Beloved Local Radio Station, KMUD, Loses Antennas

Press release from KMUD:

High winds on April 11 are the cause of signal interruption for Redwood Community Radio’s KLAI (90.3 FM. Strong winds had broken off one antenna completely, and severely damaged a second one. The antennas were part of a three antenna array that serves Northern Mendocino and parts of Southern Humboldt county. They’re installed on a tower high atop Cahto Peak west of Laytonville.

KLAI is a repeater for KMUD, the non-commercial station licensed to Garberville. KMUD started broadcasting in 1987, and KLAI started as a low power translator, financed and installed largely by volunteers in the early 1990s.

The installation also transmits Radio Bilingue, a non-commercial radio network based in Fresno, California, on their station KVUH, 88.5 FM. The two radio stations share equipment and an antenna array. Radio Bilingue has programs in Spanish and English, music and news. The two organizations jointly installed the equipment in 2006, at the same time increasing the KLAI signal to 500 watts, and KVUH to 1,000 watts.

KMUD provides daily local and regional news at 6 pm, and call-in talk shows six days a week and a vast range of music. Community support is critical to keep both stations on the air.

The stations will be reinstalling antennas as soon as possible. It may take several weeks for equipment to arrive and for the weather to be sunny and calm enough for tower climbers to complete their work.

For more information see http://kmud.org and http://radiobilingue.org. You can see photos of the tower and the damaged antennas on the KMUD website. Both stations also broadcast on the internet.

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11 comments

  • LOL No communist propaganda for weeks. That’s TERRIBLE.

  • Never sell out!

  • When everything else goes down to nothing, radio is still there. It can save lives. But sadly the cell phone generation never learned that, and Verizon and ATT do not care. Please support local radio.

  • Public Bosdcating Antennas are blowing over and Trump can’t even release his tax returns??!
    However, the unbelievably persistent reporting from Rachel Maddow revealed a leaked tax return from old Mr. Trumpski.. Evidence to prove how big of a scumbag cheat we all knew he was!!
    The document showed he only payed a tax rate of 25% for $40 million in taxes collected!
    Such a piece of shit!

  • In January of this year, President Trump’s critics were marching in the streets because they believed he was about to go full-Hitler. Or maybe he was just crazy, and about to do something dangerously stupid.

    Today their biggest complaint is that President Trump hasn’t shared his tax returns with the public.

    How’s everything else looking?

    The economy? Looking good.

    North Korea? Looks like China is on our side. Good sign.

    Syria? Those Tomahawk missiles were downright “Presidential”

    Illegal Immigration? Already down 70% from Trump’s persuasion alone.

    Supreme Court? Gorsuch is respected and qualified, even if you don’t like his ways.

    Healthcare? No one said it would be easy, but the focus and energy are in place to get something done eventually.

    Tax reform? Too slow for the country’s taste, but observers expect something good to come out of it. That’s why business optimism is high.

    Climate change? Anecdotally, it seems to me that the debate has evolved from mindless bullying of non-believers to a lower confidence in both the climate models and the economic models (which are not science). That seems like a step toward clarity.

    Generally speaking, if your critics are reduced to complaining about what might be in your tax returns, you already won.

  • Good to have ya back kym. Hope ya feelin better. Wish the news was better. But cant blame ya for that. Beautitiful spring. Should be some good news coming. Keep the faith.

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