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Thieves grab gear from Ada gospel station

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The Gospel Station Network broadcasts to more than 20 radio stations from its headquarters near Ada. (KTEN) The Gospel Station Network broadcasts to more than 20 radio stations from its headquarters near Ada. (KTEN)
"The Lord will take care of us," Gospel Station Network founder Randall Christy said. (KTEN)The Gospel Station Network broadcasts to more than 20 radio stations from its headquarters near Ada. (KTEN) "The Lord will take care of us," Gospel Station Network founder Randall Christy said. (KTEN)The Gospel Station Network broadcasts to more than 20 radio stations from its headquarters near Ada. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- The Gospel Station Network, with more than 20 radio stations serving five states, broadcasts its uplifting musical message from studios near  Ada.

But the organization had a big setback this week.

Radio station founder Randall Christy said thieves stole a 16-foot flatbed trailer -- along with everything on it -- Tuesday night.

The bandits also broke in to some outside storage buildings and made off with sound equipment used at concerts.

GSN has a security camera, but the buildings were just outside its view.

The loss is estimated at up to $30,000.

"Anytime someone steals from you, it can make you angry," Christy said. "Right now I am not that angry; I just hate that it happened."

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office investigated and found multiple large footprints in the dirt. They also found evidence that the thieves tried to cut the copper out of some of their cables.

They fled through the back of the radio station's property, cutting through a neighbor's barbed wire fence.

Christy is grateful he hasn't seen this kind of crime in 20 years.

 "We hate that it happened," he said. "Whenever someone steals from you, it can really test your nerves, but you know what? The Lord will take care of us."

There have been multiple sightings of the trailer, but the sheriff's office has so far been unable to track down the thieves. 

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has seen an older model tan or brown Chevrolet Suburban hauling a 16-foot trailer to contact investigators at 580-332-4169.

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