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Transmission, Streaming Issues and FCC Applications

This page will update you on issues with Wyoming Public Media's over-the-air and streaming signals.

Laramie / Cheyenne - WPR (91.9 and HD2 and HD3)
(12-2-21) — 91.9 (WPR) We are experiencing interruptions with the Laramie and Cheyenne signals. Engineers are addressing the issue.

(10-19-21) — 91.9 (WPR) will be operating at reduced power for the next few weeks as we replace our main antenna. During this period we will not be able to provide HD services (HD1, HD2 and HD3) for listeners with HD radios. Coverage of our main signal to Cheyenne and Laramie will be slightly diminished during this work and listeners outside of this area may not receive the signal at all.

  • UPDATE (10-21-21 / 2:00pm) - Tower workers were delayed by a day in starting their work. 91.9 (WPR) is now operating at reduced power. This is a large project so full power will probably not be restored until Sunday at the earliest.
  • UPDATE (10-25-21 / 4:00pm) - Tower work has been slow due to high winds on Pilot Hill. 91.9 (WPR) is now operating at a higher power level but still reduced power. We will update this post as tower crews near completion.
  • UPDATE (10-29-21 / 9:00am) - Tower work continues today with interruptions to the signal. This will affect listening in the Cheyenne, Wheatland, Pine Bluffs and Laramie areas. Tower crews are hoping to have things wrapped up in the next few days barring any additional weather delays.
  • UPDATE (11-2-21 / 11:00am) - KUWR (91.9) will be operating on reduced power today as we hopefully make final connections to the new antenna. We hope to return to full power by the end of the day. Updates will be posted here.

Jackson - WPR (90.3)
(10-25-21) — 90.3 (WPR) will be off the air for a short period of time around 2pm today to work on the station antenna. Work should be completed in less than an hour.

  • UPDATE (10-25-21 / 3:00pm) - Work has been completed.

Sheridan, Douglas and Cody (WPR). Cody and Sheridan (WY Sounds)
(10-25-21) - We are experiencing problems with our main satellite uplink that distributes our signal around Wyoming. We are using backup systems to deliver our audio however the backup system are not working in Sheridan, Douglas and Cody. We are working to establish backup in these cities.

  • UPDATE (10-27-21 / 3:00pm) - The replacement part for the satellite uplink arrived today. It has been installed and the network restored to normal.

Douglas - WPR (91.7) WY Sounds (HD3) and Classical WY (HD2)
(10-20-21) — 91.7 (WPR), HD3 (WY Sounds) and HD2 (Classical WY is off the air due to a power failure in the Douglas area.

  • UPDATE (10-20-21 / 4:00pm) - Power has been restore and the station is back on the air.

Thermopolis - WPR (91.3) WY Sounds (97.1) and Classical WY (106.5)
(10-15-21) — 91.3 (WPR), 97.1 (WY Sounds) and 106.5 (Classical WY is off the air from ice damage from last week's storm. Engineers are enroute with replacement parts to restore service.

  • UPDATE (10-19-21 / 8:00am) - Parts have been ordered for the satellite dish that receives the audio. Manufacturer says this could be some time. We are looking for alternatives to supply audio to the site via microwave. We hope to have everything working through a backup system in the next few days.
  • UPDATE (10-20-21 / 11:00am) - We are setting up an alternative like to feed the transmitter site. We hope to have everything working through a backup system in the next day or so.

Cody - WPR (90.1)(10-13-21) — 90.1 (WPR) is operating at reduced power due to damage to the transmitter. We are evaluating repairs or replacement of equipment. We will get full power restored as soon as possible.

  • UPDATE (10-25-21 / 5:00pm) - Replacement part for the transmitter has been submitted to UW for approval. This can be a slow process. Please be patient.

FCC Applications

The following applications were accepted for filing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 17, 2021:

Alta, Wyoming

On November 9, 2021, University of Wyoming / Wyoming Public Media, applicant for a new non- commercial educational FM radio station on 89.9 mHz, Alta, WY, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit here.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917c2e852d017c3c5c03080b9c&id=25076f917c2e852d017c3c5c03080b9c&goBack=N#sect-generalInfo

Gillette, Wyoming

On November 9, 2021, University of Wyoming / Wyoming Public Media, applicant for a new non- commercial educational FM radio station on 90.1 mHz, Gillette, WY, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit here.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917c2e852d017c3c6aa3a10bd6&id=25076f917c2e852d017c3c6aa3a10bd6&goBack=N

Kemmerer, Wyoming

On November 9, 2021, University of Wyoming / Wyoming Public Media, applicant for a new non- commercial educational FM radio station on 89.3 mHz, Kemmerer, WY, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit here.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917c2e852d017c3c81e2220c10&id=25076f917c2e852d017c3c81e2220c10&goBack=N#sect-generalInfo

Kemmerer, Wyoming

On November 9, 2021, University of Wyoming / Wyoming Public Media, applicant for a new non- commercial educational FM radio station on 91.1 mHz, Kemmerer, WY, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a construction permit. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit here.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917c2e852d017c3c86eb3d0c2d&id=25076f917c2e852d017c3c86eb3d0c2d&goBack=N#sect-generalInfo

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Paul Montoya - Director of Engineering
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Interior of one of our transmitter buildings.