RICHMOND — WEKU, the public radio station licensed to Eastern Kentucky University, has launched a capital campaign to replace one of its main broadcast transmitters in southeast Kentucky.
The transmitter for 88.5 F.M. in Corbin is nearly 20 years old and has reached the end of its life.
WEKU General Manager Mike Savage says the station is already more than half way to its $40,000 goal to purchase a new transmitter to serve communities in the Commonwealth including Corbin, London and Williamsburg.
“Public radio is important to listeners in these communities. Replacing this transmitter is a priority as it will ensure continued high quality public radio service for Southeast Kentucky,” said Savage.
Last year WEKU completed the first phase of a major capital project by replacing its main transmitter serving Richmond and Lexington. The Corbin transmitter is scheduled to be replaced by summer of 2020. Listeners can support the Corbin transmitter project with a donation in any amount at https://www.weku.fm/Corbin or by calling 800-621-8890.