September UPDATE!
Due to increased Installation costs our goal is now $60,000

STL (Studio to Transmitter Link) Equipment Project)

Money Needed

  • $60,000 to purchase equipment that will continue to
    provide a link from KPTS to the Hutchinson Tower

Project at Hand

  • Over the years KPTS leased such equipment from Cox Communications
  • New lease increased by 400% per month
  • Life span of equipment is 10 years
  • Continue with the lease and face a 400% monthly increase or purchase the equipment for a flat price of $60,000
  • KPTS will save $180,000 over 10 years with the buy vs. lease arrangement


  • The assurance that KPTS remains a good financial steward of your generous gifts, (saving $180,000 over 10 years will allow us to do more for our shared community)
  • With the project in place educational and quality KPTS programming will continue to air without interruption over all of central Kansas
  • The Hutchinson site provides coverage to an estimated 200,000 Kansans that have no other access except by satellite carriers (which only carry one of the three channels we broadcast)


Option of Gift levels needed quickly to raise $60,000

  • $60,000 from 1 donorDonateOnline.png
  • $30,000 from 2 donors
  • $15,000 from 4 donors
  • $10,000 from 6 donors
  • $5,000 from 12 donors
  • or any combination thereof at any level
* Make sure your gift is designated directly to the STL Project.

Phil Richardson  KPTS Major Gifts/Corporate Support Development Mgr.    316-838-3090   ext. 221