietes musicales     Swahili
12:30  NEWS - Journal Parale en Francais RTNC    Swahili
12:50  Nyimbo na Salamu / Varietes musicales     Swahili

         B.E.S.T. RADIO (Kahuzi) / Bukavu Extension Service - Technical Radio

1:00  Ouverture 2eme Antenne - Annonce de la Station: B.E.S.T. Radio (Kahuzi)
1:05  SPOTS / Business English USA    Francais / Swahili / English   
1:20   La Voix du Congo Profond / Agriculture     Francais / Swahili / Lingala
1:45   Objectif Famille - La Famille Aujourd'hui - Focus on the Family     Francais
2:00   NEWS Direct RTNC, Kinshasa or Kazi ni Kazi / Afya Yetu / Reportage     Francais / Sw
2:45   Enquête et Reportage, Des Radio Clubs Kahuzi - Kinyarwandan
3:00   Enquête Sur Terrains / Kazi Ni Kazi / Election Info / Sur Terrain    Sw / Francais / Etc

          CHERITH RADIO (Kahuzi) (2ere Rubrique)

3:30   Annonce de la Staton: Cherith Radio (Kahuzi)
3:35   Running to Win - Dr. Lutzer / Love Worth Finding - Dr. Rogers / In Touch / English    
4:00   Predication / Pastor Mutangi / or other     Swahili / Francais
4:20   La Famille Aujourd’hui / Objectif Famille - Focus on the Family - Dr. Dobson Fr.
4:35   Correspondence / Nyimbo na Salamu    Swahili / Francais
5:00   Announce de la fin de l’emissions

5 - 7:45   If the current was cut from 10 AM to 5 PM will present our choice of programs

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Partnership with SonSet Solutions

Equipment list compiled by Robert Springer at SonSet Solutions

Studio Equipment Upgrade Needed

Cost: $10,622 

If you would like to help purchase one or more of these items click on "Donate Today"

(Some models and pricing may change)

                    14-Channel Audio Mixer $1,200

                      Announcer Microphone/Boom Arm/Cable $ 500  - PAID

                        Powered Monitor Speakers (2)   $ 110   $ 220

                                   Headphones (3) $ 85  $  225

                           CB / USB Player (3)  $ 235     $ 705

                                 Network Hub / Router  $ 55 - PAID


  8TB Network Attached Storage w/2 spare drives $ 1,500

           8TB Backup Hard Drive w/ 1 spare drive $ 786

                              Misc Connecting Cables $ 200

                    RadioBOSS Automation Software $ 100

                32GB 3.0 minimum Flash Drives (6) $ 10  $ 60


    Business Class Laptop (Refurbished) (6)  $ 600 $3,600

External USB Keyboard / Mouse (6)  $20   $120

                             External CD Player (6) $ 25.83    $155

                                         4-Input Audio Switch $210 - PAID


                                      USB 3.0 Switch $40 - PAID

Zoom H6 Six-track Portable Recorder (4) $ 148   $ 592

                          Audio Interface (2)   $ 177     $ 354

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Happy Birthday, Kathleen!

Who can find a virtuous woman? 
for her price is far above rubies...
She stretches out her hand to the poor; 
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Proverbs 31: 10 - 31

Sunday, July 1, 2018

RADIO KAHUZI - New FM and SW Antennas in Our New Home!

Kathy and I are so Thankful for your Encouragement to us and BESI / Radio Kahuzi over the first 27 years from the Signature / Authorization on 4 July 1991, and the 26 years (Dec. 24) on the air as the first private broadcasting station in the D R Congo!

Kathy, Richard, Danny, Samuel, Pastor Gregoire, and Feza

Danny at the controls

Richard with SW transmitter ON AIR!

Feza, Mama Lugano (provided property and building), 
Rich and Kathy, Pastor Gregoire, Samuel, and Danny

The Governor and other radios officially recognized Kahuzi Radio 6210 Khz as "the Short-Wave station without comparison -- that has never been equaled." Of course, our desire is to hear His "Well Done" in Eternity for the Gospel Outreach and His Ministry of Reconciliation that He Himself is Doing daily!

Pastor Gregoire and Richard Lugano erecting SW antenna

Inverted V-Antenna for smaller space needed
Designed by our partners in ministry, SonSet Solutions. 
(formerly HCJB Engineering in Elkhart, IN)

Richard Lugano standing by the switching box. Richard is a BESI / DRC Board Member who installed the antennas and all the studio wiring. Richard founded TMT Cyber Cafe in Bukavu which is a provider of Internet and telecommunications services.

