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.

News

March 26, 2017 | NPR · California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state’s clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with NFL commentator Bucky Brooks about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s apparent difficulties finding a new team.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Martin Schulz, a former bookseller with no high school diploma, could become the next chancellor of Germany, thanks in part to an anti-Trump sentiment.
 

Arts & Life

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, “The First Love Story,” and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Deb Olin Unferth’s story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.
 

Claire Rosen
March 26, 2017 | NPR · Looking at Claire Rosen’s photographs can feel like walking into someone else’s dreams. In her new book Imaginarium she provides inspiration and advice for curating a creative life.
 

Music

Courtesy of Polk and Co.
March 26, 2017 | NPR · With 18 new shows — half of them musicals — opening this March and April, just before Tony nominations are announced, producers have to take risks to get their shows to stand out.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 26, 2017 | NPR · The singer-songwriter entered NPR Music’s contest with the song “¿Cómo Hacer?” She says it expresses her emotions about being unable to return to her family back home in Mexico.
 

Getty Images
March 25, 2017 | NPR · Charley Pride, one of the first African-American stars in country music, has sold more records for RCA than anyone not named Elvis Presley.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab