Christian Broadcasting System Teams with Microspace to Distribute Dr. Laura Radio Show

Satellite Supports Growing Christian Radio Market.

Raleigh, NC, October 04, 2006 --( Microspace Communications Corporation (Microspace), the leading provider of point-to-multipoint satellite services, today announced that Christian Broadcasting System, Ltd. is expanding its services with Microspace for the distribution of the Dr. Laura radio program. The Dr. Laura Program will be available as part of Microspace’s Christian Radio Consortium (CRC) service located on the AMC-3 satellite. With this addition, Christian Broadcasting System expands its already nationwide distribution of syndicated Christian programming.

Christian Broadcasting System began distribution of The Dr. Laura Program earlier this year. According to Jon Yinger, president, Christian Broadcasting System, Dr. Laura’s approach is compatible with the Christian Broadcasting System mission.

“It is important that we provide good quality programming to our listeners. Dr. Laura is well-respected in her field and has been recognized by the National Associations of Broadcasters with the prestigious Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of The Year. In addition, this show compliments programming already offered by our network which includes The Dave Ramsey Show, Radio Liberty, People to People and America’s Wake-up Call.”

According to, the show is aimed at helping people with a wide range of personal, work, and familial problems. She "preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values and ethics."

Christian Broadcasting System distributes its programming using Microspace’s VELOCITY® satellite service, which allows the network to reach all major markets in the United States. The network began using satellite about five years ago.

Continued Yinger, “Expanding our service offering with satellite was a natural evolution for the business. We work with Microspace because reliability is essential to maintaining the high quality we offer in our programming. When you are distributing live talk, downtime is deadly. Microspace has the right redundancy systems in place to ensure that there is no downtime.”

According to a study conducted in 2005 by National Religious Broadcasters, an association representing Christian communicators in radio, television, Internet and film, the number of religious stations grew 14 percent in the past five years as compared with the four percent growth in the overall radio industry. A separate study by the Barna Group found that 46 percent of adults in the United States are tuning into a Christian radio broadcast in a typical month.

John Bimrose, Senior Account Manager at Microspace comments on this market growth, “These numbers are not surprising, especially when you work with a growing organization like Christian Broadcasting System. The CRC service reaches over 1100 Christian radio stations in the US. Utilizing this platform, programmers and ministries can instantly reach this targeted audience”

About Microspace
Microspace Communications Corporation (Microspace) is the leading provider of satellite services for video, data and audio content distribution and operates the largest global business satellite broadcasting network, with over 340,000 remote links worldwide. A variety of both businesses and government organizations rely upon Microspace’s VELOCITY® for high-quality, cost-effective and secure content distribution at savings of up to 98% over terrestrial services. VELOCITY supports customers such as Morgan Stanley, John Deere, Muzak and the Christian Radio Consortium via a wide range of IP broadband applications such as business TV, distance learning, digital signage and digital cinema, among many others. The service is available as either a dedicated solution or as an on-demand service, enabling customers to easily and affordably expand their bandwidth as their needs change. Founded in 1988 with headquarters in the U.S and a presence in Europe and Latin America, Microspace is a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company. For more information, visit

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office building in Durham, NC.

About Christian Broadcasting System

The Christian Broadcasting System is dedicated to connecting its listeners to Christ and the work of the cross, offering Salvation to those in need, growth to those who want is and encouraging our listening family to share the Good News of Christ, everyday, in their own communities.

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Greg Hurt