We welcome Yakima area listeners to Christian Family Radio!

On Thursday, February 19, at around 4pm, Christian Family Radio took to the air on 88.9 FM in Yakima.  A preliminary survey of coverage matched well with our predictions, providing decent in-car reception from Selah to Sunnyside.  Coverage in Yakima itself was better than expected, with a clear signal in most areas.

We had originally thought that simply testing the translator would meet the FCC requirement that it be returned to service by February 20, but learned from one of the attorneys working with us that it had to actually be on the air and broadcasting.  Thus, we worked with the current licensee (with whom we are trading translators) to install the receive system that put KOLU’s signal on the air on 88.9.

This deadline was brought about because the former Yakima translator was taken off the air on February 20, 2014, and FCC rules require that if a station is “dark” for more than 1 year, it’s license is revoked.

Praise the Lord we have reached this milestone and met the deadline!  There is still some work to do at the site, but most of this work is “behind the scenes”.  In addition, we also need the FCC to finalize it’s approval of the trade shortly.  We appreciate your support of this project and your continued prayers.

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Why Do Preachers Cry?” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, February 19-20. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in March 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Questions About the Lord” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, February 16-18. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in March 1990.

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2015-02-10 Climber Installing Antenna

Climber Installing Translator Antenna

Praise the Lord, the transmitter and antenna for the Yakima translator have been installed and tested!

This critical step had to be completed prior to February 20, or the license for the translator would be cancelled by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).  In a couple of days, the filing for the license will be complete, documenting the installation and “resetting” the cancellation date.

Because the FCC has not yet assigned the translator to Christian Family Radio, the installation was completed by the current licensee with whom we are trading our Badger Mountain translator.  We will reimburse them when the FCC completes the assignment, which we hope to see within the next couple of weeks.

We hope to be broadcasting into the Yakima and the Upper Valley very soon.  Please continue to keep this project in your prayers!

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “5 Reasons Why We Should Believe in the Pre-Millennial Return of Christ” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, February 12-13. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in March 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “A Broken Reed” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, February 9-11. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in March 1990.

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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Trouble With Lordship Salvation” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, February 5-6. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in February 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Speak Rightly to Yourself” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, February 2-4. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in February 1990.

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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Beware of the Moabites” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, January 29-30. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in February 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “A Seared Conscience” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, January 26-28. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in February 1990.

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