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Fire Is Not Good for WOOD

iHeartMedia station in Michigan is hit by lightning

WOOD, iHeartMedia, radio transmitter fire
Photo: Tim Feagan

Update: The station was back on the air with lower power as of June 25. Watch a station video that includes peeks inside its TOC and studios.

iHeartMedia station WOOD(FM) in central western Michigan is off the air due to a fire at its transmitter facility.

According to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters the station in Grand Rapids/Muskegon suffered a lightning strike during a severe thunderstorm and the signal “may be down for a week.”

MAB posted this image, which was taken by iHeart’s Market President Tim Feagan.

The WOOD website says its signal at 106.9 is down and “is currently being worked on.” It pointed listeners to WOOD Radio at 1300 on the AM band, its website or the iHeartRadio app.