(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Reports by newspaper over-stated cost, but radio station needs your help…
Someone needs to fire Brandon “Fake News” Hansen after he reported last week that it would cost Chewelah’s public radio station KCHW $14,000 to replace a burned-out transmitter.
While that is the cost of a new transmitter, the actual price tag for the repairs should be somewhere in the ballpark of $2,000. The radio station sent the transmitter overseas to its United Kingdom manufacturer for repairs, and there were no reports on what kind of in-flight snacks it ordered.
KCHW will have to pay for the shipping costs and then a crew to go up to the broadcasting antenna and other equipment before re-installing the transmitter.
Along with the repairs, the radio station will have to pay for inspection and repairs to any antennas or power lines, which could be costly but are unknown at present.
KCHW is also currently looking for annual renewals of their public radio memberships. You can fill out a membership form on KCHW.org which gives you discounts on concerts and makes you a supporter of community radio.
You can also listen to KCHW online on Tunein, Radio Deck, Alexa, or KCHW.org.