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
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
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.
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.
KHCS - Joy92
PO Box 2507
Palm Springs, CA 92263