Did you listen to the college station in Riverton before January 2009, when it was a jazz station? If you miss this type of programming in Fremont County please read on for information about some new services offered in this area of Wyoming.
The good news is that public radio has launched a 24-hour jazz station in the Fremont and Hot Springs counties area effective Aug. 1 and is available on HD3 only if you have a HD Radio. This way public radio can offer these services without having to find another analog frequency on the FM dial.
Public radio has also launched a 24-hour classical channel in the Fremont and Hot Springs counties area and this one is available on HD2 using a HD Radio which can be purchased for a price of $50 to $200 depending on what your budget can handle. The classical channel will be available for receiving with an analog radio sometime in the next couple of months in the Riverton area and might be receivable in Lander.
The HD signal for public radio broadcasts from Copper Mountain and is receivable as far west as Dubois, as far south as South Pass, is receivable in Sink Canyon, as far north as Meeteetse, and as far east as Hiland. The dial number is three button pushes below the public radio number for Lander.
For more information on HD Radio and what it offers go to www.hdradio.com or www.wyomingpublicradio.net/wprhdradiotoppicks.html or some of the electronics stores in Casper and the bigger cities that carry HD Radios.
HD2 and HD3 are also available in the Casper area for those listeners who like classical and jazz music in this city.
GLEN MILLIS, Lander