Moving to a Sound Future

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Spokane Public Radio is rehabilitating a historic Spokane treasure, Fire Station No. 3 on North Monroe and Sharp. It will provide a community hub with a state-of-the-art performing and recording studio. It will double working space and triple SPR’s production capacity. We will grow the news, arts coverage, and local programing you depend on. Your gift to the Moving to a Sound Future project will secure, build, and grow our service for generations to come.

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The fire poles are back! During renovation of Spokane Public Radio’s future home, the historic Fire Station No. 3, crews removed the two front brass poles. They were carefully replaced and reinforced with steel centers and the tops fitted with bracket supports.

The Wyncote Foundation “South Pole” is sealed at the level of the ceiling (or second story floor if you prefer), the Dodson’s Jewelers “North Pole” is exactly as Spokane firefighters remember it, with the original safety trap doors separating levels.

Construction continues on Fire Station No. 3 at Monroe and Sharp, preparing for SPR's eventual move. The space includes new doors: all five large carriage doors that were used for fire apparatus are being replaced by doors that keep the character of the originals but are more practical and secure.

“Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We are Going” was the theme of SPR's 35th Anniversary, which included a full-day pledge drive to raise $170,000 towards unlocking a State of Washington grant. The grant and donations combined will pay for the construction already underway, turning Fire Station No. 3 into a historic home for KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ's studios and operations. 

Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

SPR General Manager Cary Boyce says moving into the newly renovated building will bring the "beginning of a new era in public radio service to the region."

In these special interviews, Boyce explains three ways the building will serve the Inland Northwest.

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Paige Browning / Spokane Public Radio

Walker Construction is the primary construction company working on the remodel, along with several sub-contractors. Ed Walker spoke with us about why this is more than your average bid job for the crew.