by Public Relations Office
November 19, 2004
Cedarville, OhioCDR Radio, The PATH® (Dayton/Springfield 90.3 FM), the community-supported media ministry of Cedarville University, has received approval to build five new affiliate stations in western and southern Ohio.
"The Federal Communications Commission has approved new facilities in Bellefontaine, Sidney, Greenville, Logan, and West Union, Ohio," announced Paul Gathany, general manager of the network. "These facilities are translator stations which will re-broadcast what listeners hear on our other nine affiliate stations in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky."
The PATH® provides inspirational Christian music and operates Impact News, the leading family-oriented news service in the Midwest. Other features include biblical teaching programs, interactive call-in discussions, and a daily chapel service from Cedarville University.
The Bellefontaine signal will serve Logan and Hardin counties at 93.3 FM, the Greenville station will serve Darke County listeners at 103.7 FM, Sidney`s signal will cover Shelby County at 98.1 FM, the West Union affiliate will serve Adams County at 92.7 FM, while Logan`s signal will reach Hocking County at 99.3 FM. "We are excited about the prospect of building relationships with listeners in these new areas," Gathany added.
The cost of the new facilities is estimated at $25,000 per location. The network invites contributions from individuals, businesses, and churches to supply the resources for the building of the stations. Construction of the new facilities will take place after the start-up funds are received.
"We are hoping PATH® listeners will help spread the word about the expansion," Gathany said. "Our listeners may have friends or relatives living in western or southeastern Ohio who would appreciate knowing about our creative blend of programming. We invite current listeners to send us names and addresses of friends and family members in these areas. We would like to provide potential listeners with an introductory packet of information, including program schedules and coverage maps."
The CDR Radio Network currently operates three primary, non-commercial FM stations and six FM translator facilities serving a potential audience of more than 3.8 million in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. For more information, call the CDR Network at 1-800-333-0601 or visit www.thepath.fm.