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Celebrating 30 Years at KLRC

I don’t know about you, but I’m a planner. When I set out on a journey, I want to know where I’m going and how I’m going to get there. I like to plan for contingencies, research the area I’ll be visiting, and gather as much information as I can before I start my trip.

Recently I read about Abram. He went on a little journey with God. He had no idea where they were going, only that God was calling him to follow. So in faith, Abram stepped out from what he knew and stepped into an unknown future. It’s easy for you and I to not be surprised by Abram’s decision. After all, we know where he winds up. We know all about the Promised Land and the twelve tribes and about Abram’s encounters with God. But that fateful day in Haran, Abram had no idea how the story would end. I bet if you and I could have sat down with Abram on that day and told him what God was going to do in his life over the next several years, he would have looked at us like we were crazy.

Adventure. It’s fun to read about isn’t it?

Thirty years ago, an adventure started for KLRC. In 1983, in a room hardly bigger than a closet on the campus of John Brown University, KLRC was born with a 100 watt signal that had the potential to reach 4,000 people. The late 1980’s and early 1990’s brought additional power increases to 6,000 watts, providing coverage across Northwest Arkansas. In the early 2000’s, translators were added to strengthen the signal in Bella Vista and Springdale. And just six months ago, KLRC moved to 90.9 with a 100,000 watt signal and the potential to reach over 600,000 people in NW Arkansas, NE Oklahoma, and SW Missouri.

And I bet if you and I could go back to 1983 and sit down with those who dreamed of a Christian radio station in Siloam Springs, they’d have a hard time believing that one day their dream would reach more than 600,000 people every day. Only God can write stories like that.

It’s fun to look back and see what God has done. To remember where we came from. To be reminded of the miracles along the way. It’s even more exciting to look to the future with great expectation about what the next 30 years might hold. As we look forward to the next 30 years of ministry at KLRC, we have no idea what God has in store for us. But we have a feeling it will continue to be an adventure.

Thank YOU for being part of the story God is unfolding through KLRC.

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