Sunday, October 25, 2009
General Conference Broadcast in Jeopardy
In 1999 the Alston and Brooks families sold KASW (Channel 61) to Channel 3. One of the conditions of the sale was a 10 year requirement that all four sessions of General Conference would be broadcast live. This last October’s conference was the last one under this contract.
The decision to continue showing conference will be made in the next two to three weeks. While the local programming manager sees the importance of this service he has to convince those over him of it. It is quite a financial loss to the station to interrupt their normal paid programming to show conference, not to mention upsetting those viewers who normally tune in at that time.
It is crucial for us to let the station know how important this is to the valley and to the state of Arizona.
Please write a note of appreciation for this service to the community, especially those who have viewed conference on Channel 61. Hopefully through this effort the spirit will touch the hearts of the present owners of KASW to further extend this service.
Please send your letters to:
News Channel 3
attn: Director of Programming
5555 No 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013