The Seventh-day Adventist
Church has become the first non-Roman Catholic religious organization to obtain a
license for a radio station in Spain.
A local government agency in
Catalonia awarded the FM radio license to the Cultural Association of Adventist
Radio in Spain on Sept. 3.
“It has been a closed door
for many years and, for the first time we have managed to get in,” said
association president Pedro Torres.
The agency reviewed 224
applications and handed out a total 22 licenses in a competitive bidding
suffered discrimination in all of our public bids for many years,” Torres said.
“This is a success, and we expect it to be the first of many more with God’s
At least 15 news organizations have written about the Adventist
milestone, calling it a sign of religious freedom and media plurality in Spain,
the Inter-European Division said in a statement.