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For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God
nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and
their foolish hearts were darkened.  (Romans 1:21)

December 2004 

Dear friend of KHCS,

Well, Thanksgiving is over and the Holiday Season has begun. 

But, the Word of God tells us that we need to be thankful every day, not just one day each year.  Rejoicing with turkey and football is nice, but I pray that you will carry an “attitude of gratitude” throughout the year. 

I hope also that you are thankful for the 24/7 ministry of Joy 92-FM.

We have had our challenges this past year, not the least being forced to move our studio.  Now, moving a radio station is a lot more involved than just packing up some desks and filing cabinets.  To avoid being off the air for some months during this transition, it was necessary to construct a studio at the new location and make sure everything was running properly before we could power down the old facility and move that equipment.

We had some brand-new equipment that didn’t work right out of the box, and others that failed shortly thereafter.  This put us behind schedule.  Actually, some wiring is still being done at our new studios.  This mostly consists of tidying up temporary wiring that was made to expedite our transition. 

What was particularly difficult was trying to fit this project into our budget.  While many listeners gave sacrificially, the amount contributed over and above our day-to-day operating budget was far less than the cost of our move.

As we approach the end of the year we have a substantial shortfall.  Please pray about the part you might have in getting us caught up.  Your generous financial contributions will help us improve our ministry to you.

There are various projects that we would like to complete in 2005 as finances provide.  One of these includes a relay transmitter (translator) to rebroadcast our programming into the Yucca Valley area.  Residents of the Morongo Basin have asked us to provide this service to their area.  We estimate the initial cost to provide this service to be $10- $20,000.  After that, there would be maintenance and site rental costs of up to $1000 monthly.

Another dream that I have is a translator for the I-10 area between Indio and Blythe.  Do you know that there is a stretch of highway where you can put your radio on “scan” and it won’t stop for 15 minutes?  A translator there would have a “captive audience” of hundreds of listeners each day that make the journey between the Coachella Valley and the Arizona border.  Who knows, they could be people who desperately need to hear the Good News of Jesus!

Is that a project you could help support?

We also would like to bring Joy to the World by streaming our programming live on the internet, so that listeners around the world can be blessed by Joy 92-FM.  This could cost up to $1000 per month for licensing and other fees.  Would you pray about helping with this project?

Don’t forget that all contributions to KHCS are income tax deductible, and a special year-end gift may provide you with a substantial tax refund.   This is especially true for appreciated assets, and I suggest that you contact your tax advisor for specifics.

You can give thanks for Joy 92 by inviting others to tune us in at 91.7 FM; by continuing to pray for our outreach; and of course through your faithful financial support.  I thank you for your involvement, and wish you a Merry Christmas!

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

P.S.  You should be hearing some of the music of Christmas on KHCS by the time you receive this ─ and we will increase the amount to 100 percent by December 15.  It’s a great time of year to invite others to tune in for music that honors the birth of our Lord!

P.P.S.  Next month ─ the results of our 2005 Program Survey!  Look for it!


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