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KJOL E-Newsletter Vol. 118 – December 2014

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming for the is from of old, from ancient days.”
- Micah 5:2 (NIV)

-- Inside This Edition --

Christmas Service Opportunities-OCC and Angel Tree
KJOL Christmas Specials- Share The Reason For The Season With A Friend!
Christmas Mystery in a Box Contest- Coming December 15th-19th @ 4:40 PM
2015 Calendars-From “Revive Our Hearts” & “In Touch”
Goodsearch/Goodshop- A Simple Way to Support KJOL Over The Holidays!
From The Manager’s Desk-It’s Here!
Kurt’s ♫Music Notes♫- Eight New Christmas Albums for Every Musical Taste
Listener Comments- ‘Tis the Season for Thanks and Christmas Programming!


Christmas Service Opportunities- OCC and Angel Tree

Operation Christmas Child
Thanks to everyone for packing shoeboxes and praying this year!  Because of your efforts, 8,001 boxes are being sent from the Western Slope to needy children around the world along with the Good News of Jesus Christ!  While Collection Week is over, you may still bring the Good News to a needy child via a gift filled shoebox and Operation Christmas Child! 

Click on the icon to get started “Building a Shoebox” online today. 



Angel Tree
Many of you are participating in Angel Tree this year and we thank you!  Your wrapped gifts (with Angel’s attached), are due back to our studios (1354 East Sherwood Drive in Grand Junction), by 5 PM Tuesday, December 9th.  Feel free to drop them off anytime this week between 8 AM and 5 PM if they are ready.  And thanks again for being part of bringing the gospel and reassuring a child they haven’t been forgotten this Christmas season through Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program.


KJOL Christmas Specials- Share The Reason For The Season With A Friend!

It’s our gift to you!  Christmas music and specials revealing the true meaning of Christmas- the birth of our savior- Jesus!  Specials air M-F @ 9:30 AM & 7 PM, Saturdays @ 9 AM & Sundays @ 2 PM & 5:30 PM. Download your free copy of our KJOL Christmas specials calendar today and share local Christian radio with a friend this season!  They might just unlock the true meaning of Christmas along with you.

Some of what you can expect this week:

December Live! Rerun on KJOL

A Royal Rockin' Christmas on KJOL

Joy! A Soulful Celebration on KJOL

The Next Noel

Repeat the Sounding Joy on KJOL

One Bethlehem Night on KJOL

Christmas Mystery in a Box ContestChristmas Mystery in A Box Contest- Coming December 15th-19th @ 4:40 PM

Enjoy the Christmas season with us and play along for a chance to win in our KJOL Christmas Mystery in A Box Contest.  Listen for hints throughout the day and guess the mystery in the box at 4:40 PM starting Monday, December 15 – Friday, December 19!  The first person to guess what’s in the box gets the chance to answer some Christmas trivia and possibly win a great prize from a local merchant.  Remember our contest line 254-5555 and don’t miss our Christmas Mystery in a Box Contest coming soon!




2015 Calendars- From “Revive Our Hearts” & “In Touch”

KJOL is once again offering FREE 2015 calendars from In Touch and Revive Our Hearts.  Stop by M-F 8 AM – 5 PM and pick one up for yourself and share one with a friend so they can enjoy the peace that comes from our Heavenly Father and the praise Him for His wonderful works!

In Touch- Witness the majesty of God’s creation through photographs taken by Dr. Stanley in Patagonia and Antarctica.  Be whisked away to some of the world’s most praise-inspiring locations throughout 2015!






Revive Our Hearts- This year’s calendar is filled with encouraging scriptures as well as quotes from Nancy and other True Woman speakers.  It also includes exclusive artwork of world-renowned artist and calligrapher, Timothy Botts.




GoodShop/Search- Remember You Can Support KJOL Over The Holidays!

It’s easy to support KJOL financially over the holidays through activities you are already doing!  If you search the web, make purchases online, or eat out you can support KJOL today and throughout the year!  We earn a penny for every search you make via Goodsearch, and up to 30% of a purchase you make through GoodShop! 
It's called Goodsearch, and now they have even more ways you can support KJOL!  So, download the KJOL Goodsearch App/Toolbar today for Internet Explorer or Firefox by clicking here and THANKS FOR SUPPORTING KJOL.

