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 awesome 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, over 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

August 3, 2014 — We reinstalled the refurbished channel 10 translator. It should be more reliable now, particularly on windy winter days. All stations are now back to their original assigned frequencies of our program guide. We plan to install a new transmission antenna for channel 12 within the next week. This should make that signal stronger for fringe reception areas. Summit TV 8 is currently off air, so we are broadcasting Ion Life on 10.3, whenever that is the case. We expect to procure and install an additional receiver shortly that will allow us to broadcast a second PBS station on that frequency. KUVO is making good progress on installation of their new tower. They hope to be back on the air within the next couple weeks.

 

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