LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Electrical Substations Being Targeted by Thieves and Vandals

Westar Energy says the company needs help from the public to stop theft and vandalism at power substations. Shane Batchelder is a spokesman for the utility:



Copper theft appears to be the biggest motive for the break-ins. While a law passed by the 2011 Kansas Legislature set higher standards for dealers who buy metals such as copper, it apparently hasn't had much of an effect on the appetite thieves seem to have for the pricey, re-sellable material.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)