Our broadcast facility was created to make the Everlasting Gospel and Present Truth available to the largest mass-audience possible. Since the inception of the work, this has been done directly and indirectly. Our on-air and on-line programming (details here) presents life-changing Truth 24/7. Several churches in our service area have reported walk-ins after hearing lost Biblical truths via Radio of Hope! Another sphere of our activity concerns our broadest responsibility to the community as broadcasters. Details follow.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster information-gathering is vital for broadcasters! Each day, thousands of area residents turn to their radio for information about events that impact their lives and property. Therefore, broadcasters HAVING that information is a prime concern!
Since the year 2000, disaster-related destruction to property in the U.S. has been estimated at more than $600 Billion dollars! Much of that was done to communications infrastructure as phone lines and cell towers were not exempt from this carnage. Consequently, forms of communications largely taken for granted were NOT available when needed. Disaster-response by many organizations was changed to disaster-survival instead. Fortunately, some lessons were learned, but not by all.
Observing these facts caused Olympic Media (parent company of Radio of Hope) to plan for the uncertainty of the future. It is well known that major seismic activity is in the future of the Pacific Northwest. Consequently, a means of communicating vital information that will STILL work when normal land-line and cellular service is disrupted, is a must! This resulted in our creation and expansion of Oly-Comm, a two-way radio system independent of phone lines, cell towers and commercial electricity! So, how could that impact your local ACS operations? Good question!
The Oly-Comm two-way radio system not only helps to fulfill our Broadcast needs for incoming information, but also has sufficient operational space to accommodate operators active in various forms of community service. Attempting to deliver goods or services to significant numbers of disaster-victims or doing status checks on some impacted members is going to be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, without the means to coordinate and connect information, needs and resources on the more.
Olympic Media is extending an invitation to members of ACS, and other organizations, to become operational on the Oly-Comm two-way radio system so that vital communication can take place when cell phones either become overloaded to the point of frustration or they become expensive paperweights. Administrative directors of various non-profit agencies, hoping to establish or maintain adequate bi-directional information flow within their organizations, are also encouraged to participate within the Oly-Comm framework. Training and educational materials will be provided. Equipment will also be provided as means allow. Individual operators can make personal investments in their own equipment (about $200.00). For additional and highly-detailed information about Oly-Comm and how it can support or enhance your operations go here. <<<