I love learning about new projects, and I hope you’ll tell us about yours.
In a recent story, my colleague Elle Kehres gave us a peek at KRFC’s new tower and antenna serving the area around Fort Collins, Colo., with 50 kW.
The noncommercial, volunteer-driven station started fundraising in 2018 and hoped to complete work in 2021, but due to COVID, supply chain headaches and increased costs, they finally went live with their signal on May 12.
The initial budget was just under $300,000 but the project ended up costing close to a half million. But it benefited from what Executive Director Jen Parker called an “epic” capital campaign that even included New Belgium Brewing producing a limited edition beer called “Power the Tower Pale Ale.”
KRFC figures that its upgrade increased the population in its footprint by more than 60%, to almost 580,000 people.
Shown here are Jen Parker and Chief Engineer Matt Schilz embracing at the ribbon cutting.
You might think Radio World knows about all the great new RF and studio projects that are happening. While we become aware of a good portion of them, many take place without much public attention. I’d love to know about them all.
So if you have upgraded or built a new studio or air chain, let me know. Maybe we can tell your story.
As always you can reach me by email to [email protected]. It comes right to me.
[Related: “KRFC Boosts Signal 16 Times Over From New Tower“]