The Desert's Christian Radio



Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Prov. 29:18a

January 2005

Dear friend of KHCS, 

Well, 2004 was quite a year!  And thanks to the generous support of our Ministry Partners, we are beginning our thirteenth year of broadcasting in the Coachella Valley!

Our thanks also go out to those of you who participated in our 2005 Program Survey.  We have now completed processing the survey results, and once again Focus on the Family takes the top honors with 80 percent of our survey respondents naming it as one of their favorite programs.  In second place is Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll, followed by Money Matters, Breakpoint and Family News in Focus, in that order.

In fact, all of our news and information features are among your top ten favorite programs.  This indicates that Joy 92 listeners have a desire to be kept aware of what is happening in the world.

It is interesting to note that 53 percent of our survey respondents indicated that they enjoy our music most of the time, and 24 percent all of the time.  Also, the largest percentage of our listeners have been listening to Christian music for 10 to 20 years. 

Thanks to your comments and survey responses, we are making some changes in our programming lineup for the year 2005.  Mainly, these changes will affect weekends only.

The median age of our survey respondents is 53.3 years, which is higher than the 43.1 years for the Coachella Valley as a whole.  To reach listeners in their 30’s and 40’s, we will begin airing current pop and hip-hop music on “The Sound of Light,” Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. as of January 1.

Don Malley, host of the long-running program, Conference Pulpit, is retiring and will no longer be producing that program.  Effective January 2, Let My People Think with Dr. Ravi Zacharias will move to 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine with FamilyLife Weekend.

D. James Kennedy’s Truths That Transform Weekend will be heard at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, then The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans at 10:30.

Replacing Dr. Evans in the noon slot is a new feature designed to help family relationships HomeWord, with marriage and family expert Jim Burns.

Due to declining interest, the Saturday evening releases of Adventures in Odyssey and Left Behind will no longer be heard.

On Saturdays, Breakpoint This Week and Jay Sekulow Weekend will exchange time slots, with Chuck Colson now at 2:30 p.m. and Jay Sekulow at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

One further note we found that 47 percent of our survey respondents “just happened” to find KHCS while they were tuning around the dial.  Only 22 percent heard about our ministry through a friend or relative.  I would like to encourage you to let others know about our ministry. 

Will you do your part?  I hope that you benefit from listening to our Christ-honoring programming.  The ministry of Joy 92-FM can continue our ministry here in the desert only because listeners just like you pray for us, let others know about us, and share in our financial support. 

I hope you will share our vision of reaching the desert for Christ.  Your tax-deductible contributions are vitally needed in 2005 so that we may continue bringing you Information and Inspiration, 24 hours a day.  Please pray about your commitment to this ministry in this new year.  Remember, we aren’t asking you to make a pledge.  Instead, please make a decision that the ministry of KHCS is important to you.  Important enough to help support.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

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