Thank you for your Prayer and Encouragement as we begin anew with our New Broadcast Station in Bukavu with a new FM Antenna and our New SW Antenna that greatly Increases our Outreach!

We Praise the Lord for "His Working-Together" through You and us until He Calls us to His Great Reward Ceremony, the Soon-Coming Rapture of His Believers!

In His Love and Care, Keep Looking Up!
Richard and Kathy McDonald

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Our Mothers

We join with others around the world today as we celebrate the lives of our mothers. Our's are home with the Lord, but never forgotten. We look forward to the glorious day when we will be reunited with them and our blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 Faith Alma McDonald
 Mildred (Millie) Bahler
Sarah Ruth Smith

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Celebrated your birthday Richard on May 2, so far away from Grampian, PA. I took this photo of you with my little Brownie camera in your "Robin Hood" hat with the feather. I was thinking...he will become President someday. 

Your calling to become an "Ambassador for Christ" is far better. 

All our love and many more prayers, 
Barb and Smitty

Sunday, April 1, 2018

"The McDonald Story" / Bringing Gospel Radio to the Congo


View our video giving an overview of God at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo opening the country to the very first non-governmental radio station in 1992.

Without training, funding or even a license the McDonald's, moved by faith with a vision from the Lord to use FM and Shortwave to encourage the people of D. R. Congo through (25) twenty-five years of war and personal struggles to remain steadfast and hopeful.

Let the Lord inspire you to reach out to a hurting world this Easter Season.

The McDonald Story

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The "Jesus Story" Translated into KIZIMBA by Radio Kahuzi Team

(Richard was recovering from the cold / flu but happy to visit with Pastor Malandela who had traveled 204 miles to share his completed "Jesus Story" project.)

Richard shares, "We had a good meeting with Pastor Malandela from Kindu who is on our BESI / DRC Board. He and his team working with SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) have completed the recording of the text they have translated into their own "Heart Language" of KIZIMBA, or ZIMBA spoken by the Wazimba Tribe. There are over 200 languages / dialects spoken in DRC. Check out  Zimba is number 216 at the bottom of the listing. There are approximately 120,000 speaking this language.

KIZIMBA (or Zimba) is one of the Unreached Language Groups. We will add KIZIMBA Bible readings as a new program to our daily broadcasts on Radio Kahuzi.

Soon, we hope to edit the film and load the "Jesus Story" onto Bible Players and MegaVoice Players for use with our fellow-Christians in DRC. We, currently, use the "Jesus Story" in Swahili on our daily broadcasts.

One of Kathy and my first responsibilities in 1976, when I was learning Swahili, was to oversee the Swahili Bible Translation Team for the United Bible Society's translation work.

Pastor Mutangi, a former member of our African Board and Radio Bible Teacher was one of four pastors who completed the translation work of the WHOLE Bible in Swahili. He is home with the Lord, but has left a legacy for the Gospel's sake.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Home With the Lord...


Kathy and I are so Thankful to have been working together with Dennis Prough as the Lord guided our steps in the same direction for so many years, and as the Holy Spirit knit our skills and lives together to parallel what He was doing in the World of Gospel Outreach.

Praise the Lord, Denny was always there when he could help BESI / Radio Kahuzi blossom in ministry, to the Praise of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Several of us of the same age as Denny started out with fantastic fellowship at the Altoona Bible Church. We also attended Penn State University together, and were both seeking to serve the Lord with a life-mate who shared the same precious faith and desire to see the world come to know the Lord Jesus Christ in a personal way.  

I began recording our Pastor's messages with a Bible-sized reel-to-reel recorder my father gave me for college. I went on to Grace College and Denny left for, the U.S. Army, and Moody Bible Institute, but the reunions and Bible teaching at ABC drew a hand-full of us together over the years to Keep On Keeping ON with the recorded Word through various ministries. For Denny, it was at the Altoona Bible Church: TV, Radio and Audio Tape Ministries, where Denny became the strong arm that kept things growing and out-reaching. We will all rejoice to see in Eternity how all this fit together to produce BESI and Radio Kahuzi!  

Kathy and I, and our Team here in D. R. Congo, send our thanks and love to Linda Prough and Family, with sincere condolences, as Denny has been called to his higher service with the great saints and the Lord Himself, who welcomes Denny with Great Applause! Praise the Lord for Denny's life, service, and fellowship for the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Denny monitoring the Altoona Bible Church's radio
program, "Joy In The Morning" and on TV, "The Life of Triumph"

You will be missed as a member and voice of wisdom on our U.S. BESI / Radio Kahuzi Board of Directors beginning in the early 1990s. Until we meet again, "A job well done!"