Crews arrived in town Wednesday to erect a 170-foot tall radio antenna for KRSN AM 1490. The $175,000 antenna is expected to alleviate the spotty reception that has plagued local listeners for more than a decade.
Founded in 1946, the station has maneuvered through a seemingly insurmountable maze of governmental red tape since it lost its original North Mesa antenna in 2000.
An alternative antenna erected in White Rock at that time, never worked properly and was eventually sold, leaving KRSN without its own antenna.
The station went bankrupt and off the air in July 2005.