Item of Interest

The Christian Science Committees on Publication have for many years been a bulwark for the Cause of Christian Science. Established in 1898, their work has progressed beyond its first scope, when it was necessary to answer frequent misrepresentations and criticisms of our Leader's teachings, character, and life, to the point where many and varied opportunities for being useful to humanity present themselves. Included in their activities today are the arrangement and supervision of many hundreds of radiocast programs sent out from various stations over the United States, Canada, and Australia.

It is gratifying to know that recently there came to the Boston office of the Committee on Publication the opportunity to radiocast over the short wave station W1XAL. Gratification lies in the fact that the short wave station is devoted wholly to educational and philanthropic work, with no advertising programs; also, that the short wave radiocast carries to a great distance, as was explained in The Christian Science Monitor of October 5, 1935.

Short wave station W1XAL, sending from Boston, can be heard locally for an area of about ten miles around the transmitter. Beyond that distance and up to about two hundred miles, this station may not be heard distinctly, owing to the "skip distance" characteristic of its wave. Listeners at greater distances than two hundred miles, however, may expect good reception of its signals. Of course, the reception of these programs is limited to those who have short wave receiving sets. Over two thousand wave stations and more than one million short wave receiving sets are estimated now to be in use in the United States, and the number is growing.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

November 16, 1935

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.