CTV upgrading transmitters on Jackson towers

Tue 2-23-2021

(JACKSON, MN) — Cooperative Television Association of Southern Minnesota (CTV) will upgrade nine transmitters at its Jackson tower starting this Wednesday and hopefully be completed within the week.

CTV rebroadcasts 40 high-definition UHF TV channels from three towers at Godahl, Jackson and Frost. “We are excited the equipment arrived for the Jackson tower upgrade this week,” said Scott Reimer, Federated general manager. “Our TV technicians will shut off one transmitter at a time for replacement and then install the new one. If viewers are missing channels this week, bear with us during this upgrade. It will be restored shortly.”

This $450,000 project is one-third completed. The Godahl tower transmitters were upgraded and replaced the last week of January. Jackson is underway now. The Frost tower equipment is expected to arrive in early March.

CTV is owned by the four electric cooperatives: BENCO Electric, Mankato; Brown County Rural Electrical Association, Sleepy Eye; Federated Rural Electric, Jackson; South Central Electric, St. James. Viewers can receive 40 digital channels and pay $8/month or $96/year for these local channels.