The KTAL main studio control console and its multi-channel mixer need maintenance after repeated daily use for the past three-plus years, according to General Manager Bruce Ernst. As a result, a new control board is needed for the main studio.
KTAL LP is non-profit, non-commercial community radio serving the Mesilla Valley at 101.5 FM. The station has been on-air for three years and has no paid staff. More than 100 volunteers keep the station running.
Member-listener Craig Charnov of Las Cruces has pledged to pay for half of the cost of the new $3,000 board while the existing unit is shipped abroad to be repaired.
“Craig’s generosity is a statement on his commitment to community radio,” Ernst said. “With a new control board, we won’t suffer any programming interruptions.”
Listeners can help match Charnov's donation by going to the KTAL website at lccommunityradio.org, and then select the donate page to make a contribution.