Wyoming PBS’ Mobile Production Truck arrived in Wyoming in January of 2004 just in time to provide coverage of the Governor’s State of the State Address and the legislative session. With a purchase cost of nearly a million dollars, it has always been the staff’s desire to provide as much protection as possible for the truck. Through the years, Wyoming PBS has rented storage space for the truck.
From the time of the first heavy snow fall , Wyoming PBS staff have longed for a permanent facility to house the truck when it is not on the road. That longing has come to fruition with the completion on the Wyoming PBS Mobile Production Services and Instructional Facility. The new home of Wyoming PBS’ mobile production truck will allow year round temperature controlled access to the truck for maintenance, upgrades and repairs. Additionally, the facility provides a temperature controlled environment that will allow students access to the truck for instructional purposes even on the coldest of Wyoming days.
Wyoming PBS’ new Mobile Production Services and Instructional Facility is located at the corner of Day Drive and Rose Lane in the College’s Technical Research Park. The 40’ X 60’ building provides a temperature controlled bay for the Mobile Production Truck , an office and restroom for staff working at the facility and 4 cold storage bays for other storage needs. The building also includes covered parking for Wyoming PBS’s Snow Cat.
Wyoming PBS’ Mobile Production Truck is presently undergoing a major upgrade which will allow it to produce and distribute via satellite, television programs in full High Definition. It is comforting to know that when the $800,000 upgrade is completed that the truck will have a warm place to come home to.
Funding for the building was provided by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.