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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Remodeling of Radio Tower on Upper Red Mountain Road

PRESS RELEASE 

July 9, 2021

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Pitkin County TV/FM Telecommunications, translator@pitkincounty.com, 970-920-5395


Remodelling of Radio Tower on Upper Red Mountain Road


Pitkin County, CO- Pitkin County TV/FM Telecommunications staff is removing and remodelling equipment at the Upper Red Mountain Road radio tower to improve radio service in Aspen. This work is underway and should be completed in approximately two weeks. 


The FM radio tower site, which is approximately 50 years old, is being updated to bring it up to date and into better working condition. This is part of scheduled maintenance for this site. The work entails gutting and replacing equipment inside the bunker shelter that houses the transmission devices. After completion of the work, the FM stations being broadcast from this site will be much more reliable because of the placement of state of the art equipment. In summer 2022, the solar panels powering the site will be replaced. 


In the City of Aspen, radio stations KSPN 102.7, KDNK 88.3, KAJX 91.1 & 91.5, KTND 93.5. and KLXV 89.9 will be off the air for approximately 2 weeks. Many of these stations can be streamed online in the meantime and most are also rebroadcast on Jack Rabbit ridge or from their own nearby direct broadcast, which covers the Aspen/Woody Creek/Snowmass village area.  Listeners can alternatively tune in to: KAJX on 88.9, 90.9, or 91.5; KDNK on 99.9 and 94.7 in Woody Creek; KSPN on 103.1; KTND on 93.5. Colorado Public Radio (KVOV 101.5) will not be impacted by the maintenance work and will remain online. 


For additional information about this project and Pitkin County TV/FM Telecommunications, please visit: https://pitkincounty.com/335/TV-FM-Translator-Services. To sign up for Pitkin County TV/FM Translator Alerts, which include notifications about translator changes, outages, upgrades, and broadband progress, please visit: https://pitkincounty.com/list.aspx


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