Thanks to the generous support of many KPR members, we have raised the *$351,000 needed to replace all four of our aging transmitters. This important funding will allow KPR to purchase up-to-date equipment which will allow us to operate more efficiently, increase our HD capabilities and save money. If you helped meet this important goal with a contribution, please know that your generosity is an investment in the station's future, and that YOU have helped protect the station's most expensive and crucial equipment. This is especially important after a year that has been financially challenging for KPR, due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
KPR's current 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 They're outdated and difficult to maintain, and our engineers spend a lot of time traveling to transmitter sites to diagnose issues and repair equipment.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.
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.