Usually at this time of year, we send out a survey to ask our listeners
their opinion of our programming on Joy 92-FM and if there are
ways we can make our station more enjoyable.
due to our move to a new location for our studio, we simply lack the
time to prepare a survey and compile the results. Please be patient, as
we expect to send out our next survey this fall.
may have some questions as to why we need to move our studio, is it
really necessary, and why it would cost so much.
Well, briefly, we have been leasing space from Marywood Country Day
School. Itís really just a funky old house, but itís been adequate and
the rent has been absolutely minimal. Under the terms of the lease, we
were supposed to be able to continue operating at this location
Unfortunately, Marywood decided that they needed this space for its own
purposes and gave us until July 16 to vacate.
moving a radio station is a lot more involved than packing up a few
desks and filing cabinets. Any station using a microwave
studio-transmitter link (as KHCS does) must pass frequency
coordination with other users. This is to guarantee that we donít
interfere with them, or they with us. In our case, we share an STL
frequency with a station transmitting from Indio Peak. Frequency
coordination requires the services of a consulting engineering firm and
costs several hundred dollars.
We praise the Lord, we have a
site for the studio that meets these requirements, and also will not have
a high monthly cost.
At this time, our primary satellite dish
has been moved and is in the process of being adjusted. This dish is
critical to our operation because the days of distributing programs by
means of mailing out tapes ended several years ago. We are currently
operating with a backup satellite antenna.
to the generosity of many of our listeners, most of the equipment needed
for our new studio has been ordered and the process of installation and
wiring has begun. We hope to be operational by the end of June.
to inform you that we may need to be off the air for an hour or two while
we move our STL antennas. We will try to accomplish this at a time that
will cause minimum disruption to our listeners.
equipment from our old studio will then be removed and re-installed at the
new location, providing us with a backup that can be put on air in case
the primary studio needs maintenance or repair. This will also allow us
to do on-air local programming.
Remember, this project is only made possible because listeners like you
enjoy listening to the uplifting, informative programs you hear on KHCS,
and contribute financially to make this radio ministry in the Coachella
tax-deductible contributions are still vitally needed, as we have tower
climbers, electricians, equipment and other workers that are yet to
perform their tasks to complete this move, and will need to be paid.
share as generously as you can, today!
P.S. If you can give an extra amount this month it would really