From Radio World’s “Who’s Buying What” page:
KFMC(FM) in Fairmont, Minn., this summer installed a 30 kW Flexiva transmitter made by GatesAir; now the manufacturer is highlighting the station’s savings in operational costs.
It said KFMC “has significantly reduced energy use and utility costs” since the install. The new solid-state unit replaced a tube transmitter that was put in about 30 years ago.
“The station has reduced its projected annual energy consumption by over 28 kW, resulting in a more than $3,000 power bill reduction,” GatesAir stated. It said those savings and simpler maintenance procedures will save the station a lot of money over the life of the unit.
It said the local power company also gave the station a $1,200 rebate because it could document “significant” long-term energy reduction.
Woody Woodward is general manager of KFMC and sister station KSUM(AM).
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