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1937 - HCJB's First Ecuadorian Engineer Victoriano Salvador


1,000 watts

1937 HCJB's first Ecuadorian Engineer Victorian Salvador with the 10,000 Watt transmitter he designed and built for Radio Station HCJB.
1937 HCJB's first Ecuadorian Engineer Victorian Salvador with the 1,000-watt transmitter he designed and built for Radio Station HCJB.

A Changed Heart

Engineer Victoriano Salvador joined HCJB’s technical staff shortly after the station started. Victoriano designed HCJB’s second transmitter, but as a devout Catholic, refused to help Clarence Jones build it. Salvador did eventually design and build this 1,000-watt unit in 1937.

Even though Victoriano worked diligently at the station, he did not embrace the Gospel message being aired over the very transmitters he helped build until much later in life. It was almost five decades later that Victoriano accepted Christ and was baptized at Radio Station HCJB.


1937 Manuel Garrido Aldama Radio Station HCJB
Manuel Garrido Aldama came to HCJB in 1937 as the radio station’s first Spanish evangelist.
From Priest to Evangelist

As a child in Spain, Manuel Garrido Aldama’s parents sent him to be trained as a Roman Catholic priest. But God had other plans.

Manuel Garrido came to HCJB in 1937 as the station’s first Spanish evangelist. Listeners loved his Spanish accent and his amazing ability to explain complex Biblical truths.

In 1944, Manuel Garrido and HCJB began trying to start the “Voice of Iberia”―a radio station in Spain or even Morocco that could also reach North Africa. But God closed those doors and it would take over 50 years for HCJB to make that vision a reality.



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