LEAVENWORTH — Leavenworth-area residents can now listen to National Public Radio’s news and talk programing.
Northwest Public Radio installed and activated a new translator Thursday on Tumwater Mountain to expand the program’s listening area between Cashmere and Leavenworth.
Leavenworth resident Buford Howell spearheaded a local drive to pay for the $19,000 project as soon as approval was won last year to move the translator from Stine Hill in Cashmere to the higher location on Tumwater Mountain, said Kerry Swanson, NWPR station manager.
Swanson said the move allows the station to add the news and talk channel on 91.3 FM to the classical music channel already received in the Upper Wenatchee River Valley on 90.7 FM. Both channels have been available to Wenatchee Valley residents at 90.3 FM and 90.7 FM.