Funding for the radio station will be provided by Spirit of America charity (US, California).
“It is no secret that our troops at the frontline suffer from the lack of information. And that is precisely why a radio station like this should be launched. 70% of the content provided by the radio station will be made up of music. There will also be news bulletins and programs targeting Ukrainian soldiers. Soldiers will get to say hello to their friends and families, order their favorite tunes and share news. Invited guests will include experts and servicemen,” said Alexey Makuhin at a briefing held in Kiev on December 18.
Jim Hake, Spirit of America’s founder, made the decision to provide funding for the project after travelling to the ATO area, reports Forbes.
“Ukraine is a nation of volunteers. We were absolutely impressed by that. People serve their country, this is just the civil movement any democratic country is based upon. Volunteers are risking their lives so their country lives in peace. We support Ukrainians in this aspiration,” stressed Hake.
According to Major Sergey Teletitsky, the person in charge of the radio station, both the station and personnel involved in providing content will be based in Kiev. The station will be broadcasting on the FM band via a satellite.