in our part of the country had to deal with the effects of the “derecho”
storm that brought sharp winds and weather conditions that are unusual to the area.
“After Friday’s derecho swept through our area, I went to one
transmitter site to see why I had lost the remote control phone line,” said
Dale Cook, market chief engineer for Centennial Broadcasting in Roanoke and
Lynchburg, Va., writing on the Radio-Tech listserv of Broadcast.net. “Here is
what I found.”
I emailed Dale
to learn more. He told me the transmitter site affected is WZZU(FM), a Class B
licensed to Lynchburg. The transmitter is on a mountain in southern Amherst County.
“We were able to get the tree removed today,” he wrote Tuesday, “and
there appears to be no significant damage. This afternoon we got power back at
the studios and the entire cluster is back in business.”
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