Redeemer Broadcasting News

WHVC 102.5 in the Hudson Valley is a Redeemer Affiliate


Thursday, December 13th, 2018

In case you missed the news, WELCOME to our new affiliate!

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 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 (even down to Goshen), 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.




Christmas Newsletter with pictures


Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Would you like to receive our Christmas Newsletter?  It is our only mailing all year.  If you would like a copy, please let us know!  

We have pictures of our hosts, a summary of each of the stations, and an update on our new affiliate station, WHVC 102.5 in the Hudson Valley. Also included is information about our streaming apps, as well as plenty of listener letters quoted.  Order yours today! 

Our email address is: ministry@redeemerbroadcasting.org  




WXMD network connectivity problems


Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

We are having problems with our network feed to WXMD this evening.  Problem with Atlantic Broadband... Thanks for your patience. 




Christmas Newsletter


Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Would you like to receive our Christmas Newsletter?  It is our only mailing all year.  If you would like a copy, please let us know!  

We have pictures of our hosts, a summary of each of the stations, and an update on our new affiliate station, WHVC. Also included is information about our streaming apps, as well as plenty of listener letters quoted.  Order yours today! 

Our email address is: ministry@redeemerbroadcasting.org  




90.3 FM Newburgh back on the air


Monday, November 19th, 2018

Thank you for your prayers for us.  The 90.3 FM Newburgh translator is back on the air now.  We were able to make it up the road on Monday with just a normal Honda CRV.  Ordinarily this would not have been possible with the recent snow, however there was lots of traffic to the site due to workers bringing a pre-fab building to the top, using bull dozers, large trucks, etc!  Providentially, that work cleared all the snow off the road.  Although it was quite muddy, the little CRV made its way to the top!  In fact for much of the trek, we could feel the pattern of ridges of the bull dozer that were left in the mud.  So, at the top we were able to debug our equipment and found a remote control power strip that had failed.  Once that was replaced with a normal power strip, then things started to come alive.  

While on site we took pictures of our damaged antenna - and this time found that not only was it damaged, but it was aimed in the wrong direction.  Not sure how that happened unless someone was trying to reduce our coverage intentionally.   So, stay tuned, as they say, because pretty soon, God willing, we will work on getting that antenna replaced.  We have the replacement on hand and the coax, so we are getting close.  If we can make it back up there soon, then we could avoid the ice that comes in a couple of weeks.  Please continue to remember us in your prayers!  Thank you. 




Newburgh 90.3 signal temporarily down


Saturday, November 17th, 2018

We have no way to get to our Newburgh site.  Our Newburgh 90.3 FM signal is experiencing technical difficulties - since 7:00 PM Thursday night.  At this point, the Verizon team was unable to get up the mountain on Friday - they tried but it was too treacherous for a vehicle without chains.  So, they will try again on Monday 11/19 when hopefully some of the snow has melted. Besides Verizon, we (Redeemer technical) also need to get up to the top but the road is not plowed. Even in good weather, the trip can be harrowing. Redeemer needs an older four wheel drive truck or Jeep with chains for this kind of work, but we don't have one. We could use such a vehicle for the latest station WHVC, as well as WNEQ. As you can see, winter is a bit challenging for us. 

In the meantime, we invite you to tune in to 102.5 FM and see if that works for you! ... and please let us know!  Thanks for your patience and your prayers. 




Some interruptions tonight in our stream


Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Our internet is giving us some troubles tonight, and that may impact online streaming.  Thank you for your patience! 




WHVC 102.5 FM - Redeemer's new affiliate in the Hudson Valley


Sunday, November 4th, 2018

WELCOME to our new affiliate!

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 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 (even down to Goshen), 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.




Power outages and likely interruptions


Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

The Hudson Valley is getting hit with strong winds this evening.  There are many power outages in the Central Hudson electric service area.  We currently are on backup power at our main studio, and soon will lose our internet feed.  When that happens, we will switch over to a back up feed. That will affect the streaming online the most.  But we'll keep a close eye on it.  If you need to reach us, please use our email address : ministry@redeemerbroadcasting.org




Mid-Hudson Valley signal now available: WHVC 102.5 FM


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

WELCOME to our new affiliate!

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 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.