Translator Update

Radio Assist Ministry has submitted a number of translator applications to the FCC. We are now seeing many of those applications being granted! Below is map of translator applications that have been granted or we expect to be granted soon.

translator map

March 2006

Wow what a year! It seems like only last month when we posted an update. We’ve been busy!!! So, here’re some highlights and milestones for RAM and our sister organization Edgewater Broadcasting since our last update.


How can I help?

First PRAY! The most important thing is prayer. This ministry was conceived in the heavenlies (and birthed in a church meeting). God continues to use the weak to confound the wise. I have been amazed at how many impossible hurdles the Lord has brought us over. This to His glory!

Here are some prayer needs for you to lift before the throne:

In 2003 the FCC opened a window that allowed groups to file for the right to broadcast on a FM translator. That was the first opportunity to file for these channels in approximately 8 years. The window was open for only a few day. Seizing on what may have been the last opportunity, RAM and EDGE lead the way with over 4200 “Expressions Of  Interest.” The result has been phenomenal with over 1,000 permits granted so far. Time is running out as we face a deadline beginning in 2007. If they are not built by the Construction Permit deadline, the permit will be returned to the FCC with no second chance. Pray for Gods provision and for people to join in the vision.

For further information, donations, or other ways you can be involved, you can contact us at:

Radio Assist Ministry
P.O Box 5459
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303

March 2005

Radio Assist Ministry is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first originated programming in the states of Texas and Tennessee. With the help of World Radio Link, Inc. a related broadcasting and engineering firm, Radio Assist Ministry will begin its first official broadcast service in the communities of Cuero Texas and Benton Tennessee this spring. Please pray for these stations and for the continued roll out of a considerable number of translator services to communities, areas and regions throughout our country.

On another note, a great deal of thanks needs to go out to the FCC for opening this window of opportunity for the first time in six years for translators to offer service in the FM band on the frequencies from 92.1 FM through 107.9 FM. This window allowed Radio Assist Ministry, other groups and individuals to apply for applications in communities throughout America and will enable a diversity of programming never before realized on such a scale. Bible Teaching, Talk, Family, Youth, Spanish language, Contemporary, Inspirational and Praise and Worship music networks to name a few will either be established or expanded through these efforts.

With over 13,000 applications filed in this past window, the FCC received a clear message that translator service is a viable and much needed vehicle, which enables non-profit organizations to place their signals into communities which otherwise would never receive such service. In the past many other groups have had the opportunity to apply for license in this band including the newly created Low Power FM service. We look forward to continue to work with all in the development of these stations.

Radio Assist Ministry is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first originated programming in the states of Texas and Tennessee. With the help of World Radio Link, Inc. a related broadcasting and engineering firm, Radio Assist Ministry will begin its first official broadcast service in the communities of Cuero Texas and Benton Tennessee this spring. Please pray for these stations and for the continued roll out of a considerable number of translator services to communities, areas and regions throughout our country.

On another note, a great deal of thanks needs to go out to the FCC for opening this window of opportunity for the first time in six years for translators to offer service in the FM band on the frequencies from 92.1 FM through 107.9 FM. This window allowed Radio Assist Ministry, other groups and individuals to apply for applications in communities throughout America and will enable a diversity of programming never before realized on such a scale. Bible Teaching, Talk, Family, Youth, Spanish language, Contemporary, Inspirational and Praise and Worship music networks to name a few will either be established or expanded through these efforts.

With over 13,000 applications filed in this past window, the FCC received a clear message that translator service is a viable and much needed vehicle, which enables non-profit organizations to place their signals into communities which otherwise would never receive such service. In the past many other groups have had the opportunity to apply for license in this band including the newly created Low Power FM service. We look forward to continue to work with all in the development of these stations.