Biola Broadcaster - 1963-09

addition, more than 11 hours of high quality Sacred, Classical, and Semi- Classical music are included in the daily broadcast schedule. The most comprehensive news coverage offered by any Southern California commer­ cial FM-only station includes headline news, summaries, and three fifteen minute commentaries daily. Children’s programs, youth broadcasts, discussion programs, educational and public serv­ ice broadcasts also are included in the “Sound of Inspiration.” The Mt. Wilson installation includes a new Gates Transmitter and Mobley antenna. Because of “line of sight” FM transmission, the station’s new location, which took more than four years of negotiations and hearings before the FCC, “Will insure coverage from the Desert to the Sea, and from Bakers-


KBBI, Biola’s powerful FM radio outlet for Los Angeles has begun opera­ tion from Mt. Wilson with increased power from 20,000 watts to 34,000 watts. The high elevation will increase the

Mr. Paul Schwepker (left), Biola Control­ ler, and Mr. A l Sanders, survey tower base for KBBI. signal coverage of the station by more than five times geographically and add some 2,000,000 potential listeners to the already large and loyal audience. Fea­ turing the “Sound of Inspiration 18 hours daily. KBBI’s programming in­ cludes well-known nationally released

Keeping a lonely vigil atop the highest point in Southern California, the transmitter building contains equipment to broadcast 18 hours each day. field and Santa Barbara on the North to Escondido on the South,” according to KBBI’s General Manager, Thomas E. Steele.

Biola Stewardship representatives gather for prayer on Mount Wilson. Rev. .Ray Weis- .kopf directs. evangelical broadcasts such as Back To The Bible, The Morning Chapel Hour and The Hour of Decision. In

The switch is thrown for broadcasting.


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