Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ice Storm Kills Power to Main Transmitter

WKHR lost electrical power to its main transmitter early on Feb. 21 when an ice storm brought down a tree on the power lines that feed our transmitter site in Newbury. We were forced to broadcast from our backup transmitter from that time until noon on Feb. 23... at which time First Energy Co. restored power to the main transmitter site.

The backup transmitter does not provide coverage to all of our normal listening area so many people who usually listen to WKHR were unable to do so during this period. This problem was due to conditions beyond our control. Nonetheless, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your phone calls and emails. We greatly appreciate your continuing support.

The WKHR Engineering Staff