Last Saturday (15/12/18) we experienced very heavy lightning activity in Belakang Padang Island (Our Transmitter site near Batam, Indonesia). The Electricity Board’s (PLN) main power connection pole some 100m away from our transmitter took a direct lightning hit which blew out our supply cable and also caused a major surge into our transmitter rack.
This lightning surge caused 14 out of our 16 transmitter modules and 7 out of 8 power supply modules to be knocked out of service. As the damage is pretty extensive, we are now left with only 50 Watts of transmission power, where we would be transmitting at 5000 Watts under normal circumstances.
As a result, you may be experiencing difficulty receiving the FM signal. However online streaming services continue as per normal. Listen here.
It is also a challenge to get repairs done quickly subject to availability of spares and shipping delays owing to the Christmas and New Year festive season.
Please remember us in your prayers as we are doing everything possible to recover from this major incident.
Thank you for your understanding, financial support and prayers.
May we take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year Season.
Creating culturally relevant resources and Christ-centered media content and production services, since 1997.
Studio Elpizo is a listener-supported media ministry that works with partner organisations & churches to add value to our community. We exist to connect people to resources and assistance so as to empower individuals and families to achieve a wholesome and enriched life, now and beyond the limitations of this world.
Areas of Service
Christian Radio STATION
Our radio station, 107FM, began its journey on 20th January 1993 at 6.30 pm. Back then, it was known as “Echo of Hope 105.5 FM”, and later “Hope 105.5 FM”. This English callsign was a translation of the station’s Bahasa Indonesian name: Gema Bentara.
Digital & Print Marketing
Our church graphics include EDMs, bulletins, flyers, newsletters, banners, posters, PowerPoint slide decks — we work with your budget and goals to produce the best layout, colour palette and design elements to tell your story and make your ministry stand out.
If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, or just never discovered one you enjoy, we’ve produced some of our own for you to check out. Podcasts are a great way to get into God's word on the go, motivating you to lead a more fulfilling life according to God’s Word.
We have many churches and faith-based organisations who trust us with their Christian video productions. These include filming live events, post-production editing, producing promotional videos, testimonials, training series, live-streaming your special events and more.
prayer & bible study
Consistent prayer and Bible study will keep us in a posture of worship, a vital aspect to our life of following Christ. Here at Studio Elpizo, we have prayer and bible study volunteers, ready to walk with you through your spiritual journey.
studio & equiptment rental
Our facilities include three soundproof audio recording studios and one sound stage, with carpeted flooring and Chroma Key green or blue with basic lighting and access to makeup room / conference room and pantry. You can rent the rooms as well as additional gear or crew.