Donors, employees and other special guests attended a topping-off ceremony Thursday at the soon-to-be new home for Fresno’s Valley Public Radio station, KVPR (FM 89.3).
The new broadcast center is going up at the Research & Technology Park at Temperance Avenue and Highway 168 in Clovis.
Donors and contributors signed the last steel beam before the installation of the roof. They got tours (with hard hats, of course) of the under-construction center and were treated to a surprise musical performance by David Aus, who played an electronic keyboard inside the Barmann and Chaney Performance Studio.
KVPR raised $1.6 million through donations from private and national donors for the building. The land was purchased in December 2013. Construction of the new building is going as planned and should be completed in March.
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KVPR is currently located at 3437 W. Shaw Ave., its home for more than 30 years.