Voice of Charity (VOC) is a Christian, Cultural and Ecumenical Radio Station managed by the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries. VOC is the official radio station for the Eastern Churches in Australia and New Zealand, broadcasting in Arabic and in English.
VOC mainly aims to spread the Word of God. Its programs target full panoply of listeners, especially the families, the youth, the children, the elderly, the ailing, the solitary, the weak and all people of good will without any discrimination.
Voice of Charity has broadcast for the first time in Sydney on 10 November 1997, maintaining the same objectives and approach to that in Lebanon. All programs broadcast, are produced in Lebanon or Australia and are presented in both the Arabic and English languages, and in accordance with the Liturgical year. Programs are prepared to meet all age groups.
The initial broadcast was for one hour a day, five days a week, broadcasting from 2NBC FM. Subsequently the VOC was broadcasting from SWR FM, six days and up to 20 hours a week. In December 2000, the VOC temporarily discontinued its broadcast due to various challenges experienced in accessing air time from existing community radio stations, and obtaining a frequency in the voice of charity’s own right.