where we started
Since its incorporation in April 1997, Studio Elpizo has aimed at echoing hope to the community through “beautiful music and inspiring messages”. We perceived a need for radio programs that offered hope in a world affected by broken relationships, loneliness and other social problems. The aim was to provide a positive alternative to the programs prevalent in today’s broadcast industry. To meet these needs, we established the radio station "Echo of Hope 105.5 FM", later shortened to "Hope 105.5 FM". This English callsign was mirrored in the station's Bahasa Indonesian name: Gema Bentara.
A later realignment of frequencies by the Indonesian Broadcast Authorities forced a change from "Hope 105.5 FM" to "Hope 107 FM". Later, the callsign made another transit from "Hope 107 FM" to "Be107FM", owing to station ID technicalities. However, sharing "hope" is still an integral part of everything we do, and many of our long time listeners still remember us as "The Station of Hope".
Studio Elpizo has collaborated with various respected Christian bands and artistes like Jars of Clay, Parachute Band and Darlene Zschech. They and many others have graced our studios when they stopped by in Singapore.
where we are
Mission: enhancing ministry with media
We exist to add value to the offer the freshest and most compelling Christ-centered content to the community, so as to offer insights on achieving a wholesome and enriched life, now and beyond the limitations of this world. The topics discussed are relevant to our culture and needs, enhanced with contemporary, easy-listening, Christ-centered songs and sounds.
Besides the Christ-centered content that is broadcast, our station also hosts a thriving small group, called "Hope Cell Batam". Each week's session is broadcast on Be107FM and offers a means through which listeners can be a part of a study group via the radio.
In addition, "Hope In Action" is our outreach program to the community. Part of the work includes facilitating programs that educate the public on wellness, health and lifestyle issues.
Based on research we’ve done, as well as feedback we’ve received from listeners, here are some of the features that we have included:
- feature rich podcasting
- more radio & video programs
- more biblical content, special events
- professional standard production facilities for all your AV needs
- Content – broadcast-ready radio programs & video materials
- Services – AV production, mixing & mastering, scriptwriting, etc
- Distribution – 107FM and other partnering stations located worldwide
|Distribution channels||Location||Reach (area)||Reach Potential|
|KSDA 91.3 FM||Guam, Rota and Saipan||The surrounding islands||180, 000|
|South Philippine Adventist College||Davao (Philippines)||5 or more surrounding municipalities in the “death valley for FM”||500, 000|
|Hope 101.9 FM||Iloilo City (Philippines)||Iloilo City and the neighboring municipalities in a 30km radius||200, 000|
|Mountain View College||Mindanao (Philippines)||Campus and surrounding municipalities||300, 000|
|Be 107 FM||Belakang Padang (Indonesia)||Batam, Singapore, and selected parts of Johor Bahru||900, 000|
|CQBibleStudy.org||Maryland (USA)||USA, Australia, India, South America, Europe||TBA|
where we're headed
Our vision of scaling up our capabilities to include the production of video content for conventional broadcast and also for an internet-based audience. In identifying the needs and challenges of these new media channels, we have recognized their tremendous potential as an avenue through which to communicate and minister.
Over the years, we’ve evolved into media center, broadening our purpose to include producing Christ-centered materials for video broadcast and providing professional standard production services to suit your ministry’s budget.
Our main concern is that you, the listeners, are delighted with the content and services we offer.
We would love to hear your ideas about how we can improve StudioElpizo.com. We ecnourage you to contact us.