Lord Edmiston, a successful Christian businessman in the UK, founded Christian Vision (CV) as an international charity in 1988. He wanted to use his business experience and resources to engage in evangelism and ministry opportunities around the world to be a catalyst to others, to equip the church and the facilitate the local church to reach many more people with the Gospel.
RCV was founded in 1994, by CV. It was launched as a short wave radio station that broadcast to Zambia and neighboring nations. In 1996, RCV was launched on FM and soon became a household name in Zambia and a flagship for quality content.