Rhema Wide Bay History
In New Zealand, the concept of ‘Christian Radio Stations’ began in 1961 by a young man named Richard Berry.
In November they were granted a licence to broadcast for 1 day!!!
In November the then ‘Gospel Radio Fellowship’ was granted a permanent licence. They had changed to Radio Rhema due to Richard Berry having a “Rhema” an inspired spoken word of God.
In March a meeting was held in Hervey Bay to consider the possibility if a Christian Radio Station being formed in the Wide Bay. There were about 12 people gathered to hear about the vision and all that was involved.
Wide Bay Christian Broadcaster were given an aspirant radio station licence. allowing them to broadcast 90 days per year. they conducted their first test broadcast in November at 54 Torquay Road Pialba. The association was incorporated in the same year.
The radio station was moved to 123 Boat Habour Drive Pialba.
In January, Rhema FM Wide Bay was given a full-time Temporary licence. This means that we could broadcast 24 hours aday, 365 days a year.
In December 1998, we applied for a Permanent Community Broadcasting Licence, which was granted in August 1999 by the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA).
In November the station was moved once more to our current location 6 Carlo Street Pialba.
Rhema Wide Bay is located at 6 Carlo Street, Pialba QLD 4655.
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Phone: (07) 4124 2024.