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KROU At 105.7 FM Needs A New Transmitter Next Spring

Karen Holp, KGOU General Manager, standing next to a part of the broadcast antenna for KROU was that installed in 2011.
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.

Karen earned her Master (1974) and Bachelor (1972) degrees from the University of Akron in Ohio, and has worked as Program Director at WMRA-FM, James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia and WUIS-FM, University of Illinois at Springfield. She moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1979 to become General Manager of KRWG-FM.
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