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SUMMIT COUNTY – The town of Dillon gave Summit Public Radio (SPR) new life at its town council meeting Tuesday as it signed a 15-year agreement to lease a portion of Dillon’s water tank and water tank ladder for the placement of two antennae and one translator unit.

“I think the town of Dillon are guardian angels,” SPR President Marsha Cooper said after the signing. “They have really stepped up to the plate and made it possible for KUNC to be on the air seamlessly.”

KUNC, which includes programming from National Public Radio and is broadcast in the county on the 107.1 and 88.3 frequencies, is one of three public radio stations brought to the county through SPR. KUVO, a nationally-known, Denver-based jazz station, and KVOD, a Denver-based classical station round out the selection. The lease agreement includes a usage fee of $500 per year, which will cover town costs associated with the SPR equipment. Furthermore, FCC-regulated station identifications will now include the town of Dillon as the site of the translator.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Sue Greene, a member of SPR’s board of directors. The town gets the publicity, she said, while SPR gets the towers. “I think this is going to be a nice marriage.”

Aidan Leonard can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or by e-mail at

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