Fort Collins radio station KRFC flipping the switch on new signal

KRFC 88.9 FM is coming to an airwave near — and far from — you. 

After years of work and fundraising, the Fort Collins-based community radio station will flip the switch at its new radio tower at 1 p.m. Thursday, launching a 50-kilowatt radio signal and doubling its broadcast reach in the process.

The new signal will reach north to the Wyoming border, south down the Interstate 25 corridor to north Denver, past Greeley to the east and portions of Boulder County to the south and west, KRFC Executive Director Jen Parker told the Coloradoan on Wednesday. 

“It’s pretty rare for a community radio station to be building its own tower,” Parker said, noting that the project had been a topic of conversation at KRFC for many of its 19 years on air.