Two of the Miller Media Group Radio Stations that serve the Taylorville, Pana, and Shelbyville markets, will be getting new transmitters and audio processing in the next 30 days.
WMKR Genuine Country 94.3 and WRAN groovy 97.3. will both be getting new solid state transmitters and new audio processing.
The new equipment will replace tube-type transmitters that are over 20 years old, and rebuilt audio processors that were also initially manufactured in the 1990's.
Listeners should notice a cleaner signal that will have more "punch" on the radio dial, once this new equipment is installed in the next 30 days, according to station president Randal J. Miller. Miller added that technology has changed drastically in the last 20 years, making solid state radio transmitters and processors not only better-sounding but more energy efficient.
Both new transmitters are coming from Broadcast Electronics in Quincy, Illinois. Both of the new audio processors are coming from S-C-M-S in Pineville, North Carolina.
Wayne R. Miller of Peoria Network Associates, is the contract engineer that will be providing on-site installation services of all the new equipment. Star Electric of Taylorville is providing on-site wiring services, and True Value of Taylorville is providing transportation of the new transmitters to and from the Taylorville tower site.
WMKR and WRAN are 2 of the 6 stations that operate from the Miller Media Group studios at 918 East Park in Taylorville. Miller Media Group is starting its 25th anniversary of owning radio stations in Taylorville, this year.