From The Manager’s Desk- It’s Here!

Well, if you've been in many of the stores, you'd think it's been here for a while! I'm talking about the Holiday Season, of course, and we are now poised to give thanks to the LORD for His daily provision, as well as the provision of His Son, the LORD Jesus Christ. We are looking forward to sharing great Christmas music, dramas and specials - new offerings AND old favorites. (Hint: I think you will "Treasure" one particular series that returns this year!) Be sure to listen and tell your friends and family that local Christian radio will help them keep their focus on the real "Reason for the Season!" And friends and family just about anywhere can listen to KJOL streaming on the internet through computers and many hand held devices. Just direct them to our website at www.kjol.org.

Speaking streaming on the web, KJOL offers "apps" that are easily downloaded (and they are free) for Apple and Android. It's a great way to conveniently tune in anytime, anywhere. And, when you listen online, there are some great features to our web player, including a way to share local Christian radio with others and a "Talkback" button where you can send us messages. There are a lot of other features worth checking out...so, please do!

I'm sure you knew I couldn't go without talking about finances. October helped us to get back on a more even keel, after weaker than usual income in August and September. Thanks so much to the many who were faithful and even shared a little extra! Please remember that these last two months of 2014 are critical to ending the year with our obligations met and ready to launch 2015. Nuff said!

In all things, we are grateful for your prayers and investment in local Christian radio. It is our privilege to serve the LORD here, and humbling to know He has chosen to use such weak vessels at KJOL. PTL!

Ken Andrews, Manager
United Ministries

Kurt’s ♫Music Notes♫-Eight New Christmas Albums for Every Musical Taste

If you’re looking for new Christmas music to add to your personal collection (or to use for stocking stuffers), here’s a wide offering for your consideration.

The Spirit of Christmas Album Art
The Spirit of Christmas, Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith, striking his best Sinatra pose, is joined by a variety of Nashville’s top artists, including Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, even U2’s Bono.  Hear  this album on KJOL on December 18 at 9:30 am.

Saving Christmas Soundtrack Art
Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” soundtrack
Soundtrack from the new Kirk Cameron movie, in theaters this Christmas, with songs by Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, 1 Girl Nation, Tenth Avenue North.

Silent Night Carols
Silent Night Carols, Integrity Music
The album and cover is inspired by Christmas Eve 1914 during World War I, when British, French, and German soldiers came together during the truce to exchange gifts and sing Christmas carols together.  Music by Paul Baloche, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Lincoln Brewster, Lenny LeBlanc, Kelly Willard.

Glory in the Highest
Glory In The Highest Deluxe Edition, Chris Tomlin
Although this album was released in 2013, the deluxe version includes a DVD message by Passion founder Louie Giglio on “The Twelve Words of Christmas.”

Ring The Bells
Ring the Bells, Word Music
“10 New & #1 Christmas Songs” from Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Meredith Andrews

1 Girl Nation Christmas
A Very “1 Girl Nation” Christmas
One Direction meets TobyMac in a Christian girl band!  It’s a five-song offering of Christmas power pop!

Simply Christmas
Simply Christmas, Word Music
“Ten beautiful guitar instrumentals for a peaceful holiday season”

Smalltown Poets Christmas Time Again
Christmas Time Again, Smalltown Poets
The five-man band from Georgia—which got back together in 2010 after retiring in 2004—used crowd-funding to record their second Christmas album in three years.

Listener Comments- ‘Tis the Season for Thanks and Christmas Programming!

I have been listening to KJOL more than I ever had before and it's been a blessing. Thank You!
- Mike, Grand Junction

Thank you for airing our dinner. Time and again I am blown away by God's grace being poured into our lives.
- Josh, Grand Junction

We love spending Christmas with KJOL and look forward to it every year!
- Ronda, Montrose

We do enjoy your wonderful Christmas programs and music! Our prayers are 'you will be broadcasting for many years to come.' "
- Joan, Grand Junction
You all are such a blessing to me. God uses KJOL constantly to encourage, reprimand and grow me.
- Linda, Clifton

Thank you so much for faithfully and boldly proclaiming the Truth.
- Kristine, Cedaredge


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