KQSK TO BE OFF THE AIR THIS WEEKEND FOR ANTENNA REPLACEMENT

Posted 6 months ago

By John Axtell

Double Q KCOW B-94.7KQSK-FM, Double Q Country 97.5, will be off the air most of this weekend for the installation of a new antenna on its tower a few miles southwest of Chadron State Park.

Terri Friesen, general manager of the four Eagle Communications radio stations in the northern Panhandle, says the transmitter must be turned off during installation process.

A specialized tower crew is scheduled to start its work about 9:00 Saturday morning and Friesen says 97.5 will be off the air from that time until the antenna installation is completed.

Since the pace of the work will depend on the weather and whether any unforeseen issues arise, there’s no firm estimate as to when that will be… other than sometime mid-to-late Sunday afternoon.

The current antenna is the original for KQSK, which went on the air more than 30 years ago, and has developed a variety of breaks and other problems that sharply reduce the station’s signal strength.

Friesen says that with the new antenna, listeners should find the reception for 97.5 the strongest and clearest it has been for many years.

She apologizes for the inconvenience of having to be off the air, but is certain the upgrade will enhance the pleasure  of listeners to the great country music, local and national news, and Chadron State College sports heard on KQSK-FM