Picture the scene with me. You’re standing on pasture land in Oklahoma, a mile or two off of HWY 412, which happens to be the closest paved road. You see a semi-truck with a 55’ trailer slowly making its way up the almost-single lane road to the pasture you’re standing in.
While the semi was unable to make the turn into our new broadcast site, a local wrecker service assisted in unloading the transmitter from the semi and safely delivering it to our newly constructed transmitter building. Normally, you might think that the truck driver was using Apple’s new map app on his iPhone. But, this driver isn’t lost at all. In fact, he’s right where he’s supposed to be. After all, he’s here to deliver a brand-new, more powerful transmitter for KLRC’s new signal!
The transmitter was shipped partially disassembled so it could fit through the door of the transmitter building. Even so, the fit was incredibly tight! We actually had to remove a few screws from the top of the transmitter because the small head on the screw exceeded the height of our opening. Not to fear, though – we were ultimately able to carefully maneuver the new transmitter into its new long-term home.
So, what happens now that the transmitter is here? Well, we also need electricity, a tower, and antenna to begin broadcasting on our more powerful signal. Our crew is busy wiring the building now and we expect to have the electrical work done in the next week.
Our antenna manufacturer is running behind schedule at this time. We’re hoping and praying that they’ll deliver our new antenna in the next three weeks. Once it arrives, we can begin building our new 450’ broadcast tower! We’re currently expecting this work to take place between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. So far, we’re still on track to begin broadcasting from 90.9FM by the New Year!
You can continue to monitor our progress through the blog at http://www.APowerfulDifference.com. THANK YOU to those of you who are making this amazing project possible through your generous support. With more than 60% of our funding in place, we’re only about $360,000 away from fully funding this exciting opportunity.
Is God calling you to make a gift now to keep the project moving forward and reach even more people with the hope of Christ? You may give securely anytime at http://www.klrc.com/give. Thank you!