Introduction: we¡¦re honored to have local
elderly Mr. Kun-chung Hsu and the former President of PTA, Mr. Lian-shu Hsu
with us and talk in depth about the founding and establishment of BCC Fengyuan
Station and the operation. First, we¡¦ll interview Mr. Kun-chung Hsu. Below is
Q: When was Fengyuan Station built?
A: I think it was in 1958, when 3 people came to me to inquire
about buying a piece of land and I asked them what for? They told me to that
they wanted to build a chicken farm. They were going to purchase the land from Mr.
Gan Hsu. But his land wasn¡¦t large enough for them, and therefore the land next
to Wun De Elementary School belonging to Mr. Shu-ting Hsu was offered, the trade
was completed. Later, the entire land was plowed and flattened, and it took a
long time to finish. It began operation in 1975 with one tower. After many
trials of sending and receiving waves, it finally became operational.
Q: What was the influence Fengyuan Station,
the central relay station had on the local residents?
A: there was interference listening to other radio stations and
the TV screens became fuzzy. So BCC made steel shelves and gave them to the
families affected by the waves to improve the screen. At the time, the TV
inside the kitchen of Wun De Elementary School, and they got a steel shelf. After
continual improvement on the part of BCC, we get normal reception now. It used
to be that the remote for a car would fail and you cannot lock, and that¡¦s been
improved. If the microphone is opened, one will hear the broadcast of BCC or
some noises, which was quite bothersome in the past.
Q: How was the interaction between the locals
and Fengyuan Station?
A: BCC presented gifts for the graduation, and then later, theFairy Garden
was presented to Wun De Elementary School by BCC. We all know that.
Thank you, Mr. Kun-chung Hsu for the precious information, and
thank you for taking our interview.
Next, we¡¦re interviewing the former President
of PTA, Mr. Lian-shu Hsu.
Q: There were many interesting things while
constructing Fengyuan Station, could you talk about them?
A: I was attending the Wun De Elementary School, and we rarely
saw huge buildings back then. So when we saw materials sent to school, and when
the tower was being built, we became curious and when to see it. The foundation
was about 6 meter wide and 3 meters deep. Some of the naughty students jumped
into the holes. When the tower was almost completed, some students climbed up
and they said that they could see the Town ofYuanlin! There was a female student who
couldn¡¦t get off and she ended up crying!
Q: Wun De Elementary School gives out scholarship
every semester, how did that come about?
A: As early as in the days when Mr. Chian-bin Hsu was the
president of PTA, $100,000 NTD was donated toBao Sheng Temple and the interest was given to Wun
De Elementary School as scholarship. Later, BCC participated in the program and
every year, it gave $30,000 NTD to school and the top three students in each
class received scholarship.
Q: Does BCC give back to the community?
A: In the beginning BCC gave money to the community, later it
felt that it was more meaningful giving the scholarship to students and so it
only provided scholarship to the school. It¡¦s been doing that for over 10 years!
Former Director Yu as well as current Director
Chen of Hakka Network came to visit Wun De Elementary School and from there we
knew that interacted with the community very well.
Thank you, Mr. Hsu, for taking our interview even though you¡¦re
quite busy. Thank you for helping us to learn about the history of Fengyuan
Station and helping WunDe Broadcasting Explore Team to understand the
importance of interaction between local industry and the community.