Redeemer Broadcasting News

Saturday programming change at 12 Noon EST


Saturday, January 4th, 2020

A Visit to the Pastor's Study is no longer available.  It was airing at 12 Noon on the Redeemer Broadcasting Network and its final broadcast was December 28, 2019. 

Pastor Bill Shishko has become the organizing pastor for The Haven (https://www.thehavenli.com/), a new OPC church currently meeting at 4:30pm on Sundays, at their temporary location of Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd, Deer Park, NY.  

The extreme demands of planting a new church and pastoring it, required that Pastor Bill allocate his full time to the church, along with his wife Margaret. That's the main reason for discontinuation of the progam. The situation was further exacerbated by the fact that WLIE (later WBWD) changed formats and the live slot was no longer available.

Pastor Bill continues to love the radio ministry, and we are glad that he will continue to participate in our program Holding All Things Together for his short 2.5 minute segment each Saturday at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  

In the meantime during our 12 Noon to 12:30 PM EST time, we plan to offer Top News, a 15 minute program called Vocal Point with Dr. Jerry Newcombe, and some music.




Working on WXMD - a few interrruptions


Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Our Chief Engineer is at WXMD today with Metrocast.  They are looking into last night's internet interruptions.  To do this work, we have to take the station programming offline.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 




Internet restored - on Fiber now


Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The internet has been restored at the Redeemer main studio that controls all outlying stations in NY, NJ and MD. 

We are thankful to the Lord that the fiber connection is fully implemented and the new IP settings are coded into our router. 

Thank you for all your prayers for us!




Power outage at main studio


Friday, November 1st, 2019

*** Latest news ***

The power and internet are still out.  We were having problems with connectivity to WHVC. 

Wonderfully, our new fiber circuit was still under test into another router, so we manually swiitched over to that, and have regained full connectivity. 

 

From middle of last night:

We have lost power at our main studio and are on generator backup power.  

Additionally, we have lost internet connectivity as well, and are on a backup feed now. 

Very powerful storm in area tonight - many outages in the county.

The area outage is also causing intermittent connections to WHVC and affecting it.  

Thank you for your patience! 




90.3 Newburgh back on the air!


Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Yesterday we ascended the steep, bumpy, precarious road up to the top of Mt. Beacon.  We were able to locate the failed piece of equipment and got the station back on the air.  Thanks be to God for a safe day and for His wisdom in fixing the problem. 

Our son Tim helped his Dad (me!) and was of great assistance.  It made me wish that we had a used, yet servicable Toyota 4Runner or similar.  The access road to this site is way too much for my little Honda CRV!  Fortunately we did make it however!  It bottomed out one time.  

THANKS BE TO GOD and thank you for your prayers for us. 




Beacon/Newburgh 90.3 signal down


Sunday, October 27th, 2019

We've had some kind of an equipment failure at our 90.3 Mt. Beacon transmitter.  Its too late in the day to go up the mountain.  We will try and get up there tomorrow to see what has happened and attempt to repair it.  In the meantime, if you live in the 90.3 coverage area, please try tuning in to our affiliate station, WHVC 102.5 FM. 

Thanks for your patience.




WXMD temporarily on low power


Sunday, October 27th, 2019

We've had an air conditioner fail at WXMD, 89.7 FM California Maryland.  Its being worked on now.  In the meantime we are running on lower power this morning. Thanks for your patience.




Last part of The Public Square problems


Saturday, October 26th, 2019

So sorry, the last part of today's The Public Square was sent to us completely silent!   Nothing we could do about it.  

Thanks for your patience.




Getting close to fiber reliability at main studio


Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Earlier this week we lost power and were on generator backup. After losing power, the local internet signal also shut down. It does this once power is lost at the nearest Spectrum node about a mile away, and the batteries in a box on a telephone pole quickly die. No "juice" means no internet! During that time we managed to use a cell tower signal and get on the internet that way - but the approach is not without hiccups. During that time, listeners often contact us.  

Most of us use a coax-fed internet. But how do larger business, and other crucial infrastructure like cell phone carriers, TV stations and many hospitals manage to have internet when we don't?  Well, they are fed by fiber, not coax.  The fiber provides a light path back to a large hub, which almost never goes down. With fiber there is no intermediate hubs that depend on the electric grid. As long as the fiber is not cut, the circuit remains up.

So, if we could get fiber to our studio, it would go a long ways to helping us stay on the air through the many storms that take out power.  

Good news - this week the final steps were taken of getting fiber to the studio!  We now have two more work items to complete before we can switch over to the fiber feed and thus realize its superior "up time."

Once we switch over and prove that this new fiber feed is working reliably then we will discontinue our current coax-fed internet service. 

Thank you for your prayers for us!  




On backup power and internet


Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Due to the storm, we are on backup power and backup internet.  As far as we know, all stations are on the air and internet streaming is up and running. Any problems, just send us an email. 

Thank you.