So much going on lately that it's been non-stop from morning 'til night. We're getting ready to install our tower for the WAJC antennas, and let me tell you, it's a real learning curve.
First, imagine driving all over a new city or two trying to find a great place to build a radio tower and you've never been there, and you don't even know what makes a good radio tower site. It would be an impossible thing except for the fact that, almost immediately, someone sent me the exact person I needed, who knew everything about installing towers and antennas because that's all he does...and he does it in the exact area I needed to be in. Yes, God is amazing.
Second, imagine you found a great place for an antenna (after all that looking) and the city you found it in refuses to let you build it. Well, okay, they'll let you build if you jump through about 50 different hoops.
Since we're on a life and death deadline to get this station up and running by April 19, we didn't have any time for the hoops. And then, another city comes through and says, "Build it here" and it turns out this is the very best place of all to put a radio tower—about 1,000 feet above sea level—pointed down at Minneapolis-St. Paul. And it turns out they need us, too, and are happy to work with us on the rental amount, which, by the way, is way under the market’s going rate for radio towers. Yes, God is amazing.
And finally, imagine you’re told just a few days ago that it’s going to cost you 5X your budgeted amount for installing power to the tower site. (Anyone know a good electrician?)
And then you’re told that the 70 foot utility pole you absolutely must have (or else) is not your average size pole and can’t even ship from the wilds of Canada for 10-12 weeks!
In Minnesota, that’s pretty close to the kiss of death or optimistically, one nightmare of a radio tower install.
But within days, the giant pole company decides they can pull a 70-foot pole from another order and ship it NOW, so it could be here next week, and it’s the exact species of tree needed for a high wind area. Pricey? Yes, but hey, God does impossible things—He's amazing—and if He can handle all of this, He can handle the money too.
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