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ii, Pahrump&apos;s window to the futtire by Mary Lamar Gazette Staff PAHRUMP--The long awaited television station, KPVM Channel 41, will soon become a reality. On September 2, the initial broadcast will air on Pahrump's first television station. Vernon Van Winkle, Executive Producer of KPVM-TV 41 and master of ceremonies for the christening of the television station tower, explained how his two and a half year dream of owning and operating a TV station is nearly approaching completion. Early in 1995 the goal of a television station started with finding the perfect location. The purchasing of land where the tower now stands was the first of many labors of love. Van Winkle stated, when he came to Pahrump he hired the best realtor in town, who promptly found the best two and a half acres in town to build the new tower. Pahrump seemed to have all the ingredients needed for the 'rfect audience. A small town with a desire to grow, learn and fflscover. This tranquil valley of almost 25,000 people who still believe in baseball, morn and apple pie was the perfect place to make the dream come true, Van Winkle said. The granting of a license was the next step. After several months of discussing ideas and terms with the FCC and the Town Board, a license was finally granted. Many changes were made to the tower to accommodate both the FCC and the Town Board, but after months of negotiating, an agreement was finally accepted this year that was satisfactory to all parties. The tower stands about 180 feet high and will transmit approximately 18 miles l%rth and South at 100 watts. Town residents will be able to r--eive the station by pointing their antenna in the same directa,, as the town's transmitter. This is a free channel and everyone will be able to enjoy all the new programming that will be offered. Wander Communications Cable Company will also carry KPVM-TV 41 to areas like Pahrump, Tonopah, and Beatty. Anyone within its coverage area will have the opportunity to enjoy Pahrump's first TV station. One of the incentives for viewing the new station will be a Watch and Win contest, giving away things like a Hawai- ian vacation, T-shirts, bumper stickers and other gifts. According to Van Winkle, station programming will cover Pahrump beware of phone solicitation by Mary Lamar Gazette Staff PAHRUMP--An unauthorized telephone solicitation pro- gram was discovered going on last week. Several calls have come into the Fire Department regarding an organization representing themselves as the Pahrump Valley Fire Depart- ment. This group tried to acquire donations by stating they were collecting money for the PVFD, asking you to help by sending your check or money order to a local post office box or, "we'll take your credit card number over the phone for your convenience." Fire Chief Vern Long stated in a press release, "If you receive a telephone so- licitation using the Pahrump Valley Fire Department as an opener, get as much informa- tion as you possibly can from them. Then pass this infor- mation on to us and we will foreword it to the proper au- thorities for further action. Remember; do not give them any of your credit card num- bers or any of your bank in- formation. If you have any /estions of concern, please W not hesitate to call us at (702) 727-5658." Although there are legiti- mate organizations that raise money for the PVFD, this solicitation i s not one of them. Long said" Your fire depart- ment would never participate in this kind of endeavor or solicit without prior notice to you through our local news media." Always remember to ask questions. Keep the caller on the defensive, if the caller is legitimate, he will under- stand. It's good to give, but learn to protect yourself, Long said. things closely related to: Local News-twice daily; Real Estate- daily featuring property and builder sales; Children's Educa- tion-daily reading, writing, arithmetic and art; Teen Educa- tion-daily preparation for their future; Senior Activities-daily physical activities to stay fit, entertainment hosted by a local senior; Our Home Show-daily home repairs and how to; Today in Pahrump-daily feature events, things to do, did you know; Businesses Spotlight-daily up-close look at business in Pahr- ump; Info Show-daily how-to, new technology; Tourist Time- daily local recreational & points of interest; Your Show Place- weekly programming by individuals and citizens; Special Programs -Town Board meetings, local sporting events, spe- cial events, Sunday Church programs. KPVM-TV 41's first endeavor in Pahrump will be the Harvest Festival, covering the merriment of the parade, the festivities at the park, the excitement of the rodeo and the thrills of the speedway. This program will be aired at a later date. Van Winkle said the slogan for the TV station is"Pahrump's window to the future," and he plans to be part of Pahrump's future for many years. VERN VAN WINKLE - Cutting the air waves r ..... 1 PAHRUMP VALLEY TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE 727-41 Final Markdowns on several items. This sale takes out all the stops on discounted and one of a kind items. ..ke Gantry of Home Furnishings II 160 just South of Hwy 372 and Terrlble's Towa Bedroom and Mattress Store. Pahmmp Station 751-3600 Living & Dining Room Store - Wheeler Springs Plaza 727-3600 Hours: I/on. - Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EZ Financing OA.C. Lay Away. 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