After several months of the “Raise the Antenna” fundraising campaign over this past winter, KTWH’s antenna is finally raised! Friday June 5, Four Star Construction of Superior climbed the tower we are using and fixed our antenna atop, which will broadcast KTWH’s 100 watt signal to Two Harbors and environs.
This step brings us measurably closer to getting on-air this summer. Remaining steps include connecting the antenna to the studio in the Harbor Landing building with the fiber optic network and completing training of the volunteer programmers on board so far. Programs are already being recorded in the studio, samples of which can be heard on the Listen tab of this website and under Radio News.
THCR/KTWH still welcomes more program proposals and always will. The station is being created to be the voice of Two Harbors, its seasonal residents and visitors. Applications submitted now might not be ready to go on-air when the station first start up, but training will be on-going and there will be slots available in the schedule.
Until KTWH’s schedule is filled with local programming, we will also offer unique programming from other community radio stations across the country, things you don’t hear anywhere else on the local FM radio dial. KTWH will offer Two Harbors a distinctive sound and new listening experiences, and we expect to stream our programming online as well.
Although the antenna is successfully raised, fundraising will be an ongoing endeavor. Annual memberships are now available beginning at $60/year, the premium for which will be a newly designed T-shirt commemorating our inaugural year. All donations are appreciated and may be made at the Donations page of this site (soon to be updated with this year’s membership premiums), or sent to PO Box 622, Two Harbors, 55616. Membership premiums will be available at our Heritage Days booth this July. And there will be underwriting opportunities for local businesses and organizations. Contact THCommRadio@gmail.com for details.
Kristi Peterson’s third graders did some creative writing this spring, and we have two students reading their own creations for KTWH. First up is Ashlyn Blankenship, reading The Three Little Chips and the Big Bad Salsa Man.
And next we have Kenzie Sunday, with The Three Little Rattles and the Big Bad Baby. Sounds like we have a theme going here…