Expanding the Kingdom through radio...
In an age of uncertainty and fear, we need the gospel now more than ever.
Over the past couple of years, we've taken the gospel to the Internet airwaves and now we have an opportunity to expand that same message to a wider audience again, on FM.
While broadcasting on FM is a hugely expensive exercise for highly populated areas, it can be reasonably inexpensive throughout small-town New Zealand. This is made possible thanks to an unlicensed part of the FM band called LPFM (Low Power FM). This is how we can be most effective using FM at this point in time.
Right now, we have all the equipment required to get our first town on-air. What we don't have is a clear idea which town should be first. We do have some criteria which should be met when deciding which town should benefit...
LPFM mainly benefits towns less than 5,000 population
Ideally there will be a hill close to the town from which to transmit from
On that hill might be a homeowner/business sympathetic to allow us to erect an antenna onsite
Somewhere in the town with a clear view of the hill where we can get our stream to the transmitter gear. This church/home/business should also have a minimum ADSL Internet connection
Someone/business to cover the costs of an unlimited Internet connection to the above church/house
Finally, someone with some technical nouse to look after our gear and tend to any failures
So, this where you can help...
We're keen to know which New Zealand town of less than 5,000 people ought to be first, considering the above criteria.
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Let us know what you think!