Colorado Public Radio, the popular classical music radio station that has been off the air in Aspen for most of the winter has begun broadcasting again via Pitkin County’s Upper Red Mountain translator tower.
Engineers in late January determined that the power supply in the remote translator was damaged and needed off-site repair. The equipment was removed when access to the mountaintop site was possible in early winter. Access to the site to reinstall the repaired equipment has been hindered with heavier snowfall since. It was only this week that engineers succeeded in reaching the site to make the necessary adjustments to get the radio signal operating again.
“We appreciate the patience of all of the CPR listeners in Aspen,” said Communications Site Manager, Jeff Krueger. “The Upper Red translator tower is only accessible by snowcat or helicopter in the winter. The relatively dry spring weather opened the repair window for us,” Krueger said.
CPR, located at 101.5 on the FM radio dial is a major source of classical music in Aspen, along with Aspen Public Radio (KAJX).