Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Marriage Supper” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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KOLU’s new transmitter has passed it’s final test, which means we will be applying for our license to operate at 39,000 watts as soon as we receive the test report.

Testing of “Radio Frequency Radiation”, or “RFR”, was required by the Construction Permit authorizing us to increase power.  This was due to concerns by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) that people near the tower could be subject to levels of radio signals that exceed standards that have been set for safety.

Engineer James Boyd "waving his wand"

Engineer James Boyd “waving his wand”

We appreciate the work of James Boyd of Boyd Broadcast Technical Services, who drove up from Portland to conduct the tests.  Tuesday morning we placed the transmitter on the air at 39,000 watts and James conducted measurements near our tower and was able to confirm that the signals were within safe levels.  James will send us a report this week that will be part of our license application.  After a short review of the report, the FCC will authorize us to begin “Program Testing”, which simply means we can start broadcasting at nearly 10 times the power!

We’re hoping to have the application in to the FCC by Monday, June 1, with approval later in the week.

Once again, our heartfelt thanks to all our listeners for your prayers and financial support of this major project.  We all are about to enjoy the fruits of those efforts!


Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Judgment Seat of Christ” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, May 25-27. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The ABC’s of Dignity in the House of God” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, May 21-22. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Six Things That Faith Does” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, May 18-20. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “A Pure Conscience” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, May 14-15. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “God’s Answer to Our Genetic Problems” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, May 11-13. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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On Thursday, May 7, we successfully tested KOLU at 39,000 watts! The test started around 3pm and the transmitter ran flawlessly until we returned to our current 4,100 watts at around 7pm. A couple of quick drives around town and to nearby areas confirmed the increase in signal with less “drop outs”. Fringe area listeners reported a much stronger signal as well.

This test is part of our required “equipment testing” to insure that all is working well before placing the transmitter on the air. We are required by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to have a measurement made of the strength of our signal on the ground near the antenna before we can apply for the license that authorizes us to broadcast at 39,000 watts. We are scheduling this test and expect to have it completed and receive the report within a couple of weeks.

In the meantime we have lots of work remaining to prepare the transmitter for full-time duty. Our remote control system needs to be set up to monitor the “health” of the transmitter and give us the ability to control it from our studio and other locations. We also want it to turn off automatically if something is wrong well before major repairs would be required. A robust grounding system that will protect the transmitter and other equipment during thunderstorms is being finished. We have a list of fixes and improvements for our used transmitter to make it as reliable as possible, and will try to have them completed before going on the air.

Once again, your prayers and financial support are a very important part of this project, and we are praising the Lord for each success. Our heart is to see Christian Family Radio used to bring glory to the Lord!

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Seven Reasons Why I Love America” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, May 7-8. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in July 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Path of Least Resistance” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, May 4-6. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in July 1990.
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