Monday, December 30, 2013
KMSU: THE STATE OF THE TRANSMITTER
As of 11:00 a.m. Monday KMSU is running on its backup transmitter. Our engineer Marv is working diligently to try and figure out what is going on. Right now our signal is barely reaching St. Peter, which is only about 15 miles away from the KMSU studios. We are broadcasting online at kmsu.org, so any streaming apps that you are using should be carrying our programming. We're sorry about this situation. We want to be on the air doing our show!
When Gully spoke to us during the last pledge drive and mentioned that we might need a transmitter soon, we reeled at the thought. It was a pretty dark period when our last transmitter started crapping out. There were periods of days where we were forced to use our backup transmitter, and there were more than a few occasions where we weren't able to broadcast at all because of massive equipment failure. It was through a stroke of amazing luck that Karen got us a transmitter donated from a major radio network, and that saved our butt.
We probably won't fully know the extent of the situation until Gully gets back from vacation, and hopefully the situation won't be dire. Not being on the air is torture for us, and we hope that things are back to normal soon. Please bear with us as we try to resolve the situation, and think positive thoughts for us in the days and weeks to come. With any luck this is a hickup and our need for a new transmitter won't be that urgent.
Thanks for your patience and support!
Shyboy Tim and Shelley