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Canberra’s Christian Radio seeking big money

By johnboy - 7 October 2010 15

I was as surprised as anyone to discover that Canberra has a Christian Radio station.

But the All Seeing Eye has picked up a story on the Uniting Church’s Insight mag about 91.9’s fundraising efforts.

“The Rise and Survive appeal is critical to the future for 1Way FM’s radio work across the Canberra region,” Chairman of Canberra Christian Radio Brett Anderson said.

Mr Anderson said that the station had set a goal of raising $150,000 in a three-week campaign, beginning November 1, 2010.

Money raised would be used to fund the necessary transmission upgrade, with estimates placing the cost of lifting the equipment at as much as $80,000.

Good luck to them.

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Canberra’s Christian Radio seeking big money
rosebud 8:40 pm 09 Oct 10

One of the advertisements 91.9 run is for miracle healing rooms in Fyshwick. “I’ve got emphesema,” one of the lasses bubbles away. She sounds like a snow bunny reporter all perk and zest. But instead of announcing that the snow is fresh and ready for action, this inexplicably bubbly soul tells me that the Capital Healing Rooms are great and that no appointment is needed and there is no cost. It always leaves me feeling unnerved.

johnboy 9:08 pm 07 Oct 10

Careful, you never know what they’ll play at 4am for your dollar.

Doc Dogg 7:30 pm 07 Oct 10

Oh NO!! I have this station tuned in as my wake up station in the morning, I’ll have to find another station if they go down 🙁 It is a great station to wake up to, nothing gets you to wake up and turn the radio off like a preacher screaming that we are all going to hell…

toriness 6:57 pm 07 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

I’ll give them $5 each time they play ‘F#$ck Your God’ by Deicide.

Or ‘Closer’ by Nine Inch Nails

johnboy 6:05 pm 07 Oct 10

The public servants who develop policy, however, are here all year round.

Freddyp 5:53 pm 07 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

I’ll give them $5 each time they play ‘F#$ck Your God’ by Deicide.

I’ll double it if they’ll play “Plastic Jesus” after it.

WestonGuy said :

I find this paragraph disturbing. Until church groups start paying taxes I think they should but out of government policy.

+1

What they do with their money will only become their business when they’re on an equal footing with every other business. Until then the rest of us are subsidising them, whether we like it or not.

p1 5:36 pm 07 Oct 10

WestonGuy said :

“…it’s imperative that we keep broadcasting in our community, which contains the nation’s leaders and policy makers.”

Even if the leaders are only here for a few weeks a year….

housebound 5:18 pm 07 Oct 10

I suspect the nation’s leaders and policy makers don’t listen anyway.

WestonGuy 4:56 pm 07 Oct 10

I find this paragraph disturbing. Until church groups start paying taxes I think they should but out of government policy.

“We are the only dedicated Christian media outlet in the ACT and we believe it’s imperative that we keep broadcasting in our community, which contains the nation’s leaders and policy makers.”

johnboy 4:48 pm 07 Oct 10

I’d guess churches are going to be writing the cheques that matter.

arescarti42 4:39 pm 07 Oct 10

Heh, suppose optimistically that 3% of the Canberra/Queanbeyan region’s 400k people actually listen to Christian radio and can be bothered to make a donation, then they need an average donation of $12.5 per person.

If they get a couple of big donations from a few rich listeners there’s a chance they could come close.

niftydog 4:01 pm 07 Oct 10

Jebus!

Jim Jones 4:01 pm 07 Oct 10

I’ll give them $5 each time they play ‘F#$ck Your God’ by Deicide.

Fiona 3:40 pm 07 Oct 10

JessP said :

Thats a lot of sausages to be sizzled.

mm Christian sausage.

JessP 3:26 pm 07 Oct 10

Thats a lot of sausages to be sizzled.

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