What We Do

SPRTV is a member-supported, all-volunteer, non-profit organization that rebroadcasts public and commercial FM radio, and over-the-air antenna TV signals that are naturally blocked by the splendid mountains surrounding Summit County, Colorado.

SPRTV is managed by an all-volunteer working Board.

As a community broadcasting service, we strive to provide diverse and previously unavailable programming that enriches everyone who lives, works and vacations here – with minimal overlap with local FM radio stations and cable/satellite TV providers.

Our stations originate in the Denver area, Eagle and Summit Counties. Signals are captured at our electronics site on Bald Mountain and rebroadcast into Summit County.

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Our Challenges

Our electronics site at 12,600 ft. on Bald Mountain provides great signal coverage for Summit County.

However, due to the high elevation and harsh weather, maintaining and improving our facility is costly.

Without the hard work of our volunteers and the financial generosity of our supporting members, half of the FM radio stations and all the free, over-the-air antenna TV channels would disappear from Summit County.

We do not receive funding from the stations/channels we rebroadcast. Nor do we receive any annual operating funds from groups like NPR and PBS; or state, county or local town governments.

We rely 100% on donations from our listeners and viewers … Like you!

 

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Current Status

Aug 1 — Attention classical music lovers: You may have already noticed that KCME is coming in a little stronger or that you can receive it more places as you drive around the county. This is because the station was able to enhance the signal that they send to us, allowing us to send you a significantly stronger signal. If it didn’t quite come in on your home radio before, give it another try.

July 9 — Our Channel 10 transmitter doesn’t seem to like this wet, cool weather in the summer and has been dropping to a weak signal. If you’re on the fringe for reception, you may be experiencing problems. The company that repairs this equipment went out of business, but we will try to figure out a solution.

July 4 — Happy Independence Day — With a “temporary fix” to what may be our own power line, that we have been worrying about so much, all systems are operating and broadcasting normally. More to come.

July 3 — The SPRTV site went totally down last night because of a local loss of power. Our engineer, Gary, is on his way up Baldy to look into, and hopefully quickly correct, the problem.

 

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