Welcome to community radio in the upper rio grande region
KRZA is dedicated to maintaining its role as a connecting force in the community. We honor and preserve our Hispanic heritage and recognize the changing demographics that form the listenership of today. We serve our audience through quality programming that; entertains, provides information, and furthers the discussion of peace, social justice, the environment and intercultural sharing.
May 5, 2020 The KRZA Staff, Board of Directors, and Volunteers would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Jeanne "Gigi" Darricades. Gigi was a former board member and long time supporter of KRZA Community Radio. She was also very active in the community and the local healthcare system. There are not enough words to express how much she meant to this community and this station. She will missed by all. We love you Gigi!
April 15, 2020 We would like to THANK everyone for their generosity during our Spring Fund Drive. We had a rough time without volunteers and we know it was hard on everyone financially during this COVID-19 pandemic. But we all came together and raised $12,525 towards our $35,000 goal. Since we did not meet our budget we will need to hold another fundraiser over the Summer. Until then we will continue to bring you updates and great programming to keep you informed during this pandemic. Stay home and stay safe!
March 10, 2020 KRZA's Spring Fund Drive will be held from April 1-10th, 2020. Early bird pamphlets have already been sent out. If you have not received one yet please let us know immediately and we will send one to you. Remember you can also make a donation by clicking the PayPal link above this update or send it in the mail to 528 9th Street, Alamosa, CO 81101 and make the check payable to KRZA. Thank you in advance for your generosity and willingness to keep community radio on the air!
February 24, 2020 KRZA would like to inform its contributors that it still has some Thank You/Donation letters without addresses or phone numbers. If you have not yet received your letter for 2019's Donations, please give us a call so we can get them to you as soon as possible. The number is 719-589-8844.
December 28th, 2019 KRZA's Staff, Board, and Volunteers would like to wish every single one of you a Happy New Year! Thanks to you we had a great 2019! We are looking forward to doing even better things in the near future. Remember, you still have a few days left to make a 2019 contribution.
December 10th, 2019 The Board of Directors of Equal Representation of Media Advocacy (ERMAC), dba KRZA FM Community Radio, will have their Regular Business Meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 5:30PM, at the KRZA office, 528 9th Street in Alamosa, Colorado. The Agenda for this meeting is available at the KRZA office to anyone who wishes a copy. Minutes of the previous month’s business meeting will be available at this meeting, and after approval of the Board, on the KRZA website, by mail by request, and at the KRZA office in Alamosa, Colorado. KRZA Board Meetings are open to the public.
December 4, 2019 We would like to thank all of our supporters for their generosity this year! Without you we would have never been able to get back on the air and continue airing great programming. Remember its not too late to make a contribution to go towards your 2019 taxes. We make it easy for you to make a donation by calling the station at 719-589-8844, mailing it to the 528 9th Street in Alamosa, CO 81101, or using the PayPal link at the bottom of this page. Thank you again for a great year!
December 2, 2019 As you may already know KRZA's main signal from San Antonio Mountain went down at around 9pm on Friday November 29th, 2019. Since it fell during the holiday weekend we were unable to find out what caused it until today. Kit Carson's main power grid on San Antonio Mountain went down and since it is packed with snow already the crew had to postpone repairs until today. We were able to turn the transmitter on successfully in the afternoon, once Kit Carson Electric restored power. We apologize for this inconvenience and want to assure you our equipment is working just fine. If you have any further questions or concerns call the station at 719-589-8844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2019 KRZA would like to thank everyone for the huge support during our Fall Fund Drive this year! With your help we were able to raise $33,300. The last day of the drive we received an anonymous donation of $10,000 which will be used to purchase and install our new antenna and transmitter line. Since we are getting close to the snow fall and there are very high winds we may have to wait to install it until the Spring. We are already ordering the equipment and trying to schedule a good day for a tower crew to climb up our tower. We will keep you all updated as we get further into the project. KRZA really appreciates your support and we want to thank you all for sticking with us as we went through this whole process. Happy Holidays!
