UPDATE – The installation went very smooth with only a couple of short interruptions to our on-air sound. The new STL transmitter came up with no problems and tested and calibrated fine. Again, thank you for your support and understanding.
EARLIER POST – We will be completing the installation of our brand-new STL (Studio-Transmitter Link) today (Saturday, May 18) between the hours of 1:30 and 2:00 PM. During that time, our over-the-air broadcast signal for our main transmitter serving the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and parts of Northeast Oregon, as well as our translators in the Lower Yakima Valley and Richland, will be interrupted for short periods of time. Our streaming signal here at kolu.com will not be affected.
The STL transmitter is part of the vital link that carries the programming 11 miles from our studio in West Pasco to our transmitter site on Beck Mountain south of Kennewick. Our old STL transmitter, in continuous service since 1995, has recently been showing signs of failure. Replacing it insures that we won’t go off the air unexpectedly and allows us to thoroughly inspect the old transmitter and have it available as a “backup” that can be used should we experience problems in the future with the newer unit.
Thanks to our listeners who have rallied around this important need, supplying the funds necessary for this equipment. Please keep Christian Family Radio in your prayers and be sure to tell others about the unique Christ-honoring and family-friendly programming!