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JOHN C. Broger
John Broger was president emeritus of the Biblical Counseling Foundation, and was known internationally for his missionary and evangelical endeavors.
John C. Broger, who was brought to the Pentagon by Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as part of a program of "personal evangelism in the political rather than the religious field." The program compared democracy's "sensitive individual conscience" to communism's "annihilated individual conscience" for third world nations and provided a "political religion," according to its proponents, for revitalizing America's national character.
Broger had been instrumental in establishing the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) in 1945 as an Asian radio ministry that would bring the Gospel to China and other countries. FEBC was incorporated in California on December 20, 1945, as a non-profit corporation, and it had no financial backing and not even a permit to build a radio station.
In early 1946, an engineering survey of mainland China indicated the inadvisability of starting any broadcasting stations there. As a result, another survey was done in the Philippines by John C. Broger. On September 4, 1946, FEBC Manila was granted a Philippine franchise to build two ten-thousand watt stations (mediumwave and shortwave). On June 4, 1948, at 6 p.m. the one thousand watt transmitter of FEBC went on the air in Manila for the first time. John C. Broger announced the first broadcast over the then-called KZAS, the "Call of the Orient" station. By 1948, the power of the transmitter has been increased to ten thousand watts.
Broger would go on to become President of the Biblical Counseling Foundation (BCF).
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