Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “More How and Less Why” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, June 18-19. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in October 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Fear and Worry” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in October 1990.
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Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Working for the Lord” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, June 11-12. 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. “W.A.L.K.” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, June 8-10. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in September 1990.
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At 10:20 Saturday, June 6, Dr. John Paisley, Station Manager for Christian Family Radio, turned on the massive disconnect switch that powered up KOLU’s new transmitter.  Then, Chief Engineer Martin Gibbs had Pastor Paisley start the transmitter to warm up the tubes before applying radio frequency power.

While the transmitter warmed up, Bro Gibbs disconnected the old transmitter from KOLU’s antenna, and installed the large jumper that would route nearly 20,000 watts of power to the antenna.

As soon as the antenna connection was ready, Pastor Paisley pressed the button to apply nearly 5,000 watts in “low power configuration” to start broadcasting from the antenna.  Then, after Bro Gibbs confirmed all was well, Pastor Paisley pressed the final button that engaged full power from the new transmitter and KOLU was on the air at 39,000* watts effective power!

Words cannot express our gratitude for all that you, our listeners have done to make this event possible.  We ask your continued prayers as we work to get the Gospel message of hope along with encouragement to Christians through the ministry of Christian Family Radio.

Although this is a tremendous milestone, we still have much work to do to really complete the upgrade.  We are planning to modify the transmitter in the next couple of months to eliminate one of the two tubes in it, saving over a thousand dollars per year.  We’d also like to get our old transmitter set up as a “live backup”, keeping KOLU and the translators on the air as much as possible.

*As we’ve mentioned before, FM power is rated by how much energy goes “sideways” from the antenna, which is the only power that counts.  Thus, an antenna gives “gain” to the transmitter output.  Depending on the configuration (and expense) of the antenna a wide variety of transmitter outputs can be used.

Dr. Dallas DobsonThis is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Rapture” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, June 4-5. 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 Sanctified Scapegoat” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, June 1-3. 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 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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