History

From towering cities to remote villages, God is using TWR to lead people from doubt to decision to discipleship. It’s a never-ending, life-changing ministry, and it’s taking place this very moment around the globe.

Trans World Radio was founded on February 11, 1952, as a nonprofit organization for the mass communication of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Burdened for the people of Spain, TWR founder Dr. Paul E. Freed realized that radio would be ideal to reach those in that spiritually needy land. He discovered an open door to establish a missionary radio station in Tangier, Morocco. Spain is directly across the Strait of Gibraltar.

With the same goal, TWR first constructed a superpower broadcasting site on the island of Bonaire in 1964 to broadcast Christian programs well into Latin America. Bonaire serves a tremendous importance to TWR, as the powerful AM towers allow for gospel broadcasts to reach millions of people living in Cuba, the jungles of Brazil and the surrounding Caribbean islands.

In 2014, TWR-Bonaire celebrated 50 years of broadcasting hope to Latin America and the Caribbean.