BRIDGETOWN, Barbados now has another gospel station to accompany Faith FM (BBS), following the closure of Starcom Gospel 97.5 about a year ago. The new gospel station is Christ Is The Answer (CITA) gospel station.
According to the CITA website, the dawn of a new day has arrived in Gospel and Family Radio. There has been a public outcry for a new radio station that will cater to the entire family; one that will restore the confidence of the community, as we face many daily challenges.
There certainly has been an outcry for a new gospel station in Barbados , which doesn't only cater to music and programs from other areas of the world. But a station was needed which allowed for the presence of Barbadian pastors of all denominations to speak to the Bajan public.
One hopes that this station is operated in like manner to its predecessor Gospel 97.5, which allowed all within the Christian community to pay and be allowed to make a contribution.
CITA is operated by The People's Cathedral, Bishop's Court Hill, St. Michael. This is a tremendous leap by the Christian church to fill the void in this dry land.
There will still be a need for the gospel element to the Voice of Barbados (VOB) radio programming on 92.9 FM at the STARCOM network to help spread the gospel to those who might not tune into an all gospel radio station.
The STARCOM network had closed this country's hottest gospel station in March 2011, for what it saw as greener pastures in the form of a pan-Caribbean "super station" catering to a large percentage of persons throughout the region.
God should be thanked for this new venture, along with The People's Cathedral, and any other investors in this project as it will help in propelling the word of God. This is what we ned for the Christian church in Barbados. The ability to think big and push for manifestations of those plans.
CITA gospel station was officially launched on April 7th, 2012 by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart who cut the ribbon during the launch.
"We are not the authors or finishers of our own fate. That lies with Jesus Christ. We simply cannot afford not to have hope," he said.
Other notable persons in attendance were Senator Apostle David Durant, Sir Kyffin Simpson, Reverend Dr Holmes Williams, and Rev. Gerry Seale.