In late July, the tower and transmitter for KOSG 103.9 FM, located near Pawhuska, was hit by lightning and sustained severe damage to its equipment. The storm destroyed the transmitter and caused extensive damage to the tower as well.
Experts have been brought in to assess the damage and the first attempt to bring the station back on a lower wattage was unsuccessful.
The station plays a mix of traditional and southern gospel music. The Gospel Station Network, is a network of 20 radio stations, owned by the ministry. The stations are located throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Tennessee. Additionally they have an online radio broadcast which is heard throughout the world over the internet and on over 100,000 smart phones.
The Gospel Station is a non-profit 501c3, supported by donation and sponsorship. They play music that crosses all denominations and emphasize the message of Jesus Christ. The music that is played strengthens and encourages Christians to be better witnesses and it helps to fill a spiritual void. Gospel music changes lives, families and nations. Their programming is Christ centered and has a family friendly message.
The Gospel Station Network has received numerous phone calls asking to please get the station back up and broadcasting again. The station wants the listeners to know they are working on the situation and will try to get the broadcast airing again as soon as possible.