On the first day of the Spring Membership Drive, KRTU will announce when the stronger 91.7 FM signal will launch from its new tower location!
The KRTU Tower Initiative was announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016, on the 40th anniversary of the very first broadcast in 1976. (Watch a video of the announcement...)
The KRTU Tower Initiative has aimed to raise the necessary funds to increase its terrestrial broadcast signal strength from 8,900 to 30,000 watts, increasing its service area from 549 to over 3,000 square miles!
The project has raised almost $188,000 for the new tower construction and installation, leaving $22,500 to reach for the launch of the new signal! An additional goal of $100,000 by the end of 2017 will ensure 40 months of rent payments.
The new KRTU tower is located near Government Canyon State Natural Area off Galm Road on the far west side of the San Antonio metro area. (Image copyright Google.)