New Radio Ministry Launches

Three years ago, the Federal Communication Commission opened a one-week window where nonprofit community groups in the United States could file for a noncommercial broadcast license.

Glenn Gately, a fisheries biologist from Port Townsend, Wash., heard about this once-in-a-generation opportunity and felt God prompt him to take action.

"I'm not a radio person, but I know Jesus is coming soon," says Gately. "A lot of things happen providentially, and I had no real plan except to start a radio station."

Gately began networking with radio ministry experts, engineers, lawyers, church leaders and anyone who would listen, give advice or provide support. Gately worked with Don Martin, an attorney who specializes in helping Adventist radio stations, to complete an application for 91.1 FM, the only available frequency in the area, and continued casting the vision for KROH: Radio of Hope.

Radio of Hope will broadcast from the Olympic Peninsula to northwestern Washington to reach an estimated 300,000 fixed listeners and 99,000 commuters. A sister station, KACS 90.5 FM in Chehalis, targets Southwestern Washington.

"We may have the opportunity to reach a half million listeners a day," says Joe Mann, Radio of Hope general manager.

Explore to listen to an online stream and to learn more about this ministry.

October 01, 2010 / Washington Conference

Heidi Martella, Washington Conference communication director