UCB PNG / ‘Laif FM’ Radio has been broadcasting (on 98.3 fm and 107.5 fm) in the East Sepik District of Papua New Guinea for over 15 years.
Now a full affiliate of UCB Asia/Pacific (part of United Christian Broadcasters International) they receive technical support and practical development assistance from Vision Christian Media [based in Brisbane] and their radio ministry, which covers every state and territory with nearly 700 stations..
With the exchange of resources in training, IT expertise, business management, equipment maintenance, publicity and public relations, Laif FM is making strong headway from a ‘local & regional’ station towards the establishment of stations in many more areas of PNG.
In 2015, new buildings and vital equipment were celebrated at a Grand Opening Day, at the Laif FM Broadcast Centre on Kreer Heights. The event was attended by about 300 guests – including Government, Church and Community leaders and many spectators.
Many of our community leaders are concerned for the welfare of the New Generation, as higher education, the search for employment and the frustrations of insufficient job vacancies lead many to abandon rural/village life…and it’s associated community & family infrastructure, as well as traditional values of the nation.
All of the staff believe Laif FM has a valuable role to play in maintaining contact with the ‘new generation’ through high quality and solid value programs, reaching out through the cellphone, internet and radio networks.
In addition to broadcasts, UCB PNG are working with Christian Book Melanesia in the printing and distribution of the internationally-popular and much-sought-after, daily devotional The Word for Today *
The Word for Today is currently in circulation in around 30 countries. Authored by Bob Gass, these magazines have become one of the most popular, Christian publications in many of those nations.
* See our The Word for Today page