KQTM(FM), Rio Rancho, N.M. is on the air with a generator.
The station was a victim of copper wire theft, according to Albuquerque, N.M. news reports.
The Class A FM ESPN affiliate was knocked off the air early Monday morning and returned on-air that night.
General Manager David Dominguez told KOB Eyewitness News 4it appears the thieves cut the station’s copper wire, hooked it up to a truck and yanked it from the ground.
Dominguez estimates it will cost around $20,000 to replace the wire and repair the damage. The theft left the station’s entire building, which also houses other businesses, without power as well.
A note on the station’s websitestates “Listeners may have noticed interruptions and some scheduling changes” and promised its programming would soon be back to normal.