|WRAL-TV5 Helps Out WFSS FM in Fayetteville, NC|
Continuing in Capitol Broadcasting’s long-standing commitment to public radio, WRAL-TV5 donated money to help a Fayetteville radio station repair a damaged antenna. Bill Peterson, vice president and general manager for WRAL-TV presented the Fayetteville State University public radio station WFSS a check in the amount of $27,425 for the badly needed repairs.
WFSS 91.9 FM is a 100,000 watt, nonprofit station that blankets 14 counties with a potential audience of about 500,000 people. It has been on the air for more than 20 years, broadcasting National Public Radio as well as alternative programming such as jazz, blues, reggae, bluegrass, rhythm-and-blues, and oldies. It also offers programming for the station’s American Indian and Hispanic audiences.
Last January, a snow storm damaged a transmitter line, reducing the station’s broadcasting capabilities to only 60 watts over an area of five to 10 miles. The Station held an emergency fundraiser, but was only able to raise $3,000 of the $30,000 needed to replace the cable.
With CBC’s investment, FSU Chancellor Willis McLeod stated, “Not only will this bring us back on the air, but it will bring us back on the air in state of the art.”