OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Forming consciences, sharing, evangelizing: three years of Radio Bosco

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Honiara (Agenzia Fides) - “Radio Bosco” is young, yet very popular and loved among the people. The Catholic radio station of the Solomon Islands is celebrating its third anniversary and once again challenges people to the mission of evangelization through the mass media, in this little chain of islands in the Pacific.
Programming, which is created and coordinated by the Salesian missionaries of the Solomon Islands, began on March 2, 2005 and in three years it has won over the hearts of its listeners, especially the youth.
Salesian Fr. Ambrose Pereira, Director of the Communications Office for the Church in the Solomon Islands, explains. “It is the first radio station in the islands. With Radio Bosco, we have offered the youth and all the other members of the various different communities the opportunity to express themselves, tell their story, put their own gifts at work. Our objective is to strengthen the community.”
Many young people are now working on a constant basis in the transmission and technical organization of the station, that offers programs on current topics and spirituality, as well as entertainment and music, always with a Christian perspective of values and with the goal of forming consciences and directing society towards the common good.
Some of the programs already have over 10,000 listeners, a great success for the Solomon Islands. However, the goal is to continue improving the service of evangelization that is transmitted over the radio waves.
Radio Bosco is sponsored by the Salesians, the Communications Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Solomon Islands, the international association “SIGNIS” and by many other private benefactors. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 4/3/2008; righe 23, parole 266)