Vail Valley: Greeley public radio station buys Minturn signal |

Vail Valley: Greeley public radio station buys Minturn signal

Greeley-based public radio station KUNC will buy a new radio stationin Minturn to serve the Vail Valley at 90.7 FM, according to a press release. The agreement with Cedar Cove Broadcasting, Inc. allows KUNC’s broadcast signal to cover Eagle County.

“The new station will also provide a signal feed to our translator at 99.7 FM, allowing us for the first time to have a consistent broadcast signal from Castle Peak,” said KUNC General Manager Neil Best. ” As our many listeners in the area know, delivering a quality signal has been challenging for many years. Completion of this project is the culmination of our commitment to deliver a consistently high-quality signal that will match the quality of our programming.”

The new station will be called KVNC, pending approval of the call letters by the Federal Communications Commission. It will be licensed to Minturn, and broadcast from Dowd Junction. It will air the same National Public Radio and format as KUNC.

KUNC has provided service to Eagle County since 1984 via a translator that had been fed from a separate broadcast translator on Castle Peak, the release said. The increased signal strength as a result of the deal will clear up the interference that has impacted reception.

The station is expected to be on the air with in the next six to eight weeks, Best said.

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