Summit Public Radio thanks Dillon for offering new antenna site |

Summit Public Radio thanks Dillon for offering new antenna site

Summit County nearly lost KUNC 107.1 FM. Supporters of Summit Public Radio (SPR) and the town of Dillon avoided the loss with a creative partnership.

After receiving an eviction notice for the KUNC translator site on top of Mount Victoria over Frisco, SPR searched for a new location.

Commercial sites were prohibitively expensive, and other locations were fraught with complications.

Eric Holgerson, Dillon’s public works director, heard about SPR’s plight and suggested the Dillon water tank.

After SPR met with the planning and zoning commissioners, the town council and mayor, we agreed on a long-term lease to ensure a seamless transition of KUNC 107.1 from its former location to its new home in Dillon.

We thank the town of Dillon and the SPR members who understand that membership in SPR improves the quality of our cultural lives in Summit County.

Contributions make it possible for SPR, a nonprofit, to bring NPR into Summit County and to react to the continuing challenges of radio transmissions in the mountains.

The cost of bringing NPR to the county is high, but the rewards are priceless.

If you are an NPR listener, please support the work of SPR with a contribution: SPR, Box 6392, Breckenridge, CO 80442.

Marsha Cooper

SPR president

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