Marfa Public Radio to power the tower in Presidio

PRESIDIO – Marfa Public Radio invites the Presidio community to Power the Tower Presidio Launch Party from 6-8pm Saturday, May 4, at the Presidio Activity Center. All are welcome.

Keeping with its tagline “From the border to the basin,” soon, there will be airwaves along the Rio Grande with KOJP 95.3 Presidio.

Marfa Public Radio entered into a 30-year agreement with the City of Presidio to build a transmitter on top of the city’s water tower that includes the abuela mural painted by Los Angeles artist El Mac. Presidio City Council provided the location to the public radio station free of charge, but the station is responsible for its share of utilities. Presidio Municipal Development District donated $5,000 earlier this year to Marfa Public Radio to help boost its signal to the border community.

Mariachi Santa Cruz will perform at Power the Tower Launch Party. Event sponsors include the City of Presidio, Grand Companions, and Marfa National Bank.

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