The article below by Dr. Al was published in the October 16, 1976 Super Rally Souvenir Booklet informing the reader of the new upcoming Christian television station.
Dr. Al Metsker
Al was made aware that there was a vacant TV channel available in Kansas City. It was assigned to channel 50 and had been on the air some years earlier as a commercial station but had gone off the air. Circa 1976 Al decided to apply to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to obtain a construction permit to build the station.
Getting a broadcast station construction permit from the FCC is a rather lengthy and time consuming process that can take years to obtain a grant. Other obstacles, for example, such as community concerns regarding the construction of a tall tower can cause further delays even after the FCC issues a construction permit. Additionally, constructing a television station from scratch can cost millions of dollars. Since none of the equipment from the previous licensee was around it would be necessary to build the entire station from the ground up. This web site will give some background on how that was achieved.
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Years 1993 -
On May 26, 1993 Dr. Al went home to be with the Lord. He had run the race well in establishing a ministry to the youth of Kansas City and surrounding areas. He also launched the first Christian station in Kansas City. Click on the image at the right to view the tribute to Dr. Al’s life and service to the Lord.
In 1997 a decision was made by the KCYFC leadership and Board to sell KYFC-
Raising the Funds for a Christian Television Station
Even in 1978 it cost millions of dollars to construct a television station. And after it signs on the air, there are continued operating expenses such as electricity, videotape (the only means of recording video at the time), programming production costs and staff.
In order to send out a television signal for 55+ miles to Kansas City and the outlying
areas it requires a large and heavy antenna that is mounted about 1000 feet in the
air. It also requires a high powered television transmitter to generate the 1 million
Watts needed to get the signal out. KYFC-
Acquiring the Land to construct a Tall Television Tower
It would take about 40 acres of land to accommodate constructing a 1000 foot tower.
Read about how the land size was determined and some of the work involved in developing
the land in preparation of building the tower along with a building to house the
transmitter to broadcast KYFC-
TV Studio and Technical Equipment Center
Here are some photos of the KYFC-
Read comments from those that were involved with the launch of KYFC-
A Joyous day -
December 15, 1978 was a day to be remembered. It was a God given vision to Dr. Al
come true, KYFC-
Many thanks are extended to Andrew Bales and D.W. Haskin for their contributions
of photos to this site. We appreciate you visiting this site and reading about KYFC-
If you are interested in learning more about the current ministry of KCYFC click the link on the right.