Redeemer Broadcasting News

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

Friday, September 21st, 2018

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.

Interruptions in service this morning

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

We had to reboot our main cable modem at Network Control this morning around 8:25 AM.  There were some funny sounding warbling and dropouts earlier this morning, and since our modem had been up for 337 days continuous, Spectrum recommended rebooting.  Frankly, we are not sure that is the problem, and suspect something in Spectrum's network.  But we'll see.   

Free Streaming App for Android

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Do you own an Android phone?  If so, consider loading our free streaming app.  Just go to the Play Store and search for Redeeemer Broadcasting.  The app has our logo of a circle with a church in the middle.  Please let us know if you like it! 

Hudson Valley Project - tower work almost complete

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Wednesday afternoon into early evening, the crane operators and tower climbers completed work on mounting our mast and antenna in the top of the tower. The next step is to run coax and connect to the transmitter. Thus far, we have had complete safety with no injuries. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

Update on Hudson Valley Project

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

We had a good work week at the site.  There is a delay due to so much work that is needed to get the brackets ready. The climbers are due back on the site on Monday 8/13 and crane on 8/14.  However with the heavy rain in the forecast, there is a good possibility that things will have to move out a couple of days.  Thanks for your continued prayers for us! 

Hudson Valley Project - Tower work begins

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Monday was the first day with tower climbers on site. They brought with them, the bracketing and masts. There are some problems with these custom-made brackets - pieces have to be cut, holes drilled, etc. This work will take the full week to accomplish. Please pray for us as we work long days on this task. Heat index values today are predicted to be around 97 degrees. Thank you! 

Hudson Valley Project update - Second week of August

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

This is the week, starting Monday 8/06, that the tower climbers come to the tower site and begin their work.  Please pray for safety for all involved. Bracketing will be secured to the tower, along with clips that hold the coax, and then the coax itself.  On the ground will be the mast to which we attach the two bay antenna. Once everything is ready to go, then the crane shows up and lifts the mast with antenna, into position and slowly lowers it into the receiving bracketing.  Lots of dangers involved.  Please pray for us. 

WHVC almost ready to launch

Friday, July 27th, 2018

WHVC in the Hudson Valley is just about ready to launch.  Please keep us in your prayers.   If you would like an email update on the project, just let us know! 

WXMD fully repaired now

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

WXMD is on the air with regular programming now, and with full power.  We appreciate all the support from our Chief Engineer George.  

Thank you all for praying for us!  

WXMD update

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Our engineer was able to get WXMD back to full power. Hooray! The remaining problem is the internet connectivity that is affecting our studio to transmitter programming path. We have a ticket open with Atlantic Broadband and they expect to look at on Monday. Thank you.