Herald and News: Chiloquin High To Start FM Radio Station header image

The Herald and News reports:

By next fall, locals will be able to tune in to find out what’s going on at Chiloquin High School. Students are starting a low-power FM radio station called KCHS.

“We figured a radio station would be a fantastic opportunity for us to speak directly to — and to get in the homes on a daily basis — members of our community,” said Becky Wilson.

Wilson is helping facilitate the Oregon GEAR UP grant which funded the station. It is paying $15,000 the first two years and $7,000 the third year.

The school has built a sound room with recording equipment but is waiting for permits from the Federal Communications Commission to erect its tower and start broadcasting. Wilson worked with the Prometheus Radio Project to navigate the twists and turns of getting the station started.