KROU At 105.7 FM Needs A New Transmitter Next Spring

Aug 21, 2016

In August of 2011, we moved the KROU transmission site and put up a new antenna. This is me standing next to one part of the new antenna and the frame that holds it up on the tower. But we kept using the old transmitter. It is now 23 years old and needs replacing.
Credit KGOU Staff

August 21, 2016

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

A couple of weeks ago, I said I was going to retire later this fall after 28 years at KGOU.

But there is something I want to get started before I go.

I want to start a small, informal fundraising effort to help pay for the replacement of the KROU transmitter and related equipment.

KROU at 105.7 FM serves Oklahoma County and went on the air in June of 1993. That makes the transmitter 23 years old, and it is going to need replacing soon.

In 2011, we replaced the KROU antenna when we moved the transmission point but we kept the old transmitter. It’s getting pretty old, and is going to cost upwards of about $75,000 to replace.

We’ll be sending out a letter soon talking about the replacement costs and timeline. But this fall, please consider making an additional gift to KGOU for the transmitter replacement.

Online Donation Page - Transmitter Project

Thanks!  From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.