The Desert's Christian Radio



If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if
we reap a material harvest from you?  ─ 1 Cor. 9:11, NIV

April 2006

Dear friend of KHCS, 

Well, spring is almost here, and can summer be far behind?  While this is probably the nicest time of the year, weather-wise, it wonít be long before the summer heat sets in.  And as the wildflowers wilt and the snowbirds head back home, support for various ministries in the Coachella Valley tends to dry up, too. 

Unfortunately the listener-supported ministry of Joy 92-FM has been going through a prolonged financial dry spell.  More Ministry Partners are needed to make up for those who have moved away in recent years, or are otherwise unable to contribute.

You may not be aware that we do not cannot charge the producers of the various programs that we air for the air time that they use.   

Your contributions to your favorite program(s) do help them in their costs of production and distribution.  But they do not help us.

The programs that you hear at 91.7 FM are heard here in the Coachella Valley only because listeners just like you have shared in the cost of actually broadcasting them on KHCS.  You see, if these programs are produced and distributed, but never broadcast, you couldnít hear them!

And since Joy 92-FM is a non-commercial station, we cannot sell time to advertisers for their commercials. 

Thatís because we are a listener-supported ministry.  Thus, if our listeners do not contribute, we cannot continue.  Itís as simple as that.

If everyone receiving this letter would contribute $100 this month, we would be able to erase our operating deficit of $50,000. 

Now, you may not be able to do that.  I understand.  But, please consider this letter a request for payment for services rendered, not for a gift.

We at KHCS work hard to bring you Information and Inspiration, 24 hours a day.  But this is not a hobby.  We have families to support and bills to pay, just like you do.  All we ask is that you do your part so that we can continue to bring you the most uplifting and encouraging Christian programs and music that is possible.

If you have not yet become a Ministry Partner by sharing financially in the listener-supported ministry of Joy 92-FM, please pray about contributing this month to help in our urgent budget need.

And if you have been a faithful partner, you have my heartfelt thanks.  But, could you send an extra amount this month?  It would be greatly appreciated. 

May the Lord bless you as you contribute to help reach the Coachella Valley with the Good News.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

Mailing Address:
KHCS - Joy92
PO Box 2507
Palm Springs, CA  92263