KJAB Christian Radio - 100,000 Watts of Gospel Power!
In May of 2010, the FCC granted KJAB Christian Radio at 88.FM a construction permit to increase its power to 100kW. This expansion was completed in May of 2013 and has made us one of the largest Christian radio stations in Missouri to air Southern Gospel music and Bluegrass Gospel and stream live on the Internet.
How did this happen? I thought KJAB had expanded as far as possible?
We thought that, too. Our engineers have told us that for several years. Changes took place in the non-commercial band when Public Television (TV channel six) went to a digital signal. This opened up a huge space in the non-commercial frequency of which we were not aware. In the Fall of 2010, the Lord nudged us to investigate the possibility of expansion. We were shocked when we learned the Lord had opened the door for us to go to 100kW and spread the Gospel thru Christian radio even farther.
What will this cost to bring you Southern Gospel/Bluegrass Gospel radio?
Reaching folks with the Gospel always takes money. There is still around $17,000 due for the cost of the expansion, there is also increased monthly expenses. Since the expansion completion, our monthly power bill has increased five times our previous usage. If you would like to help us to continue to broadcast the Gospel of Christ to Central Missouri and around the world through live Internet streaming, please pull down the Sponsorship Tab from the KJAB home page to see how you can help.
How far will KJAB reach?
The population study done by our engineer revealed that KJAB at 88.FM will increase our potential listening audience from 480,000 to 1.7 million people after the expansion. What an opportunity!
Below is a map of our estimated coverage. These are only estimates. Some places will be stronger or weaker depending on competing signals, terrain, or construction materials.
To download a PDF of this map for a larger view, please click here.