The Desert's Christian Radio


God has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the
letter but of the spirit, for the letter kills but the spirit gives life.  2 Cor. 3:6

January 2006

Dear friend of KHCS,

Our 13th anniversary is coming!   

In January, 1993, Joy 92-FM began operation as the only Christian radio station licensed to the Coachella Valley.  Prior to that, the only Christian programming that could be heard in the desert came via low‑powered repeaters (translators),  rebroadcasting stations from other areas of the state or from other states.  In fact, KHCS remains the only Christian station in the Coachella Valley broadcasting any local programming content. 

As part of our commitment to serving the local area, we have for many years conducted regular surveys of our listening audience to determine just what programs are most enjoyed by our loyal, local listeners. 

Our most recent survey has just been tabulated, and once again Focus on the Family came out on top, with a whopping 90 percent of our survey respondents voting for it!  Money Matters is again in second place, with votes from 59 percent of the respondents. 

However, what is most important from a programming standpoint is not which are the most popular programs, but the ones which receive little or no listener interest.

This survey had only one listener checking off HomeWord with Jim Burns, which had been airing at noon on Sunday.  Beginning January 1, that time slot will be occupied by Chuck Swindoll and his Insight for Living Weekend program. 

Other changes to the KHCS Sunday lineup include the addition of Alistair Begg and Truth For Life at 9:30 a.m., immediately following the very popular Let My People Think! with Ravi Zacharias.  FamilyLife Weekend, formerly heard in that time slot moves to 10:30, following D. James Kennedy and Truths That Transform.

In keeping with the mood of the day, Sunday’s music will now consist primarily of traditional hymns interspersed with praise and worship songs, in accord with the Biblical “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Col. 3:16).

In 2005, Americans donated over $4 billion to victims of the Asian tsunami, the Gulf Coast hurricanes, and the Pakistan earthquake.  While the need was indeed great, because of this drain on donors many other ministries and non-profit organizations have suffered huge losses. 

KHCS is no exception.  Our income for this past year was far below what was actually needed.

Because KHCS is a listener‑supported station, and is not subsidized by some big foundation or a denomination, we can be responsive to the needs of our local listening audience.  But because of this, the responsibility lies with the local listening audience to support KHCS

Please don’t forget that all contributions to the station are tax‑deductible.  Extra contributions to help cover the cost of our recent programming upgrade are urgently needed. 

Can you please send a special “birthday gift” this month?  That will go a long way toward erasing 2005’s deficit and get us back on track for the New Year.  Your involvement is always very much appreciated.

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

P.S.  Justice Sunday-3 is coming up January 8!  The theme will be “Proclaim Liberty Throughout The Land,” and I invite you to tune in for an exciting lineup of speakers including Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and others.  It’s January 8, at 4 p.m. on KHCS.

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