As blog subscribers know, KUSP has been working since the start of December to restore our service to Palo Colorado Canyon on the Monterey County coast, north of Big Sur. Our 91.3 FM translator was heavily damaged in a winter storm and almost all of our equipment there was destroyed.
We recently received our insurance settlement and started buying replacement equipment, most of which has arrived. Reconstruction will proceed forthwith.
However, insurance being what it is, we have a $2,000 gap between the amount of the insurance settlement and the expected cost of getting back on the air. To fill this gap, we’re turning to our community of supporters in Palo Colorado Canyon and nearby communities.
The Palo Colorado Canyon Recovery Fund will take in any designated gifts for this project and use them to fill the gap between the insurance settlement and the cost of reconstruction. If our donations to the fund exceed the final costs, the remaining balance will be used for the upkeep of the translator (normally, the major expense for the translator is the cost of the electricity to run it — we occupy the plot of land it’s on rent-free).
We’ve e-mailed this news to many Palo Colorado residents, and KUSP donors in the region will be receiving invitations to contribute in the mail soon. If you’d like to help too, go to KUSP’s secure pledge page and, in the box on the online pledge form labeled “ordering instructions,” indicate you’d like your gift to support the Palo Colorado Canyon Recovery Fund.
Meantime, the KUSP Spring Membership Drive continues, in support of everything you hear on KUSP, no matter where you live — and your gift to that campaign will be appreciated just as much!