KUAF-FM, 91.3, the NPR affiliate in Fayetteville, will soon be in the market and fundraising for a new FM transmitter. Station Manager Rick Stockdell said the station’s 26-year-old, 25,000-watt transmitter is on its last legs. Bad weather and lightning strikes have knocked the transmitter out of commission in the past, and replacement parts are either costly or have to be custom-made.
KUAF-FM, 91.3, NPR’s affiliate station in Fayetteville, ran its first winter on-air fundraiser last week. The plan became more important when the Corporation for Public Broadcasting cut its funding to KUAF by $66,000.