Moving to a Sound Future

Credit Don Hamilton / Hamilton Photography

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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Moving to a Sound Future
9:32 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Construction Crews Renovating SPR Home

A worker on the Walker Construction crew cuts metal framing studs in Fire Station No. 3, preparing the space for Spokane Public Radio.

Thanks to donations made to the Moving to a Sound Future project, construction has begun on Fire Station No. 3. Less than $948,000 remains to be raised to double working space and triple SPR’s production capacity.

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Spokane Public Radio
11:11 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Thank You to Sandpoint Rotary & Residents

SPR General Manager Cary Boyce spoke to the Rotary Club of Sandpoint in September about the Moving to a Sound Future project.

The Rotary Club of Sandpoint invited SPR General Manager Cary Boyce to speak at their regular meeting on Sept. 10, to talk about the changing face of radio and the Moving to a Sound Future project.

He told the gathered members that construction was underway on the historic Fire Station No. 3 in Spokane, and that less than $1 million remained to be raised to finish the project. The results will include a large performance/recording studio, double the floor space, and three times the production equipment.

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Moving to a Sound Future
12:00 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Bricks and Tiles One Way to Be Part of SPR

SPR Courtyard Bricks and Courtyard Tile Bricks can honor a loved one, an entire family, a business or organization.

SPR invites you to be part of our new broadcast home by putting your name on a brick or brick tile in the renovated courtyard. The former Fire Station No. 3's brick walkways will be renovated with bricks containing names and logos of special donors to the Moving to a Sound Future project.

Bricks can celebrate an anniversary, remember a loved one, or feature a business or civic organization's name.

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Moving To A Sound Future
4:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Walk Through the Plans for Fire Station No. 3

This digital walkthrough showcases SPR's plans for the historic Fire Station No. 3 at 1229 N. Monroe Street in Spokane.

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Moving To A Sound Future
12:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Gathering an Oral History of Fire Station #3

Past and present members of Spokane Fire Station No. 3 gathered with SPR General Manager Cary Boyce to tour the former fire station which will become the future home of Spokane Public Radio. Pictured are Tom Heckler, Dick Schuerman, Howard Vietzke, Boyce, Dan Brown, Ken Strong, Ron Peyton, Greg Borg, and Thad Frater.

  Decades before Spokane Public Radio chose the brick building at Monroe and Sharp to house the studios of KPBX, KSFC and KPBZ, the firefighters responsible for the Downtown core and area northwest of the Spokane River worked and lived there for days at a time.
SPR’s renovation plans preserve many of the historic aspects of the brick building, which was built in two stages in 1912 and 1917. Now, SPR is preserving the oral histories of some of the men who spent a good part of their careers there.

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Moving To A Sound Future
12:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Your Gift Makes A Difference

An artist's rendering of what the completed Fire Station renovation will look like as Spokane Public Radio's new home. The project must be completed by the end of June 2015.
Credit Don Hamilton / Hamilton Photography

The Moving to a Sound Future project will secure, build, and grow our service for generations to come. Our total goal is $5 million, and while we're coming very close, we're not there yet. We must complete our state grant match—about $1.6 million—as soon as possible to help us meet construction obligations and deadlines.

The time is now. Your gifts and your vision for public radio help secure this essential service—now and for the future.

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Moving To A Sound Future
11:00 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Bursting at the Seams: Why SPR Must Move

Hamilton Studio put together this short explaining why the current location in the Hoban Building is no longer adequate for SPR.