What We Do

We Welcome Valuable New Additions to the SPRTV Family

We are very pleased to announce the addition of Leigh Girvin as a part-time, community outreach staff person for SPRTV. Former Executive Director of the Continental Divide Land Trust for many years she also brings a wealth of other non-profit and civic experience in Summit County. Her addition was made possible by a grant from the Town of Frisco.                        

We also have two great new additions to our volunteer Board of Directors. Accountant Jane Hankison will be our new Treasurer and consultant Don Craig brings a wide-range of urban planning and other experience as well as ham radio interest

Read a nice recent article about SPRTV in conjunction with the Town of Silverthorne granting funds to SPRTV for infrastructure improvement.

SPRTV is a member-supported, 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

Don’t Miss it

Going to the November 18 Evening with Garrison Keillor at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center? Bring your friends to visit the SPRTV table at the back to learn more about SPRTV and the radio and TV stations that we rebroadcast or sign up for our email list. Tickets are going fast for this opportunity to hear the legendary humorist and storyteller–soon to retire from radio–in person. For ticket information see http://www.breckcreate.org/event/an-evening-with-garrison-keillor/

October 23, 9:00-noon is the next great fund-raising all-you can-eat Sunday breakfast at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne, 1321 Blue River Parkway. $12 at door or $10 in advance from SPRTV board members or info@sprtv.org (children $5).

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The July 23 pre-concert reception at Art-on-a-Whim for the National Repertory Orchestra/Breckenridge Music Festival annual joint concert was a great success.

A heartfelt thank you goes to the 86 people who contributed nearly $10,000 to Summit Public Radio and Television on Colorado Gives Day 2015 — and to all of you who contributed throughout the year.

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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 nearly 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

September 8 — We have resolved the provider issue and are again broadcasting PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC on channel 8. Enjoy the game. Fox is on channel 12; we will add other stations once our channel 10 multiplexer/transmitter has been upgraded.

August 31 — We think we have worked out an agreement on the contract issue, so hope to have service service restored within a few days. 

August 30 —  We apologize for the interruptions in our Free Over-the-Air TV service.  We have a contract issue with one of our providers and we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.  Check back for updates. Fox and Antenna are still running on channels 12.1 and 12.2.

The channel 10.1 – 10.4 television translator (KMGH/ABC, KWGN/CW; KDVR/FOX and KDVR/Antenna TV) has been taken off the air for servicing.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve a low translator power output problem.

 

 

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