KLUX continues its commitment to community in times of crisis
by Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic
August 22, 2012
Paul Lang, from left, the KLUX 89.5 Radio Station's generator technician and Ed Rotter, the project design Engineer and manager, power up the new emergency generator at the station's celebration on Aug. 20.
Rosie Salinas, KLUX 89.5
On Aug. 20 KLUX held a celebration and blessing at the radio station. Several supporters and benefactors of the radio station were in attendance including Msgr. Michael Howell, Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and Board President of Diocesan Telecommunications Corporation, Licensee of KLUX, who blessed the generator.
The generator set and new Automatic transfer switches were purchased with funds raised from the on-air “Powerthon” held by the station last fall, in addition to a $10,000 grant from the Dr. & Mrs. Hugh Kennedy Foundation of Corpus Christi.
According to Marty Wind, General Manager of KLUX, the system is totally automatic and runs all cooling systems. “We have full redundant emergency power,” said Wind.
Msgr. Michael Howell blesses the new emergency generator that will power the station in case of an emergency.
Rosie Salinas, KLUX 89.5 Radio