The idea of radio has always been a desire of mine since I was a child. I have always wanted to become a journalist or a preacher. My love for broadcasting led me to begin a religious programme on several Christian radio stations.
After marrying my wife Michal, I shared my desire with her and she was also excited about it. One Saturday I had a microphone that was borrowed from Brother Wesley Beazer to do my broadcast. My wife and I used that microphone and pretended to be reporting at a radio station, we were very excited. Little did we know that this was the start of our mission. God was using what we termed as foolishness to speak to us.
We realized that this desire was to become a reality, so we applied for a radio broadcasting license. The road to acquiring the license was not easy. Many times we wanted to quit, but God’s mercy kept us. Finally, on the 20th June 2001, after numerous calls to the relevant authorities, our application was approved and we were given a license to operate on the FM frequency of 103.1 MHz.
When we started (Our first air time)
On Saturday 8 September 2001, after a sleepless night in Antigua with our technician Brother Trevor, I traveled to Barbuda. On arrival I quickly called Brothers Jason and Wesley and informed them that I had obtained a transmitter. At about 7.15 PM it all happened. The Abundant Life Radio was on the air! New life came to Barbuda with the song “Jesus and Me” from the Regenerated Singers. We called around the village and asked persons to tune in. We continued testing for a week with assistance from Brother Neil George, who began the programming every morning at 5.30 am and brother Agel Cochrane who sis the afternoon programming.
“Hitherto Hath the Lord helped us”. Certainly we have achieved much since the inception in 2001.
One of our Greatest Achievements came in January 2006 when our Website coverage to the world was launched. So far we have had responses from people on every continent of the world. We are touching the world from Barbuda. We have also improved coverage and quality of broadcasting on both of our Frequencies.
There have been a tremendous number of testimonies of the breakthrough, deliverance and the salvation of listeners to this station.
We serve an Unlimited God and so we put no limits on what we can do for him. Our next project is to construct a “State of the Art” Studio in Barbuda. Our main aim is to win many souls for the kingdom Of God.