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KQUA 99.7 "The River"

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Published September 24th, 2019 in KQUA 99.7 "The River"

Help keep KQUA alive and commercial free

99.7 KQUA is a low-power, non-commercial FM station on the air since the spring of 2017. The station is operated by passionate volunteers who spend time and skill on the operations. However, the cost of keeping KQUA on the air is growing. Among the many costs to operate a radio station, it requires $750 to keep our Emergency Alert System up to date. This system lets our community know of impending dangers such as inclement weather, child abductions, earthquake and tsunami warnings, and more.

As we grow, some of our equipment falls below the capacity to bring our listeners more and better programming and needs to be upgraded. By 2020, we are hoping to improve some equipment that will help us broadcast to a larger area more clearly. Also, we are working to stream 99.7 KQUA to the world via the internet. But we can’t do it without listener support.

There are several ways the community can help. Businesses and individuals can donate time and/or goods and services that will generate funds for operations or donate tax deductible charitable contribution. Business owners and non-profits who donate to 99.7 KQUA can receive mentions for their organization on the 99.7 signal. In the near future we will provide SWAG as an appreciation for their support. Listeners can donate a couple different ways: www.umpquawatersheds.org and make a donation through the website making note to direct funding to KQUA. A donation can be made in person at our offices at 539 SE Main St. Roseburg, Oregon. Business owners who would like to donate can call us at 541-672-7065 for more details.