The Desert's Christian Radio

Newsletter

   

July 2006 

Dear Friends of KHCS,

Since the beginning of 1993, KHCS – Joy 92 FM has been there when you turned your radio on with Christian programming.  Over the years we have received many letters and telephone calls telling us what a blessing the station has been to them.  This has been our purpose and we thank the Lord for the opportunity to be able and serve in this way.

It is very costly to start up and build a radio station.  Everything from the antenna to the transmitter, the studio and all of its equipment and the cost of just keeping it on the air.  Then there is the cost of keeping up with new technology and new equipment because the programs on our station use these new systems and without our keeping up to date, we would not be able to bring them to you.

KHCS brings you many programs that we hope have been a blessing to all in the Coachella Valley.  We also give you information about events happening around the valley such as special speakers at churches, Vacation Bible Schools and much more.  These are geared to be informative to the Christian community.

As mentioned in previous letters, we do not charge for programs to air on KHCS.  But I must tell you that every program we air lets you know just how much they need your donations.  I certainly do not have a problem with that, however, let’s not forget the messenger, for without KHCS their voice would not be heard in the Coachella Valley.  We bring these programs to you because we believe they need to be heard and are spiritually uplifting to the Christian community here in the valley. 

The time has come to let our listeners know that things are not going well financially with KHCS.  There are less than 100 folks in the Coachella Valley that give on a regular monthly basis to the ministry of KHCS and that has not taken care of just the basic monthly operational cost.  Because of this we have accumulated debt that must be paid.

As we have told you in the past, there are many things we want to do to improve KHCS in the Coachella Valley, but funds have been the thing that has kept us from doing them.  We still want to as soon as funds are available.

The radio station KKJZ, which is a non-commercial station in Long Beach, plays just jazz.  No news, no programs, no special interest programs – just jazz.  Jazz lovers support that station with donations of 3 million dollars a year.  If the Christian community in the Coachella Valley could give a small portion of that amount to KHCS, we could meet our needs, pay our debt  and greatly improve our programming and outreach.

To those of you that give on a regular monthly basis, I want to thank you for keeping KHCS - Joy 92 FM on the air proclaiming the Good New of our Lord Jesus Christ!  To those of you that have not given in a while, I would ask you to pray about becoming a regular monthly ministry partner with us.  Of course, there are those who just don’t have the means to give.  I would ask those to pray for us and be blessed by the programming that we offer.

Sincerely,

Dan Pike
President

P. S. – The summer months are traditionally slow for contributions. Your continual, monthly commitment to be a partner in KHCS and our ministry of sowing the Word of God 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is essential. Please give generously as we serve our Lord together. Also, I hope your enjoying our local news which is being done by Janet Barnbrook who is donating her time to the work of the Lord.

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