Help us upgrade our transmitters before they become unreliable and the technology becomes obsolete!
Kansas Public Radio is close to raising the *$351,000 needed to replace all four of our aging transmitters, and we need YOUR help to reach the finish line. Thanks to amazing support from some very generous KPR listeners, we've raised $241,000 so far, leaving just $110,000 left to go. If you're already a KPR Member, consider an additional contribution towards this special fund. Gifts of any size will ensure access to high-quality public radio for a large portion of KPR's listening area for the next 15-20 years.
The transmitters, located in Lawrence, Emporia, Junction City and Chanute, are reaching the end of their lifespans. They're outdated and difficult to maintain, and our engineers spend a lot of time traveling to transmitter sites to diagnose issues and repair equipment. New transmitters can be monitored remotely, allowing KPR engineers to focus on other projects, and will be more energy-efficient and less costly to maintain, saving the station thousands of dollars each year in utility costs and replacement parts.
In addition to gifts of any size that can be made at the link above, we are also accepting larger, multi-year pledges towards the project. If you have any questions about the campaign, and the different gift options available, contact KPR Director of Development Feloniz Lovato-Winston at (785) 864-5968 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the information on this webpage, and the graphic on the right as we continue to raise funds. Visit this page periodically so you can see how much progress we've made, with the help of listeners like you.
KPR depends on a fleet of four transmitters to broadcast its signal, and these transmitters are now reaching the end of their reliable lives. The locations and dates these transmitters were installed include: Emporia, 2005; Junction City, 2005; Emporia, 2005 and Chanute, 2011.