We need your help moving to Buderim:
Dear friends and supporters,
As many know we are moving to Buderim this month (upstairs of ACCTV at the Goodlife Centre). Many of our supporters have already contributed to this project, however funds are still needed to finish off construction of new studios and install the vital technical equipment that we must purchase as we prepare to move into our new studio and office space inside the next three weeks. This is a once in a decade capital expenditure appeal for this special and specific project.
Our current lease expires Dec 30, 2017 and we are excited that our new arrangements in Buderim will be much more cost effective for the ministry. The move will place us central to the main business hub of the Sunshine Coast. Perhaps the most exciting driver of the move is that we will be right upstairs from ACCTV (at the Goodlife Centre) so developments of Kingdom minded media content for both television and radio will be created, as will the sharing of our resources and presenter talent as we will be forming something of a Christian ‘media hub’ in the same building.
Please consider a gift to this ministry that is having enormous, often eternal impact on so many local families, many that are yet to experience the Christian Faith, Hope and Love.
We praise God that through your partnership and support we’ve seen the station’s audience grow significantly over this past year (from 8,000 listeners to now 42,000 listeners*). We’ve discovered that 33% of our audience have zero connection with the Christian faith or church. What a huge ministry opportunity to reach so many locals that would never attend a Christian church service or event, yet they invite us into their homes and cars listening to life changing songs and messages of hope.
Many of you our loyal listeners have participated in different research projects we have commissioned earlier this year, and you’ve told us Salt 106.5 is a real support and benefit to you, your family and community at large. We thank God many have told us they are praying more, reading the scriptures more and their church attendance is also up significantly.
But in order to move, we urgently need to upgrade vital broadcast equipment that must be replaced as it is constantly failing, and we plan to equip a second studio for increased capacity and redundancy/backup (we have been without a second broadcast studio for several years).
Just recently we went off air 22 times in a five-hour period. This is unacceptable! We represent the king of kings and every time there are technical or operational errors on air, it discredits the station and ultimately the Christian Faith, and Christ himself. Unfortunately, when this happens, many people tune away from us, significantly reducing the support and impact of life changing radio that goes out with our vital Christian message of hope we have in Jesus.
Please partner with us so that together we have even greater impact on the Sunshine Coast, so many more lives will be inspired with the hope we have in Jesus.
Please give your most significant gift and invest in other lives today!
Have a wonderful Christmas; may this season be a special time for you and your family.
CEO – Salt 106.5
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*McNair Research Salt 106.5 July 2012 vs July 2017 Monthly audience 15+