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Family Radio - Frequencies
Boy has a Dream
a little boy before WW II, Endel Meiusi, in his home town of Tallinn,
used to dream and pray while he was building his first
receiver of “some day” having a Christian Radio station.
Estonia at that time had only government radio stations.
Russian, German and again Russian occupations of his homeland
took place. The Meiusi family (he and his parents) had to flee
in a small boat to Sweden, from there they continued via Africa,
(Ceylon) to Australia.
1991 when Russian occupation of Estonia ended, Endel had already
served for a number of years in the ministry
as a pastor in Australia,
Canada, the USA as well as an evangelist in a number of countries.
In 1953 he had pioneered the first Estonian language evangelical
Gospel broadcast in the free world. Since 1962 the “Estonian
Church at Home” (Kodu Kirik) has been continually on the
air in Vancouver, Canada and the surrounding area. Endel was fulfilling
his boyhood promise to God while escaping to the free world, to
be available in the Lord’s service.
In 1984 he felt led of the Lord to organize the Estonian Christian
Ministries in order to reach his own people living in exile in
several countries in the West, but almost immediately the doors
began to open to minister in Estonia. While back in his occupied
homeland, the Lord very dramatically impressed on him to start
praying that his childhood dream would become a reality. Soon after
the country was free again in 1992, he applied for a broadcast
God has miraculously enabled so that today there are 8 full-time
(24/7) FM transmitters with 3 main studios covering the country
and one AM station reaching further beyond its borders. Endel has
made his boyhood home available to the Estonian Family Radio and
his childhood bedroom to house its control-room.
History of Family Radio
Family Radio is currently broadcasting nationwide over 8 FM stereo
transmitters covering approximately 94% of Estonia plus portions of
Russia, Latvia and Finland.
Family Radio has main Gospel stations in Tallinn - 89.6 Mhz, Kuressaare
- 89.0 Mhz, and Tartu - 89.0 Mhz, with repeater stations in Haapsalu -
89.4 Mhz, Kärdla – 88.7 Mhz, Rakvere – 88.9 Mhz, Otepää
88.7 Mhz, Vôru 95.7 Mhz, and Kohtla-Nômme 88.2 Mhz.
Christian Ministries also broadcasts to the Estonian communities in:
Vancouver, Canada; the Northwest portion of
Washington state and provides broadcast material to Australia.
Estonian Christian Ministries has a Worldwide Tape Ministry.
Missions opportunities are available for church construction, English
teachers and other cross-cultural
Estonian Family Radio also ministers to the sick, shut-ins,
hospitals, retirement homes and prisoners, through distribution of
4000 single frequency FM receivers.
Each station is supervised by its own local board with
representation from the Evangelical Christian-Baptist, Lutherans and
Methodists in cooperation with Estonian Christian Ministries. Radio
programs are also provided by other Christian denominations and independent
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Family Radio - 89.6 Mhz
April 1992 we applied for a Estonian broadcast license for a radio
station in the capitol city, Tallinn. We were expecting a 3 to 4 years
wait for a decision.
God, however, answered our prayers far sooner than expected.
A permit was issued in 4 months with the stipulation that on the air
testing start no later than August 31, 1993.
to say, we were totally unprepared both financially and technically
By a miracle of God's Grace and the help of many Christian organizations
such as "Back to the Bible", HCJB, and individual Christians,
"Tallinn Pereraadio" (Tallinn Family Radio) started test broadcasts
In September 1993, “Tallinn Pereraadio” (Family Radio)
transmitter began continuous 24- hour gospel broadcast from the former
KGB facilities in the steeple of the Oleviste Cathedral and has been
in continuous operation ever since.
In 1997 Tallinn Pereraadio moved into its new modern studios at Rev.
Meiusi’s refurbished boyhood home. More improvements and repairs
have been done through the years.
Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
next license was issued January 20, 1994 for Kuressaare Family Radio.
We started with a Crown 100- watt transmitter, and some very basic
studio equipment, using the sound-room of the brand new Siion Church
The station in Kuressaare went on the air with test programs at
Christmas 1993, using a HCJB antenna mounted on top of the 45-foot
In July 1995, the Lord provided 25 "summer missionaries" from the
U.S.A. who, with a number of local volunteers, built a brick transmitter
building, installed a full power FM transmitter and erected a 350
foot broadcast tower.
With God's help this was accomplished in 14 days.
The tower stands next to the Church which Rev. Meiusi's Grandfather
built and pastored before the Russian occupation of Estonia.
Later, current studios were built in the Siion Church's basement
in Kuressaare by a summer mission’s team from Colorado, USA.
Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
Christian Ministries' third main station, "Tartu
Pereraadio (Tartu Family Radio) was built before we officially had
our license. The Estonian Government unofficially assigned us the
frequency of 89.0 MHz which was still occupied by a Russian TV station.
The official license was received June 19, 1995, but daytime test
programs began in November '94 when the TV station was not on the
In August 1996 this station was significantly upgraded
as part of the 1996 short term missions project which:
- Installed a new 400-foot radio tower
- Installed a new full power transmitter
- Built a new transmitter building
Radio for Multi-lingual Broadcasting
Faith, additional broadcast studio's were built during 1999 in Tartu
Seminary to increase our broadcast ministry in Russian and other
languages. During the summer of 2000 the transmitter buildings
and a tall antenna tower were constructed by summer missions teams
from California and Colorado – and Texas. Following installations
of the transmitter and other equipment, broadcasts began in 2001.
It is broadcasting up to St. Petersburg during the day and almost
to Moscow at night. Please pray for this extension to our ministry.
addition to the three main stations with studios and staff, there
are five translator stations that pick up
signals and re-broadcast them on other frequencies to surrounding
reaches people in these areas where distance and terrain prevent
direct reception of the main stations.
- 88.2 Mhz
- 88.7 Mhz
- 88.7 Mhz
- 88.9 Mhz
- 89.0 Mhz
- 89.0 Mhz
- 89.4 Mhz
- Võru - 95.7 Mhz
- Kavastu – 1035 kc
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