Christian Family Radio KOLU 90.1 Tri-Cities, 92.3 Prosser/Sunnyside

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Excuses” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, November 24-26. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in August 1979. Note that the quality of this recording is poor, we hope you appreciate the message anyway.

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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Christ Loves You” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, November 20-21. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1979.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Calvary” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, November 17-19. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in October 1979.

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We have completed another major milestone in our work to upgrade KOLU to 39,000 watts of power.  Thanks to a great deal of help from Craig-Co electrical contracting, we now have the 400A service that is necessary to run the high-powered transmitter to be used for this power level.

The work involved the installation of many items:

  • A new, larger transformer on the utility pole serving the transmitter site
  • Larger wire in the conduit feeding the building
  • Installation of a “CT Can”, which is necessary since this high power cannot be run directly through the utility’s power meter
  • Installation of a 400A panel, which will feed the transmitter, high powered air conditioner, and the old panel
  • Installation of a “disconnect”, which enables quickly connecting and disconnecting power to the transmitter

Before this work was done, the floor was refinished with a new durable, washable white coating that will reduce dust (which can cause short circuits in the kind of high powered transmitter we will be using), and the present transmitter rack was moved and consolidated with another equipment rack to make room for the new equipment.

Here are some pictures of the electrical installation and one of our floor and rack move:

Craig-Co Staff, with disconnect (right) and new panel (left)

Craig-Co Staff, with disconnect (left) and new panel (right)

Benton PUD arrives to work on the service

Benton PUD arrives to work on the service

"CT Can" with new meter just about ready!

“CT Can” with new meter just about ready!

Bob Sutton working on rack after working on floor and walls

Bob Sutton working on rack after working on floor and walls

We have finalized the “exchange agreement” that will officially trade the Badger Mountain translator for a permit to construct a translator reaching Yakima and the Upper Yakima Valley.  All that remains is to have the authorized documents signed, then submitted to the FCC for approval.

Completing this milestone means that we should see approval in 6-8 weeks for the actual exchange.  While this is taking place, we will be finalizing our list of equipment and placing it on order, discussing lease terms with the site owner, and taking care of other preparations such as electricity and a connection to the internet that will be used to monitor operation of the translator.

Calculations have been done that show KOLU’s main transmitter will reach the site with adequate signal levels to provide a clear signal, yet at the same time we are preparing an alternate plan to provide KOLU’s signal via the Internet as a backup.  Our goal is to use high quality equipment and backup to enable the best possible signal in Yakima for Christian Family Radio.

Your prayers for this project are appreciated, as there are many things that have to be done before the February 2015 deadline.

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “A Little Dab of Oil” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, November 13-14. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in August 1979.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Caleb’s Spirit” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, November 10-12. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1979.

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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Friends” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, November 6-7. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in June 1993.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “So Let a Man Examine Himself” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, November 3-5. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in June 1993.

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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “There Is No Santa” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, October 30-31. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in December 1991.
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