WIHS moved from the third floor of an old downtown Middletown office building to 1933 South Main Street in the Spring of 1992–28 years ago! Much of the equipment from downtown was moved into the new facilities. Over the years, the equipment has been repaired multiple times, but with increasing difficulty. Technology has also changed dramatically. Now, there is a real need to update the broadcast studios and equipment to carry the Station into the future.
- A Studio 2020, a major renovation of our three studios, is now underway. This is a big project, coming in at around $150,000. Would you consider helping to fund this necessary project?
- A Solar Power Farm would allow WIHS to reduce electrical energy costs. It is estimated that the project would pay for itself within 12 years, but there is a large initial cost of $95,000. That’s a lot of money, but the long term benefits and savings are significant.
- Upgrading and updating the exterior signage and lighting costs an estimated $7,000.
- Everyone likes to have clean carpets and flooring in their homes and it’s the same at WIHS. The current carpeting and flooring was installed in 1992 (when we moved into the facility), and it is definitely showing its age. The studios require copper ground planes to protect the equipment, and the office needs easy to clean material. All of the flooring replacement costs amount to $17,000.
If you have an interest in helping to fund one or more of these projects, please contact Steve Tuzeneu, General Manager at 860.346.1049. Thank you!