The Tucson community station on 91.3 mHz is looking to raise $750,000 for a variety of improvement projects, but almost half of it will go toward a booster in midtown. The station is currently powering 340 Watts @ 3642 feet HAAT.
Said The Arizona Daily Star: “Currently, it broadcasts air from a transmitter atop Mount Bigelow, but formations such as Pusch Ridge block the signal from reaching parts of northwest Tucson. The problem itself dates back about 20 years,’ said Randy Peterson, KXCI’s GM…The booster transmitter would be attached to the existing Los Altos tower in midtown. The total cost of installing and operating the new transmitter for three years is $350,000, said Peterson. After that, the station believes funds generated by new members will take care of the increased operations costs.”
The booster should help us the station reach about 30% more of Tucson, he told the paper.
KXCI offers eclectic programming, from Democracy Now to Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin jazz and bluegrass.