Mountain Chill Returns to the Air with Temporary Antenna

Eric Funk installs a temporary antenna on the Grayhead tower on Monday afternoon. (Photo: Mountain Chill Radio)
Eric Funk installs a temporary FM broadcast antenna on the Grayhead tower on Monday afternoon. (Photo: Mountain Chill Radio)

Telluride area radio station Mountain Chill returned to the air on Monday, June 16th at half-power following an incident on Sunday morning which severely damaged both bays of their transmission antenna at the Grayhead tower site near Last Dollar Road in San Miguel County. The damage incurred on Sunday morning initially took the FM broadcast off the air, however the station’s popular webcast continued uninterrupted. The cause of damage is being investigated.

On Monday, co-owners Eric & Ethan Funk installed a temporary antenna at the Grayhead tower site which allowed the station to return to the air at half power by 4:07 PM. According to station engineer Ethan Funk, most local listeners will not notice the power difference, however distant/fringe listening may be affected.

The Mountain Chill staff extends its appreciation to Telluride, Mountain Village, and the surrounding communities of listeners and advertisers for their support.

About Mountain Chill

Mountain Chill is an independent, community advertising supported radio station, owned and operated by Brown Mountain Broadcasting, LLC. Mountain Chill operates a Class A FM signal at 95.5 FM, licensed to Mountain Village, CO.  Mountain Chill also operates a studio and webcasting facilities located in Ouray Colorado.

Mountain Chill’s downtempo music format is the only radio format of its type being broadcast by a commercial broadcaster on FM within the US. The format features music from many current familiar artists such as Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, and Alt-J.

Those persons or businesses who would like to learn more or be a part of the station’s future plans and vision of community advertising supported music radio, are encouraged to contact the station by e-mail at: eric@mountainchill.com.

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Mountain Chill Returns to the Air with Temporary Antenna

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