Wyoming’s Oldest Radio Station Vehicle Refuses To Die
The KING-FM van in Cheyenne ranks among the oldest radio station vehicles in Wyoming, if not the entire country.
Sadly, it has seen better days. Yesterday, we towed if off to the shop, hoping that the estimate to fix it would finally be more than its worth.
But alas, our trusty old steed rides on.
Evidently, all it needs to hit the road again is another few hundred bucks. Which means we can't set it on fire...yet.
At nearly 25 years old, the van is actually older than the radio station itself. It still runs, but just barely. The old beast starts shaking whenever it gets over 35 miles per hour. And it steers like a tank.
Which got us wondering. When we finally have to send the old KING van off to the junkyard, what will our company replace it with?
Considering that broadcasting ranks among the cheapest industries in America, here are a few potential candidates.
This 1976 Miniature School Bus from Rawlins is currently selling for $650. According to the Craigslist ad, it still runs, but needs new brakes and a fuel system.
Here's a 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass, also from Rawlins, selling for $500. It still has the original 260 v8 motor.
How bout this "race ready" 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo from Cheyenne, complete with a built-in roll cage, for $900? Unfortunately, it's probably out of our price range.
Luckily, there's a 1985 Ford Bronco in Cheyenne listed for $600. According the Craigslist ad, it "runs decent".