September 30, 2019 We are now back on the air! Big thanks to Taosnet for lending us a hand with returning power to our transmitter and for setting up internet and WiFi for a new remote control, so we can have access to the transmitter from the Alamosa station. By setting this up we should not have a problem with going off the air unless the power grid is off completely.
September 27, 2019 Due to a planned outage on San Antonio Mountain we were unaware of our tower is once again temporarily down until we can get up to the site. We are still in the middle of our remote installation to resolve future issues like this. We plan to be back up again by Monday September 30th, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience with us. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to call us at 719-589-8844 or email email@example.com
August 27, 2019 Thanks to Valley Communications for restoring power to our transmitter and setting us up ground wiring for our tower. We are working on the set up of a remote link to help us control the power from our office in Alamosa for future outages. Thank you for your patience once again as we work out the last bit troubleshooting on this project.
August 26, 2019 Due to another power outage on San Antonio Mountain, our main transmitter is temporarily offline. We expect the signal to return by the end of the week. We are working towards a long term solution for the reliably unreliable power situation on the mountain. We have arranged for the installation of additional technology to ensure that we will be able to maintain our signal throughout the winter when access to our tower site will be difficult or impossible. Thank you for your patience as we work through these technical difficulties.
August 15, 2019 Currently our Saguache signal repeater on 98.7 FM is experiencing technical difficulties, and is temporarily unavailable. Our General Manager was able to ascend to the Saguache tower site this morning and diagnose the problem. We expect the signal to return to the Northern SLV on 98.7 FM within a few days. Don't forget we are always streaming, so you can listen online wherever you go!
August 7th, 2019 We are now back on the air after a trip to the San Antonio Mountain. The problem was a tripped breaker switch caused by the previous night's power outage. We also have had reports from listeners that our 98.7FM frequency is down so we will be taking a trip to Saguache Peak in the next week or so to fix that problem as well. The good news is we are now broadcasting in all of our Northern New Mexico service areas and most of the San Luis Valley (besides Saguache temporarily). We look forward to bringing you new music and programming. Thank you all for your continued support through one of the biggest struggles we have faced here at the station. Because of you we are back in full swing.
Thank you all!! KRZA Staff and Board August 1, 2019 Transmitter Update
After many months of hard work on the part of our General Manager Gerald Rodriguez, Paul Richards of KSPK, Valley Communication, the rest of the KRZA staff, and thanks to the generosity of our listeners and members, KRZA is broadcasting from San Antonio Mountain once again! We have had reports of good reception from Northern New Mexico and the SLV! We are connecting cultures along the Upper Rio Grande! We are currently running at a lower power (1,500 watts). After we figure out the problem with our tower and get it fixed to 100% we should have a way stronger signal. Thank you all for your patience through this entire process.
July 23 2019 Transmitter Update- Thanks to everyone who has helped, and continues to help, we are getting ever closer to being back on the airwaves! We now have a crew scheduled to go back up to San Antonio Mountain on July 31st to repair and replace the necessary equipment. We are hoping that this will be the only trip needed, but we will have to wait and see how the work goes on the 31st. Thanks once again to all our members and listeners! If you would like to help get your community radio station back to full power, please send your donations to 528 9th St. Alamosa, CO 81101, or use the PayPal button on this web-page! You can also call in your donation, or call with any questions or comments 719-589-8844.
July 15 2019 Transmitter Update- After a long, hot day on July 10th of moving the 800 lb transmitter, we have the hard part completed! Our new transmitter survived the extremely rough and bumpy "road" to the top of San Antonio Mountain, and is in place, hooked up, and powers on! Now we need to do some troubleshooting and repairs on peripheral equipment, but the return of KRZA's full power signal is imminent! Keep your radios ready, we'll be back on the airwaves soon! Thanks to KRZA DJ Wayne "The Nomad", the Richards' of KSPK, and to everyone who has helped us out so far! We still owe $10,000 for the new transmitter so if you can help by making a donation to the station please do so by making a check/money order to KRZA and send it to 528 9th Street, Alamosa, CO 81101 or go to KRZA.org and click the PayPal button. If you have any questions or concerns the number is 719-589-8844. Thank you for all of your support and patience. We truly couldn’t continue without listeners and members like you!