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Special Projects List

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Special projects include equipment and software purchases the station would like to acquire this year, and have not been included in the operating budget. The operating budget for equipment is minimal and usually saved for smaller expenses and emergencies. Special projects are funded by members, foundations, and on occasion, community partners. If you are interested in helping support the following purchases, please contact Joe Garcia at (559) 862-2472 or via email at jgarcia@kvpr.org.

SPECIAL PROJECTS 

Thank you for considering these items on KVPR’s Wish List. Partial or entire funding for an item is acceptable. Every gift is appreciated!

Fresno area Transmitter Replacement - $50,000
The current Gen 1 HD-radio transmitter for 89.3 is now 16 years-old and is no longer being supported by the manufacturer. This would fund a new Gen 4 HD radio transmitter for 89.3.

Bakersfield area Transmitter Replacement - $50,000
The current Gen 1 HD-radio transmitter for 89.1 is now 16 years-old and is no longer being supported by the manufacturer. This would fund a new Gen 4 HD radio transmitter for 89.1.

KVPR Solar Project - $172,000
Work is currently underway on a project to install a 50 kW photovoltaic solar array on the roof of KVPR’s broadcast center. The project is expected to offset around 50 percent of the station’s annual electricity usage.

Fresno Area Transmitter Remote Access - $5,000
This would replace an existing system that allows for remote control and monitoring of the 89.3 transmitter near Meadow Lakes with a new state-of-the-art system.

Bakersfield Area Transmitter Remote Access - $5,000
This would replace an existing system that allows for remote control and monitoring of the 89.1 transmitter on Round Mountain near Bakersfield with a new state-of-the-art system.

ENCO Audio Automation and Delivery Software & Hardware $30,000
Includes three new audio workstations and an audio server, plus customized software. These machines run all that you hear on KVPR.

Monthly Mortgage (outstanding principal $768,000
For every $100,000, the station's monthly mortgage payment is reduced by approximately $500. Each gift helps reduce the mortgage.