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Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Singing Cop, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Singing Cop

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    I am interested in talking to folks who work in low power AM and low power FM radio ministry. I am considering getting involved and would like to hear from some folks who are already involved! Thanks!
     
  2. Phillip

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    I am President of a not-for-profit Christian group that owns a low-power FM in McAlester, OK.

    It is located in my house (where it gets into the TV, telephone and is the only FM station that can be picked up all over the dial.) :D

    Seriously, what would you like to know? (There isn't any licensed low power AM, by the way.)
     
  3. Singing Cop

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    I keep waiting for a low power fm radio license window to open up (my church is interested) but myself and another brother are thinking of operating a low power am (unlicensed and legal FCC part 15) Christian station here in our town. Bloomfield could be covered with a transmission putting out for a 1 mile radius.
    I was thinking about getting one of these transmitters:
    http://www.am1000rangemaster.com/
    Your oppinions on AM?
    Is FM worth it? Will a LPFM window open up again?
    What type of investment would we be looking at for a LPFM transmitter?
     
  4. Salty

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    I would like to suggest you contact a local station; Christian or secular; and purchase an hour or so, say on a Sat or Sun afternoon.

    Remember, buying radio time is like buying a car, you can always negotiate.

    Salty

    ps, I was in radio sales for 10 + years
     
  5. Singing Cop

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    SaltCityBaptist,
    We did consider this but opted not to for quite a few reasons. We want it to be a small local ministry. We want to serve other local ministries as well - this would require much more than an hour or so. We also do not want to contribute to secular media. The few "Christian" radio stations that reach this area are not close enough to work with in an efficient manner.
     
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