September 12 2002
RSU-TV Resumes Full-Power Broadcasting
Rogers State University's television station resumed broadcasting at full power this weekend after transmitter problems forced the station to transmit its signal at reduced power during the summer.
RSU-TV is now broadcasting at its full strength of 2.75 million watts, which allows the station to reach about 1.2 million people within a 75-mile radius of its main broadcast tower north of Claremore.
The station is Oklahoma's only full-powered television station operated on a public university campus. The station is a key component to RSU's distance learning programs, which includes telecourses and live interactive programming.
Because some students have been unable to receive RSU-TV telecourses due to the reduced signal strength, the station will re-broadcast telecourses initially aired during the first three weeks of classes. The re-broadcast schedule is:
Tuesday, September 17
10 a.m. Cinema 102 (originally aired 8/26)
Thursday, September 19
10 a.m. Cinema 103 (originally aired 9/2)
Tuesday, September 24
10 a.m. Cinema 104 (originally airing 9/9)
In early May, three aging transmitter tubes failed at RSU-TV's transmission station. The tubes were unable to be repaired, so the university purchased three new tubes at a cost of about $150,000.
RSU-TV broadcasts under the call letters KRSC on UHF channel 35, Claremore and
Tulsa cable channel 19, and more than 70 cable systems in northeastern
Oklahoma and southern Kansas. For more information, call (918) 343-7649.