April 1, 2013 was a benchmark date for WITW’s programming. Our Moody Bible Satellite service went dark (or was supposed to) as they completed the move to their new distribution system.
What does this mean for WITW listeners?
Our SRN News feed is gone for awhile. The cost of acquiring the new satellite receiver/decoder (just the little box not the giant dish on the roof) is $2,500+. In addition we have the ongoing montly maintenance of $100. At this time, we just don’t have the resources to cover the expense. 2012 was a very expensive year for WITW, the little station that could, which doesn’t rely on outside support. We try to be prudent with our expenses and this is just not the right amount or time.
So, we will not have news at the top of each hour, but the good news (well the Good News is Christ is Risen and is our salvation, but) is our programming will be updated to eliminate the need to cut off songs at the top of every hour to hit top of the hour news. It means our ID at the “top of the hour” may not be exactly at the top of the hour, so you’ll have to find another source to set your watches.
To add to the Apri Fool’s fun, our Internet streaming server was moved to a new server by our hosting provider. They gave me some heads up, but losing last week to illness left me short of getting all the links pointing in the right direction. Our website is updated, but it will take a day or so for TuneIn to update it’s database.
We are very appreciative of our listeners and want to be consistent. I apologize for the distruption in service to our streaming followers.