Over a three-year period KUER moved its primary transmitter from Mt. Vision to Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh mountains. This was a major undertaking costing close to $300,000. In addition we converted three low power translators to full power transmitters in Monroe, Monticello, and Roosevelt, Utah. We also purchased a license and transmitter to broadcast to Logan and portions of Cache County. We launched two additional program streams via HD radio service, available on HD radios and accessible through on-line streaming. Finally we invested in our web site kuer.org to include a portal hosting Utah produced short documentary film, VideoWest.org.
During this same time frame KUER added three full time reporter positions to the newsroom. This has resulted in a significant increase in local news reporting to include a three part series that won a regional Edward R. Murrow award in 2012 for journalistic excellence. We were also able to add another producer position to the RadioWest staff. And finally, two full time positions were added the KUER's development team. With these additional staff we launched our ongoing highly successful community engagement campaign. Community engagement provides us the opportunity to meet our donors at a variety of events outside the station. These include; remote RadioWest broadcasts, appearances by NPR celebrities, and a whole host of shared activities with community partners like, the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Utah Film Center, the Leonardo, Clarke Planetarium, and the University's Continuing Education program.