Dear Big Something subscribers and KRCC Members, as you may have already heard, we’re doing an extra one-day fund drive this Sunday, June 28. It’s the end of our fiscal year and we need to make an extra push to recuperate almost $160,000 in lost underwriting revenue and some added expenses.

One of KRCC’s biggest annual expenses that you might not otherwise know about or ever see is our radio tower on top of Cheyenne Mountain. The rent alone is almost $5,000 dollars every month! Fortunately, it’s one of the best places in the country to have a radio tower and allows us to deliver a strong, clear signal to you.

As we ask you to dig a little deeper or become a member for the first time, we’re taking you to the top of Cheyenne Mountain with our Chief Engineer, Joel Belik for some spectacular views and a lot of geek speak.

If you appreciate the kind of local programming that KRCC brings you every day, including posts like this on The Big Something, not to mention all the national news and entertainment shows, please give a little extra or join for the first time.

Click HERE to give.

Thank you!

Delaney and Noel

 

4 Responses to A Tour of the Towers Atop Cheyenne Mountain

  1. Eve Tilley says:

    I have always wondered what the towers on the mountain look like. (I have always wondered who owns the property, too, but you did not address that question.)Thanks you for taking me to out-of-the-way places with this wonderful new feature, “The Big Something”!

  2. Matt H says:

    This is indeed a big something. Thanks for taking the time to give some Cliff notes on how it works. I’m curious as to how the signal gets to places from Buena Vista to Limon to Raton on so many different frequencies. An older writing called the FCC the Flat Earth Society. One can only imagine what the staff has to deal with to keep it all going. Thank you all for all you do.

  3. Mike Procell says:

    Everyone that listens to KRCC should check out this “Noel & Joel” show – great job guys!!

  4. Floyd Glick says:

    Nice article! It’s always nice to see the clockwork behind Big-Ben.

    If KRCC ever needs another FCC-licensee; I am available.

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