Valley Public Radio Breaks Ground On New Broadcast Center
On Tuesday May 19th, Valley Public Radio broke ground on construction a new broadcast center, which will serve the station and the San Joaquin Valley for decades to come. The 10,500 square foot building will be erected at the corner of Temperance and Alluvial in Clovis, at the city's research and technology park.
Around 200 station supporters attended the ceremony, which marks the official start of construction on the $4.5 million project. Dignitaries included Clovis Mayor Nathan Magsig, James Irvine Foundation CEO Don Howard, Darius Assemi of the Assemi Family and Granville Homes, Nikiko Masumoto, and VPR capital campaign co-chairs Bernard Barmann and Celeste DeMonte.
While construction has already started, the station is still working to raise the final $1 million necessary for move in and the start of operations over the next 10 months.