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We are pleased to announce that we’ve moved our children’s programming to earlier time slots to provide these stories and teaching programs at times that would be more convenient for this special audience.
This was only done after much thought and input from our listeners. During the week, children’s programming used to start at 4pm and was in a one-hour block. When we started airing Adventures in Odyssey, it was simply added after the other programs, putting it into a time when listeners were commuting and preparing for their evening. By moving these programs up to 3:30, they are airing in the “after school” time block. And, placing them back-to-back, they are finished before 5pm.
Saturday programming also began later in the morning, at 9:30. Most children are up well before this time, and families are starting their Saturday activities well ahead of the noon time that the programs ended. We now start the airing of the programs at 8am, and finish them before 10:30. Of course, Bible Quiz will continue to air during this time, so be sure the kids (12 and under) listen carefully to win a Walmart gift card!
In making these changes, a couple of other programs were affected. Here’s a list of the changes:
Monday through Friday
Story Time moved from 4:03 to 3:31pm
Adventures-Bookshelf moved from 4:18 to 3:46pm
Stories of Great Christians moved from 4:33 to 4:01pm
Keys for Kids moved from 4:48 to 4:16pm
Answers with Ken Ham moved from 4:53 to 4:21pm
SRN News moved out of the time slot (airing at 3 and 5pm)
Adventures in Odyssey moved from 5:03pm to 4:22pm
The Gospel Hour moved out of the time slot from 9:05 to 6:31am
SRN News moved out of the time slot, airing at 8am, then at 11am
(Note that program times for children’s programs are approximate, depending on when Bible Quiz airs)
Adventures of Patch the Pirate moved from 9:35 to 8:03am
Storybook Room moved from 9:50 to 8:18am
Verse of the Week moved from 10:05 to 8:34 and 9:56am. Verse of the Week will no longer play in the afternoons.
Adventures in Odyssey moved from 10:31 to 9:00am. This program still airs in the evening at 8:03pm
Ranger Bill moved from 11:00 to 9:26am
Fables of Faith moved from 11:31 to 10:06am
Unrelated to the children’s program schedule, we also moved Bible Tract Echoes from 4:31am to 1:18pm to reach a wider audience.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “If Christ Didn’t Resurrect” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, March 12-13. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Troubles and Problems” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, March 9-11. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “MasterCard and the Coming of Christ” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, March 5-6. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “The Resurrection of Christ” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, March 2-4. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
We are happy to have completed the next major step in the upgrade of KOLU to 39,000 watts. The larger “feed line”, which carries KOLU’s signal from the transmitter to the antenna, is now installed. This new feed line is rated to handle much more than the nearly 20,000 watts of transmitter power that will be running through it.
Work was completed Friday, February 27. It took a bit longer than we anticipated as we dealt with winds and having to work around some of the things mounted on the tower.
We now turn our attention indoors, where the large transmitter is waiting to be connected, checked out and tested. There are some parts we need to hook things up, and most of these have been located as used parts that will save us thousands of dollars.
A concrete slab was poured outside for our new 5-ton air conditioner that will keep the transmitter running cool. This air conditioner should be installed within a few weeks.
We are so thankful for your prayers and support of this project, and patience as we have to disrupt our regular broadcast signal while work like this is performed. Of course, we are all looking forward to the day in the coming weeks when we will be broadcasting at 39,000 watts from Beck Mountain!
We are pleased to announce that the tower work to prepare KOLU for our 39,000 watt upgrade has been rescheduled for Friday, February 27. During this time, KOLU will be unable to broadcast at our present 4,100 watts, since the work involves the replacement of the cable that feeds signal to the antenna. Instead, we will use our 100 watt backup transmitter, which serves primarily the Tri-Cities and Hermiston. Our translators in Yakima and Prosser will automatically shut off during this time, since the signal will not reach them. We will also need to be off the air for brief periods of time while climbers are near our backup antenna. We expect to operate at low power from approximately 9:30AM for about 4 hours on Friday, February 27. Also note that we will continue to stream on the internet at kolu.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we progress toward upgrading KOLU to 39,000 watts in the coming weeks.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “I Am an Environmentalist” is scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, February 26-27. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
This is the latest full-length Founder’s Corner sermon. “Convenient Religion” is scheduled to play Monday through Wednesday, February 23-25. It was originally preached by Dr. Dallas Dobson in April 1990.
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.