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KCAM Radio Receives Record Gifts for Generators, Transmitter

KCAM FundraiserRural Alaska residents showed their support for local Christian radio this month as they pledged a record $52,390 in gifts and in-kind donations to KCAM Radio, more than doubling the 5,000-watt station’s goal in just three days.

Station Manager Scott Yahr of KCAM-AM & FM said the 2013 fundraising goal was $25,000 – money that would allow the radio station to purchase two backup generators and start a fund to replace an aging transmitter. Typically, pledges received at Sharathon are about $18,000-$20,000. The annual Sharathon raises funds for special projects and was held October 8-10, 2013.

Yahr said that he and his staff were overwhelmed by the generosity of listeners. Halfway through Sharathon, pledges totaled almost $21,000. One morning, members of the local school district stopped by the station to announce their donation of two used backup generators. That in-kind donation was valued at $20,000.

“It just goes to show that it was the Lord’s provision,” Yahr said. “All of us at KCAM are amazed and blessed by the generosity of our friends and neighbors in the Copper River Valley. We look forward to serving here for many years to come.”

According to KCAM-AM, the generators will be moved into place in the next few weeks. One will provide backup power at the transmitter site, and the other will back up the studios. A new AM transmitter will replace the 23-year-old transmitter, which will remain on site as a backup.

Located in Glennallen, AK, 200 miles northeast of Anchorage, KCAM has covered the Copper River Valley, an area the size of Ohio with approximately 3,000-5,000 listeners during the majority of the year, for 49 years. Programming includes Christian music and teaching programs and local sports and other events. The station's staff members are all missionaries.

Published: October 24, 2013

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