The Hudson Valley Project - on the air! 102.5 FM WHVC

Praise the Lord, WHVC 102.5 is now on the air! We are grateful to the Lord, through you our listeners, to make this a reality. 

On August 16, at 12:50 PM, the transmitter was turned on, and WHVC began operating under its construction permit. The station license was subsequently granted by the FCC on September 12, 2018. 

The WHVC license is owned by Christian Media Associates, Inc.

Nearly two years ago, Christian Media contacted Redeemer and asked to become an affiliate and pick up our network feed. 

Once the possibility existed of WHVC becoming an affiliate, Redeemer's board approved of going forward. This, coupled with the expressed need of our listeners for better reception, caused us to appeal to our listeners to provide the necessary funds. 

Over the course of nearly two years, listeners gave, and we were able to acquire the equipment necessary to build WHVC. There were engineering structural studies, a design, and finally a stamped plan for the tower work. The original site selection did not work out and WHVC had to move sites. Fortunately there was one "a stone's throw" away! But we needed new plans. After re-engineering and more expense, the day finally came when we worked together to transport the equipment rack to the new tower site. Then we continued, enabled by listener support, by hiring the tower climbers and the crane used to lift the antennas. We dodged the rain and thunderstorms as the tower work stretched out. Finally the antenna was in place, coax run and we were able to turn on WHVC.     

WHVC has unique programming in terms of local IDs, local weather reports, and specific public service announcements (PSAs). Further it has its own Public Affairs programming. In short, WHVC is *NOT* a duplicate of WFSO, Olivebridge 88.3, nevertheless it is very similar as it utilizes the Redeemer network programming. Besides local weather reports, local PSAs, and local Public Affairs, WHVC has its own EAS system, its own automation system, and other items that make it a stand-alone, full service station. 

The outpouring of support for the launch of WHVC has been astounding. Truly the community came together to "make this happen," under the providence of God. WHVC even experienced interest and support from outside the Hudson Valley, as more Christians in New Jersey, Maryland and a few places around the nation, saw the need and wanted to be a part of this important project.  

We are grateful for the opportunity to better serve our Hudson Valley listeners and the generous participation by listeners. 

If you are in the Mid-Hudson Valley and have trouble receiving one of the Redeemer low-power translators, please try tuning in to 102.5 FM. Most likely it will come in where you are. And please drop us a line and let us know how the signal is in your area. We have been getting good reception reports as far north as Saugerties, and to the southwest down to Pine Bush, and on the east side of the Hudson River in Red Hook, Rhinebeck, out to Pleasant Valley, and down to Myers Corner.  Parts of the signal almost reaches to the Connecticut border. 

We appreciate Mark Diedrich, Chairman of Christian Media Associates, who serves as the Operations Manager for WHVC, as he logs the EAS tests, works with the system, answers emails, etc. It was Mark who helped put the antenna together and was on site when the crane lifted the antenna into the air and onto the tower. Another man we are thankful for is Nels Westlund, also of Christian Media, who serves as the Chief Engineer of WHVC. It is a blessing to see two separate groups work together to glorify God in this way. 

Again the public support has been tremendous. So much so, that WHVC was paid for in full, and there is no debt! The total price tag for WHVC was under $90,000. 

The number of people served by the new signal, in its strongest (city grade) area is about 300,000 people. There are even more folks served if we consider the weaker, yet usable, distant areas. 

Now we have the recurring expenses associated with WHVC and need your help to maintain this new station on the air. We would so appreciate your gifts toward this new signal. If you wish to support WHVC, here is our donation page.